i think i’ll explode!
First, I’ve been trying to ‘pay it forward’ for the past few weeks. I find it satisfying and liberating. On Valentine’s Day, I decided to pay for the drink of the person behind me at Starbucks. This was a tough one, as on my way into the parking lot, I was cut off by a girl driving badly and on her phone. Needless to say, she became the person behind me. When I figured this out, I almost got out of line, but I didn’t and sucked it up. I whispered to the barista that I wanted to pay for her order, and when she ordered and didn’t have to pay, boy was she surprised! A huge smile and a huge and heart-felt “omg, thank you!”
Later that night, to be filed under “what goes around, comes around,” my friend called and offered to take Thing 3 for a sleepover tonight, so that the Mister and I could have a date night. Well, time for my huge smile and heart-felt “omg, thank you!” I graciously accepted, but then quickly had to double-check that the Mister was actually free tonight! (woot-yes he is).
Valentine’s Day was good in other ways as well. A satisfying and fast (for me) run with my peeps. And making a good meal for the kiddos and grownups, wearing my new (to me, but hand-me-down from my grandmother) apron.
This sounds really corny, but i HEART this apron. It belonged to my grandmother Esther, (my mother’s mother) whom I never met. Somehow it was in a box in my mother’s house, and when she unearthed it, she thought it might fit me. I love how it goes over the shoulders and then buttons at the high waist. It hits mid thigh (grandma Esther was not even 5 ft tall–i’m 5’11”). I love that it’s 1930s fabric. It’s just so special. And it looks good over my running kit. Bonus!
And on Monday, la famille is off to Puerto Rico. Although I am not a fan of sand or heat, I am really looking forward to this short, but sweet, vacation!