I hate to sound like a broken record…but…the weather here is incredible right now. Temperatures have dropped, the sky is bright blue without a cloud in sight – just amazing. Unfortunately much of Saturday was spent inside the YMCA. Poppy had her first swim meet. We were incredibly excited and nervous as it’s a pretty big deal for a 6 yr old and her parents. The great thing about the Y is that it’s not too intense – they a racing for fun – and the parents and coaches are all pretty relaxed. However no one told me how many kids would be there nor how long we would be there! If I tell you that Poppy’s races were #21 and #33 that will give you some idea! I’m not sure how many different events there were in total, but safe to say a lot – relays, individuals, 50 and 25 – then multiply that by all age groups up to 17! Some kids had event #70 written on their arm!! All in all we were there from 1.30pm till 6.30pm for just 2 races – having said that we had a blast and Poppy loved it. I was so proud of her dealing with it all – from the long lines for races to the pressure of a starting block start – she looked a real pro at just 6! My heart was in my mouth for both her races but as always we tend to underestimate our children’s resilience and ability and she did brilliantly.
In order to get some fresh air after Saturday we headed up to North Georgia yesterday. When we are out and about I always wish we did it more often. Georgia truly is amazing and the mountains were stunning yesterday. We headed to Amicalola Falls and needless to say after marching to the top and then using the many, many steps to walk down by the side of the Falls, my legs and butt are killing me today. Stairs really do use muscles that no other exercise can!
It’s definitely layering weather as it was freezing at the bus stop this morning. I took Tennyson for a walk this morning and it was lovely and brisk – when we were walking up the driveway back to the house I gasped as Bambi ran across the lawn – breathtaking and a brilliant way to start the week.
I opted for my fab Zara red jeans today – at just $35 they are a great price – but as always with Zara their sizing is random. I was certain I’d be a US 8 as Zara tend to fit small but I ended up with a US 6 as there is so much stretch in these and I can’t stand jeans that get baggy over the course of a day. I’m wearing them with my Express black tank, J.Crew black boyfriend cardigan from a couple of years ago, and my fabulous Sam Edelman Alvins in leopard print – probably the most comfortable shoes I own.