We were actually supposed to go to the Pacific Science Center today. I was so excited to take Mila to the tropical butterfly house where there are hundreds of colorful butterflies everywhere. But instead parking downtown turned into us bickering because there wasn’t any parking, I thought for sure there would be spots in one lot and there wasn’t. Going round and round and there was all this construction. Ugh. Then Justin said ef it, let’s just get coffee and go to a park on Capitol Hill. Which at first I hated the idea of cause I felt bad that I told Mila we’d see butterflies and we didn’t.
But we got up the hill. Found a spot right on Broadway. And instantly we were both is great moods. We used to live over here and these were the streets we fell in love on. We went to our old Starbucks and took Mila to the park we used to always take Lucy to. I haven’t laughed so hard in forever. It even started pouring buckets and we still managed to have fun. I’m learning that when things aren’t going well, when you can’t find parking, things are getting tense, it’s better to just bail and make new plans than to force it.
Honestly, I feel like garbage today. Achy, tired, cramps. All that fun stuff. Sweatpants and the couch were calling my name. But even if it’s just for an hour, getting outside, feeling the grass between my toes, stirring the compost and spraying the hose for Mila (oh and the plants) is the best medicine. Though peppermint tea and Advil help too. Happy earth day everyone! Hope you and your families get outside and enjoy some fresh air.
The only problem with that 3 month break from blogging I took when transitioning from goodnightmush.wordpress.com to theseparents.com is that I wasn’t saving full sized versions of our family photos anywhere. I think all of our holiday photos were smashed into 15 second Instagram slideshows. So I made it my mission to go through my email and see how many holiday photos I could salvage. Sadly a ton are missing. And many I had to snag from IG. But I’m glad I have all of these now saved.
This was our family, thanksgiving-Christmas 2013.
Ok for like 3 years now I’ve been talking about growing an herb garden on our deck and we only just today actually got the motivation to do it. We spend so much money on mint and limes it’s kinda ridiculous. But Justin’s a bartender and so it’s pretty necessary. We can’t exactly grow lime in Washington, but we did decide to fill on pot on our patio with mint so that’s one less thing to buy. And one thing lead to another and now we have an herb garden on our deck right off the kitchen. We got those little starters cause I don’t have the patience for seeds. So stoked to just go cut off some chive like we did when we were kids. My mom always kept gorgeous gardens anywhere we lived. I can’t wait to garden with her this spring and summer!