Monday, November 5, 2012

Checking In & Child Cuteness

Hello again.

I'm doing well, I really am - and you?

So in my time off this here blog, one thing I've been up to is reading this mostly wonderful book, one line of which kinda hit me between the eyes:

There was some famous writer . . . who said you must be wounded into writing, but that you shouldn't write until the wound has healed.

That sounds awfully heavy for a blog devoted to all things Pretty, but since I've taken to writing more about personal life here lately, icky stuff included, it resonated.

Sometimes you need distance from a situation to share it without losing a piece of yourself (including, um, your sanity). I'm enjoying the break from cooking up content here while I just process things and, to use the scientific phrase, freaking stop over-thinking it all already.

Now I'm afraid I've created some bleak picture of me moping around listening to Alanis like it's dreary, Doc Marten-wearing 1992, when that couldn't be further from the truth . . . when I'm not busy with Master P, I'm happily spending more time puttering, reading, getting my house ready for hosting Thanksgiving (and Christmas - gulp), and generally doing the stuff that gets pushed aside when I'm in Winning the Internet Mode.

So if you'll forgive me - all three of you readers - I may continue to check in here more sporadically*, but here are some fall-ish wee CEO photos to tide you over. Because snaps of a total stranger's child are EXACTLY the cure for a Monday, right?

*Unless and until another fertility-hormone-induced mood swing changes my mind - speaking of, it's super convenient having those to blame. Feeling uninspired to write? Bad hair day? Embezzled millions? Talk to the hormones!

(By the by, the photos below were taken by my talented friend Z a few weeks ago while we were checking out an antiques market - can you believe she took these on the fly? And, no, she's not paying me to say any of these nice things - I just want any Austinites here to book her before she has her baby sometime in the next 5 minutes.)













More Pretty stuff soon - but not too soon - pinky swear . . .

15 comments:

phiphis blog said...

M! it's nice to see you and the pictures of Mr. P! hope you are doing well. sending you hugs from canada

xox

mWm said...

for some reason you've been on my mind all morning and i was trying to think of the most appropriate non-creeper way to ask you how you're doing. thanks for making it easy on me. in my own way, i'm right there with you.

Cheryl Enlow said...

These photos are awesome! He is so stinkin cute!

Lisa @ Trapped In North Jersey said...

me too! I have been composing my summing-up-the-year-2012 post in my head for the last two days, and 2012 is not even over, but it has just been a rather crap year and I don't even know if I can publish what I'm mentally composing because I'm still working through it. Which was a confusing sentence, but all I'm trying to say is yes, I understand that. Hope you are working through your stuff too.

Lisa @ Trapped In North Jersey said...

ps. cute kid.

Melissa said...

ooohhhh...that's a great line. I'm pretty sure wounds are what keep me from writing a best-seller. It has nothing to do with too much wine and the distraction of the internet....
Wee CEO is def going to be a heart-breaker!

The Shabby Princess said...

Listen. Your kid is too damn cute. The end. :)

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

So true. I know I have blogged too soon about some things and many other things I have drafted, still, and am not sure if or when they will get posted. Sweet, cute, pics! :)

Emily said...

I know you say he is a mini-AH, but I think he looks so much like you, Mrs. Pretty.

Leslie Ann said...

Awwww! He's such a little man now.

AEOT said...

That sweet face and SYT need a playdate!!! Thinking of you!!

Amy @ Forever 29 said...

'scuse me but who is that little man? Such a big boy!

It's funny that you are reading Anne Lamott because I have had an itch to read and was thinking I should grab one of her books. Several of my friends have recommended her and I haven't read anything she's written!

In that same vein of thinking I read a bit recently about how and with whom you should share your big struggles. I feel like so many bloggers throw everything out there, but in reality if you just met someone and unloaded all your demons on them you would think they are looney. Of course I don't think this applies to you as I know you have a great reader base, many of whom can relate to what you are going through, so it can be a good outlet. But I see the point she is trying to make about wounds being too open. Either way I hope you have some good outlets for venting!

how i met your father blog said...

keeping you in my positive thoughts, lady. love your writing.

Kate said...

Love Master P's shirt. SO cute! I can't believe how big he is now!

Nat said...

Master P is so cute! Sending positive thoughts your way girl!

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