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.