We thoroughly enjoyed our long and glorious three-day weekend. I'm going to kick things off by sharing the unrivaled high point of the weekend, which will reveal a lot about how truly shallow and vain I really am.
On Sunday morning, my parents introduced Matt and I to some friends of theirs at church. As we were shaking hands, this very observant and brilliant gentleman mused (while gesturing towards the general direction of my head/hair) that I "have the Zooey Deschanel thing going on."
I nearly passed out from excitement.
Matt cackled, knowing that that is the HIGHEST COMPLIMENT I CAN POSSIBLY BE PAID.
My mom's face went blank. Huh? Who? What?
He explained, since I was unable to speak. "Your daughter looks like Zooey Deschanel. Your other daughter (my sister was there last weekend) is so blonde, but this one's got the Zooey thing going on!" My mom still didn't know who Zooey Deschanel was, but it didn't matter. This compliment wasn't for Mom, anyway.
Can we all agree that he is probably the smartest man on earth? Yes. And lest you think this was creepy or that he was hitting on me, that totally wasn't the case. It was just a friendly (and brilliant) observation. Later on, as we were leaving, he said "Bye, Zooey!" Hey. If you can't remember my name...I'll take Zooey any day.
Other than being called out as a Zooey lookalike, there were other good things this weekend, too. But I mean...that's pretty tough to beat.
Matt and I spent most of the weekend playing with Carley. Here's how I managed that: early Saturday morning, I texted my brother and said don't be selfish. I need Carley. And like a smart man, he stepped in line and did as he was told. I kept her Saturday for 8ish hours and again Monday for the whole day (until we left to come home)! It was awesome. We spent most of our time playing outside, 'swimming', and going on walks.
Carley looks a lot like I did as a baby. That's fun, really. I don't know if I'll ever have biological kids and get to admire how they have my eyes or nose or whatever...so I take advantage of doing that with Carley when I can! Lucky for her, I guess she'll grow up to have the Zooey thing going on (if she chooses to have bangs and long hair). I wonder if she'll even know who Zooey Deschanel is by then? Such a sad thing to think about.
One of our most striking similarities is our bathing suit physiques. Only it's waaaaaaaay cuter on a one-year-old than a 31-year-old.
Whereas Carley's muffin top and squishy thighs incite high-pitched squeals and grins of delight, mine kind of make you want to run and hide your eyes. So unfair...the double standards of baby and grownup beauty...sheesh.
It was a really great weekend. I have about 284 mosquito bites to remind me of the leisurely and muggy hours spent in the back yard. I also have a refrigerator full of my mom's leftovers to make sure my bathing suit bod continues looking like my niece's. Oh, and I did the Sephora Color IQ thing!! It was very enlightening- my skintone number is 1Y06, which is extremely fascinating to you, I'm sure. I'm looking forward to much more confident foundation purchasing in the future...although it'll probably be at Ulta. Sorry, Sephora. Love you and all, but a) there isn't a Sephora in Athens, and b) I'm on track to get Platinum status in the rewards program at Ulta this year, and that means I need to keep spending every one of my makeup dollars there. No dabbling in other stores and wasting those potential points!!
Hope your (short) week is off to a great start!!