Kimberly Peil

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The Dreaded Birthday Card

In Miscellaneous on August 31, 2010 at 7:03 pm

I LOVE Birthdays.  However, I HATE buying birthday cards.  I don’t really mind the countless hours spent searching the card aisles and reading about 100 of them that don’t apply to the situation.  What I do mind is finding a card that I like, and then having to consider the entire audience that will see this card at the party.   Will Grandma and Granddad laugh politely and then secretly judge me?  Will the parents think my card is just slightly inappropriate?  Is the card funny enough that I really don’t care what anyone else thinks, but the intended reader?  And why do people pass birthday cards around anyways?  I think they are a little personal.

Oh well.  I went for it anyways.  Cousin Jame’s 21st Birthday.  Here was my selection:

http://www.hallmark.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product|10001|10051|1021805|214068;222576;264068;301068|null|P1R4SO|ecards

Apartment Living

In Interior Design on August 31, 2010 at 12:26 am

I am starting to wonder if God and my husband both have a very good reason for keeping us in an apartment at the moment.  Probably because if I had a house I would constantly be scheming and finding ways to convince Hunter that we “need” the following items for our house:

Versailles Chair- Restoration Hardware

It is just way too funky and elegant not to have it.

Sealight Floor Lamp – Restoration Hardware

Can anybody guess where I went window shopping this weekend 🙂

After the Dark

In Babies and Such on August 30, 2010 at 11:57 pm

11:40 PM.  Cries over the monitor.  I stare at Hunter’s side of the bed, but he isn’t there.  That’s pretty typical.  He always stays up about 1-2 hours later than I do.  I go out into the living room and he is already headed into Ella’s room to calm her.  We are both tired, but him more than me.  After all, I have been asleep since 9:40.  He rocks her, gives her teething tablets, rubs her back.  She still insists on crying for another hour and a half.  It’s just one of those nights.  Poor Hunter.  He swore he was going to catch up on sleep tonight.

And then 6 AM comes.  Giggles and long slurs of Ba-ba-ba, Da-da-da over the monitor.  We had set the alarm for 7 AM…  And why did we do that?  I can’t even remember the last time we slept in that late.  We were so frustrated last night, but it is hard to be mad at this cheerful, goober-eyed baby this morning.   No matter how bad the day or evening was, Ella is always amazingly happy and loving in the morning.

This is just a simple reminder to start each new day fresh.  Don’t drag your baggage or frustration into the next day.  See the sunshine as laughter and giggles.  If my little 6 month old girl can do it, so can we!

Almost September

In Everyday Thoughts, Miscellaneous on August 30, 2010 at 10:55 pm

I love an overcast and cloudy Oregon day.  Okay, that may not be entirely true.  I love them right at the beginning of fall.  The temperatures are still lukewarm, and the trees are still green.  Of course, 5 1/2 years ago, when I moved to LA, I detested the gray skies.  That was one of the main reasons I headed to sunny SoCal.  But now that I am back in Oregon, I have come to appreciate about 50 of the cloudy days out of what seems like 300.

To celebrate the beginning of fall, Ella and I did what we do best:  we went shopping!  We headed to Carter’s to buy her a fall wardrobe.  Their clothes aren’t exactly original, but they are inexpensive and sturdy.  Children grow out of them too fast for anything else to matter.

So it’s almost September.  The summer has flown by and I am most definitely ready for some change.  I am one of those people who loves change.  I am always giddily anticipating the next exciting event in life.  I guess that is why it is almost September for me, and not just the “end of August.”  What exactly is in store for us this fall?  I know Ella will be crawling.  I will hopefully re-join the gym after a long work out sabbatical.  And Hunter will be starting classes.  Those are just some of the small things we have to look forward to.  I know there are even greater things in store for us, but for now we will keep those between us and God… and of course we will fill you in as they happen.