6.23.2010

(...and in charge)

One more tidbit about doing every single piece of laundry...

When I got to the socks, specifically Luke's socks, I slowed down.  I stared at the basket of mismatched sad old things and wanted to cry.  I imagined myself up-cycling them into puppets or, I dunno, what else do you make out of old worn-out socks? I thought if I did that, I could buy new ones that were all exactly the same as each other and the sock-matching thing wouldn't ruin my life anymore.  I stood there feeling guilty about the unrealistic puppet idea for a minute and then I put them in the trash.  I went to the store.  I bought new ones.  The sock matching thing is not going to ruin my life anymore.  I am pregnant, I get to decide things like this.

This was me, today.

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33 comments:

  1. beautiful you are.
    and the sock matching thing ... just a hint ... my kids think it's fun! it's a matching game! yippee!
    please don't tell them otherwise.

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  2. That is seriously thrilling. I think you have given me a new sock plan.

    And? How cute are you and your pregnant self?! Gorgeous.

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  3. Yes! The old toss out the old socks and buy new ones that all match trick! My mom has always been a big fan of that one.

    You look fantastic, and I love your chalkboard.

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  4. You are so lovely that it makes my head ache.

    (and the chalkboard wins)

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  5. you are stunning.

    and socks are definitely my nemesis in this house - i just went and bought ken 6 new pairs of dress socks yesterday b/c i'm tired of having to do laundry so often.

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  6. You look incredible :)
    And love the new design/photos up top!

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  7. You look amazing...love the chalkboard too!

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  8. You are so beautiful!!

    And, I did that with Stephan's socks a few weeks after getting married. It's amazing how a ton of mismatched socks can ruin a gal's day. I thought I was going to go crazy. After those few weeks, I made myself a promise. If a sock sits around unmatched through a whole cycle of laundry it gets tossed.

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  9. I hate orphaned socks. But I love this picture. You are seriously stunning.

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  10. You are adorable.

    Just throw the socks in a drawer and let him deal with matching them.

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  11. Erin, this is your mom. You are now in charge of the socks at my house. Please help.

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  12. Beautiful, gorgeous, and definitely not large. Also, socks are overrated. Who needs 'em?

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  13. Such a BEAUTIFUL picture! And I LOVE your way of solving the sock matching problem - when you're pregnant you definitely get to choose ;). I heard a great tip for washing socks the other day - get one of those lingerie washing bags and use it to put all the little baby/kid socks that so easily get lost in the wash. That way you won't lose anymore socks. I'm going to have to try that too!

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  14. i love this image with the chalkboard, beautiful pregnant woman :)

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  15. Unbelievable how beautiful you are inside and out. But I believe it.

    Steph

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  16. pregnancy suits you. you wear it well.

    nell

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  17. Good, good choice. Buying new socks is one of life's happy moments. and you are looking amazing. Wow, I can't wait to see you (in one week).

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  18. YOU ARE SO CUTE AND WHY HAVE WE NOT BEEN HANGING OUT! And don't even get me started on the sock bin...

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  19. What a great shot, expression, all of it. super duper.

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  20. Darling woman, you are super gorgeous!! Wow. Just... wow. Yay for you! (And Yay for 32 weeks!!)

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  21. Mis-matched socks are often my excuse to go to TARGET...we need more socks! ;)

    I'm jealous of your belly (we are done baby making) you look BEautiful! :)

    Stacy

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  22. are you are such a beauty. SUCH a beauty.

    I love your chalkboard and paint color and lighting, and you just look so serene and beautiful.

    wish I lived close enough to come steal you away for rootbeer floats.

    xo elizabeth

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  23. I recently went through two garbage bags full of mismatched socks, threw away the ones that didn't have a pair, and wound up with 1/2 a basketfull of pairs.
    & you're gorgeous.

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  24. look at you with 26 comments!
    You have arrived my dear. ;)
    You look awesome, not large.

    I don't blame you for throwing away the socks.
    I keep my for art rags...but that's because I feel guilty throwing them away. We are so the same you and I.

    But you did the right thing!! haha

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  25. You look WONDERFUL! Oh how I wish I looked that good at 32 weeks! Love how beautiful that belly is! And socks? forget it...it is a losing battle. me losing to the socks.

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  26. First of all, you look adorable!
    Secondly, I gave up the sock fight a long time ago. We will throw out Jason's socks every couple of years and get a crazy amount of new ones because it's a pain to try to match them all!

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  27. Oh you are BEAUTIFUL Mama!!! Just glowing.

    I love your sock plan. I have had to do that. I felt a small twinge of guilt and then decided that it will be okay and all will not be destroyed if I don't upcycle the socks :)
    xoxo

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  28. that was totally my decision for my son's socks - they are all exactly the same to I never have to match anything up. I don't even bother folding them in pairs anymore since he just takes them all out of the drawer and unfolds them anyway. Still drives me nuts when I'm stuck with a loner though.

    by the way, you are gorgeous!

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  29. Oh my! You are BEAUTIFUL. Your rosy cheeks. Your pretty eyes. Your perfect smile.

    Pregnancy suits you well.

    stephanie@metropolitanmama.net

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  30. oh mama. how i wish i could be erin-pregnant. you are so beautiful!

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