It's been awhile, and friends are starting to complain about my lack of posts. There's not much to say other than that I've been cheating on Blogspot with Facebook, entertaining one mother-in-law for the past week (not easy), trying in vain to keep a clean house, playing with an adorable baby and, most recently, stressing about buying a new winter coat.
Being from Florida, I didn't have to worry about winter coats growing up. During my stint in New York City, I bought my first real winter coat on holiday in Montreal. That thing kept me warm through New York City winter, sledding in Rochester and playing in feet and feet of snow in Montana. It even kept me warmish last winter in Inverness. Sadly, this supercoat was recently felled by mold that set up home in our bedroom closet, mold that also claimed the life of my shoe organizer. C* and I bought a dehumidifier for the closet this past weekend and are lamenting the fact that we don't have any radiators upstairs to keep dampness at bay.
So.......yesterday I bought a winter coat at Next while C* sat with baby at Starbucks. I bought the first thing that fit and seemed like it would be warm because, really, I have no idea what the hell to do. Got it home and modelled it for hubby who told me it looked c-h-e-a-p. I've got to admit it now - it does. And it's not even that warm. So, today, back it goes. I will try again.
Nothing else going on. Just getting ready for baby's first Christmas. I've already gotten her three books: The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers, The Snow Queen retold by Lucy M. George, and The Smelly Sprout by Allan Plenderleith. I've also recently gotten her Emily Brown and the Thing by Cressida Cowell. These books are a bit advanced for Elliot right now, but the illustrations are to die for.