BITS OF MOSTLY NOTHING


hello from the holbrook house! natalie reporting! 

not much over here. the days are finally starting to blur together again into a steady rhythm and for that i am grateful. january was such a jerk. january you have been demoted!

brandon works and comes home, huck is all big boy with a heart of gold, and i've been loving spending my days with him. he makes a real fun side kick, not to mention a good sugar snack when you need a quick hit.

i've slowly been making my way through on the road. i picked it up at the airport in salt lake after the new year and it has taken me forever to get through, just because i keep rereading whole paragraphs over and over and then kind of sitting in them in a very nerdy way. i keep getting caught up in the words of the thing. those worrrrds! they keep rolling around in my head, they're such perfect words.

the other day while i was putting away the laundry, huck waltzed into the bedroom and reclined against the bed with his arms behind his head. he sort of crossed and uncrossed his legs while i replaced messy stacks of clothes with neat stacks of clothes, and then he stood up and very loudly requested some chocolate milk. he's at this stage where the minute he wants something it is CODE RED. he asks for things the way you might ask for things the on fifth or sixth time you've ask for things. THIS IS URGENT. COME ON MOM. which i find kind of funny. i've started answering with my arms in the air, OKAYYYYY! which makes him giggle. oh, two.

32 comments:

  1. Ughhh the stroller sleeping toddler you and me both O_o Mine has done it two days in a row and I feel awful but she looks so peaceful. I'm ready to roll right into spring (no pun intended with the stroller!).

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  2. oh wednesday... you are a blerg.
    and authors, they are INCREDIBLE.
    creativity and dedication right there.

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  3. I can't believe how much he's grown!! My little one napped for four hours in the late afternoon so we're kinda screwed but it's only going on 10pm so the night is young :/ Hope Huck passes out soon!

    xo
    Rachel

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  4. I've never made it through On the Road :P. Good luck! And Go to sleep, Huck!

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  5. Awwww... the opening of my wedding vows were the words of Kerouac: “the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.”

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  6. You know what's funny? Reading On the Road as a 21 year old completely shattered my ideas of family and stability. I felt so sad for the woman an child in the book. The restless husband who can't stop driving back and forth across the US. His constant longing for something, running from something, searching for something and total inability to be present and love his wife and child. I found it so terribly depressing. But the prose is very poetic and beautiful. And the imagery is stellar. Just one of those books, you know? xo

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  7. Oh no the late nap. Such a pandoras box, hard to resist after a long day but then the long long night. Can see how you heart huck, what a sweetie. Loving the skinnies too.

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  8. I recognize myself as a reader of this book....difficult to start and then...WOW!

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  9. i haven't read that but now i want to! adding it to my nap time reading list.

    http://thislittlemum.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. I read books like that all the time. Its hard not to get into it. My blog

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  11. Oh my gosh...Henry looks so much like Holbs there!

    www.anna-bird.com

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  12. how cute is he with his little flannel jacket and heart! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  13. i've been meaning to read kerouac, but ever since i read "the electric kool-aid acid test", and realized what a wackadoo he and his groupies were, i've been holding off until i can read it with fresh eyes...because i know i'll love the writing, if not the story.

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  14. I've started On The Road twice and have yet to finish it. I cry "Uncle" on that! Ready for Nemo?? Have a fabulous weekend!

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  15. He's such a tall and big boy now! Love his jacket and beanie :D

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  16. I will have to look into that book.
    I have a hard time sitting down and just being still enough to read for very long.
    Needless to say, that is definitely one of my goals for this year. :)

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  17. Cute! I love the hearts and Huck's totally rockin the Schwings!

    Theresa
    http://bomamma.blogspot.com

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  18. The hearts! So cute. Also I need to get On the Road. You are inspiring me.

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  19. I love your posts like this. Could you please share where his beanie is from? I love it!

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  20. Dude, I hear you.

    I thought it only happened to me that I'll get stuck on certain sentences in a classic and then I'll be like, "Wait, what? I haven't been paying attention? What the hell is happening?!"

    ACK!

    You look lovely in the photo with the beanie! And Huck looks adorbs. But, then again, both are givens!

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  21. you guys are the cutest!

    on the road is fantastic. if you're super digging kerouac, try dharma bums next - it instantly replaced on the road as my favorite.

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  22. Haha! I remember reading On the Road and thinking the same thing!

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  23. I love reading your whitey posts. Cute beanie!

    http://goldenstyleblog.blogspot.com/2013/02/join-up.html

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  24. Funny... I always think of your writing as similar in a way to Kerouac! I love On the Road. Especially when they are running out of gas and coast down the mountain. So much fun.

    Now I must reread On the Road super soon. My favorite Kerouac quote ever: "I see workers in a dream rushing around carrying staircases, bringing walls, leveling emptiness, worried lest God might think them lazy, and all he wants them to do is rest and be kind."

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  25. I've just found your blog - you are amazing! :)

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  26. I always found beat literature and poetry interesting, but I take it for what it is. I am not sure it is as deep as some people think it to be, but that is just me.

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  27. your boy is adorable!! i love kids fashion and he looks so cute!! love your blog <3 <3


    http://stylingbyjong.blogspot.co.uk/

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  28. On The Road is one I have never gotten around to reading. I think that sometimes a book needs to be read many times before you can truly take it in. The Stranger, is a bit like that x

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  29. "oh, wednesday! blerg blerg": what a perfect description for mid-week. I want to embroider that and stick it on my wall-- hahaha!

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  30. On The Road is a great book, but you are definitely right about having to read it more than once before you'll truly perceive all of it.

    p.s. I'm really glad that January is over too.

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  31. you're stinkin' adorable. i've been following you on vine but had no idea you had a blog! where in the world have i been?

    xo
    brittanykytecreated.blogspot.com

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  32. new to your blog - love the way you take photos

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