Dat movie rated R - I too young to see it.
I saw the movie The Help a few days ago - I was in a rush to get to the 11:45 am showing, and knew that I would be hungry for lunch during the movie, so I threw some yogurt, granola and pretzel sticks into my purse, along with some water...that worked great, as I wasn't tempted to buy the ridiculously-priced popcorn or any other snacks. The movie was pretty good, btw - I loved the book, and usually I don't like the movie if I've loved the book, but not true in this case. Of course, the book had way more story to it, but the movie is definitely worth seeing.
Dramatic reenactment of my movie lunch (I didn't have time to take a picture beforehand)
You meet the nicest people in Blogland! One of them is Katie J, who lives in my hometown - it's always fun when she writes about her area, because I can picture the places where she goes (for the most part - I haven't lived there since 1983 and it's changed a little). Anyway, she sent me a present to celebrate my "new" office - painted wine glasses!
They have my blog flower painted on them - how perfect! I love the colors, too. Thank you, Katie!!!
Just when I thought I was imagining our really hot temperatures, comes this list...with my town as the fourth hottest place to live in the U.S. Egads. But really - it's been over 100 degrees here for more than a month. That IS hot, even for Texas!
In this week's Fashion Friday, I have two new skirts to show you! Backstory on this is that about a month ago, I was waiting for my drink (iced nonfat latte) at Starbucks and I noticed a woman there, wearing the cutest khaki skirt. Naturally I had to compliment her on it, and find out where she got it. Would you believe Athleta? Well, I would - I get their catalogs and drool over their clothes, but I've never actually purchased anything - they are kinda spendy, and you know how I like my bargains! But this skirt was so cute...and it was on sale, so I decided to buy one. However, I couldn't decide which size to get, so I bought a purple one in one size and a light khaki (called dolphin) one in another size. Guess what? They both fit. The bigger one is a little longer, but I can't see much difference otherwise. I was going to return whichever one didn't fit, but I really loved them, so I ended up keeping them both. Also? I thought it was interesting that my ego wasn't bothered by keeping the bigger size - while, when I first lost my weight, I was thrilled beyond belief to fit into small sizes (and rightly so, after spending years and years in the plus sizes), I've relaxed on the whole "numbers" thing, from the scale to the clothes. I'm wearing what fits, regardless of what it says on the tag. I know, what a concept!!!
Anyway, onto the skirt - here's the purple:
Flashing the purple:
What I like about these skorts?
- Great fabric - similar to the shorts I've been living in all summer;
- They dress me up just a bit - I feel more confident running errands, not showing quite so much thigh (well, unless I happen to be showing someone the shorts underneath, lol);
- They wash and dry like a champ - no wrinkles, super-easy to care for.
- The shorts tend to roll up a bit every time I sit down (no matter which size), so I have to adjust them whenever I, say, get out of the car;
- The cost - even on sale, they are expensive, and I'd love to own a few more colors, but my budget won't allow for it.
Have a great weekend - it's gonna be another scorcher here...hope y'all stay cool!