i’ve got the eye of the tiger. occasionally.

remember the scene in You’ve Got Mail. meg ryan in the supermarket line. folks behind her are irritated. well. that’s how my day started only that actually wasn’t the start. it had gone down hill hours earlier.

i’m flying through publix, in my sweaty workout garb which is the only way those employees ever see me, for the third time this week already. which is due in fact to the inadequacy of my lack of list making skills but that’s a confession for another day. so i’m in the check out line, minding my own sweaty business, loading up my groceries, while i’m texting something along the lines of “ohmygosh. i never called you on your birthday. i mean i gave you a social media shout out but i didn’t call you and actually wish you happy birthday, like live. i love you. are we still friends” to a precious friend. i sense the lady behind me is glancing up to the sign & at that point i realize it’s actually the express lane. and i have more than 10 items. like i probably have 18 items. so i finish the text and tell the lady behind me with her one item that she may go ahead. she smiles. i then realize the lady behind her is now looking up at the sign so i tell her she too can go ahead of me. lady #1 was grateful and smiley. lady #2 remained irritated at my multitasking debacle of the express lane. and was unaffected by my line maneuver generosity.

well i had to hurry up & get home because my day had started 5 hours prior with a “your website is under attack”. well heck flippin yes. this is exactly how i want to start my day. so i run a quick scan at 6:30 am & realize all is fine. i write my blog post and because in the immortal words of hermione ( harry potter anyone), my priorities are sorted out & i head to spin class.

well on the way to spin class i make one of two groveling phone calls to two different friends. not to be confused with the aforementioned birthday girl. the first one involved “im sorry my email made you feel i was telling you i didn’t have time for you” and the second one went something like ” i’m sorry i never called you back about getting together this weekend”.

clearly i’m a friendship failure. and its only wednesday. and mind you, at this point, it’s not even 9:30. dude.

thankfully my spin class smackdown involved a playlist with very loud macklemore, katy perry and pitbull which truth be told, are the perfect distraction for all things real life related.

by 4pm i had heard back from 2 of the 3 girlfriends & we were all aok. i heard back from google that my site had been reviewed and i was good to go. dinner was in the oven and i was 1.3 pounds lighter post spin class. give or take.

if i ever give you reason to believe i have my act together, let this service announcement serve as a reality check.

(i’m including completely unrelated images from our vacation…the day savannah rolled in! woop!)


September 6, 2013 - 9:58 am

katie - we vacationed in seaside 2 years ago & had the best time~ the computer that i had uploaded my vacation pictures to, was accidentally reformatted & we lost all but 4 pictures which that i had taken with my phone~ 🙁 it’s fun going through your pictures and seeing places that we enjoyed~ always brings me happy memories!

hope your weekend is relaxing paige~

~katie

September 6, 2013 - 10:09 am

Laurie overholtzer - Oh you don’t know how nice it is to know that even you have days like that! I hope it ended better than it began.
Your photos of your vacation are just lovely! I’d love to see this beautiful place someday.

September 6, 2013 - 10:39 am

sheri - ah haaaa – I had a day like that not too long ago – the only difference when I get nervous I laugh so in the grocery line I was laughing and made the “older lady” behind me even more mad. Then my phone rang and it was Sav and I ALWAYS answer my phone when my kids call and I know they are driving – it just went on and on. LOL – have a great weekend!!!!!

September 6, 2013 - 11:49 am

Peggy - Oh Paige, honey, I have to admit I had to chuckle when I read this… because I know exactly where you are coming from! Had one of those days this week except I accidentally sent a text that I did not read close enough… lets just say I HATE auto-correct. Sometimes I say things I would NEVER say in real life, all because of autocorrect. Thankfully it was my dear husband who received the text (and no it wasn’t even meant for him!) however he did get quite the laugh out of it! Still ribbing me about it! (yes insert palm to face and serious red face with that one!)

Thank you for sharing your lovely vacation photos with us! Now I’m off to playing chauffeur again… when will November get here? too soon and yet not soon enough! ha ha!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

September 6, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Deborah - We’ve all had those days. Love your sheer shirt with yellow and orange flowers. Looks so pretty on you. Have a blessed weekend.

September 6, 2013 - 3:55 pm

Robin at Recess - Your girls are all so beautiful! And your little one…she can NOT smile without crinkling her nose, right? Precious.

September 6, 2013 - 5:29 pm

Mickey - Paige, I just purchased a Noonday bracelet and listed you as my ambassador. I wasn’t sure if that was the right thing to do, but you are where I got all the information about Noonday. It is the Embira seed bracelet, the white one with sporadic color beads placed in it, you recently showed it on a post, I can’t wait to receive it. Love reading your blog and hearing about your fun family, also enjoy all the fashion, decorating etc… Have a glorious weekend! Mickey

September 7, 2013 - 7:32 am

tara - THOSE days happen at least once a week around here.
I probably need to make a few phone calls to a couple of friends….but here’s the truth, I’m way harder on myself than others usually are, and I’m doing the best I can in this new season. Here’s to hoping they are giving me grace in their hearts. 🙂

Kudos to you for checking in with them.

I heard ROAR for the first time a few weeks ago and I jammed out in the car all by myself. Hilarious.

September 8, 2013 - 9:59 pm

Andrea - wowza…what a day. One that is best seen from the other side. Tomorrow is a whole new day!!!! have a great Monday!

btw…I could look at pictures of seaside every.single.day (thank you!)

September 9, 2013 - 8:23 am

Lori H - nice to know that other people have those kind of days! Great photos too.

September 9, 2013 - 2:39 pm

Ella - I just had to comment on how beautiful you & Dan look! Not only are you a photographer, but you are photogenic too!
As for the hard day, they are part of normal life.

September 10, 2013 - 9:34 am

Sarah L. - LOL!!! No really. I can’t believe it, you’re human like me.

I felt like I might be over hearing someone describe me. Too funny. Life is short, I’ve decided that I want people to laugh with me and even at me. If we’re laughing then we’re smiling & our troubles are gone at least for the moment & there is almost certainly happiness in our hearts!

Have a great one!

{Completely unrelated – love Caroline’s dress. Where’s from?}

September 10, 2013 - 6:08 pm

Stevie - Hi Paige,
I love your photography and your family is beautiful, but I wonder (non-judge mentally, just curious) what your views are on modesty as a Christian wife, mom and friend. I have 7 boys and a hubby and they find women/girls in bikinis and low cut tops or short shorts and skirts as a struggle to stay pure as men. I know men/boys are supposed to stay pure minded but how do we teach our daughters (i have one) to be modest in todays culture. We aren’t even super conservative ourselves, but wonder what your definition of modesty is. Even the Roar video is so sexual…how could a man watch that and not be tempted to lust?
I respect your view, but wonder how you see it.
Thanks for your time!
Stevie