Hazy Shade of Winter

Boots: Frye Melissa Button Boots
Necklace: Urban Outfitters
"Time, Time, Time, see what's become of me while I looked around for my possibilities. I was so hard to please. Look around, leaves are brown, and the sky is a hazy shade of winter." - Simon and Garfunkel
My mom had a heart attack a few days ago. Thankfully, it was a mild one, and she is home now and almost back to her old self again. It happened while she was with me, and I was the one who drove her to the ER. It was some scary shit, but I'm so glad it's over now, and we can commence with the heart attack jokes.

It's such a surreal thing, watching your parents get old. Hell, it's weird watching myself get older. Oh, and let's not forget about my kids who are quickly becoming "not kids" anymore. I took my 12 year old son out to dinner and a movie Friday night, just he and I. It seemed so strange to have a semi-adult conversation at the dinner table with my son who is almost the same height as me. It was nice, though. I don't get to talk one and one with him that often, because his younger brother and sister demand all the attention. After dinner, I purchased 2 ADULT tickets to a showing of the new Hobbit movie. Yes, in the movie ticket world, my son is an ADULT. Gulp...slow down time! I'm not ready!

I think this Christmas is going to be a pretty special one for me. All my kids are technically still kids, and both of my parents are still here. It's hard to wrap my brain around the fact that the 2 most omnipotent figures in my life will not be here one day. It's hard to imagine that in a few short years, my kids will be adults. And it's hard to believe that, if I'm lucky, I'll be around to see it all. I don't know what Christmases in the future will bring, but for now, I'm really going to try and savor Christmas Present.

Hazy Shade of Winter by Simon & Garfunkel on Grooveshark



  1. I'm so sorry to hear about your mom! It is scary to think about a world without your parents as much as they may drive you crazy sometimes. My dad had a stroke 3 days before my wedding so I can definitely relate. Parents leaving is just one of those scary things that is going to happen someday, ya know? Luckily you'll all be together again some day. Enjoy your holiday and try to not to think about it :)

  2. Sorry to read about your Mum Bonnie, glad she is on the mend. My Dad had a heart attack when he was 35 - I was 10 so old enough to understand what was going on. He just turned 56 last week and whilst it hasn't always been plain sailing I'm so thankful every day that he is still around, he comes running with me, takes my daughter out etc. Just like a normal mid-50s Grandad should :)
    Have a wonderful Christmas and happy start to 2014 x x

  3. I'm glad your mom is doing well!
    I know it's scary to think that our loved ones won't be here one day.
    I used to think about it every day. My dad turned 80 last year and my mom will be 69 this year. They don't have health problems, but death doesn't always choose the sick ones.
    Sometimes when I day dream about the near future I wonder if my parents will be around.
    One of my cats is getting very old and I just few days ago I noticed how he looks and act old. I wonder how much time he has left. Life can be tough! It's hard sometimes to see the world go by you, and see people coming and going (being born and die).

  4. Sorry to hear about your mom but you are rocking that dress! Also very envious of your weather. :)

  5. Hi! Love your blog! I love how you styled this dress, I have it too :D
    Just one question, the tag says dry clean only, did you dry clean it, or washed it? And if you washed it, did it shrink, or looks fine? Help appreciated :) thanks and sorry for the so many questions!



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