I’m sorry, lovelies. I don’t have a Friday Five for you this week. I wanted to do a Photoshop tutorial for a question Sam raised earlier in the week, but I just didn’t have the energy last night to do anything but lay in bed. I thought rather than doing a Friday Five and quickly try to pull 5 things together at random that I wasn’t genuinely excited over, or do a Photoshop tutorial and not give it my all, I’d wait until next week when I got my stride back. I’m sorry. I feel like I’m letting myself down. I almost wasn’t going to post anything today, but I wouldn’t let myself break my 5-a-week blogging streak. It’s a silly, self-imposed expectation.

Today I’m seeing a Van Gogh exhibit at the Art Museum with my mom, and tonight Boyfriend and I are finally getting to meet his friends’ new baby. This Saturday is the bi-annual flea market I wait for with rabid excitement (Jennifer, this was the one I was talking about!). It snuck up on me this year but I’m very excited to go scavenge for some antique treasure. Maybe a dresser I can repaint? On Sunday, my oldest niece turns 8 (8!, oh my gosh), and I can’t believe the same little baby I rushed out of my AP English exam in high school to go see in the hospital when she was born (my dad texted me, in all caps, “IT’S A GIRL!”) is now a sassy, soon-to-be 2nd grader. I bought her a hardcover, special edition copy of The Phantom Tollbooth, but still need to pick up something else for her.

In lieu of something more substantial, I’ll leave you with these two gorgeous photographs of Paris. I know I’ve had a tendency to make a bigger deal out of going to Paris than the rest of Belgium, but I am seriously ecstatic over the whole trip. In case you weren’t sure.

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Happy weekend, kiddos. What are you up to?

10 thoughts on “Friday

  1. Ah I hope Paris turns out to be everything you want it to be!

    Silly girl, allow yourself the odd day off. We’re not going anywhere. I’ve already said on Theresa’s blog that I’m not going to beat myself up anymore to get a post out everyday. Four days a week is just fine if that’s all it ends up being. But then you are the girl who never misses a single one!

    Oh my gosh a flea market! I’ve never been to one (shame on me) and am so desperate to go to one! How very exciting! I so wish you were on instragram so we could see what you’re seeing. Can’t you just download it for your blackberry??

    I’m off to the seaside, sussex, to stay with Richard’s (slight dull) friends. They live right on the beach which sounds nice but it’s bloody freezing and still raining here and they don’t believe in shutting doors and windows in inclement weather *shiver*.

    Happy birthday to mini-Erin!

  2. These are beautiful photos! My Parisian friends who are living in the UK are often bewildered when I make a big fuss of my visits to Paris. They genuinely think London is far more exciting and beautiful compared to Paris. I guess the grass is always greener than the other side.

  3. Have you added some new menus across the top or am I seriously behind on the news ?

    You must not get annoyed about your fear of not giving it your all on your postings, seriously they are always full of content, well delivered and interesting, there’s nothing to worry about. And despite giving yourself a hard time, you’ve still given us three paragraphs so there. If you buy at the flea market, do tell us next week, I’m so so interested in what you get.

    Have a lovely weekend dear, I’m off shopping with the girlfriends on Sunday but have not much else planned (at the mo.). Happy weekend x

  4. This is your blog, honey, so you have every right to change your mind. That’s the fun part of blogging so please don’t begrudge yourself! :D

    What a coincidence – I’m seriously considering going to an antique (or flea) market on Tuesday but the 6.30 a.m start is probably a bit too much to ask of me ….. :/

    Have a splendid weekend, kiddo and don’t go smuggling any babies in your clothing! :D xoxo

  5. I LOVE that you bought your niece the Phantom Tollbooth for her birthday! It was one of my favorite books – I think I must have reread it 5 times in middle school:) Have a great time at the flea market this weekend and I’d love it if you picked up a dresser to refinish – maybe you can give us all a tutorial:) I’m so guilty of buying items I’m going to repaint, refinish, rewire, etc. and then they just sit in our garage..everytime I suggest another DIY, my husband reminds me I’ve got 10 other projects collecting dust! The only one I’ve ever actually completed was a vintage hamper for my daughters room – just some paint and new screws..nothing crazy, but I did feel triumphant when it was completed. Sounds like you have a wonderful weekend planned. Counting down till your trip abroad!! Xxo

  6. I felt the same last night, no actually all nights this week and didn’t have much energy to get things done, so I just lay in bed after getting home late and finished reading the last book of the Hunger Games trilogy. Didn’t post anything on my blog today and feel somewhat guilty about it but I think it’s ok to take a day off when needed. Your weekend sounds like fun! I’m going to the flea market tomorrow as well but will be selling things and hopefully not buy too much with my bhard earned money ;)

  7. Ah, I know exactly how you feel (as you know). I know its self-imposed, so we can’t tell you not to worry or reassure you that we will be here no matter what. Nine more days and you will have your break. :) Hang in there girlie.
    I love the gift you got your niece. The time certainly does go by fast, doesn’t it?
    Have a wonderful weekend, E!! Enjoy every bit of the museum, meeting the new baby, celebrating with your niece, and the flew market. (Hope you get something good so you can blog about it. ;)

  8. hello! as a montessori teacher of first, second, and third grade children – you bought a great gift for your niece. if you can find time, you might want to partner read with her – you read a page, she reads a page. it’s a sweet way to spend time together.

    joy to you! n

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