Sunday, November 28, 2010

Oh, Hi!

Wow, nothing like a bit of a bloggy break to cram 50K words o' novel into a month. While I still have 2 days & 5000 words to go, I have been missing the old blog and thought I'd stop by to thank the 2-3 of you who might still be checking in every once in awhile to see if I've surfaced from the world of fiction. Here I am. And while I am loving writing this novel and feel like fiction is something I will be writing much more of in the future, I am definitely missing writing here and reading all of your blogs.

So what have we been up to here in the Sarahndipity house?

Your basic silliness:


I cannot tell you how much I wanted to buy this hat for E today, but he insisted it wasn't comfortable. Dammit, child! Comfort shmomfort! Its all about The Adorable!

He was partial to the giant yellow sunglasses....

We have played out in the rain...



We stomped rockets and flew paper airplanes at the park...






he's pretty stinkin' cute, huh?


The cats worked on perfecting almost creepy ability to become one cat with two heads...



I baked an apple pie and a ginger cheesecake (and a coconut pecan pie that I didn't get a picture of, even thought it ended up being the best of the three) for Thanksgiving...




I took this picture at a dinner party with good friends in the Santa Cruz mountains, with my iPhone.

and this one...


Ethan was pensive...

..and he was silly...


And yesterday we took him to see his first movie, Tangled. We've been hesitant to go to the theater with him because he's skittish about a lot of movies & easily scared by a lot of action or bad guys. But he's recently gotten through Monsters, Inc without freaking out about Randall (who is, let's face it, so freaking creepy), so we thought we'd give it a go in the real theater. It was awesome. Husband and I over the moon at the potential for spending Saturday afternoons in the dark with a vat of popcorn and bonding with the kid. Its fantastic.

tickets!

It was a wonderfully full month, even though I grabbed hours of writing here and there to make my 50K deadline (which I hope to do tomorrow!). I am looking forward to getting back into blogging and taking pictures (almost every picture here is just an iPhone shot) in December, but I am so grateful for having taken this month of time to step away from my ordinary daily routine, and given myself permission to indulge in my creative self. I have definitely discovered (or rediscovered) a part of me, of who I always wanted to be, that I had forgotten about. And while I'm not sure I'll be undertaking a novel in a month again any time soon, I am certain that writing is something that is going to be a part of my every day life from here on in.

Thanks for stopping by!


5 comments:

Sue said...

Welcome back! I, for one, have missed you.

cicadalady said...

so excited for you that you're so close to finishing nanowrimo! and so proud of you too - it's not easy!

noni loved the photos of e.

Becca said...

Hey there! Good to see you.

lonek8 said...

looks like a lot of fun! I am a total movie nut, so we have been taking the kids to the movies since they were about 2 1/2 - old enough to sit still the whole time provided they have copious amounts of popcorn and soda to gorge on. usually we do it one on one - Brett will take one kid and I get the other (sophie is still left out due to age), but the past couple of movies I've taken both jack and Izzy, and it was so fun seeing them enjoying it together. But OMG the amount of stuff to carry! popcorn and soda for each 9god forbid they share) and boosters seats and my hands were FULL! Can't wait until next summer when Sophie is old enough and we can all go as a family - even though it's going to cost $100.

NCavillones said...

My 2 year old, Alice, got that rocket for Chanukah, from her grandparents. We have no place to play with it since we live in an apartment, so I guess I'll have to save it... is it as cool as it looks?

Also, is that a SuperWhy costume? I better not let Alice see that...