mellow yellow

1.25.10 blog

I think that I subconsciously wore black today to mourn the loss of our perfect weekend. I got to meet, see and drink wine with my absolute favorite musical duo in the entire world, Over the Rhine. It was surreal. I can’t even explain it. And the best part? I wasn’t awkward. Normally I freeze up and say something embarrassing when I meet new people but I didn’t. Even my husband said that I wasn’t awkward. This is a milestone here, people. And although it was probably just another concert for them, I’ll never forget that Saturday night.
So my husband found another great location outside of the library. We found these fabulous stone steps with grass growing up through them (I love when that happens). Every few steps there are little mosaic tiles that create scenes out of children’s stories. How had we not seen this before? I kind of feel like I’m somewhere other than south Texas. It feels a little European, no?
I have such a love-hate relationship with this skirt. Definitely more love than hate. It was a christmas gift two years ago from my husband. He knew that I wanted it very much but it was like a million dollars (as most things j.crew are). It went on sale but I never bothered to purchase it because we needed to spend money on gifts for others and not for myself. (Sadly I fight this temptation every year). But on Christmas morning I open up a package and there it is — the little mustard pencil skirt I had been wanting. Isn’t that sweet? I only hate it because it wrinkles so much. Sorry for the post-work cubicle-inducing wrinkles, they are inevitable.
Thank you guys for all of the sweet words you sent me over the weekend. My dad is doing much better — he is on a new medicene and the doctors are hopeful that this one will work. Fingers crossed.

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  1. amy says:

    I'm glad you got to meet Over the Rhine, that your Dad is feeling better, and that we got to see you & B tonight.
    Many reasons to be glad!

    01.26.10 · Reply
  2. that skirt is gorgeous–and genius the way you belted it.
    i have a similar pencil skirt from j crew that gives me trouble–now i am thinking i can belt it and look as lovely as you.

    01.28.10 · Reply
  3. I'm a new reader and I loved this post! I'm so looking forward to reading more of your posts! I added you to my blog roll and am so excited. 🙂

    01.28.10 · Reply
  4. Oh, this is adorable! So put-together! I've added you to my blog reader!

    02.01.10 · Reply
  5. Tamia says:

    Hey, neat! I work in Over-the-Rhine, the area the group is named after. Nice to hear they're as popular on the road as they are here in Cincinnati!


    02.02.10 · Reply
  6. Alicia says:

    I think it's one of those things where you feel like it looks more wrinkled than it really is, because it truly looks great on you! If it's cotton sateen, that's why – I loathe cotton sateen because it always looks wrinkled after 5 minutes.

    Also – I am also forever saying something awkward. It usually happens just as I'm walking away or saying goodbye to someone. Apparently I can't just say, see ya later, and walk away, I need to make everyone wonder what kind of weirdo they just spent 20 minutes talking to. I'm working on it, though!

    02.06.10 · Reply