List # 19

So the Steelers lost the Super Bowl on Sunday night and Pgh found itself in a dull, rainy funk all Monday. Though truthfully, I think we handled the loss with respect and dignity. Not once in my library did I hear Yinzer cries of foul play or Packer slams. No, we lost & that's fine. We still have 6 Super Bowl wins & we've been 4 times in my lifetime. I'll take it.

But even if with a positive attitude, I found myself unable to escape a taste of the blues today. Too much let down after so much energy spent & a rough night's sleep, maybe. Or perhaps it's from the stress of having my Dad in this hospital, trying to support my Mom, the one complaint from a new story time parent, the feeling in the middle of the afternoon that I need to do all of this alone, with one to pick up on the other phone line and hear my concerns in the middle of the day. Much less the dark hours of the night.

So tonight, I'm just giving you a list of things that made me smile today:

1. The Libra Woman because all of this is true & I could really be no Zodiac sign. And I'm believing more than ever that there are forces that help shape who we are and no matter what we do, we will always be pulled to these cores.

2. Because I have a trip in less than 2 weeks and I have been so busy that I don't even have time to think too much about it. This is a good thing because it means that time is moving fast until I get to have a pretty girls weekend & make new memories. I can't wait. And soon it will be time for single digit days.

3. This dress.
Because I'm loving my body & taking risks. And stepping outside of my boundries feels oh. so. good.

Not bad for a rainy day with dropping temperatures in the city with the country's biggest hangover.

What made you smile today, lovelies?


  1. GREAT dress, Shan! It will look wonderful on you!

  2. Thanks, Leanne! I'll post pictures! But I'm trying to step outside my usual lines.