Friday, August 31, 2012

Polka Dot Day and Cute School Uniforms

After getting ready this morning, I thought, "have I gone over the top?"  Then, I shook it off and thought, nah, nowhere close to over the top.  However, I am bespeckled with polka dots today.  I actually received a lot of compliments on my outfit and was comfortable! 

How do you make a Catholic school uniform look just plain adorable??? Ask my lovely daughter Kira.  When I picked her up at daycare tonight, she looked so stinking cute, we had to take a picture when we got home.
She's been rockin' this bow combination all week.  It's taken seven years to get the child to wear bows and when I finally gave up, she embraced the bow.
 She is my daughter.  Check out her super snazzy shoes!
Here I am after a long day at work.  It's trash day today, so sorry about the neighbor's trash bins in the background!
Have a super weekend!

Thursday, August 30, 2012


 Kira named by blog post tonight because she said my shirt looks like it has bubbles all over it.  So, bubbles it is!
 I dressed for soccer practice because between homework and dinner, I knew I wouldn't have time to change before we had to rush out the door.  I ditched the jacket because it's warm, but the rest worked really well sitting out in the sun tonight. The pants are from the Gap and they are super soft and comfortable.  I liked them so much, I have them in peach, neon pink, and blue.  It's a good thing I wore long pants because the parts of my skin that were exposed were bitten by bugs living at the soccer field.  Ugh. I.hate.bugs.

Hope your evening is bug free!


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Time To Realize Your Skirt is Really Short....

 Is not when you are walking out to the garage to get into your car and drive to work.  I usually don't wear this short of skirts, but when I bought it, I didn't realize it was this short.  It passed the Catholic school girl test and it wasn't showing anything inappropriate, it just was a bit too short.  It highlights my chicken legs.


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

In the Pink

 I'm a sucker for pleats and when I saw this sweater on sale at Brooks Brothers, I knew it was coming home with me.  Bonus, it matches a lot of stuff in my closet.

We had a casual day for charity today, so I busted out the denim capris to go with this.  Casual days in the middle of week cause me issues because I never want to go back to wearing dress clothes the next day.  Oh well, not much choice in the matter!


Monday, August 27, 2012

My Kindle Died - Really Really Died

 My Kindle Touch died this weekend with no hope of recovery.  I was very upset by this because it was a birthday present from Dave last November, so it isn't really old enough to bite the dust, but it did.  I spent 40 minutes online with the support folks yesterday and they couldn't figure out why it wasn't working.  So, they wonderful people at Amazon are replacing my Kindle...FOR FREE!  I was shocked!  All I had to do was ship the broken one back to them via UPS and they even paid for that!  They now have a customer for life and I can't wait for my replacement to arrive because I use my Kindle all the time.  Thankfully, my older version still works because I was in the middle of a book when it decided to die. 

 I wore capris today because Kira had an outdoor soccer game after work and I didn't have time to change before the game. These are more of a denim colored trouser capri than actual denim. However, I sometimes get odd looks at work because if you just look quickly, they look like denim.  I'm not sure I'll wear this combination again.  Everything was just a tad too big on me (I know..whine...whine..whine).

Hope everyone had a wonderful day!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Polka Dot Day Was Snatched Away

 Kira told me to name today's blog Polk Dot Day.  Then, while I was taking shots, she came in and tried to snatch my iPhone away.  Stuff like this happens a lot in my world.

Kira has her last Y soccer game today and then tomorrow she has her first intermural soccer game with school.  She also has competitive gymnastics practice tomorrow, which we'll be leaving early to get to the game.  Then soccer practice Tuesday, gymnastics Wednesday, soccer Thursday, and open gym Saturday.  Yeah, this is our life and I love every minute of it!

Happy Sunday!

Saturday, August 25, 2012


 It's hot, so I broke out the shorts today.  Already, it's been a busy day with guitar lessons, the grocery, new shoes for Kira and then Kira and I went shopping.  Now, it's off to do CPE.  Whoo hoo!

Have a happy Saturday!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Picnic on the Beach

 Gotcha!  We had a food carry in day today to celebrate the end of Beach Week and our theme was picnic on the beach.  I'm glad this week is over with.  Hope everyone has a great weekend!


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Some days..... should just turn the alarm clock off and go back to bed.  Today was one of those days. On the bright side, my last staff person came back from maternity leave, so now I am fully staffed and I really enjoy working with her, so I'm also glad she's back personally.  On the not so hot side, I felt fine when I got into work, but then I developed a little stomach bug and had to suffer through work all day because we're swamped.  Joy and delight.

Here's to hoping Friday is a better day!


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Someone Should Stop Me

 You  may have noticed, I love polka dots.  Love love love love them.  I have so many pieces of clothing with polka dots on them that it isn't even funny even more.  Do I stop the acquiring?  Nope.  Enjoying my insanity!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Beach Week!

One of our business divisions is celebrating Beach Week this week and this year, they opened up the celebration to the entire Company.  So, the "Fun Committees" of both our locations were charged with the task of coming up with fun events for each location to join in the celebration.  I head up the committee in Cinci and we have an absolutely incredible group of people who volunteer on it. They decorated the Department while I was on PTO on Friday and they texted me some pictures of what it looked like.  So, when I walked in this morning, I was totally shocked to see this.  I'm in the porthole on the left and that's the picture from my ID badge.  This is located right at the base of the escalator so everyone who rides down to our floor will see it.  Thanks guys.  Enjoy your giggle.

 This is the space next to our copier.  Super cool!
 Leis were hand delivered to everyone this morning.  Ta Da!

The leis were itchy, so I wound up wearing it as a bracelet all day.  It was that, or wear it as an anklet and noone needed to see that!