October 19, 2010

a list of little things | moments i realize i'm (sort of) a grown up

when I put bowls of fruit out on the dining room table.

when I spend an afternoon reading recipes and cooking chili in a slow cooker.

when I replace picture collages of friends with framed art.

when my to-do list includes the dry cleaners, paying bills, and mopping.

when the absolutely perfect gift I receive is a dictionary. (Yes, Radley bought it for me!)

when I say the words: "I'm attending a writers conference next month."

when I find myself opting for pajama-clad movie nights over high-heeled late nights.

when I find myself packing ziploc bags of multivitamins for a weekend trip.

when my bookmarks include the Huffington Post, the NY Times, and the New Yorker.

... and when I actually say: "Honey, I'm home!"

(Photo: dave collie)

10 comments:

Caroline said... [Reply to comment]

I love opting for pj nights and making chili!! I guess everyone is growing up. Hugs and Love! xo

britni @ Antika Moda said... [Reply to comment]

great post, I will always opt for PJ's and a good flick! :)

Emily said... [Reply to comment]

I do every single one of those. I can even add another for you: I went to my refrigerator around 10 p.m. one night and was upset because I only had water and one beer. I wanted something healthy and nourishing. I almost went out on a juice run.

Erica said... [Reply to comment]

I'm totally on-board with stay-in nights over late nights out. In fact, I really look forward to weekend nights in with a bottle of wine and m'love. It takes something very important or exciting -- like a good friend's birthday or the birth of a child -- to bring me out.

(I love your blog!)

Cheers!
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Ana* said... [Reply to comment]

In my case, staying in nights win over late nights out. Also, Doing my own grocery shopping give me that feeling of adulthood :)

brlracincwgrl said... [Reply to comment]

Love this post! <3

annie said... [Reply to comment]

I laughed through all of these... Isn't it funny how quickly we become "grown-ups"? And isn't it nice to know that we don't ever have to all-the-way grow up?

Michelle said... [Reply to comment]

hahaha I'm so guilty of all of these.

Anna said... [Reply to comment]

i LOVE this. & how flippin' sweet of radley. He gives me hope that not all boys are jerk-a-sauruses. Love to you sista!
xo-

Anna said... [Reply to comment]

p.s. i totalllly thought it said image source "dave coulier" & i was like WHAT UNCLE JOEY IS A PHOTOGRAPHER NOW?! (A STILL LIFE PHOTOGRAPHER?!?!)