Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Flashback to the 80's

I mentioned yesterday that Desere and I were out for a 'girls day' today in a city about an hour from here via train. Sure enough- this morning I was up at 6:30 (far earlier than I really wanted to be up), so that I could cook my steel-cut oats, toss in a little cinnamon, vanilla flavored splenda and a dash of milk- eat them, have a soak in the bath, plus get the hair and make-up done before 8:30 ish. Oh, and lets not forget, I also needed to have time to tend my farm over on Facebook. After all, I had crops that needed harvesting and selling. haha

The weather wasn't the greatest today, but Desere and I were armed with umbrellas and ready to take on the hardest of rainfall, as long as the wind didn't start blowing, because that would pretty much render the umbrellas useless.

I thought as I walked from store to store today that I had stepped out of a time machine in the 80's. I couldn't believe some of the things I'd seen- things that I hated during the 80's, that I still hate today- Parachute pants- really? At one point Desere looked at me and said, "Ohhh look." and low and behold if it wasn't a pair of those pants that M.C. Hammer use to wear, only these were black and not white. I couldn't believe my eyes.

Desere and I proceeded to have a conversation on what is regarded as 'in' for this coming season, and I was quick to say that I would be "OUT" because there was NO WAY I'd ever wear any of those things.

One great thing is, bright colors are in for the spring/summer which does make me happy. I saw some wild and colorful prints today that really did scream "LORI". I also found a summer jacket that I practically had a fit over in the store. Desere just laughed and said that it's "ME" without a doubt, and she's right- It's wild, it's whimsical, colorful, and a little bit freaky, but I loved it. It was by some European designer and what I considered to be pricy for a summer jacket, and I didn't buy it. I don't 'need' clothes. When I got home and told Marcel about it- he said if you want it, we'll go back and get it. I'm so tempted- but then again, I can tell you if he sees it, he will change his mind- it's far too wild for his mild manner tastes and I know he'll hate it. I'm tempted though- I've got to find a photo so I can share it. I wish I could remember who the designer was. Luckily, we have one of the same department stores in our neighborhood, so I may see if they have it there, but it's a smaller store, so I doubt it- if I can find it, I'll be sharing the photo. It's too awesome not to share.

In other local news- I was walking through the parking lot at the train station and two little boys were playing soccer. One of them kicked the ball and it was beside Desere's car, so I kicked it as hard as I could towards them and the other end of the parking lot. The ball made it back to them, but my poor toe is still hurting. Apparently Rocket Dog's are NOT shoes to kick a soccer ball in. Ooops :)

My Gratitude List for March 10, 2009.

Today I'm Grateful For:

1- A fun-filled 'girls day' out with Desere.

2- Wiener Melange coffee from Simon Levelt. YUM!

3- Homemade soup from my mom-in-law, which meant I didn't have to cook today.

4- Umbrellas with smiley faces on rainy days.

5- Childen playing in the rain, oblivious to the cold.

31 Days to a Healthier Diet

March 10- Start at the perimeter of the grocery store.

Fruits, vegetabls, dairy and grains, which should make up the bulk of your diet, are located here. Eating these unprocessed foods boosts your nutritional intake and promotes health.


Fijufic said...

80's and soccer!!!!

Love everything about this post including the oats!!!!


Cin said...

I would love to see what that jacket looks like:) I saw a piece of clothing at Kohls last weekend that screamed the 80s too but I dont remember what it was.It was hideous though.

I do love the 80s but if they are going to bring some of it back,bring back the cute stuff.

Ramsey said...

go back and get it!

whenever i tell my wife that, she either gets it or spends the same amount of money plus for something else that catches her eye!

then, pardon the pun...it's "tit for tat" time. maybe Marcel has his eye on something too:)

AndiMAC said...

Did you get to see the cutie train conductor?

Wizardress said...

Awww Bobby thanks. My toe is still a lil sore though :) Guess I need some 'soccer' shoes heehee

Cin I hope I can find it locally- I should have written down the designer name. It was adorable. I'm with you though- if you're going to bring back the 80's bring back the cute stuff!!

Ramsey, Marcel definitely has his eye on something, a new jacket for himself. hahah so I know why he said it. Granted, the one he wants isn't nearly as pricy as this one, but I don't generally wear a summer jacket, so I don't have one, and he has several, so he doesn't 'need' one haha..
I know how you guys operate :P

No I didn't Andi- He's on another train, but Bobbi didn't see him yesterday either.