Victory is mine today. We've spent a lot of time here lately which usually means a few sunburns. All baby dills are banned from applying sunscreen due to some interesting sunburns we've seen and the applicators who promise up and down that they really did put sunscreen on. Azure is usually the one. BRIGHT red cheeks regardless of the zinc oxide ointment we slather upon those apples. My newest recipe for Azure: two types of rub-on sunscreen and a *s*p*a*r*k*l*y* green visor. So, number one on my list today of things that make me happy:
01 Azure's fair, freckled, sunburn-less cheeks
Our car mechanic asked me the other day why I have pins and needles stuck in the ceiling next to the visor. me: Oh, because sometime I sew in the car. him: They're not holding anything up? me: No, it's just a handy pincushion. Laughter. So, as we're driving [Ryan and I, not the mechanic] Ryan comments on the aesthetically pleasing composition created from the houses on that particular road being built on the bias.
02 That my love knows and uses sewing terms, my terms, to describe architectural details
I have limited drawers in my kitchen. I have limited everything in my kitchen due to the size. Two drawers contain my culinary utensils [plus two metal canisters]. One drawer is stuffed to the brim, causing the cook to rummage and possibly get injured searching for the candy thermometer or that julienne apparatus. My other drawer contains just. my. knives. Neatly lined up, primed for slicing ease.
03 I love me a honed kitchen knife
I'll admit I'm a sucker for my little Clover. My newly turned 2-year-old can make me smile more quickly than most things. Watcha eatin'? Watcha makin'? Yook at me, mama! What's dat? Being my fifth, you'd think these types of things would be ordinary to me. But I have appreciated the 2-year-old details of her world with greater joy than any other child.
04 I love how Azure puts the ocean foam in her pockets to treasure forever
What's makin' you smirk today?