oh yes, i did just put this all-clad set on the list.
it's just time for a grown-up set.
what? you don't think it'll fit in my stocking?
since we're throwing out suggestions that won't quite squeeze into my stocking, how about this here beauty?
not sure which fabric, santa. i'll have to get back to you on that.
also, our thanksgiving was superb. we hosted this year and my mother-in-law and i spent the whole day cooking and chatting. i love cooking with people i really like. it's just really fun to me.
i tried my hand at dying my table linens. i was going for more of a deep navy, but i really liked the purpley-blue i ended up with.
also, i got to use my thrifted goblets and share the spoils of my glorious ebay victory - my flatware.
my poor family. they were forced to celebrate the perfect shape of each spoon bowl, and fork tine all weekend long.
i suspect they were actually making a bit of fun of me.
look, i get excited about these things.
oh, and the food was awesome.
and relaxing all weekend long with some of my favorite people...
another hi-light of the weekend:
wade's brother, brad, got a bunch of old pictures off a dinosaur of a computer that's been sitting in my closet for six years, AND he hooked up my vcr so my kids could watch our old-school vhs tapes. we have some good ones.
it took him about 5 minutes to do what i've been "trying" to do for six months. thanks brad!
face it. unless you're weird, you don't like doing dishes. that's why you need a great view from the kitchen sink. standing at the stove without a window isn't a problem. the entertainment is in the pan, but dishes = drudgery, so i need me some windows while i scrub.
this little lady is now officially six years old. for some reason this is the strangest and most unbelievable birthday yet. maybe it's because some of her antics are more fitting for a four year old rather than a six year old (like the nice piece of "art work" she scribbled onto the wall the other day. excuse me! not okay)
maybe it's that i have the hardest time figuring her out and knowing how to deal with her... intricacies? it's really true, though, that the same things you find irritating and infuriating and difficult about someone are often the same things that draw and endear you to them. that's how it is with whitney. she is one. BIG. adventure. and that's what's so great, and sometimes exhausting, about her. but i'll take it. every single bit of it because whitney is truly an amazing, and exceptional little person.
she is as take charge and a go-get-what-you-want kind of girl as they come. that's the nice way of saying that's she's bossy. but in her defense, it's probably because she gets bossed around by me so much.
but in my defense...have you met whitney?
she definitely has her element. can you guess what that is? she's never happier than when she's outside, in the water, or chasing some poor critter up a tree or down a hole.
without her scrapes and bruises she would almost be unrecognizable.
this morning whitney descended in all her birthday majesty. nikki made a banner for her room and waited patiently outside her bedroom door until she woke up and then helped her dress in her royal robes. it was really really sweet.
and by some birthday/election day miracle, i was able to braid whitney's hair this morning.
i'm bad at hair.
but not this morning.
this morning i ROCKED!
another birthday/election day miracle : whitney was permitted to put sprinkles on her sandwich for lunch.