Oh, how many times have I snapped a moment with the intention of posting it? I’ll flip through the imported photos and realize, oops. Kind of too late now, no? Like a tour of where we lived in Woodfield Country Club, or snapshots of the women of Boca, at a birthday party, dressed as if. There’s no point in finishing that sentence. Just “as if” will suffice. I am all for looking your best, feeling comfortable, fashion forward, on trend, etc. I also never mind much if I’m overdressed. BUT. There is a difference between overdressed and overkill. This birthday party wasn’t a Saturday night. Come Sunday afternoon, the six-inch-heels shouldn’t come with you. In no particular order… none of these things go together…
Above: Moms of Boca Raton, FL at a Sunday afternoon Bowling Birthday Party for a 5-year-old. Judging a glossy mag by it’s cover, these are not necessarily the types to make you a quilt.
Above: Parents on the day of Pre-K Graduation, B’nai Israel, Boca Raton, FL – Pretty sure this is a scene you’ll see at school performances everywhere… though there might be a few more skin tones in the mix.
Hamming it up at a Brisket Temple. Best place ever. Man, I love Austin. Lockhart, TX
Above: Twisters Gymnastics, East Boca, FL: Included in their gold membership (which was the price of one class, plus an additional $20/month): Babysitting on both Friday and Sat nights 5:30pm until 10pm, EVERY WEEKEND, with pizza and ice cream included. Loved this place! So much better than a babysitter at the house.
Above: State Fair in Florida
Above: It’s kind of strange to draw a picture of your parents’ wedding day, when they’re now both happily remarried to other people. Not kind of, it is. But, it was the only photo I had framed within reach when I was sketching. I know, people will say that’s just an excuse, that really deep down we all want our parents together. Those people can go scratch cause it just ain’t true.
Above: I make the best Shrimp Cantonese (Shrimp in Lobster Sauce) Ever. It’s true. I can’t do much else, but this I do with a vengeance.
Above: A painting I made for staging our home in Austin. I didn’t set out with anything in mind as I painted, but I saw a pattern and realized it was an abstract of Koi I was painting. So, to pair it with the living room space, I added an orange to the green bowl of apples to play up the orange of the painting. Meanwhile, we still own the house (yes, we’ve been paying a mortgage, etc. this whole time). We were in contract but realized we needed a whole new roof. A pretty penny later, the roof is finally finished, and now we’ll sell the sucker (I love this home).
Above: My mama! Their Yiya. Lots of miss going on.
Above: Clean Beans
Above: Abigail putting down roots in our new New York community. Oh, how I’ve missed the Maple, Oak, Sycamore and Pine trees! It’s an odd detail to miss, not just the change of foliage but to miss the actual trees and landscape of New York has been a surprise to me, about me.
If you stopped to document your ordinary moments in a day and added them all up, mismatched and random, what would your life look like and would it be representative of how you want to be living, vs. how you’re actually living?