aisforamy: december 2011 (Default)
My and my sister and kids went to downtown Mesa for their second Friday street festival event (they have a different themed event on the second Friday of every month) for the Steampunk event last night! There were great vendors, and fun, steamy band, and a fashion show that Robert (my older son) participated in at the last moment, just for kicks. Yes, my son is six inches taller than me.

Me and Robert, just before the event. Cut for huge pic that I was too lazy to crop )

There is also a little video snippet of the fashion show here:¤t=100_0312.mp4

About eighty percent of our outfits came from Goodwill!
aisforamy: december 2011 (Default)
Yesterday was a nice day. It was my sister's birthday and we went to see my niece's new baby, Dylan. He's beautiful (though I may be biased). We cooed over him for a couple of hours then went shopping and had the (diet approved) lunch I packed. As much as I hate them, I broke down and bought a pair of flip flops. As often as I go for pedicures, it seemed prudent to have them on hand for when my toes aren't quite dry.

As mentioned, I got my haircut yesterday, and after styling it this morning, I have the urge to go back and kick the girl who cut it in the shins. I knew the bangs were way too short when I left, and that she'd taken off closer to two inches than one. I was not happy, but my hair grows pretty fast. The thing I didn't notice yesterday was that I have a random layer in my hair on ONE side that was not there before! What the heck? For today, a barrette is is my quick fix.

I also woke up this morning feeling gross. I have a scratchy throat and a runny nose. How many times can I get this cold? I swear that the school should implement a rule that kids the come to school with a cough must wear surgical masks. We had two girls in class coughing and hacking all of last week, and neither one of them could remember to cover their mouths. I predict that I am not going to be the only person with a cold at school today. *Medicates and packs tissues and sanitizer*

Other than that, life is good. The diet is going okay--it's not very exciting, but I don't want food to remain the focus of my life in the future. Especially in my family, we use food to reward, comfort, entertain, etc. I need to find other outlets and ways to spend my time than going to restaurants when I want a night out. I could probably easily buy a new pair of shoes or something else a month if I cut out my eating out budget. I have a feeling I'll be seeing a lot of movies in the future, too, to avoid the restaurant trap.

Anyway, I didn't mean to ramble on. I need to pack my kids' lunches and get out the door for work. I hope everyone else is having a great day!
aisforamy: december 2011 (last supper)
My sister graduated from ASU, Summa Cum Laude with a BSW tonight, and I am very, very proud of her. She has worked hard, and has been accepted into the accelerated Master's program, so will have her Master's degree in Social Work at this time next year.

We went to dinner afterward, where my diet got chucked out the window in favor of southwest cuisine and a half a piece of fudge pie. I don't regret it.

Mother's day is this Sunday, and even though I am hosting family dinner, I might take the first part of the day to drive up with my sister and visit our parents' (and grandparents') graves. My father died on mother's day (May 12th) ten years ago, so it's kind of a double whammy for us. I miss them both every day, and wish I could make the trip up there more often.

It's about an hour and a half each way, so we could easily be home in time for family dinner. Especially if I just have chicken salad sandwiches, or something that I can make ahead of time.

For now, I am very tired, and am going to bed.

To any and all I am threading with? I will tag tomorrow, when my brain is not so fuzzy and half-dead.



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