Well, I haven't been able to get back to the store, but even if the outfit is gone, I will look for something like it. Those floral skirts are in all my favorite stores (TJ Maxx, Steinmart and of course, Kohl's) now, so I'll spend some time early next week trying some on. I'm excited that I can wear something so fun and flirty! Hopefully I will find something before May 7, which is our next big reception at work.
Thanks for all the suggestions and comments regarding the smoothies. I agree with Hotch Potchery - I do like to chew my food, so I probably won't be making these on a regular basis, but it will be something different to try. Plus, as a couple of you pointed out, I could add ground flax seeds it. I bought a bag of ground flax a few weeks ago and I'm not too fond of the taste - I was expecting "nutty" but got "bitter" so this would help hide that flavor.
You know, I hate to complain about my job when so many others are losing their jobs in this lovely economy, but I'm gonna. I am getting tired of working on Saturdays. Next month will be two years that I've been here, and frankly, this Saturday business is really messing with things that I want to be doing. For example, there are a lot of 5K walks based right out of the park where I work, and it would be fun to finally walk in one. But of course, they are all on Saturday mornings. And we were invited to a wedding - the bride is a good friend of my son, Sam, and he is a groomsman - but of course, it's at 11:00 am on a Saturday. This is getting old. I mean really, in five years' time, will I remember that I worked on May 30, 2009, or will I remember seeing a sweet couple get married? Unfortunately, it will be the stupid work.
I'm lucky that I have a nice part-time job, and I do need to work (hello, two kids in college PLUS a slightly expensive exercise habit) - but it's aggravating. Oh, and the atmosphere here has been pretty crummy for about six months now. It's tough to be a non-profit in this day - donations are down, and morale is low. People are tense and stupid things that shouldn't bother anyone do. Ugh. It's getting so that I dread being at work. Which is NOT what it used to be like.
Hmmm. In writing this, I'm thinking it's time to start looking for another job. Because a part-time job shouldn't make me feel this way, which is low, sad and demoralized.