10.23.2013

PREVIOUSLY, AT THE HOLBROOK HOUSE


oh hey! hi. hiiiiiiiii.

so it's been a hell of a week at sea over here, how are you kids holding up?

brandon's parents are in town. half the time we've spent playing tourist and the other half the time i've spent taking serious advantage of my mother-in-law so i can run off and write in the afternoons. i've been so productive, it's freaky. three days in a row i've kept my nose to the keyboard and completely forgotten that all along all i really meant to do was go play hookie and get a pedicure. 

joe took off monday morning for a leafy drive around new england. dude this is THE TIME. the leaves here in the city are really going for it, i bet the scenery up there is out of control. he keeps texting us photos of these enormous lobsters and oysters that i can only assume he intends to eat. which reminds me! we went to peter luger's over the weekend so all of brandon's wildest dreams could come true. it's been ranked best steak place in the city since the dawn of the cavemen, and now i can confidently add my stamp of approval: peter luger, your name sounds weird but your cows taste fiiiiiiine.

otherwise i've been spending a lot of time at the post office. actually i really love going to the post office! any time i can strategically map out the most efficient way of accomplishing something mundane it makes me oddly happy. plus those machines are fun. i don't know, it gets me going. the other day i was there with a lot of things to ship, i mean i was really in the zone, when i became aware that the lady next to me had a cat in her backpack. by the sounds of things, he wasn't much of a fan of the automated postal service.

we've been enjoying fall, eating everything pumpkin flavored in our path with gusto, plotting our halloween costumes, talking about huck's upcoming birthday party, and listening to a lot of music around the house. huck's discovered his musical side and spends most of the day singing songs and asking "what's that noise?" when a new instrument comes out over the record player. just the other day i had a beethoven record spinning, and huck sat himself down on the carpet and played a determined bit of air piano. his air guitar is another thing all together. once in a fit of musical excitement he played air guitar on a slice of pizza. 

i don't know, my dismounts on these sorts of blog posts are never very graceful so, hey! holbrooks over and out. :)

20 comments :

  1. Love this! What an exciting week! And air guitar on a slice of pizza?! Brilliant.

    http://sometimesgracefully.com

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  2. Yay to getting writing done! I wish I had free time to do some. :) -Hanna Marie

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  3. i'm w/ you on the pumpkin everything bandwagon! and air piano - *hearts*

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  4. OOF, I would kill for a good steak right about now. Okay, fiiiiiiiine, not kill but...you know. Pay money for, as I usually would. Snerrrrk.

    Kudos on all the productive writing - onward and upward!

    Also, I am the queen of crappy dismounts on random blog posts. Just...bah!

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  5. OOF, I would kill for an amazing steak right about now, famished. Okay, fiiiiiine, not kill, just...pay for the steak as I usually would. Bwah!

    Kudos on all the writing productivity, booyah! Godspeed!

    Also, I am the suckiest suck that ever sucked when it comes to crappy dismounts on random blog posts. Trust.

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  6. Those leopard booties!!! Where are they from?

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  7. Those leopard booties!!!! Where are they from? Thanks:)

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  8. the word dismount painted such a hilarious picture. and while the entire post was an entertaining update on the holbrook family state of affairs, the dismount in particular, was my favourite ;)

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  9. LOVE those leopard booties! Weird, but did I miss a post about a haircut? Looks like yours is much shorter.
    PS-That pic of them reading on the couch is so stinkin cute!!

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  10. I love this update. I'm glad to hear you've been getting a lot of writing done and eating some delicious food too!

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  11. I love that picture of you and your man! It makes my heart happy because you two are just so sweet together :)
    So glad to hear that you've been productive with your writing! Can't wait to see where it takes you!!
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

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  12. I know people constantly ask you where your stuff is from but THAT RUG!!!! My fiance and I have been looking for one we could agree on for awhile and I think that one would be it :) Thank you SO much for being such a wonderful part of my day (hope that doesn't sound too creepy), I look forward to everything you write :)
    -kristina

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  13. So cute! I gotta say - I can totally relate to being happy when successfully accomplishing mundane things. It made me literally lol. My friends think i'm crazy when I'm super excited to talk about how i lowered my internet bill or fixed the garbage disposal. Man, i get a little thrill when i pay bills every month. Not because i like paying them, i just like crossing them off my list. We're such adults! (PS: i'm 31, so it's not like being on my own is new or anything, haha.)

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  14. So sweet! Love this update.

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  15. When we were in NYC recently I was going mental over all the pumpkin flavoured-everything at Trader Joe's. Enjoy lucky you!!!!

    xoxo PARIS BEE kids blog

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  16. Are the leopard booties Sam Edelman? Love them and considering purchasing them!

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  17. Love the leopard booties! Are those Sam Edelman? Thinking about getting them myself!

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  18. That second line...is that an "Overboard" reference?

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  19. That second line...is that an "Overboard" reference?

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  20. That second line...is that an "Overboard" reference?

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