Friday, June 11, 2010

Little Bit of This, Little Bit of That

My mind can't focus on a single topic today, so you get a hodge podge of thoughts...

First of all, my bootcamp trainer must have gotten wind of my smack talk because he has definitely kicked it up a notch. He killed my legs the first week, and my shoulder blades and upper back are feeling it this week. I think the classes I took at the Y were actually harder, but this guy definitely knows what he's doing because I've been in a constant state of soreness since I started. Ouch!

On a completely different note, I have a new obsession. Have you tried Subway's new Orchard Chicken Salad sandwich? So good! And it's somewhat healthy as far as chicken salads go. I get it on wheat bread with lettuce and tomatoes. Nom nom nom. I warned you, random!

I decided to give Izzy a chore yesterday that she thoroughly enjoyed. She was my laundry assistant, and she pushed the hamper to and from the laundry room. When she's 13, I will remind her of how much she once enjoyed laundry. I love my sweet little helper girl.

Speaking of Izzy, I think she might have her first celebrity crush. Everytime the commercial for Huggies Denim Diapers (really, Huggies??) comes on, she immediately stops what she is doing and focuses all of her attention on the handsome little denim-clad star. He is pretty cute, but I think she should hold out for a boy who wears pants in public, and preferably, non-denim underwear.
Oh, and I almost forgot. She started sticking out her tongue the other day. Funniest thing ever.

Seeing how #21 on this dreadful list is to successfully grow a vegetable, I decided I better get going. So, on a recent trip to Home Depot, I bought this. It has been sitting on my kitchen counter, unopened, since I brought it home. Baby steps, people. Baby steps.

And, I leave you with a sad discovery. I have come to find that my love of shopping does not, I repeat, DOES NOT extend to swim attire. What a way to ruin an otherwise perfectly fine day. It goes without saying that the fluorescent lighting in the dressing rooms does not do us any favors, and I can now say that stuffing your face at Souper Salad before trying on swimsuits doesn't help either. And have you seen the price of swimsuits these days? Sorry to use the phrase "these days" like I'm 80, but I didn't realize I needed to take out a loan to pay for a new swimsuit. Geesh! I couldn't find anything that was reasonably priced AND age appropriate. By age appropriate, I mean nothing that my former students nor my grandma would wear. Sadly, I didn't find anything that met my requirements. I had to turn to ol' faithful, Victoria's Secret, and order two suits online. They haven't arrived yet, but I'm mentally preparing myself for the fact that I will look nothing like the models sporting the suits in the pictures. Too bad there isn't an "add to cart" option for their figures. Bleh!


  1. Age appropriate? Poo! I went full on bikini this year. Why not?!

    Congrats on now having a baby you have to chase everywhere...let the good times roll, mama!

  2. Thanks, Nanna! She definitely didn't get her love of laundry from me.

    Stormy, I went with bikinis, too. I just saw an awful lot that looked more Chloe's age than mine. I probably souldn't be seen in anything that Hannah Montana might possibly wear. ;-)