Trying to alter my birthday suit: July 10

My niece and nephew came up Saturday morning and stayed until Sunday afternoon.  We had a generally good time. We picked blackberries(and I made cobbler), we went to the arcade, we went out to eat a little bit. On Sunday, I had to be the baddest guy in the world. I made them bathe before we went to go see Despicable Me 3! Kids get a funk about them, and they conveniently can’t smell it. 😝 

My nephew asked if my dryer really worked, and it ended up being a bargaining chip in favor of bathing. I detangled their hair and sat them under the dryer. πŸ˜πŸ’†πŸ‘

After we got home, my husband talked me into a bike ride around the lake, which was great. We saw a little group of pelicans! Today, he texted me to see if I would go to the gym with him after work (we talked at length the other day and both agreed it was time to recommit to being more in tune with health and fitness), so I prepped dinner before we left for the gym. Hoping to get back to feeling strong and healthy. πŸ™‚

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Feeling hot hot hot: July 5

My husband and I had a lovely Independence Day! We started the day with a bike ride around the lake, then we had lunch at Panera Bread. After that, we came home and cleaned up, then made the harrowing voyage to Harbor Freight Tools. I have never seen so many people in there before! All said and done, we were able to get several needed tools for our 4Runner project (compressor, air tools, etc) for a great price. The rest of the day was spent grillin’ and chillin’, with a beautiful fireworks display at dusk.

  • Shirt: H&M
  • Pants: B. Wear, thrifted
  • Necklace and earrings: Doctor Who licensed merchandise  (gift from my husband ❀)
  • Sandals: Blowfish 

There’s a first time for everything: July 3

So, yesterday my husband and I went to go look for parts for our 4Runner at the junkyard. I put my drivers license and a $20 bill in my pocket. Somehow, during the trip, I managed to lose both the $20 bill and my driver’s license. (I have been a licensed driver since 2002, so I made it 15 years before losing a license. Not too shabby.)  We got all the way home before I realized it. We went back to look, but to no avail. So, today I went and had a new drivers license picture made. It turned out pretty good. 

Since I had to go to the office today, I made and brought a pie to share. Made it somewhat less of a drag. πŸ˜‚

  • Shirt and skirt: Old Navy (shirt is thrifted)
  • Sandals: Blowfish

Unintended radio silence: June 29

Hey there, cats and kittens! I took the opportunity this last weekend to celebrate my husband’s birthday, then I went on the road for work. This whole week, I have been dealing with a twitchy muscle under my left eye. So obnoxious! As a result of running around like a chicken with my head cut off, I have not blogged. Meh, we’ll all be okay. 😁

  • Tank: Gap, thrifted
  • Capris: Ann Taylor Loft, thrifted 

Turmoil over birthday day: June 23

I an going to be traveling next week, and wouldn’t you know it, my husband’s birthday is Tuesday. I asked him when I was making my itinerary if he would rather me be home, or traveling 2 weeks in a row (the 4th of July screws things up, too!). He says it doesn’t matter to him, but I am still a bit upset over it. πŸ˜” We decided to make it a week out, so that I wouldn’t be gone 2 weeks in a row. In the meantime,  I am trying to get some special things planned for him. πŸ˜„ I would show you his gifts, but he is an occasional reader. πŸ˜‚

  • Dress: Julie’s Closet, thrifted 
  • Tank: Forever 21
  • Sandals: Teva

Good thing I took the picture early today: June 21

I’m home this week,  but I don’t have to be in the office.  I’m working my “local” territory this week! Best of both worlds. 😁It is hot, but not miserable yet. I celebrated the first day of summer by getting ice cream, then by getting ice cream on my shirt. It looked hungry. πŸ˜†πŸ¦

  • Necklace: gift from my husband back when we were dating. 
  • Shirt: Mossimo, thrifted 
  • Skirt: George
  • Ankle cat: Shang 😻

Here come the dog days: June 19

It was a nice weekend, but like nearly every other weekend, it was too short. πŸ˜‚

We got a bit of work done on our 4Runner! We updated the seat covers and steering wheel cover, and added some stickers and a dash-mounted hula dancer. (Very important! πŸ˜†) I scrubbed the interior to remove an untold number of years’ worth of gunk and grime from the steering wheel, door panels and dashboard, while my husband replaced windshield wipers, spark plug wires, the transmission dipstick, and the PCV valve and its associated grommet.

Yesterday, we loaded up and went to a local pull-your-own-parts yard, and scrounged up some odds and ends. We got a new wheel for my husband’s daily driver, as well as an ABS wheel sensor, the master cylinder reservoir, a fuel hose, the coil pack bolts, and a whip-style radio antenna for the 4Runner. After running around town, we showered and had dinner with my dad for Father’s Day!

  • Top: Siempre Viva
  • Capris: Ann Taylor Loft, thrifted
  • Shoes: Merrell

Worn out and glad to be home: June 16

Well, it was a long, hot week on the road. But, the accommodations and the people were nice. Traffic coming home was icky. But, we managed to close the deal on our extra car!  One less car, a little bit of money back into the bank. Yay! 

  • Top: Adrienne, thrifted
  • Capris: Maurices, thrifted 
  • Plantar fasciitis brace: Walgreens πŸ˜πŸ–’

When your abs hurt because you don’t work out enough: June 14

Yep, the abs are punishing me. It even hurts to cough.  I showed them by eating a honey butter chicken biscuit for breakfast. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
 I purposely picked an outfit that was not very binding around my middle today. I didn’t think I would want to deal with tight pants all day. 

  • Minidress: Faded Glory
  • Tank: Gap
  • Leggings: The Girls
  • Shoes: Merrell

The one where I drove around the boonies all day: June 13

Glad I ate a good breakfast!  I was running around all day. I did stop by Sonic for a hotdog for lunch, that was a welcome respite. πŸ™‚ 
I worked out a little bit yesterday,  which was more than I have done in about a month.  I was a little sore today, so I did yoga to stretch out, and I soaked in the bath to relax my tired muscles. I’ll try to work out tomorrow too. As it turns out,  going from a standing job to a driving/seated job and not adjusting food habits chubs a person up. Lol

  • Top: Marimekko for Target
  • Capris: Maurices, thrifted 
  • Earrings, bracelet, ring: Premier 
  • Necklace: gift from husband 😍