I’m running late to school pick-up, so I call Pax’s phone. He picks up. I hear chewing in the background.
“Pax?” I say. “It’s Mum! I’m running late, but I’ll be there in 3 min!”
He’s still chewing, and I can hear him rustling around.
“Pax? Can you hear me?”
I hear his little, “hey-lo” so I launch back in. “Ok good…as I was saying, I’m running just a few minutes late, so go ahead and start playing, if you need something find one of the other mums, Ok? I think Linzi should be the—“
My phone cuts off with a BEEP.
Annoyed (and still walking) I call back. He answers, still chewing. “Pax, what are you eating? Did you hear what I said?”
More chewing. OMG. I make a mental note to go over phone etiquette with him. Clearly, these kids are only used to texting.
“Pax!” I say, trying to interrupt his chewing. “PAAAAX.” Finally, I hear him answer.
“Hey-lo,” he says.
“Ok buddy, I’m running late but I’m ALMOST THERE. Go play.” I say, quickly.
I hear more chewing sounds (what is this kid even eating?) then a muffled “call me later”.
“Pax,” I say. “That is NOT how we hang up the phon—“
BEEP. The call ends.
I call back one more time to verify. This time, when he “answers” I say nothing. I hear (just like before) chewing sounds. This goes on for quite some time, and then I hear him say, “hey-lo,” followed by…more chewing.
I wait, listening. He is still chewing. And chewing. And then — when I’m about to LOSE my MIND from what has turned out to be several minutes of chewing sounds — I hear his voice.
“Call me later,” he says.
Dammit. It’s his voicemail.
It’s been raining…and I’ve been wearing the heck out of that gorgeous Barbour raincoat I picked up at the Nordstrom Anni Sale. It’s so chic on, and I’ve been getting a ton of compliments. Happily, it’s fully stocked at Nordstrom Rack (exact green color and everything). Also available in plus sizes, too.
Cuuuute. Small biz Social Threads is offering 20% off this weekend, and I have my eye on this entire outfit. Seems like a festive (but cool) go-to for most holiday functions. (Just add red lips.)
“Casual” is a nice way of putting it. Abby and I just filmed an Amazon Live on my Holiday Entertaining Essentials for the Casual Host. Mike and I entertain a ton (at least we did, pre-coronavirus), but our “style” is more last-minute spontaneous than Pinterest perfect. That said, there are a few products that make it easy to throw a party together. (But if you come over, you’re still gonna have to help.)
For the guys. While we were home visiting family this summer, I bought Mike this Kule jacket at a local boutique (oh hey Getz’s). It’s finally cold enough to wear, and it looks SO GOOD on (he can even layer over a sweater). Oooo…this jacket is also available in a lined version. Highly recommend either one.
What I’m wearing right now: Abercrombie’s classic sweatpants (aka the best classic sweats I’ve ever found), and matching turtleneck sweatshirt. If you’ve been a newsletter subscriber for a while, you may have seen this set featured (several months running) in our ‘this month’s most-worn item’ feature.
Just launched!!! Our Holiday Central is live, gang! It’ll be “officially” launched on Monday (I know most of you guys are busy with Halloween fun this weekend), but if you want an early look, I added it to our top navigation bar. Think: gift guides, holiday outfit ideas, and — yup — holiday sales info (including Black Friday).
Happy Halloween, everyone!!