Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Hello



We're supposed to be glazed with ice by the afternoon, if we're not already. This is the part of winter I hate, when I can't walk outside for fear of slipping, sliding, falling and other disastrous dances with ice. It's a tango I can do without--especially with a baby in tow. He's swiftly becoming a well-padded, hefty-sort of baby, but still. So, I bake. Craft. Read. And climb the stairs of our 11-floor apartment building. I meet neighbors who spend the time gleefully checking out the babe strapped to my back, pinching his cheeks and marveling at his blue eyes. I look at these encounters as opportunities to speak a language that doesn't involve "A-goo"'s and raspberries--although I'm mastering the raspberries quite quickly. Amazingly, this blog is another outlet for me. When I can't escape the confines of my little apartment--at least I can say hello to you all here!

So, hello! Happy first day of February to you!

XOXO,
Jewels

10 comments:

erin said...

hello to you! xo.

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

hello darling Julia! you have found a marvelous way to have a happy day! xo

knack said...

happy first day of February to you too!

Stay warm, and no slipping on the ice for you and that sweet baby!!

xo

blue moss said...

hello to you and your sweet baby,too.
hope all that ice melts soon!!
michelle

Krissy | Paper Schmaper said...

hello to you- and rabbit rabbit!
I do hate the ice, I'd take 3 feet of snow over this stuff. It's been icing here since last night. I'm going to knit and work on designing new letterpress projects. Stay cozy darlings :)

Paper Heart Girl said...

Sounds like you had a lovely day! Happy Feburary! xxxxxxxxx

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Emily said...

Hello! Happy Feb to you!! Hoping you guys stay safe, cozy, and warm in this bad weather!! And little William does have the most beautiful blue eyes!! xoxo

Slices of Beauty... said...

Happy Feb to you too!

cindy said...

hello, hello, goo goo, ga ga! living in an apartment at this time of year is actually kind of good ... no shoveling and there are often neighbors to chat with down by the mailboxes or in the laundry-room. xo, c

Victoria Strauser said...

hello back at ya! hope the ice isn't too bad!