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Friday, March 30, 2012

My Evening With Mayim Bialik

Was awesome. Seriously.

You can read all about it here.

And said it my best Joey Lawrence impression, "Whoa!"

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

That Moment When

A turn of phrase I've been seeing more often lately is "that moment when." Usually, it's followed by something awkward, like realizing you left your wallet at home after you've unloaded a full cart of groceries in front of the cashier, but sometimes, it's a moment of awe. I experienced one of those last night.

That moment when you're living a dream come true that you never fully realized you had.

While I was cleaning up from dinner, sweeping the floor like every other night, Marc sat down at the piano with Hannah. She's working on "Puff the Magic Dragon" for her upcoming "recital" (in quotation marks because it's a very low-key affair) and the piece has a duet component. They sat together trying to get their timing in sync while Max attempted to sing along. Of course Max's singing proved too distracting and everyone got a little frustrated. But from my vantage point in the kitchen, it all sounded lovely. My husband and my two children were making music together.

There are those moments when I'm doubting myself: for being too young, for not having made all the right decisions, for moving too fast, for stumbling, for being closed off. But sometimes, I catch the glorious moments too, and last night was a good one.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Five Years

Today marks the fifth anniversary of The Life of LilMisBusy.

While that may seem amazing to no one except me, allow me a moment of reflection. I've really enjoyed having this medium as a journal of my life, and I've loved the many interactions I've had with family and friends because of it. Design-wise, I haven't changed a thing since that first day, and I kind of like it that way. I want this spot to be about what I'm actually saying, not the super cool graphics or ads.

That might put me at odds with many of the blogs I follow (do you have one I should be reading?). But for me, blogging has always been about the stories. I'm interested in the minutiae of life: how you spend a weekend, your parenting decisions, your health crises, your fears and triumphs. There's nothing more fascinating to me than getting to know people, and my primary motivation for starting all this was to give a little piece of myself back to all those I'm reading about along the way. When you leave me a comment or start a conversation by saying "so I read that post of yours..." it gives me the opportunity to know more about you too.

So I may not be a huge blogging success, but in my mind, engaging with all of you in this way has made me more successful than I could have dreamed. Maybe I can't measure it in Google Analytics, but it's still meant an awful lot to me.

Five years ago we had LilMisBusy, Mr. Busy, BusyBee and eventually, BabyBee. Life keeps getting busier, and I hope I can continue to share it with you. Here's to the next five years.

(Okay, one more thing. I decided to look at old pictures to see what I looked like in March 2007 and how much I've aged. The one picture I'm in from that month happens to be in the same shirt I'm wearing RIGHT NOW. So I guess five years doesn't really change much!)

Then:



Now:

Monday, March 12, 2012

Wanted: Inspiration

Men, you may wish to skip this post, as I'm going to do something here that I have no right to be doing: I'm going to write about fashion.

I feel like I'm actually aware of what some trends are this spring, and that fact in and of itself feels odd to me. But somehow, pastels, floral patterns and tangerine have made their way into my cluttered stream of consciousness. This is troubling because I'm not a fan of any of those items.

I realize I can't spend 365 days a year in my preferred black ensembles, but I do try hard (evidenced by this recent dress order). At least it incorporates flowers, in a big bold way, right?

So what I'm looking for is inspiration. I can't promise I'll take all of your suggestions, but feel free to lead me in a new direction. What are you looking forward to wearing now that the sun should be shining more?