In the Moment

Posted On: 12.05.12

So. I have been trying to pinpoint just why this new type of blogging I’m doing is making me feel so happy, and alive, and I think it has to do with time. With feeling in the moment, and blogging in the moment. For me, there is really something truly exhilarating about experiencing something, a small story, and then being able to steal a few minutes to write about it.

Like I’m doing right now.

I just picked up Big Girl from school. And on the way home, we popped into the Starbucks on my corner for my afternoon fix. And the moment I walked through the door, Natalie Merchant sang something to me, to us: These are the days to remember… And oh how I smiled. And my girl pointed at the snowman cookie in the little glass case and I ordered my enormous sugar-free mint cappuccino and the barista whom I love was wearing this hilarious and amazing Santa hat with elf ears pointing through… And she told me that Big Girl has my eyes.

And as I was stirring my Splenda in, my girl waiting patiently by my side in her peacock blue coat, it hit me: This is it. These tiny moments. And we skipped home and I snapped a few of my girl, my biggest girl, my buddy. And I sipped my coffee, waking up, and up, and up.

This is it.

Oh, and...

Fashion advice... tight eggplant wool cocktail dress (think: Victoria Beckham) or poufy black wool t-shirt dress (think: Audrey Hepburn)? Will wear either one with fabulous gold sequined heels for our Christmas party this weekend. Maybe I should post a pic here of me in each and ask you all to vote? :)

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9 Comments for: "In the Moment"
  1. This is it. Life itself!! xoxo

  2. Oh, how I love your blog. Just found you a few days ago and can’t stop reading. xoxo

    • Aidan Donnelley Rowley

      Wow. Thanks so much, Sara. Feel free to tell everyone you know about ADR :) in all honesty, I’m feeling this newfound and profound desire to grow and to reach people… It’s a really wonderful feeling actually.

  3. Sam

    I love the combination of eggplant and gold. And am now thinking that I need to find some sequined heels, stat, for a slate of holiday parties in the next couple weeks. Post pictures of both!

    • Aidan Donnelley Rowley

      The heels are insanely cool – and high!! Might post pics but seems kind of, well, frivolous. We shall see!!

  4. I move that we get to vote on your party outfit!!!! :)

    • AG

      I second the motion put forth by Gale! (Do you like how we are incorporating “Robert’s Rules of Order” into our own “ADR Rules of Order” on here?? :)

  5. Jess

    I vote plum but let’s definitely get a chance to vote :)!! And I think that these are the days with my little ones all the time. Just had that same thought today as my daughter played “Sleeping Beauty” in bed in her princess crown and my toddler son crawled in to kiss her. Nothing is sweeter!

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