Ok, so I will start off saying that I totally ripped this prompt off from Teaching Sam & Scout. It is absolutely the perfect writing prompt for my life right now, as I am itching to write, but can’t figure out where/how to start.
In the search for the perfect casual summer dress, I have purchased and returned at least half a dozen. LOFT was a huge disappointment, as they have some adorable dresses this season. Too bad none of them worked on my super short, super curvy frame. Womp, womp. Lands End had a REAL winner, though, with their Fit & Flare Dress. I got the green/navy print, and am going back for the solid black. It’s kind of a holy grail dress- can be worn with a regular bra, super forgiving while still giving you a good silhouette, not too low cut, you can bend over without showing your rear. I’m 5’3, and the petite still came down to my knees. It’s a winner, for sure. Also, Old Navy had a Jersey Fit & Flare dress that at $11 (was on sale) I figured was worth a shot. I got a size larger than I normally would, and it was breezy and basically felt like pajamas. I like it a lot (especially for the price point,) but it is definitely a thin material that I don’t expect to hold up for more than a summer’s worth of wash/wear.
This past Monday, I signed up for the 3-Day walk. If you’re not familiar, it’s a 60 mile walk over the course of three days to benefit the Susan G. Komen foundation for breast cancer research. Now, I have conflicted feelings about Komen, BUT I do feel like if you look at the big picture, they provide an insane amount of awareness to breast cancer. There isn’t a 3-Day walk in Memphis, but when I noticed the walk in Dallas starts on November 6th, I knew that’s the one I needed to do. My mom’s twin, my Aunt Laurie, died from breast cancer two summers ago. My maternal grandmother, my Nana, and her sister, my Aunt Nancy, both are breast cancer survivors. All three of these ladies’ birthday is November 6th. Coincidence, sure, but it also was a sign. SO, I’m desperately trying to get back into an exercise routine, and gearing up for training for walking 60 miles!
I’m a big, fat fail on reading lately. After three months, I finally read Amy Poehler’s book, “Yes, Please” and loved it. It was a great insight to her life, and I loved and appreciated that she didn’t sugar coat stuff. She talked about some tough times in her life, and it was very relatable. Plus, she’s absolutely hilarious. #leslieknopeforprez As an alternative to reading (which, face it, #aintnobodygottimeforthat at home with dirty dishes and laundry staring at me), I have taken to listening to audio books at work. Especially on days when I’ve got a lot of paperwork to do, audio books are my savior. I listened to Jim Gaffigan’s “Dad is Fat” and really enjoyed it. I loved his fun stories about his kids, and it basically just made me want to have another baby. After that, I went for Chelsea Handler’s book “Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea”. I was never a huge fan of her show, and her book was just as crude, but it did make me laugh. I doubt I’ll listen to more of her books, but I certainly don’t regret it. Just yesterday, I started Giuliana Rancic’s new book, and really love it so far. I LOVED her & Bill’s reality show, and what I’ve listened to so far has been really hilarious.
B bought an Apple TV a few months ago, so we went on a HBO Go kick. We watched Band of Brothers, which neither of us had seen, and I just adored it. I’m a huge war/history geek, so it was just perfectly up my alley. After that, we watched The Newsroom. I’d started watching it when it first came out, but stopped halfway through season one. Let me just say, I LOVE THE NEWSROOM. It’s fast paced, intelligent, and witty. The characters are so great. I just… I just love it. I hated the last episode (it was too predictable), but I ain’t even mad about it. I’ve pretty much just been mourning the fact that we’re done with The Newsroom, and haven’t been watching much TV since.