Jet lag is crippling – I end up in a complete fog for 2 days. This will be exacerbated this year because our clocks change tonight. Thrilled about Spring being almost here, but I know the kids will be bouncing out of bed at 5am tomorrow morning, and after a party for 25 6 year olds today I might not be too keen on that! Hugh turned 6 on the 6th and I have never seen him so excited before. He has written a list of all the things he wants to do for his birthday and the party along with a trip to his favorite BBQ joint will complete it. Think of me this morning while I am bouncing on trampolines and whizzing down zip lines…
The outfits over the past couple of days have revolved around comfort – essential for jet lag recovery!
Slowly moving back to the land of the living today. Which is good as it is Hugh’s 5th birthday tomorrow and he is VERY excited. So excited that last night he was trying to convince me it was Wednesday today. Given my jet lag I almost believed him.
Today I took my inspiration from a couple of my favorite US bloggers – Tiffany Wendel Personal Styling and Sheree from It’s Not That Deep. Both are Moms, and REALLY cool Moms at that. I love browsing their sites, and though I’m not sure I can get away with all their looks, they certainly provide great inspiration. Both of them have worn a black fur gilet over a denim jacket recently:) I’m also trying to wear all my warm, furry things before it warms up and they get packed away to the downstairs closet!
I started having some fun on our big rock in the garden – a rock I only venture near in the winter as I am sure it provides shelter for snakes in the summer!
Complete change of subject now, but I was on my drive into work this morning listening to NPR as usual. They reviewed a book, Wave, written by Sonali Deraniyagala. She survived the horrific Tsunami on Boxing Day 2004, but lost all her family to it. It was heart wrenching to listen to her story – but I really now want to read this book – here’s the NPR link.
Uuuurggh suffering from jet lag and my 4 year old is waking up at 3am thinking it is 8am aaarrrgggh! Thankfully tomorrow is the 4th so we have a day off to enjoy the pool and fireworks and celebrate our Independence as all Americans do – just a tad odd that it was independence from the Brits. When both children asked to wear red, white and blue today I did think about their England shirts – but only for a moment.
So tomorrow we’re up early (or late if you are my son) to go and cheer on the runners in the Peachtree road race which will no doubt have me desperate for a run – so a good job I just registered for another half marathon! Then off to the pool followed by burgers on the grill and then peering over the trees to watch the fireworks. I always enjoy Independence day but not so much when it falls on a Wednesday – it’s harder to justify taking two days off work…
On my return I have been amazed to see how much work has been done on the house – new windows are in, new floors are stained and the tub has even arrived! Only about 4 weeks of work left hopefully so we are off to IKEA on Friday to investigate closet fixtures and fittings – very exciting. I’m ashamed to say my new walk in closet is almost as big as my old bedroom in the UK:-/
Due to the ongoing work I found myself this morning with no full length mirror so my lovely daughter kindly obliged – I think I need to get her to stand on a stool next time – photos are never flattering when taken from below chin level – I look a bit startled! Today I am wearing my Zara off white jersey blazer (their sale has started but to be honest I don’t think the reductions are great so I haven’t been tempted by anything), H&M spotty skirt from a couple of years ago and a black tank from Express, along with my Tory Burch black Emmy sandals which you can barely see.