11.30.2011

so there's that.


This morning I was trying to come up with a gameplan for today's activities. The news reported temperatures in the mid-60's and I knew we just had to do something outdoors. That's when I realized that on December 1st, one of our neighboring cities erects a 1,000 foot Christmas tree that actually houses a small exhibit inside the trunk. I thought taking Ethan to opening day at this always magical winter wonderland would be a perfect activity to go hand-in-hand with our cool weather. I dressed him in pants, a hooded sweatshirt and wool socks. I threw a sweater on myself, grabbed Ethan's hoodie and we were out the door.

It wasn't until I arrived at the site of the tree -- after a nearly half hour drive -- and saw only workers pressure cleaning the sidewalks and running around with plugs and oversized ornaments that I realized today wasn't December 1st. Okay, I'm giving myself too much credit. I stared hopelessly at the barren site with such obvious confusion that one of the city workers told me that tomorrow was December 1st. Ethan wasn't amused. I bought him a stuffed Bert from one of drugstores downtown and decided we'd just go for a downtown stroll. I'm guessing there is nothing interesting about swanky bistros and the people who frequent them when you're five months old as Ethan just wasn't having it. Following suite with the jumble of the day, he waited to have his meltdown until we were at the farthest point from where we were parked. In typical Florida fashion, the cooler temperatures excused themselves rather quickly and were replaced by nearly eighty degree weather. Our sweaters and warm clothing were as gone as Ethan's patience by the time we made it back to our car.

Yeah. Today didn't exactly go as planned. I think it took every ounce of strength I had to not join in during Ethan's afternoon nap. Here's to brighter tomorrows and the promise of that last fleeting bit of sweater weather before we're back to tank-tops and flip-flops.

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11 comments:

  1. OOOOH my. SO funny. *cough* I mean I'm really sorry ;)

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  2. Why do those things happen? Grrr...It's definately not to just you.

    Found you through Blog hop Thursday and am now following :)

    Congratualtions on your baby boy! he is so adorable!!

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  3. I can totally relate. I get the days so confused, it just seems like the world is spinning faster and the days are going by a lot faster. Anyway, I'm Sarah, I am a new follower from Blog Hop Thursday. I would love for you to stop by and follow back. Thanks and Happy Holidays!

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  4. that picture of him is so cute :)

    and I did the opposite of you yesterday, it's been so mild here I walked out the door in a flannel and jeans and did not even bother putting a jacket on willow. We got to the mall and I noticed the temp on my car was reading IN THE FIFTIES. it was downright cold outside all day and I couldn't get everything in the stroller and in the mall fast enough! darn florida weather! always changing at the drop of a hat!

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  5. Hi. I'm Stephanie over at whateverislovelyandnoble{dot}blogspot{dot}com. New follower from the follow fest! You have a beautiful family!

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  6. What a sweetie! Hello! I am a new follower from the Thursday Blog Hop. I am following you via GFC and G+. Please feel free to swing by Horseshoes anytime!

    http://www.cdnhorseshoes.com/

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  7. Hi Lindsay! New follower from the blog hop here! Thank you so much for joining us :) Your son is just adorable!!

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  8. Cute blog! I am coming over from the blog hop :)

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  9. my goodness, your baby is gorgeous! How old is he? Probably a little younger than my gal or else I'd say lets set them up :)

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