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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A {Magical} Virtual Coffee

Happy Tuesday!

If we were really meeting for coffee today, I'd be so excited I wouldn't be able to sit still, and I'd be bundled up like an Eskimo. 

First of all we were cursed blessed by a surprise dusting of white stuff this morning. At first it was beautiful, magical and serene. Then...then...I drove to work and watched as a half dozen people slide through stop signs, did 180's in the middle of road and just in general forgot how to drive. 

Once I made it to work, I breathed a heavy sigh of relief. 

That's when the magic started...seriously no lie. First my very good friend came up to me and said "I need you to hear something." Then she played what sounded like a beating drum on her phone...but it wasn't really a drum at all it was her baby's heartbeat! She pregnant! Hurrah! I'm so excited for her, and sap that I am I started to cry. 

Then...I got to play santa today for my secret santa and Bazinga I nailed it! She L-O-V-E-D her gift. I have to say that trying to be creative in the hiding and the gift giving is, at least for me, the best part.

Then...I found out that two of my bloggy friends {Hyacynth and Melissa} are going to meet me for lunch in Chicago during my girl's trip this weekend. And I have to say I'm STOKED!!! top it all off...the icing on the cake...the pis de stepdad got the electrician job at the hospital in the Quad Cities! So, not only are they finally moving here, but they will be employed. ROCK ON!

I couldn't have asked for a more perfect day...

That was until...

A four year old decided it would be better to complain than eat dinner. 

Our Advent for the day {making holiday cards for the residents at the retirement community} turned into a marker-eating, scream-fest. 

But that's how we roll around here for each piece of magic, we earn a piece of reality. I guess it helps to make the magic more special.

So, what magic happened to you today?

Thanks for coffee and sorry I monopolized the conversation. I'm off to Amy's to see what magic she's brewing.


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At December 06, 2011 , Blogger Jade @ Tasting Grace said...

Oh all that snow is so pretty! But YIKES. Do be careful out there on the roads.

I'm so excited to hear about your parents' good news! I know you've been on tenterhooks about that for a while now, and I'm so glad it came through. Congrats to your friend too!

I love how you put that "for each piece of magic, we earn a piece of reality." Ain't that the truth. For me, the magic will be if I can actually get all the Christmas gifts together and shipped off to the States today. Almost there...

Cheers! xo

At December 07, 2011 , Blogger Elisa Black said...

The picture of the snow with the holiday decorations on your railing is so pretty-- although the driving part sounds awful. Glad you made it to work safely. Aside from the freak Oct snowstorm, we haven't had any snow here, although its possible we will get some tomorrow am. I'm glad you has such a magical day yesterday. Our household seems to roll the same way-- interspersed with doses of reality, but I suppose that's the nature of having younger children. Congrats on your stepdad getting the job! and have a great time in Chicago-- esp meeting your blog friends. Thanks for coffee!

At December 07, 2011 , Blogger Claire said...

lovely, atmospheric photo...
and yes, magic with a heavy dose of reality indeed - life can be no other way :)
take care xx

At December 09, 2011 , Blogger Lucy The Valiant said...

Such pretty snow! Even though it's hazardous!

At December 14, 2011 , Blogger Gabby said...

No snow here in Florida, but I did mail off your ornament over the weekend! I really hope you like it!

The...Late, Young Family

At December 15, 2011 , Blogger {Amy} said...

that sounds like a great day, full of greta news! it's nice to have one of those every once in a while, huh? what a relief for your parents and how nice that will be for you!


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