Thursday, October 3, 2013

A Very Good Wednesday

Today was a smashing mail day. A smashing day all around, really.

First, my new just-try-to-peel-it-off-me favorite Urban Farmgirl t-shirt arrived.

I'm not sure if you can order these? But I know you can buy them in Mary's shop if you happen to live near Rockford, IL. (Read more about it here)
(I will live in quiet pain until I'm able to visit. I know it's that good.)

I paired it with my goes-with-all 31 Bits necklace just to see if my theory would hold. It did.

And the jeans?  :: Ebay-by-way-of-Denise-from-Texas FOR THE WIN!! Lamenting the state of my jeans in this post inspired me to soldier on in my exhaustive and maddening search for a replacement pair.

It's no surprise to me that you'ns are the best sort of luck, because I finally found my holy denim grail!

Confession: They're assaulting my mid-region ever so slightly. It may have something to do with the chocolate croissants.

About that.

My townie friendio Kim introduced me to killer chocolate croissants earlier today, baked by a Parisian baker, in a shop just across the way from my personal casa. I'm filled with terrror. And fervor. I need more want more must have more chocolate up in here.

So on one hand, I thank you, Jones. (I call her Jones. It's complicated.)

On the other hand, let's just say, you can lead a horse to water, but you can't guarantee the horse won't water-intoxicate itself.

Tonight we called Impromptu Family Date Night.

It was too gorgeous not to snatch this evening up and run with it. Also, Wednesdays are $1 taco night at San Marcos. Win.

Calvin manned the point-and-shoot most of the evening.

 I can't say exactly what he was going for here but I love it.

Oh my word this picture.

I don't know why my arms are so weird, okay? We've talked about my wingspan issue. I'm an anomaly.

Just give me sun flare or give me death!

Actually, just give me sun flare.

Ghetto Game Night (i.e. Robert has friends and they say they won't play board games but then they do and they love it) was unexpectedly shelved for a later date, due to extenuating circumstances.

We rallied via a shared bag of Salt 'n Vinegar chips and some good conversation. We can't get enough of this Big Kid. (Except for the intermittent times that we can get enough of him, and then we just send him to his basement cave.)  :)

So that was my day.

How was your Wednesday? What were you up to?


  1. i luv it all! sounds like an amazing night - I wish we had a downtown like that.

  2. Love the shirt, love the pictures, love the jeans, LOVE THE CHOCOLATE CROISSANTS, love you. Love, Jones

    (Is being called a townie a GOOD thing?)

    1. Uh...DUH. If you're MY townie, it's definitely a great thing.
      I'm a townie, too, after all!

  3. A fantastic Wednesday indeed. Calvin captured some great moments! The $1 tacos and chocolate croissants had to have been the best part! :-)

    1. So any idea how to make my "avatar" come up in stead of that E? I added a picture to my profile, but......

    2. Ok...THAT was funny! When I hit post the picture came right up this time! Thanks anyway! :-)

  4. My Wednesday:

    Relishing my new job where my work space is my own dining room table and my coworker naps all day in the sun at my feet (Atticus the Cat) BOOYA!

    Buying the most beautiful mums this side of sunshine.

    And also buying my girl the cutest new white suede boots for her hoe down tonight. It was a spendy day.

    Wasa crackers with goat cheese and tomatoes, and leftover roasted veggies. They are so much better the second day.

    Watching my friend Damian win JEOPARDY. Like the real one, on TV. With Alex Trebec.

    Watching the poor Indians lose.

    Watching my husband be a rock star working late into the night for his job.

    Checking on my girl one last time and discovering that she stole my lovey from when I was a kid and was sleeping with it.

    It was a stellar Wednesday. Even if it didn't involve $1 tacos.


    1. Best recap EVER.
      Thank you!
      I cannot believe Real Life Friend Damian WON Jeopardy??! That is rad.
      ps - I want to come over for lunch.

  5. Oh Shannan, Mary's shop is all you imagine it and more. I love it! I could stay there all day. I live an hour away and go to great lengths to get there on a somewhat regular basis. By the way, did you know she has kids' size t-shirts? I think Ruby needs one too. Afterall, she was once a farmgirl.

    Love Calvin's photography skills. My four-year-old surprises me with some of his shots. What's even funnier is when he arranges his toys for a shot and shoots from different distances and angles. Not sure where he learned that because I am not really that kind of photographer.

    No excitement on my Wednesday, but we did head outside to enjoy the nice weather for a while.

  6. Highlight of Wednesday was dinner - a giant home made chef salad - topped off with the most delicious bacon from the butcher shop (yes, a real butcher shop). And there are leftovers to take to work for lunch!

  7. i love your style :-) thanks for sharing your days with us! they brighten mine!

  8. What a Great, Great day! That Calvin is one talented kid!

  9. Wow Calvin is rockin' the p&s! That sun flare, Si-flinging pic was great! Well done! (it makes me want to say he has skills with a z but I just can't do it.)
    The highlights of our Wednesdays - choosing to postpone school & let three brothers happily play with Legos TOGETHER (miracle!) , practicing AWANA verses with all my there anything sweeter than hearing their tiny voices hiding His Word in their hearts?, and a bunch of goofy teenagers making youth group extra hilarious.

  10. So, I'm reading the post, see the necklace.
    Go to the 31 Bit site, fall in love.
    Pin a necklace.
    Shannan "likes" the pin in 2 minutes.
    (I love it when social media IS social....and when it can be used for God.)
    Here's hoping many people pin and re-pin 31Bits.

    Now, back to reading the post ;)

    1. Ha!! I love it, too.
      Thanks for spreading the love about 31 Bits!

  11. $1 taco nights for the win!
    Too bad you don't etsy - that window photo could be a hit.
    Kid has skillz.
    Your posts...make me smile.

  12. i'm laughing out loud at my computer. that doesn't really happen that much but the arm commentary really brought it out of me.

  13. Calvin is a fantastic photographer. The sun flare! Yes. Your arms are not weird in that picture. You're lifting a heavy boy with one hand, for goodness sake. ;)

  14. A very good Wednesday indeed;) Your wingspan comment made me giggle. My folks are here now. I actually have no idea what day it is;) It was spent in antique stores, so it was all sorts of happy.

  15. i do love that sunflare. but i ain't gonna lie - that clawhand was a little distracting.

    you are CUTE. love that outfit.

  16. dang girl. your booty is looking gooooooood in those jeans.
    i mean it.
    that is all.

    oh wait... robert and the babies.... i want to swoop them up for a group squeeze.

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