Friday, February 10, 2012

Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real: Chronology Edition

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~Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life~ Every Thursday at Like Mother Like Daughter
Today's photos will be presented in chronological, instead of PHFR, order.  Because I feel like it.

First: Funny and Real (and, okay, Pretty in a masculine way, if such a thing exists)

This is how Calvin appeared for breakfast this morning.  Crazy, mismatched (but you know they're his favorite) pajamas, headphones, and what is that thing an MP3 player?  I don't know what it is, but he was using it to be-bop his way to the kitchen.  I think he's adorable, but I bet you knew that.

Followed By: Real and Quite Puzzling and, therefore, Funny

I got a good look at this while I was filling the kettle.  This "set-up" has been there for days, but today was the first time I actually paid attention to it.  What is going on here?  Those are the steps to the pool, the inside steps, which are supposed to be in the shed for the winter.  And that is Calvin's yoga ball desk chair which should have been in the classroom.  And that is the seed spreader, also supposed to be in the shed for the winter.  This has CALVIN written all over it but I really can't quite figure out what this was supposed to accomplish.

And Then: Happy and Pretty

I hope you can truly appreciate the size of this bag.  It is enormous.  The Viking went to help with some renovations on his parents' new condo and Mom sent back with him this bag chock full of beauty products for me and Redheaded Snippet!

Still More:

Mom has a friend who is a perfumer with a major cosmetic company.  There are certain items (often testers and samples) that employees are allowed to have and she often shares her bounty with her friends.  And Mom often shares her bounty with her family!  Her goody bags are so much fun to open!  We nearly wrenched the bag out of The Viking's hand when he walked in the door and excitedly cleared the coffee table to spread  everything out and get a good look at it!

And Finally: Funny and Delusional

She thinks she gets it all, poor, foolish girl!  If I had had any sense at all I would have not told her the bag was coming, intercepted it in the driveway and hidden it away until her birthday.  But, clearly, I have no such sense and opted instead for the instant gratification of crowding in front of a mirror with her, trying on lipsticks, smelling cleansers and fighting over perfumes!  Which reminds me, I have a perfume to hide...

Where have you been able to find contentment this week?  I promise it isn't hard to find, once you start looking!  Join us and share what you've found!

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