Friday, February 27, 2009

It's Official

#1- If I didn't qualify as a mom before, even after 8+ months of pregnancy AND a c-section AND caring for an infant for the past 9 months, as of yesterday I officially fit the bill. Yesterday afternoon I licked my finger and used it to clean something off my daughter's face. And not being satisfied, I then licked the corner of a burpcloth and finished the job. There you have it.

#2- I am officially obsessed with a wedding blog called Melissa's Smitten. It is so fun and has so many inspiring ideas. I love it.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Jumbled Thoughts

I've been MIA for over a week now, partly because Fiance was out of town and my sister was visiting, partly because I've been feeling a little lazy and unmotivated. I have several projects that need to be addressed and yet I can't seem to get any of them moving.

For example... recently Fiance put some shelves up on the wall above the couch (a wide wall w/ a high ceiling- aka my nemesis) for framed black and whites of our family and prints that my sister gifted at Christmas. I have some black and silver frames of various sizes but have hit the wall (literally a few times) because I can't find more inexpensive silver frames for other pictures that I want in the collection. I've hit up all the usual stores and have come up blank. Hence the stopping point.

I really want to get some new pillows for the couch but every time I find some that I like, I bring them home only to realize they are almost exactly the color of the couch. Why does this happen? I'm feeling a little out of sorts because I am running into this same issue over and over again. I think I need to collect my ideas, focus a bit and channel the energy of some of the HGTV gurus.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Off to the Desert

Today we are leaving for a mini-vacation in Indian Wells (adjacent to Palm Desert) at the Fiance's parents' vacation home with some friends. I am so happy to be leaving town for even a few days to relax and recharge. There's something about a change in location that helps me move past the feeling of monotony that I get during winter. Hopefully this weekend will include some time laying by the pool in the lovely sunshine, but even if it doesn't there is still the jacuzzi and plenty of wine to be had.

Better known as the "Pink Palace" due to its almost universally mauve interior paint job, the house is 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with a shared pool, jacuzzi and tennis courts about 10 yards from the back patio. It rests in a small community inhabited by mostly retired folks which actually makes it perfect as a weekend getaway. We are usually the only young people around so there's no searching for a seat at a crowded pool or waiting to use the jacuzzi. All the blue-hairs are inside by the time we put the kids to bed and move outside for adult conversation so there's no one to overhear the not-so-witty banter that comes out after a few drinks.

I'm stocked up on magazines and the ipod is ready to go. Now if I would just quit procrastinating and pack already...

Friday, February 6, 2009

Legwarmers? No, thank you.

Around Halloween, I was in Target and came across a rack of legwarmers in multiple colors. Real actual legwarmers. My first thought was that maybe I should be Jane Fonda the 80s aerobics queen for Halloween. My immediate second thought was "why are there legwarmers in Target?" The last time I owned legwarmers was sometime in the mid to late 80s. I couldn't help wondering if people are actually wearing these hideous garments as a fashion statement or as a joke. I may not be the most fashionably dressed individual in the room, but I keep up with current styles for the most part and let me say here and now that legwarmers will not now or ever again be a part of my wardrobe. This statement may also be applied to boots with fringe, mini-skirts with ruffles, and any sort of colored denim. I've already worn those items at one time in my life and I have no desire to incorporate them into my closet again.

I got to thinking that maybe this is how my mother felt when bell-bottoms and flared jeans became popular again. She had worn those styles when she was much younger and thought it was ridiculous that anyone would want to bring those fashions back from the past. In my delightful teenager way, I simply rolled my eyes and left the room. She looked at pictures of herself in bell-bottoms with the same embarrassed nostalgia that I have when I see my younger self wearing bright colored leggings under skirts, tucked into fringed boots. I saw this exact outfit on a teenager at Noodles yesterday when I was picking up lunch and I couldn't help but smile to myself. I suppose that it's the nature of fashion to be recycled by future generations. Just don't expect to see me wearing pink leggings under a mini-skirt anytime soon.
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