Sunday, January 17, 2010

Mom Fashion

I need help. I am stuck in a fashion vortex. I haven't really bought new clothes in a while. (Although I did score some great stuff at Ann Taylor Loft the other day in a bangin' post-Christmas sale. You might want to check if it's still going if it's your style).

So I need to find new jeans and clothes that are friendly to my new momish lifestyle. Lots of bending over, pumping, camouflaging my still-larger-than-ideal body.

But specifically, I need help with shoes. WHERE do I find cute shoes to run around and do errands in? And where do I find some good shoes for church that are cute, but not platform or stiletto heels, but yet not ballet flats or lame one-inch heels? What have been your go-to fashion items?

Help me out friends! I wear flip-flops or running shoes almost every day and I'm sick of it. As for church I always wear my same high-heeled sandals or high-heeled boots pretty much every Sunday. So come on, throw me something new.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

On the Eve of My 30th Birthday

So I'm about to turn 30. I guess it's kind of a big deal. Three decades old. Old. But actually, I don't feel too bad about it. Mostly, birthdays make me feel grateful. I'm grateful to have lived 30 years in some of the most prosperous times in history, in a free country, with a great family and lovely friends. Add to that a handsome hubby and an adorable baby, and it makes me think "Bring on 30 more years of this stuff - then maybe 30 more after that!"

Anywho...in addition to birthday musings, I'll admit that my Roll Call was somewhat of a failure. I appreciate everyone that commented, but with the exception of Becca outing her mom, I didn't find out about anyone new. Sigh.

In other news, I've relaunched my diet starting Jan 1. But I just ate a donut, two peanut butter cups, and two cookies. Yes, that's bad, but it's my birthday eve, so whatta ya gonna do about it? But as a whole, I have been eating more healthful and less-processed foods. So we'll see how that goes. I also claim exemption for my actual birthday.

No big plans for the day itself, as I am sick and so are Evan and Jack. I had to take Jack to the pediatrician today because he was sick with a fever of 102. Booooo. In the end it wasn't that big of a deal, but I guess it's better to be safe than sorry. The diagnosis was a possible ear infection following a virus that we all had/have, so I got a prescription of amoxicillin for him. Soooo that's a bummer, but the good news is that Jack is as cute as ever, and a cuddly 21 pounds at 6 months old.

I think we will end up treating ourselves to a nice dinner of some sort. Other than that, we're taking 30 pretty easy. Maybe that's part of being 30? No wild parties, etc.? Or maybe that's just us being boringish. Anywho...goodbye 29!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Roll Call

Dear Readers of My Blog:

I wonder who you are. About 15 of you comment on a fairly regular basis, so I know that you read. However, some of you seem to read with some regularity, but never comment, so I'm not sure who you are. Don't get me wrong, I probably have only about 30-40 regular readers (based on Google Analytics), plus the randoms that occasionally drop by, but I'd like to know to whom I'm writing.

Here's where I need to fully acknowledge that I "lurk" on a few blogs. I knew some of the authors years ago but haven't spoken recently. Others are blogs I surfed onto and decided that I like, but don't know the person, so I don't comment.

But still, I'm just putting this out there. If you read the blog and haven't commented recently, just take a second and say hi.

That is all.