a soapy mess.



recovering from a lovely dinner, game, and wine night with friends strolling the Palace of Fine Arts in grey, windy weather // first shoots of spring

When we got home from San Francisco this evening, I decided to do some laundry. I left a bagful of dirty clothes and our huge container of Costco detergent by the door while I went to grab a sweatshirt to go outside. Can you tell where this is going? Rowan has officially learned how to unscrew caps. And he's long since mastered the skill of tipping stuff over. Now there's a huge puddle of laundry soap pooled beneath some towels in the living room. Thankfully Rowan was just splashing in it and hadn't yet tried to taste it. Oh, and he was still naked because I'd just given him a bath. So I rinsed him in the kitchen sink, which he absolutely loved and which he loathed to leave. Do you have any tips for soaking soap up from the carpet? 


Eeps! It's my first day of work. I feel like I haven't done this in forever. I'm more nervous about how I'm going to get there (train changes, shuttle, timing) than anything else. A friend poking fun at me reminded me how I'd traveled another continent and moved abroad mostly by myself. When you put it into perspective, it's silly to get butterflies. But I've been a homebody for so long and fairly rarely alone. Oh the things I admit here. Wish me luck! (:

Wishing you a beautiful week, friends!

14 comments:

Monica said...

it's funny how we adapt.
i think that for most women who have been homebodies for a time, going back to work induces butterflies, or worse, lol. even for those that had careers before.

all the best of luck!

LatteLisa LisaHjalt said...

Good luck with everything Heather, I'm sure you'll do well and make it on time ;-)

Hollie said...

no advice on the soap.. but I will wish you a wonderful first day. :]

Faiza said...

have a great week! hope the return to work is okay for you and your family.

LyddieGal said...

While I've never been off traveling continents on my own, I DO know that nervous feeling when it comes to train changes and shuttle times. I know after you get into the routine it will feel perfectly okay... but I guess it's a little comforting to a timid homebody like me to know that even an independent world traveler gets nervous about these things too.

Well, good luck with your new job, I'm sure you will be wonderful, and here is hoping for a smooth first commute!

Chic on the Cheap

Gracey said...

i wish you a beautiful week, too! :) happy valentine's day to you and your family, heather! <3

Sassi said...

love those pics!
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DolceDreams said...

Good luck!!! The first few days will be rough, then it will get better....and good luck with the laundry soap....perhaps rent a carpet cleaner and go over and over it with hot water only....just what you have time to do! :(
Thank you for sharing this picture, it brings back so many memories...I went to elementary school a few blocks from the Palace of Fine Arts, and we would go have lunch here at break...I lived on Union Street...ah, memories....
All of the best to you and Happy Valentines!
Nathalie

SmartBear said...

Good luck! I hope it goes smoothly. The first few weeks were hard for me and some days are still hard but after awhile everyone adjusts.
Best,
Tina

Scientific Housewife said...

Beautiful pictures and good luck on the job!

Dancing Branflake said...

I can't wait to hear how your first day went. So exciting!

BellaGetsREal said...

Best of luck on your new adventure into working mommy.

Rowan just cracks me up. What a cutie patootie. Wish I knew how to get the soapy mess up but I imagine the carpet might get a bit crispy if you don't get it all.

Stacey said...

oh, i'm late, but i hope your first week wasn't too bad. i'm sure it will get better:-)

shopgirl said...

Good luck at your new job Heather. I think it's normal to get butterflies when we start something new. I still get nervous and anxious no matter where I've been, a new job or different school.

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