Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Planning ahead; Fashionably late

The due date has come and gone and there's still no arrival at our house. We'd gotten the room arranged and the car seat installed and extra food cooked and stored in the deep freeze, so we're just kind of waiting. We figured we might end up at the hospital this past weekend, and when it didn't happen I decided to spend an entire day in the garden instead. The scarecrow needs a new outfit as well. His pants are torn into strips near the hems and his OCBD has pieces missing that went into building a squirrel nest (no joke).

The freeze cut-off date still isn't for several weeks, but we thought we'd take our chances. We've been saving milk jugs for months to serve as miniature hot-houses, so I turned our four beds and planted 16 tomato, 12 pepper, 3 squash, 3 pumpkin, 3 cantaloupe, and 4 basil plants. There are a few smaller spots that we'll fill in when and if we get the chance.

outfit detail
Despite another real burst of spring weather, I kept it subdued today with a vintage Brooks Brothers repp tie, a navy jacket and university-stripe OCBD.

outfit with green grass
Gray chinos and burgundy penny loafers rounded things out.

star magnolia tree
The magnolia is blooming and the grass is greening up, so even the snow forecasted for later in the week won't last long.

Spring will be here soon enough, and hopefully another arrival will grace us with her presence in the near future as well.


  1. Your colleagues sit on pins and needles, Good Sir. We await the news, photos, particulars, etc. of the wee one, and we wish you fantastic joy of your first-born. She is obviously not as punctual as her father concerning deliveries (your tie arrived... thank you).

  2. Aaron, you´re looking great and will surely make up for the best dad in the world. Hope everything will come out smoothly (figuratively speaking, if you will *g*) and you´re breaking of the new family life soon!

  3. I've never seen such a well dressed scarecrow, and the milk jug idea is a great one. The outfit is a classic as always. Please do update us when the hour arrives!

    BTW I received the pants, they fit excellently, thank you. I wore them the other day with a navy blazer, light blue OCBD, repp tie and bit loafers. Haven't had any time for thrifting recently but when I do I'll be sure to search on your behalf.