So, life is still in transition. I didn’t think it was going to take this long, but it has. And it’s not over, but we are finding our new schedule and I’m sure as soon as we get this figured out then it will change again. Creamie is loving preschool, and thanks to a very kind neighbor of my mom’s I have internet access without having to pay wireless charges. So my new blogging time is in the mornings while she is at school. I’m sitting in my car in the neighbors driveway so I can mooch their internet. Wireless Internet is officially the awesomest thing ever. Like, ever.
Creamie started taking a dance class with some of her little friends. It is just once a week, and her teacher is a teenage girl who is earning money to continue her own dance class, which I am thrilled to be supporting. Watching her dance around is one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen. Last week she insisted on wearing Batman with her tutu. And rainboots. I found these boots at the thrift store for $3.25 last week and she will hardly take them off to take a bath. I love it.
We have been busy here at Casa Pinksuedeshoe. I’ve been working on a lot of projects, unfortunately none of them are for me. Well, except this raspberry peach pie me and my mom made the other day. Recipe is still in the testing phase, but holy crap. This might be the best pie I’ve ever eaten. And I kind of consider myself a connoisseur of pie. I’ve also been doing a lot of thrifting. And I’ve had some amazing luck. I don’t usually shop for clothes for me at the thrift store, but my sister has converted me. And I’ve purchased a new fall wardrobe in the past few weeks that I love. I’ll share pictures soon.
I completely lucked out on Saturday. I don’t usually go thrifting on saturdays, but since Scott is working 12-16 hours EVERY SINGLE FREAKING DAY it didn’t actually feel like a Saturday. And I found this whole stack of vintage Pyrex for $10. Those two on the bottom are really big, 4 quarts each! I was so excited! I’ve also found a lot of new sheets lately. I finally found the perfect sheet to make this dress. And it was brand new, still in the package. Score! Proper thrifting post soon. I promise. I have so many new treasures, I love it!
I made myself a new skirt a bit ago. I’ve worn it a few times, and I love the color and the fit, but one thing always bugs me. I didn’t have green serger thread, so I left it white and just hemmed it under. And when I am standing, it’s totally fine. No problemo. But when I walk and my skirt moves and swishes you can see this awful white stripe of serger thread on the inside of the hem. So I colored it with a sharpie. Problem solved. I’m resourceful like that.
Scott’s birthday was on Monday, and Creamie and I met up with him for lunch. We went to a great Brazillian place and ate as much food as we could hold. This was dessert. I don’t remember what it was called, but it’s like a churro that was filled with a creamy pudding and topped with caramel. Amazing. We took a good long lunch and it was so nice to talk to him in the middle of the day. He used to work right next door to our house, so I got to talk to him at lunch everyday. I miss it. I can’t wait to move closer so we can do lunch together more often.
I was pretty sure that neither of us would be eating dinner after what we ate for lunch. And I was right. And so instead of making a REAL birthday cake, Creamie helped me make him THIS birthday cake. I did the cutting, and she did the choosing and the gluing. And she wrote his name up there at the top (the gray “letters” across the top of the page.) She was so excited to give it to him and sing him Happy Birthday (all by herself) when he finally came home. I need to do more crafty projects with her. She is in heaven with a gluestick and a pair of scissors.
So, to continue this post’s theme of complete and total randomness, here is my newest favorite picture. Target has vampire teeth in the dollar section. Thanks to my friend for sharing some with us. She loves to wear them!
And, one last bit of randomness for your Wednesday, fall is officially here and I can smell winter in the air. Last Saturday there was snow on the mountains when I woke up. I can see the leaves up there starting to change color and just in the past week there are a lot of new patches of red and orange. I have been making a lot of soup and bread, and I can’t wait to wake up to snow!