Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Me, vintage?

I'm browsing through vintage paper selections on Ebay when I see a title that reads something like "Vintage Paper Doll Kit (1979)". I did a double take and let out a huge I-don't-believe-what-I've-just-read gasp! According to that title, I (at the ripe old age of 28) am vintage which means either I am characterized by enduring appeal or I'm outmoded. I certainly hope it's the latter though I do feel the tiniest bit outmoded when around anyone more that four years younger than me. (What do you mean you don't know what a Walkman is?)

It's only the middle of the week and yet weekend plans abound. This time of year brings out the extrovert in me. Erin and I will be going to Ardenwood Farm on Saturday where I will be doing my first official family photo shoot with my friend Gina and her family. I am beyond nervous! It's not a paying gig or anything, but just to know that someone is expecting something scares me! If we can walk away with a dozen quality shots I'll be relieved.

On Saturday I'm waking the family up bright and early to go to the San Jose Christmas Parade. We went last year and absolutely loved it! Afterwards will hang out at Christmas in the Park and look at all the wonderful displays while we sip hot cocoa and pretend it's cold outside. We might even try out ice skating, but I'm not making any promises.

The one small thing that might throw a wrinkle in my pristine plans is the nasty cold that snuck up on me Monday. My head is full of yuckiness and my nose won't stop dripping.

My darling daughter is thrilled that I finally signed her up for piano lessons. Prodigy that she is, she has been teaching herself using YouTube. She looks up videos of people playing a song and then watches it over and over until she can play it. She's been dedicated to learning this way for a month now which is more than enough to prove to me that she'll stick with the lessons. The last thing I want is to have to fight her to get her to go to another lesson which is exactly what happened when I signed her up for the gymnastic lessons she just had to have. I'm really excited for her and am looking forward to seeing her progress.


Katt said...

oh for those days again, the joy of Christmas time and children. I hope you have a wonderful time and that the cold goes away soon.
I am excited for Erin and her lessons also, do you remember when she was little and we had the piano? she used to love to just sit at it and push the keys. Maybe we should have guessed then she would love piano?
Love Ya

R said...

You'll be wonderful on the photo shoot.
Loved my music lessons. They are the source of any discipline I possess.
I heart parades.
Thanks again with the help on the draft! :)

Anonymous said...

Yes...we are vintage (granted I am a bit younger :) When I turned 21 I told my dad that all of the "fun" birthdays were over. He corrected me by saying, "when you turn 25 you'll be an antique." It makes me smile everytime I think of it!
Your weekend plans sound like so much fun! Like I keep saying, I can't wait until one day we actually live near each other! I am excited for Christmas this year! This year I bought a book to walk me through the advent season. I just got it in the mail today and I felt like it was Christmas as I opened the box! I feel like ever since I became an "adult", Christmas just hasn't been the same. I'm hoping to really experience it this year. The book looks really good...I can't wait to start it.

Anonymous said...

Whoops...I forgot to sign my name on the was from me...Jen :)

aola said...

You are such a neat (talk about vintage..)person.

Your plans sound wonderful, I hope your weekend turns out just the way you want it to.

I stuck every instrument I could in front of my kids hoping they would find one they love - they did.

Hoo Ray for Erin!!

Kristen said...

I am excited for the photo shoot and the parade for you! How fun. Sounds like Erin is already dedicated to learning it and enjoys it...

Unknown said...

Women are like wine, we get much better with age.

Unknown said...

And shoot a zillion photos, that way you'll get much more good than you think.

Take extra batteries, and extra memory.

Relax, have fun, and trust yourself. You do great work!

I wanna see when you are done!