Thursday Loves


Finn broke his collarbone today while sledding. My poor baby. He’s handling it like a champ. Ask me in a week though. I was snugged up in bed reading while Peter and a bunch of our neighbors took all of the kids sledding. (I don’t really “do” cold.) Finn crashed into Hadley and this happened. He came home with the tiniest little sling and has to wear it for 2 weeks. It’s his right arm, of course, and he’s not supposed to do anything active for a bit.

Um, have you met Finn? Look up the word “active” and there’s Finn. He’s a man on a mission. And lately with a marker mask. It’s a look.

Life in April 2009 007

We’ll see how this goes. His first concern was how was he going to play Atari. Peter, the pack rat, saved his Atari and is only missing one part to get the thing running. Finn is elated and cannot wait to play Pac Man and Frogger and Pitfall.

Hadley has been the most darling little nursemaid. I think she feels responsible because Finn ran into her on the sled.

I’m sucking at the Thursday Loves posts I had intended to be chock full of delicious goodies from the week. What can I say? It’s a work in progress.

Here are some though:

  • Practicing yoga again!! I have been scared and lazy. This morning I threw the kids outside, put on a fire and practiced for 30 minutes. Not much but I have been scared since surgery. I just needed to jump in and my body was grateful. Now to find the elusive perfect studio and get to classes regularly…
  • My husband. Every day I think “Wow. Aren’t you great?” I love that feeling. Must go on a solo date with him soon to soak him up.
  • The fact that my kids were actually really well behaved these two days stranded in the house during the snowstorm. They played and imagined together and had a blast. AND! And this is a big one for me…I did not rely on the TV. Plus, I baked and cleaned and puttered.
  • The show Modern Family on ABC. It makes me laugh.
  • The book I’m reading - “Unaccustomed Earth” by Jhumpa Lahiri. So gorgeous…
  • Fantastic neighbors and that feeling of community
  • My tumblr. I’ve been neglecting it but I love it and need to tend it more lovingly.


Grammy | October 30, 2009 at 6:50 PM

Oh! Poor baby! Tell him Grammy and Bompie send big hugs! I've seen Hadley in action, she makes a good nurse.

Confessions of a Mother, Lawyer & Crazy Woman | October 31, 2009 at 10:33 AM

Our health insurance carriers must see our respective family names and be all, "Them again!? You're kidding, right?" (On that note, thank GOD for health insurance.)

Your poor little guy. Hope he is holding up OK - I have heard collarbones are a painful bone to break. Hope some Halloween candy makes him feel better!

Emily | October 31, 2009 at 12:10 PM

J, I have thought the same thing SO MANY times!! Thank GOD for good health insurance. I've often wished i had a frequent flier card for my insurance too.
It's embarassing enough that our pharmacist is always like 'HEY EMILY!'

Crystal | November 4, 2009 at 2:46 PM

Broken collarbone - tough for poor Finn, poor darling. But, using 1984 logic, if he's got an Atari to miss, he's really ahead of the game. (Just kidding, hope he's healing up quickly.)

That Unicorn Land / Holy Rainbow thing on Tumblr is THE BEST!