I’m not used to the weather still being cold. I mean, hello: It’s almost April! Friday was even the first official day of Spring, but it was still so cold! I really was in the mood to wear a springy dress, preferably Lilly. Instead, I had to opt for a sweater and jeans. Again.
I wore a light pink polo under a kelly green sweater with jeans. I still had to get my Lilly fix in, so I pulled my hair into a pony tail with a Lilly button. I made these last summer after reading a tutorial online. They’re quite simple. It still made me happy to be able to wear Lilly, even if it was still chilly 🙂
Yesterday was our first sprint race of the season. It was a long bus ride for a 6 and something-minute race, but we all had fun. The temperature wasn’t too bad and the water conditions were so much better than the Potomac recently. We won our race by a secure amount of open water. Sometimes it’s difficult to cox when you’re up by such a comfortable margin. But it was definitely a good way to kick off spring season.
Today is beautiful outside. I can hardly believe it. It makes me think that maybe there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Three papers are calling my name. Unfortunately. Regattas are fun, but they make getting work done over the weekend difficult.
This tree feels extra special this year. 🎄💫⛸️❤️🕯️ Jack is fully embracing the magic of Christmas (“kiss miss”) and his enthusiasm is downright contagious!
Not one of my best qualities, but I typically feel immense pressure trying to make things feel extra special and perfect and then I get disappointed when the reality doesn’t live up to my (unrealistic) expectations. I wish I could blame social media for this.... but I know the call is coming from inside the house.
This tree seems perfect to me, though, just the way it is. It was a true group effort getting it here. Another one of my not-so-great qualities is that I’m terrible at asking for help when I need it.... this year, I can’t ignore it though. I needed help, and a lot of it. Mike got every holiday storage box up from the basement (no small feat) and hoisted the into the house and got it up in the stand within minutes (then redid it twice to get the angle of the tree just so); my mom and I took multiple trips to the hardware store and drug store for the “right” colored lights (in case you’re wondering, “bright white” is warm yellow and “warm white” is actually bright white... make it make sense); my mom wrapped the tree in lights a second time when we learned the hard way that when the box says you can’t plug in more than five strands together they mean it; and Jack was there to help and hype us all up to say how “boo-full” the tree and lights are– and keeping us in line by scolding and reminding us that we aren’t allowed to touch the ornaments 🤭
I feel a little pang of sadness that we aren’t celebrating a first Christmas with a baby who was supposed to be here, while also struggling through a third trimester (just feeling physically tired and exhausted), while also cherishing our last Christmas as a family of three, while also getting excited knowing our baby will be here before we know it. Sure, it’s a lot of pressure to put on one single tree, yet here I am. ⭐️
Spent the weekend decking the halls 🎄 the garland is up, the tree is up, the wreaths are up! Fueled by three peppermint mochas, one bag of Milanos peppermint slices, one batch of chocolate chip cookies, and one loaf of zucchini bread… my mom and I got it done 🙏🏻
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