lundi 27 septembre 2010

My Weekend Epiphany

It was quite calm, this weekend of mine. We stayed home for the most part, as for the first time ever in her 12 and a half months on this planet, the spring roll got sick. Nothing major, just a cold, but still, we decided to keep her in.

Saturday afternoon, the spring roll was bored, so I strapped her into her bike (the kind that maman pushes from behind), and we took a walk. We ran into an acquaintance that I had not seen for a very long time. During our brief talk, she let drop that that night she was going to party at this very hip, very in club. I knew from the way she slipped that detail in when it had no connection at all to what we had been talking about, and also from knowing that she was just the kind of girl for whom these things are important, that it was her way of letting me know that she herself was now also very hip and very in.

On the walk back home, pushing the spring roll who was happily chanting "do-doh-doh," I remembered when I was also a bit like that. Just a bit, I swear, but because of my job and perhaps my youth, to a certain extent I also defined myself by where I got invited to and by who I hung out with when I got there. I felt very glad that I had left all that way behind.

Here then, in pictures, is a little summary of my not-at-all hip weekend existence:

Real pears, not just fabric-and-stuffing ones,
do occasionally make an appearance in my life.


A troubled nap for the sick little girl.

I spent a couple of hours taking photos of our latest vintage finds.

The old-bread basket needs emptying, yes it does...

11 commentaires:

fleurfatale a dit…

lol! I am glad that picture of your beautiful daughter is not hip but oh so sweet!!!! ;-)

misschicago a dit…

Oh, I can so relate. :) Btw, the little girl's lips are the perfect Cupid's bow shape! How cute!

Sonia a dit…

wishing her a super fast recovery !
big hugs xoxo take care, girls !

Sharline a dit…

Lilou's lips are so cute! I hope she gets well soon!

wishful nals a dit…

gorgeous photos! i would love a piece of that baguette. :)

Anonyme a dit…

hipness is overrated. the life you have now, with its beauty and usefulness and moments of grace, is priceless.

i love browsing through your handiwork. i wish i knew how to sew beyond fixing loose buttons and holes in socks! ichi b.

tamdoll a dit…

I used to feel like that a bit (got married, a house and kids before my friends ever thought about doing any of that) - don't forget though - you are a crafting rock star and an inspiration to so many on the internet! "Today I went to La Pomme's"

Laura a dit…

What a sweet little girl! Hope she gets well soon!

Laura in Ludwigsburg

La Pomme a dit…

Thank you for the hugs and for finding Lilou cute, girls!

*Waves wildly to ICHI and asks, "Do you still blog and where???"*

P.S. TAMDOLL, do you know that I am absolutely thrilled that you called me a rock star :D *starts playing drums with her crocheting needles*

tamdoll a dit…

:)

Anonyme a dit…

*waves wildly to apol* no, i stopped blogging after my mom passed away. but please look for me on FB, or i will look for you. either way, we will find each other! ichi