So you know those days when everything is just relaxing and nice and sweet smelling and fun? Today (or yesterday as I am writing this Friday night) was just one of those days.
It was Eliza's first day back to school which is a happy/sad thing for me. Sad because sending off your baby into the world into the hands of others isn't the easiest thing. Happy because she loves it. Anyhow-we had a calm morning getting ready for school and then off we went. We were a little early so she played on the playground for a bit, greeting all her friends from last year. James ("my brest friend") was there and they practically bowled each other over at the sight of one another.
Then Ethan and I went and picked out paint colors for Dustin and my bedroom and went and bought new candles.
You know the part in You've Got Mail where Tom Hanks talks about how wonderful fall is and how he wants to buy a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils? I so get that. That's me all the way. I love fall. I wait for fall. Fall and Sandi = BFF forever and E.
Sending Eliza off to her first day of school means that fall is officially here and I went and bought 2 fall-icious candles to make the house smell of cider and oranges. In case you're in the market for some yummy candles I got "Harvest" and "Sicilian Orange" both by Yankee and they are divine. The Sicilian Orange smells exactly like the Satsuma scent from The Body Shop if you're familiar.
Anyway-back to my wonder day.
After we picked up Eliza we came home and opened all the windows in the house as the air is finally cool enough to be enjoyable! Then we made chocolate chip cookies and sat there in the kitchen talking and eating cookies. Dustin has joined us by this point.
Then I worked on pillows for our new couch (pictures soon-I love it!)
Then Dustin helped me edit some proofs for some stuff that came in today.
Then I worked on the pillows a bit more.
Then I made dinner while Dustin hauled stuff up from the basement for the yard sale we are having tomorrow. Cheese soup, garlic bread and garden salad with fresh mozzarella and tomatoes.
Then I sat down to write a blog post while listening to the kids playing in the living room.
I don't know-nothing extraordinary, very calm, but this day has just made me happy and I'm in some sort of zen zone. *ohm*