Oh you guys, we've got some serious catching up to do. First things first, whatcha drinkin'? I kind of hope it's a unicorn frappuccino because that's the kind of unapologetic millennials that we are, but I have to warn you because...it's super nasty. Yeah, I gave in and instantly regretted it.
How was your Easter? We had so much food and I'm not going to tell you how many helpings of the strawberry-pretzel-heaven dessert I ate. Okay fine, it was three, but I'm not even a tiny bit sorry. I also watched a bunch of tiny, chocolate-covered children roll around inside a huge ball and it was slightly agonizing because I really wanted everyone to go away so I could have a turn. Oh yeah, and then I came home and whacked my head on our freezer door and ended Easter in the ER with a minor concussion.
At first, I pretended that I wasn't totally spacing out and tried my darnedest to resist the effects of the nausea, but after forty-five minutes of waiting and no change, Mr. Pedantic scooted me out the door, ignoring my protests and cries of, "Ugh, I'm so stupid. This is so stupid. I hit my head all the time, I'm going to be fine. This isn't happening!" Looking back, I have new respect for my husband and his ability to stay calm while I acted like a toddler who didn't want to take her medicine.
A heck of a lot of waiting and a cat scan later, we returned home, and things were in full swing and back to normal by Tuesday. I have to admit, I found my husband's nervousness and tender care so sweet, though I was slightly less than enchanted when same nervousness made me stay in bed Monday morning. I really don''t like "taking it easy."
Can we talk about warm-weather fashion? This summer, I'm keeping things really simple. I am primarily sticking to loose sundresses, overalls, my beloved genie pants, and t-shirts, because I'm tired of having a ton of cute layers that I have to peel off after being out in the world for twenty minutes. Also, I am ignoring my favorite wedges and I bought two pairs of comfy sandals. My goal this year was to tailor my wardrobe to things that I can be productive in. I want to be able to attend a meeting and then go out and garden or take a walk without changing in between activities. [Most] everything in my closet right now is comfortable enough to work in and cute enough to go out in. Summer dressing is finally clicking - it only took 22 years.
I finally made these brownies that I have been dying to try for weeks. They were really very good, albeit superrr rich. I think I would like to substitute some of the baking chocolate with cocoa powder or milk chocolate, just to lighten things a bit.
Just more proof that vinegar is magic.
How precious is this vintage ring box? I love all of Saint Signora’s treasures.
Mr. Pedantic and I are trying to plan a holiday for this coming fall, so if anyone has any advice for traveling in Quebec please leave them in the comments or shoot me an email! We would love to explore your favorite spots! Or, maybe we should visit the best travel destination in the world instead. Who gets to decide these things anyway?
I feel like a batch of these banana muffins needs to happen this weekend. I love having them for snacks and breakfasts throughout the week.
Today marks six months of marriage for Mr. Pedantic and myself. It’s gone so fast, and yet I hardly remember what it was like to not be married to him. If you'd like to join me in my nostalgia, here is our wedding day.
Happy, happy weekend to you!