>Saturday was filled with errands, but the highlight of the day was clearly our visit with the newest member of the family – Clara Brianne. The girls were so excited to meet their new cousin, and Uncle Jay Jay was pretty darn psyched as well!
>Is a new niece!
As I was driving Desmond to the hospital on Wednesday to meet his new baby sister, he said from the back seat, “I go see new baby sistah Clara. Give baby sistah Clara big hug and big kiss.” I almost melted in the drivers seat. And then I chuckled…wishing I had it on tape, because it may be the last time he says something that sweet about his younger sibling…
I honestly have to say, I’ve loved the quality time with Des over the past few days – and he is the cutest little boy. Ever. After dinner on Thursday night, still at the table, I said to him, “Who is auntie’s favorite handsome little boy?” His response: “Unca Jay Jay.” We laughed, and then I said, “Yes, but who’s my favorite little boy?” He just smiled, knowingly. He’s got it locked up.
The rest of the Websters are very excited to meet her this weekend! In fact, its 7:30 am on Saturday, and I’ve already been asked 5 times if today is the day we get to see Baby Clara!!! Congratulations Bridget, Brian and big brother Desmond! Looks like we’ll see you soon!!!
Thanks, Gerardos (and Brenda for sharing where you got yours)!!!
A nice cold beer while cooking!
>Feeling old, or being out of shape?
>I’ve been thinking all day today about blogging. I haven’t been that consistent lately, and honestly, I think I’ve been trying to re-prioritize everything in life! My crazy season at work has technically subsided, although the reality of it is that its a 12 month cycle that doesn’t really end because the markets I work in complement each other so well…
However, no matter how I look at all that’s on my buffet-du-life, blogging is one thing that I want to give more time to. I have been checking out some new blogs thanks to twitter, and I am starting to realize that I want to take the Perfectionista to the next level.
There are so many more…maybe I’ll give some highlights in upcoming posts!
I love all of these blogs that I’m discovering, and am really working toward amping up mine over the next few months. How do you do it ladies??? If there is a secret, please, pretty please, let me in on it!!!
In the meantime, I am trying to get organized for a week filled with a family funeral service, trying to get ahead at work, sneak in some jewelry work, and a 5K on Sunday that I am in no way ready for! And, poor Maddy has strep again. Will the rest of us be lucky enough to avoid it this time, too???
But, before I leave this haphazard post, I do want to share some highlights from the past week or so…because its not all stress and juggling…there is definitely some fun in the Perfectionista’s life!
>I love Maine. When we get in the car, destination Maine, something crazy comes over me. Its a strange sensation of calm, relaxation, that ahhhhhh that I don’t often experience and I love it.
Friday, we left to visit my in-laws in New Gloucester, the perfect way to end the kids’ school vacation week. Yes, I used perfect and my in-laws in the same sentence. They are! When we’re there, its like being at a full service, all inclusive resort. I’m not kidding. Neeny loves to cook, do laundry, spoil the kids, and make sure the fridge is fully stocked. Papa keeps Jason entertained with cribbage, planning the next batch of brew, or playing catch with the dogs. Its actually like a real vacation for me!!! As I typed this, Neeny brought me a freshly heated cup of coffee. No joke. It’s like a little piece of heaven for two and four legged family members!
We arrived on Friday after driving through rain, slush, sleet and snow to a delish dinner of make your own grilled steak and or chicken salad. We had some fin as the girls used their new Crayolas and drawing books to write us stories for bedtime!
Saturday, we got up way earlier than I had imagined possible, ate Papa’s homemade waffles and then packed up for a day of snowshoeing! Holy exhausting!!! And I thought I was in kinda good shape. Maddy kicked our butts…wanting to keep going, silly girl. It was beautiful, and when Emma, Nenny and Papa turned around, Maddy ran ahead and kept Daddy and Mommy trekking.
After we got back to the car, we ate our picnic lunch that Neeny packed, and then headed into Freeport for some shopping! My girls are growing like weeds, and seem to always need new clothes…so luckily, I scored some great deals at the outlets and Maddy seems happy with her new selections.
When we got home, hot showers all around and then the perfect dinner of homemade Mac & Cheese, steamed broccoli and salad. Totally hit the spot! When the kids finally crashed and went to sleep, I got a chance to veg on the couch and finish the Alchemist.Very thought provoking (just what I needed…more in my head) and its left me with a few questions. What is my Personal Legend? And how will I know that’s it when I think of it? I mean, I want to do so much in life, be so many things to so many people…I guess its buried somewhere in all that. Maybe this is what I need to focus on, my search for clarity.
Could this little getaway get any better??
Well, come Sunday morning, we were lounging around at 7am with Caramel Nut Crunch coffee waiting for everyone to slowly wake up…and then we headed to a local breakfast joint that snowmobilers frequent before we headed home. So yes, even that could get better!