Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Just a little glimpse of reality

Just thought I would share the after effects of the kids playing "JCPenny."  They dragged everything they could find into the livingroom and made piles so they could have a store.  Little by little the store got dismantled and we were left with this.  Yes there is a juice box on a shoe.  It blends into the mess and now I see it in the picture.
The first week of the new job went well.  It definitely is a different thing working during the week and during the day.  I am definitely enjoying it but I have to juggle a lot more stuff.  That stuff mainly being Rhys and cleaning.  I have been going to bed around 10 every night too which is very weird for me. I kind of like it!
Ava is going to start taking piano lessons in October/November.  The exact start date hasn't been established.  We obviously don't have a piano in our house so we had to get a keyboard.  I found a great sale online and ordered it yesterday and it came today.  I am very excited for her to start.  She has been asking for lessons for a little over a year.  Hopefully she sticks with it.  I don't think she will have much of a choice at this point.  I am a little nervous about adding something in at this point, but such is life.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Rhys' first day and other randomness

Rhys had his first day of preschool today.  The kid is going to end up going to preschool for two years.  We didn't do that with Ava, but they are different people with different skills and experiences, so it seemed like the right decision.  Anyway, he was very excited to go.  I don't think he realizes that he doesn't get to go everyday that Ava does.  

He was very excited to come home and tell me what he learned in class and that he listened and had a good day.  He wanted to know when it was time to get Ava.  I think he is more excited about telling her than anybody else.

I turned 32 yesterday.  It was a really nice day.  HOT, but nice.  It was fun to have my birthday on a national holiday and get to see family.  Ava and Rhys made me breakfast in bed.  I really needed to go grocery shopping so it was pretty slim pickings.  They made me a bowl of granola with milk.  The milk was in a pitcher so I could pour it on my cereal.  I also got a cup of coffee and a Curious George book to read.  Rhys  apparently thought reading material was necessary.  Justin did the dishes while I ate breakfast so it really was a very nice morning.

I got all the requirements to join the Daughters of the Revolution.  It is a little bit intimidating, but not impossible.  It will definitely be a long process.

It is already Tuesday.  I feel a little scattered and am wondering what the heck happened to my house this weekend and who is going to clean it.  I think the only answer is me and that makes me wish it wasn't Tuesday.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Do I stink?

I think I have been worried about smelling bad for pretty much as long as I can remember.  I don't know if I worry about smelling bad exactly, rather I want to smell good.  I love things that smell good.  I will just sit and sniff someone that smells nice.  I appreciate their shampoo, body wash, deodorant, fabric softener, perfume, cologne, anything that gives them a smell. I will usually identify that person with a particular smell too.  As long as I could remember my grandma and grandpa each had their own particular smell.  I loved that I wouldn't see them for 6 months and they would still smell the same.  It was always so good.

Needless to say, I am very into perfumes.  I remember I first started wearing Soft Jasmine by Loves.  I then wore Sweet Honesty by Avon.  I wore this spray called something "botanicals".  I don't really remember what it was.  I then wore CK One.  I think I got one of those little tiny bottles, then I moved on to CK Be.  I always wanted to have a smell that was just mine.  Some fragrance that would always be associated with me.  When I was 16, I got Cool Water for Women by Dannoff.  I think I have had at least 4 bottles of that in my lifetime.   This was all during the time when you could not get away from apple or freesia from Bath and Body Works.  I was an exception to the rule among my friends, wearing a regular perfume instead of a body spray.

By the time I got to college, I realized there were so many different good smelling perfumes.  Throughout college I added in  Oui by lancome, Happy by Clinique, and Heavenly by Victoria's Secret to my Cool Water rotation.  I found that different perfumes gave me headaches or really changed smells on me and I didn't like them.

I am torn now.  I still like having the idea of a smell that is just what I wear, but I can't do it.  I stop smelling it if I wear it all the time or sometimes depending on where I have been in the baby making/having process they don't smell good on me.  Chance by Chanel smelled great and I loved it.  It was the most different for me, spicy and warm. I had Ava and I couldn't stand the smell of it on me anymore.  My post kid favorites have been Mediterranean by Elizabeth Arden.  It is always clean and fresh smelling.  Watch out for leaving the bottle in the sun though, the smell definitely turns as it ages.  I also love Beauty by Calvin Klein.  It is soft and feminine.  It is definitely more of a floral smell than I usually wear.  I wonder if it makes me smell like an old lady, but I can't help it.  I love it.  I don't think anybody else does though which makes me pause. (see I care if other people think I smell good.)  When shopping for a new fragrance, I always am drawn to Beauty.  I can't get away from liking it.  Nothing has passed it up in my mind.

I have asked Justin what kind of perfumes he likes.  I guess if I want to smell good, he should be the person I smell good for, right?  So he said he likes sweet smells.  He hates going perfume shopping with me though, he thinks it gives him a headache.  So I have to go to the store, narrow it down, spray my wrists and come home and have him sniff the options.  It has been narrowed down to Sexy Graffiti by Escada and Viva La Juicy by Juicy Couture.  Do you have a fragrance of choice?  I am the only one who has such delimas?  I would own all of them if I could.