What I’m Into Lately: April 29, 2013


You know how people say that beauty is all around us in tiny details and that we only need to look closely to find it? I was reminded of this again over the weekend when we were outside grilling dinner on Sunday and the kids were running around the yard playing with nothing in particular but having a blast and suddenly MM stops in front of a tree and says, “There is a heart on this tree!” He is filled with excitement at his discovery and I’ll admit, I didn’t even get up at first, thinking it would probably be a very loose interpretation of a heart and my dinner was delicious.

But hubby got up to check it out and when he also seemed impressed by the tree, I got up and lo and behold – there is a heart on our tree. It’s probably been there the whole entire time we’ve lived here and none of us ever noticed, never bothered to look. It was so beautiful, I of course had to photograph it pretty much immediately. MM decided he had to try to climb the tree pretty much immediately, using the heart as a hand hold ; and suddenly he and Dan were both climbing or pretending to climb trees and even BB wanted to get in on the action.

What’s that? Did I climb a tree, too? Don’t be ridiculous. But it was a beautiful moment, found by looking close enough to see it.

What I’m reading:

Pretty in Plaid by Jen LancasterPretty in Plaid by Jen Lancaster, one of my fave authors and always sure to deliver when I need a good laugh kind of read.

“In Pretty in Plaid, Jen Lancaster reveals how she developed the hubris that perpetually gets her into trouble. Using fashion icons of her youth to tell her hilarious and insightful stories, readers will meet the girl she used to be.”


TV show worth watching:

Is anyone else watching Mr. Selfridge on Masterpiece? I found it recording on my DVR because apparently my DVR is planning to record anything “Masterpiece” on PBS because of how it’s titled in their guide, but I’m actually kind of loving it. Jeremy Piven is so amazing as Mr. Selfridge and it’s an interesting time period to watch. It’s very much in a similar style to Downton Abbey in that the show revolves around a lengthy cast of characters but like Downton, it’s easy to follow after a short while and addictively fun.

In my ears:
So don’t laugh at me but I’m kind of loving Demi Lovato’s new song, Heart Attack. It’s true, my musical taste is often on par with your twelve year old. I like to think that it isn’t creepy or weird yet, but remind me to ask you again in ten years.
Items of Note:
Doc and I went back to puppy training over the weekend, this time just the two of us, and I have to say it went a lot better. I don’t know if it was because he’s older or because we’ve had him longer – or that it was our second class. I think another advantage we had going for us was that I didn’t have to juggle the kids also. The car rides there and back were the best I’ve ever taken with the dog, though I think he prefers riding with the kids in the backseat, it was so much less stressful getting him in and out of the car.
What I’m Looking Forward to:

BB has her first pre-ballet class today and I’m not sure who’s more excited. I hope she has fun and that it doesn’t turn out to be a disappointment. I’m thinking any excuse to wear a tutu and she’ll be totally in – it’s all about wardrobe, you know.

what are you into these days? Let me know in the comments below!

One response to “What I’m Into Lately: April 29, 2013”

  1. Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? Avatar
    Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious?

    Wow! What a cool tree addition.

    And, Jen Lancaster’s books? hilarious!