On Mondays, we wear red, purple, and denim.
Because we wear pink on Wednesdays. (Ha, ha!)
I got an earlier-than-normal start to my day today, which meant syncing up with my oldest as she got ready for school. It was fun having a sounding board to chat hair, clothes, and make-up!
She’s at the right height and size to start wearing some of my smaller clothes now … obviously the ones that do not fit me at the moment. This happens unintentionally sometimes. Her Dad gets confused because everything looks the same to him now. So, her items end up in my closet, and my items end up in hers ALL THE TIME.
As life speeds up and gets crazier, I’m thankful for these moments with my kiddo.
About 15 minutes before she leaves for the bus: “Mom, it is “Cat in the Hat Day” and I need to dress like the Cat. Can we make a striped hat? Do you have a red bow?”
Ummmmm. Continue reading
A few months ago, I bemoaned online how hard it is to find maternity pants over here.
My friend Jennie in Virginia immediately went out and hit the thrift stores, buying up ALL the black and gray maternity pants, plus these printed maroon skinny pants.
“Skinny and printed!?!” I asked.
She thought the print was cute. Continue reading
Our oldest went on her first date this evening.
He’s Italian-American, the son of family friends visiting from Italy this week. She invited him to her middle-school dance tonight.
Martin drove them. I reassured Martin this evening, telling him not to worry as Miss C is exactly like me when I was her age. There’s no emoji yet that matches his reaction to that.
I served with his mom in the Air Force, and they’ve known each other since they were 13 months old. (Their birthdays are weeks apart.) Our families got together often for playdates when we all lived in DC at the same time.
They had both sets of parents waiting for them when they got home, ready to talk ALL about it!
By all accounts, they had a great time, and we saw pics of them tearing up the dance floor with her friends.
Ahhh, middle school.
I snapped this photo of Martin and the boy after suit shoppin’ in Metzingen for Martin’s new work wardrobe.
If you haven’t already, put Metzingen on your radar for a visit if you need to do some shopping for your wardrobe and you are in the area.
It’s a traditional German city full of outlet stores: Prada, Armani, Burberry, Hugo Boss (which is headquartered there), Gucci, Levi’s, and many more. The shops are scattered throughout the city, so be prepared to do some walking.
Martin picked up a few really fantastic suits and dress shirts marked down 70 percent, saving more than 600 Euros in the process.
I haven’t seen him that excited about a final receipt in nearly two years!
Didn’t you get the memo? It’s jeans, pink, and gray day. I asked her if it was an issue, being so coordinated with Mom, and offered to change, but fortunately, she didn’t mind. Continue reading
The opportunity to incorporate snowmen into my work wardrobe comes once a year.
Now is that time.
Got a TON of compliments on my white and gold outfit today!!!
Of course, my outfit was blue and black. I don’t know why certain things explode on the Internet like “the dress” but it’s interesting, isn’t it? The things that capture our attention. Continue reading
My three-year-old son picked out this vintage shirt today. Unearthed during the move, it’s my preschool shirt from when I was three years old. Faded, but in excellent condition.
Today is the first day I’m wearing magnifying reading glasses … with my contacts. Over the weekend, I went in for an eye exam and learned I need to wear them when working on the computer.
I find this hysterical and fascinating. I don’t entirely understand why I get such a kick out of this. I’ve been wearing prescription eyeglasses ever since the fourth grade. I began wearing contacts when I turned 18. To this day, I alternate between the two, deciding to wear my glasses or my contact lenses based sometimes on fashion, but mostly on how willing I am to poke my eyeballs in the morning. Continue reading