|Dress Barn necklace|
Monday, July 9, 2012
Back to Reality
It's good to get back to day to day reality after the days of 100 degree heat and the firework frenzy of the holiday. Last night was the last night of a five nights of fireworks shows in our town. I enjoy the town events, but I'm not crazy about all the neighbors shooting their own fireworks. Maybe it's the former paramedic in me that just feels uneasy about the potential for injury. My most dreaded day to work on the ambulance was always the 4th of July.
Our neighborhood goes CRAZY with the fireworks and the day after the streets are so littered with fireworks debris you can barely see the street curbs.
Ahhhh..I'm breathing a sigh of relief that it's over until next year!
Today is a lazy day. I have to pay a few bills and take my little guy to vacation bible school. Then I plan to exercise and read. That's it! No shopping, no dancing....just reading. During the school year, I do a lot of heavy reading. During this unexpected summer off school AND work, I am thrilled to have plenty of time to read some JUICY, GOSSIPY, SCANDALOUS, FLUFF. Even when I read for pleasure, I typically don't read fluff. But this summer I am. I'm just finishing reading 'Monica's Story' (yes, that Monica). I never had any desire to read this book..but when I found the hardback at a garage sale for .25 I decided I was going to enjoy some dirt this summer. I'm flabbergasted by what I'm reading; the whole event was a wreck on everyone's part. There were no innocent victims in my opinion...bad behavior all around and a lot of denial, buck passing and blame.
I plan to spend quality time with my kindle too. I couldn't help but buy Rielle Hunter's book, too. I'm kind of embarrassed. Initially, I vowed not to give one cent of my money to her by buying this book....but I broke down. I just can't resist the lure of this story of another group of high profilers and their naughty-naughtys.
I can't believe I'm spending my reading time on gossip, dirt and juicy scandal....but I am; and I'm enjoying it. Don't judge me....giggle giggle.
My outfit today is nothing special, but I like wearing it. Simple black tee, a thrifted skirt and a necklace. Easy dressing.
This is a clearance necklace I found for $8.00. I think that price is ok, but considering my new-found frugality it felt like an indulgence. Most of my jewelry is a little dressier, so I needed a more casual but versatile piece. I think I will get a lot of mileage out of this one.
Mr. Funnyman really likes to turn the camera on himself. He is surprisingly agreeable about taking photographs and is now asking for a better camera for himself. He has a 'kid camera' and wants a 'real camera'. I think it will be a good idea to encourage his interest.
I'm looking forward to a relaxing day reading.
Wishing all of you have a beautiful and stress free day.