Monday, July 11, 2011

Flowers from Toddlerina

We had massive storms in Chicago this morning.  It was a record for ComEd in the number of folks left without power.  We lost ours in the first 3 minutes.  

I had to cancel my work from home day without power.  I may slack when I work from home, but not having an internet connection is a dead giveaway.

I said good bye to all the fresh groceries I had put into the fridge yesterday in my new Effort to Eat Healthier.  Waste of money.  I put my dogs in kennels in the dark with a flashlight, hoping the batteries would last until power was restored.  Guilt.

I got dressed in the dark and put on clothes that did not need ironed.  I had product-free, air-dry hair that I went to sleep with wet the night before.  Ugly.  I gave a brief prayer of thanks I was not born in the 1800's.

It was a loooong and very hot day.

Toddlerina picked me some flowers when we came home from school.

Can you see how beaten they are?  Past their prime?  Hell, one of them has no petals. 

Sentimental fool that I am, I send you all my very best withered, tired, but oh so beautiful flowers.  

They made my day.


  1. Lovely! I can't wait until a toddler makes me smile on my worst of days:). So glad you are otherwise doing fabulously!!!

  2. I think they're absolutely the most beautiful flowers ever. And gorgeously captured. Thank you for sharing. And I am intensely jealous if your storms and hot weather! It's mid winter in Melbourne. Thinking of you my pregnant friend.

  3. Beautiful flowers. They've brightened my day, too.

  4. AHHH soo cute...

  5. Awwwwww, of course they made your day! Way better than a bouquet of perfect roses. A huge BOOO! on the power loss, though. Certainly makes one grateful for the wonders of the modern world. We're without water again today, and it's like camping in the most luxurious cabin ever.

  6. Beautiful post, lady. Toddlerina is a such a great girl.

  7. This looks like a shot from Catalog Living. Perfect color contrasts! Went on hike w/ my younger friends yesterday and came back w/ large wildflower bouquet. Hope the weather has improved and you are keeping comfortable!

  8. Roccie, my domain name expired and it was sold. :( I'm devastated. I'm now on blogspot again. . Please update and keep in contact! So sorry. :(

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