Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Sorry I've been neglecting this blog.  I thought of a good topic this afternoon that I'm going to try to post on soon.  Little man started soccer on Saturday which was precious and then I got sick with strep that night and am finally feeling better today.  Still I'm tired and I think BT is getting sick.  Better him than Bub, but still.  The weather is gorgeous though which makes the sickness all the more sadder.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

New hair

I got my first highlights when I was 19 and I have been highlighting/dyeing my hair ever since.  I usually just put in blond and/or red highlights into my naturally medium brown hair to give it a little lift, but around April or May I dyed it dark red.  I liked it well enough, but recently decided I wanted to do something different.  I've never gone darker only lighter and usually with highlights.  Also I've done home coloring, only gone to a salon.  Well, last night my aunt dyed my hair dark, dark brown out of a box.  I used Revlon Colorsilk Dark Brown.  I liked it.  It smelled nice and it came out great.  It is really dark and will take some getting use to, but I think I'm going to like it.  It will be good for the fall and winter.

Monday, September 13, 2010

In which I complain about my husband losing weight

Yesterday BT comes up to me with the measuring tape.  He wants to measure his waist; which of course he has to do right in front of me so that I get the maximum impact of how much weight he has lost.  Now I have been working hard exercising for the past few months and even since November of last year trying to change my eating habits.  And Mr. Lose-the-Weight is just dropping it like no problem.  Of course, it is because he has diabetes and his body's response was to start dropping weight off.  But now he is all rubbing it in my face.  Honestly, he doesn't mean to, he is just happy not to be fat anymore.   But still.  Now he is back to the weight he was when we meet.  I wish I was...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

And I'm back...

We had a nice time though I'm not sure everyone else did.  Half the family was cranky all weekend long.  I was just trying to get along and enjoy the quiet, the beach, and my drink.  I feel like I succeeded for the most part.  Little man loved the beach specifically the sandy part.  He was a little less enamoured of the water though once he got used to it on both days he had fun in it.  The first day we had a great sandbar right in front of us and he loved that.  The second day his grandfather and one of the family friends that came along made a sandcastle and they had toy knights and soldiers and so Bub spent quite a while playing castle.

The weather was beautiful and not too hot with a nice breeze especially in the mornings.  The water wasn't the best I have seen, too many sea hares and too much seaweed where we were, but it was pleasant outside and nice to be away from home and work.  We went to the beach for two days and then came home on Monday.  We didn't do too much other than that.  Just hung around.  The drive home was ridiculous though.  It's normally a 6 hour drive, but it took us 8.5 hours to get home.  It was insanely back up almost the whole way home.  So we are all super tired today.  Funny how that much driving can wear you out.

Friday, September 3, 2010

The Beach

Mardi Gras 2009
I am not a big fan of the beach in general.  Salt water makes my skin feel weird and it is hot and sticky and sandy and bathing suits are involved.  So yeah not my biggest thing.  But we usually go to my in-laws' condo in Florida for Labor Day.  We didn't last year for some reason, but this year we get to go.  And I need a break from work so bad right now.  So I am actually looking forward to the beach this year.  I've got my cute Lime Ricki swimsuits and I'm ready to get my drink on.  And it is always nice to go with the in-laws since my mother-in-law and youngest sister-in-law (when she is there) will do things for Bub thus taking some of the burden off of me.  And even better he wants them to pay attention to him AND they want to do it so I am not expected to play with him all the time like I am when we are alone and he has some weird separation anxiety and won't let me go.

The last few times we've gone he has been little and he liked the sand but not the ocean so much.  I'm curious to see how this year goes since he doesn't mind too much going underwater but he doesn't want to do it all the time.  And with the waves crashing down and everything, I'm not sure how much he will like it.  But his grandfather has been dying to take him to the beach for a while now so that will be cute.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Lime Ricki Swimsuits

Jenni Tankini
So I finally got two swimsuits for this year.  Yes, I know it is September but I've been swimming a lot more lately and was tired of wearing my two ill-fitting swimsuits from a few years ago.  I found the Lime Ricki swimsuits online and finally ordered some.  A few hits and misses later, I have the Jennie Tankini) and the Balboa Tankini from their Called to Surf line (I am not, in fact, called to surf, but the suits are cute.)  Both are great because they are long and long is good.  No chance of it riding up.  I have the hot pink boy shorts to go with Jenni, but I also own some plain black "hot pant" bottoms that I might wear with it too.  The Jenni is like a faux halter in a way because the support is not coming from the straps around the neck but from the neckline that fits quite a bit like a strapless dress might.  It is a little tighter than I normally wear but for some reasons this doesn't bother me.  And the boy shorts have an wide band on the top so it cuts right under my belly button and that is the right place on me.  I think it looks cute and my mom told me she liked it which means it must be ok. 

Balboa Tankini
The Balboa Tankini is from their limited Call to Surf line.  Some of their stuff looks very pre-teen/teenage but I really liked the print on this one.  It seems a little more adult but still fun.  I even bought the polka-dot bottoms just in case and I'm glad I did because they are extremely cute.  Normally I'm afraid of the cut of regular bottoms but these look pretty good on me and don't cut in an awkward place.  I am very pleased.  My only caveat is that the top straps are a little long and so they don't hold me up as much as I would like.  Obviously this was made for someone with a little less up top than I have.  But it's not a big deal.

I did say I had some hits and misses.  When I ordered the Jenni tankini, I ordered the boy shorts and I liked them, but I always have the thought in the back of my mind that maybe the other pair would have been better so I ordered the original bottoms.  Those did not look that great on me.  They cut at a weird place on my stomach and across my legs.  It was a bit of a mess.  So I sent them back and ordered the black cinch skirted bottoms but that looked a little "old ladyish" for me so back they went. 
So I am extremely happy with what I ended up with.  Maybe I'm not quite as cute as the girls in the pictures, but these swimsuits are so fun and cool that I don't mind.