Let me tell you a story. One day, that happened to be a Friday, Friday, Friday, a girl named Maggie sat in a car for five long hours following the windy road from Missoula, Montana to a teensy town in Idaho that is not in Russia. She ran through the door of her little white home and leaped onto the couch she helped her mom pick out when she was eight next to her sister she also helped her parents pick out (kidding) and died of bliss. Seven weeks away at school and there was nothing like coming home. But then, nature called, so Maggie hopped to the bathroom. It was only after she was unrolling a sheet of toilet paper that she noticed...but, what? A new toilet? And indeed, a new toilet had been installed in favor of the old green one that had been in the house since before she was born. And this was the moment that she realized along with discovering a clay turtle in the newly planted garden that had never been planted and a new rolling pin to roll cookie dough just how much she had missed. How even though this was home, life had carried on without her like she'd never even been there at all. All except for her little nine by nine foot bedroom decked in Taylor Swift memorabilia, these little instances of change could be found anywhere. And while it may have alarmed her that there had been a new toilet installed without her knowledge, it eased her mind to see that without her, things around the house were changing along with the people in it. The things that were noticeably different were noticeable signs of people's lives changing. A living room turned into an art studio by her little who was prospering and growing into a remarkable human being without her near. Maggie may have left and her family may have settled into a routine without her presence there every day, but coming home to feel how things have shifted to find a new, slightly older and different role in the household is a beautiful thing in itself. Change isn't a bad thing.
dress/top: Goodwill blazer: Mom shoes: Steve Madden tights: Target necklace: borrowed from friend belt: Goodwill
I still have this dear owl necklace from my pal Margaret. Whoops. I'm so bad at buying jewelry, though, that when I find something I like, I never want to get rid of it. This red blazer is my mom's and I find myself stealing more and more of her things lately...oops!
Anyways, I'm sorry for going MIA so suddenly. I do disappear every 3 weeks. However, I spent two days away from the computer entirely when I got home and it was the best thing in the world. Focusing strictly on enjoying my family and just being in my house again. Lovely. My dear friendboy had his wisdom teeth out, so basically, I spent the entire day on the couch with him watching movies while he slept on my shoulder. Which wasn't so bad, really. I watched Never Let Me Go today and it blew my mind!!! The whole idea of children being born purely for the purpose of using their organs was so disturbing and I have an ever growing love for Carrie Mulligan. I recommend that you all go watch it, especially if you have an ill surgery bed-ridden by snoring by your side ;)
I'm off to bed! I'm back to the blogging world, for a while. So I'll be commenting you lovely people back-- promise! <3