Friday, November 28, 2008

thanksgiving's awesomeness

yesterday was wonderful and easy and memorable... the only thing i'd change was that i wish p and i'd had jet packs on to fly from one family celebration to another while getting to enjoy the most beautiful day you can imagine. seriously, it's 2008! where are the jet-packs?! the "future" looks nothing like it's supposed too! 
but i guess that's ok cause if the future did look like they predicted on the jetsons and such then i'd have taken a pill for nourishment yesterday instead of stuffing my face with the best non-turkey foods ever! yum! 

sorry for the inane details that are about to follow but i want to record my awesome childless, easy life for the record books cause lately i've been having obsessive thoughts about how i might be able to one day turn the "record room" into a nursery if need be. i dont' know what's happening in my own head anymore but i've even browsed through children's fabric over at purlsoho. don't you think that it would be an adorable nursery with either of these two fabrics to go with my orange walls?!

ok - i need to stop. p's probably going to read this and have some sort of freak out breakdown :)

we slept in yesterday and were complete and total bums for half the day - sitting on the sofa in our pj's, eating cereal, browsing the net, and watching tv - perfection for a day off of work. then we finally got dressed and went down to the park with our "baby" (the pup) and saw the bestest thing ever.... a HUGE pile of mulch in the middle of the park! i know it sounds crazy but it was like christmas day for our dog. she's a digger by nature and this thing was like her/our playground! she had SO much fun running up and down it and burying her face in it and digging and growling - i tried to capture it in some pics but you really just had to be there to see her go nuts! we laughed and smiled and took great joy in seeing her have the time of her life.

then we came back and got dressed to go to the family celebration at his mom's... where the power was mysteriously out! the whole city was without power! but luckily everything was cooked and they just had to warm things and make gravy and such... so they used the grill and the fireplace!  how resourceful!

(i would post pics of the family but i try not to put photos of people up without their permission/knowledge - they are a good looking bunch though!) there were more people there this year and everyone got more than enough to eat and everything tasted just like it had come out of the oven - nice and toasty! we all got to eat by candlelight and since there wasn't a tv on after the meal to distract everyone we all actually sat around and talked and laughed and had a really good time! i wish the power would go out every year :)

we came back home to take care of the dog and then we headed right back out to meet his cousins at the movies... but as usual we were late... and they were inside waiting for us... and by the time we got all the way out there the movie was sold out - bummer! 
instead, we rented miss pettigrew lives for a day and came home to curl up on the couch with hot tea. i thought the movie was super cute and was amazing to look at the pre-WWII fashions - i highly recommend it! there is a great scene with a lingerie fashion show and for the first 20 minutes of the movie amy adams' character runs around in the greatest peach silk robe with marabou feathered sleeves:
(after staring at amy adams for 2 hours i think i want to go back to red hair after i grow it out again - shhh, don't tell my hair guy!)

and in short, i immediately went on an internet search for vintage inspired, classy, non-whoreish lingerie like i saw in the movie... after much ick, i found these two things at victoria's secret and have put them on my christmas wish list:

plus, the set design is TO DIE FOR! i want to live in this film! (click this link to read more about the movie and to see pics of the "divine set".)
i also rented penelope to watch today while poor patrick is at work and i'm at home sewing. 

i hope everyone had a lovely thanksgiving! 


S of Modern-Guilt said...

Looks like a gorgeous day, and P, the pup, and yourself are too adorable for words! I wish it still looked that pretty outside here, but alas. And I agree about the jetpack notion...where are they already??

Missa said...

Ah, fun with mulch!

So glad to hear you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that the power being out actually turned out to be a blessing :)

Off to add Miss Pettigrew to my Netflix!

P.S. That pleated slip is a dream <3

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