Glorious weather!! Currently a nice cool 86 degrees ;) , sun/cloud mix, some breeze.
|giant snails around here!|
School. This apartment. My family.
I Don't Want To Forget
What's important. I tend to get lost in details - and pulling back to take the 'long view' really helps me breathe a bit better and feel a bit more grounded.
That sometimes, doing something spontaneous can be more satisfying than crossing something off the to-do list.
ABear talk to herself as she's completely lost in dramatic play on the other side of the room. Thought about using this quiet nap time to bake cookies with her... but then didn't want to pull her out of her happy space, so sat down to write instead. Amazing that she still does this. Incredible how it feeds her soul.
Bridget Jones - Mad About the Boy -- what a fun read!
Paper Towns by John Green - a pager turner. dissatisfied with ending.
Next on the list: school and parenting related tomes.
|my birthday - out with friends at fav. restaurant|
|pre-dinner drinks with friends at secret rooftop bar|
Ok. I really must focus on the girls' room. I mean - it's WAY past time. Somehow a year of not making real solid decisions about crafting this room has left it ... well... an exploded MESS.
Bought new beds for each girl (one is up, needs painting next week. The other will go up the following week.) Opted for perfect dreamy bed for one... then felt guilty about spending money and frustrated with HK options so purchased a "meet the threshold-it'll-be-fine" bed for the other.
Need to organize their room and try not to stress about the cluttered cupboards, shelves, drawers that need tending elsewhere...
|have to spend lots of time at the clubhouse|
because the drilling from construction upstairs
is way too loud. BunnyCakes even NAPS at the clubhouse ...
in the billiards room!
|these adorable girls -- happy new friends!|
their mom was in daddy's class at HKIS back in jr/high school
just so happens - they live in our apartment complex now
Book-O-Ween, Field Day, curriculum PD with my personal hero Marie Alcock, and parent-teacher conferences. In the middle of a very thorough appraisal process.
A few weeks ago date night at Butchers Club for the best burgers in town! They have a freezer with huge hunks of meat that they prep in-house. A secret menu with crazy meat-loving burgers. And fries cooked in duck-fat. Yum Yum.
|Inside this unsupposing building resides a fancy furniture shop. really.|
Hunting these things down can be adventurous - but also arduous.
|Dr's office - stunningly gorgeous|
However, sad that HK doesn't import nasal flu vaccinations. It's needles only here.
|view from said Dr's office.|
|a taste of fall! ... at the French Bistro.|
|above-mentioned French Bistro. Good stop for coffee, cheese, and bread.|
|Inside this building in Stanley is a new H&M - hoorah!|
|My errand? IKEA. First have to elbow way through the mobs in Causeway Bay|
IKEA here is smack dab in the heart of busy-town (entire store is completely underground) rather than in a warehouse on the outskirts
|more Causeway Bay - talk about over stimulated. aaah!|
|puppies on the table at a coffee shop (!?)|
A Less-Than Favorite Thing
Being sick. Although -- it does force me to sit on my butt and rest, which is nice. :)
For Nimfa, our helper. She does so much for us and always with a joyful heart.
|Christmas already - these were up before Halloween!|
A night out with husband and 2 friends we've been meaning to hang with!
A date night with ABear.
The girls room (see above).
To make up for not exercising at all this week.
|Mid Autumn Festival Moon Dancer|
|really really really bad air quality - late Sept/Early Oct|
|chalk party - for a friend's 40th - super fun!|
Fall Weather - sometimes stormy: