Thursday Loves

Croissants – all day. Can’t. Get. Enough. In the morning with Nutella and my delicious cup of tea. For lunch with Havarti, avocado, lettuce and tomato + fruit on the side, and then perhaps half of one for an afternoon snack with jam and tea. Bring on the croissant!

The Young Victoria – This movie was so beautiful. Emily Blunt is stunning as Victoria and the love story between Victoria and Albert is so lovely. Escapism at its best.

Tim Walker = supreme photographer. How great is this photo? I was thoroughly enchanted when I saw it and just kept staring at it.


I recently subscribed to this service called Relish Relish to help me overcome my deep hatred of dinnertime and cooking in general. And I have to say…it’s working! It’s only been one week but I’ve loved everything I’ve made. The site makes it so easy. You pick the recipes for the week, it spits out a grocery list and voila. I’m also trying to make a conscious effort to be more present when cooking, and ENJOY it. It’s an ongoing process…

Peter bought me this for Christmas and IT RULES. I had wanted it for a while but it just seemed too spendy for a body scrub. I love the stuff and am rationing it like nobody’s business. My skin is very happy.

Sleep. It’s just so good. I am trying to put aside time to nap EVERY day. Life with lupus is just easier when I make that happen.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – the movie. When this came out, I staged my own mini boycott and wouldn’t take the kids because the movie deviated from the book, which the kids and I love. However, I caved and we rented it last week for family movie night. It’s hysterical. The voice casting is spot on and so funny. Mr. T voices a character. It’s just so good. Peter and I were dying laughing. We ended up buying it. When I bought the DVD, the cashier and I were chatting. She was telling me how much she likes it too. I said “I know! It’s really funny. Casting Mr. T was sheer brilliance.”

“Who?” she said.


36 year old mother leaves feeling very very old.

End scene.

This photo prompted me to put Harold and Maude on the top of my Netflix queue.

harold maude

pic from sfgirlbybay



And this just made me laugh. And laugh. And laugh. Read it out loud. It’s been making the rounds online lately.


Wishing you a sparkly Thursday. I’m going to buy myself some flowers just because. And probably take a nap. And then have drinks with my cute neighbors.


Confessions of a Mother, Lawyer & Crazy Woman | January 21, 2010 at 1:31 AM

Emily - The letter brought TEARS to my eyes ... funniest thing I have seen in a long time. I loved HORES growing up, loved them ! Spent a lot of time at the HORE Center with my boots and saddle. That is just great - thanks for the laugh!

Sheri Nugent | January 21, 2010 at 7:37 AM

I have loved Harold and Maude since it was first released - I saw it at the Broadway theatre in Seattle on Capital Hill. I pretty much dressed like Harold back in the day. LOVE this movie and have seen it enough to memorize it and play it in my head. The Cat Stevens song is on my iTunes. Thanks for the reminder - it's time to see it again.

Confessions of a Mother, Lawyer & Crazy Woman | January 21, 2010 at 7:47 AM

Hi there - I borrowed your hores letter for my own blog - made me laugh and laugh and laugh ... thanks for that! Have been thinking of you! - j

Emily | January 21, 2010 at 9:46 AM

J- The letter IS hysterical. Peter and I just kept quoting parts of it to each other throughout the night. "When I am 16 or 20, I will buy my own hores."

S- The thought of you dressing like Harold is the cutest. And yes, the movie rules. Everyone should see it again and again.

Taylor | January 21, 2010 at 11:11 AM

I am SO glad you went to see The Young Victoria!!! It was just my favorite movie of the year:) PS Mr. T's kid went to school with me in CA and they have the same hair. No shit, they are twins.