Ace & Jig Milo overalls in black herringbone | large
James Perse tee (very old, luckily still sort of fits…)
I’m sort of numb right now to be honest (it’s November 4, 2020 haha), and don’t really know what to say/think/feel. But I wanted to pop in and see how you guys are doing, and say thank you for being here.
I celebrated my 48th birthday on Monday with Leo and Hawk down on the Texas coast at our favorite birding spot. I couldn’t have asked for a better birthday; the weather was amazing, I got to do my favorite thing with my favorite people, and I got a much needed break from “reality” for a couple of days.
Hawk was OBSESSED with the beach and just ran back and forth on the sand for a couple of hours. He wasn’t much interested in the birds yet, but he did chase a sandpiper around in circles for a while haha. He’s such a trooper on car trips lately, although he did get carsick and throw up about five minutes from home 🙁 Thank goodness it was then and not earlier, but it was still rather traumatic for me, partially because I was carsick too. He didn’t cry at all, and seemed to get over it as soon as we stopped the car and got out, but it was hard to see him get sick.
All is well now. As well as can be expected anyway, given EVERYTHING that’s happening now. Can you believe 2020???
How are you?
Maybe I’ll just end on another happy, possibly trivial note: I LOVE these Milo overalls. I got them late last week and am really only wearing them for real today, but they make me happy, they’re cozy and comfortable, plus with my cotton Babaa sweater, they are the warm hug I need ALL DAY TODAY haha.
Happy Birthday! I’m so jealous of your vacation. But we’re leaving on our own mini road trip and staying at a favorite spot in The Catskills. I fully intend to UNPLUG. The election has me beyond nervous. But I’m starting to relax, gradually.
Happy Birthday! And thank YOU for being there & writing posts. Seeing this today & the wonderful photo of your adorable baby was a welcome respite from the anxiety & stress today (and well, frankly, the last 4 years.) Hang in there! You are doing so great new momma!!
Such a sweet picture of you and Hawk. Happy belated birthday! Feeling a bit more hopeful today but won’t truly relax until the election is called and we have a new President. So important, now more than ever, for us all to connect in any way we can so thanks for posting and sharing.
Happy belated birthday, Grechen, and thanks for the post! I LOVE those herringbone overalls, and I think you ordered the best pattern in them! How lovely that you were able to get away and watch birds and be cozy with your adorable little Hawk and hubby – such a good thing to have done at this anxious time. I’m here in L.A., working from home, caring for my precious family, playing with my adorable little ASPCA Foster kittens and continuing to pray that good will triumph over evil whilst fighting the frightening and depressing realization of just how many people in this country support evil. Stay well and safe! xoxoxo
Hi Grechen – Happy birthday, beach vacations are the best with toddlers, everything keeps them entertained for hours and you can just relax! I wish you many more.