The girls have been complaining mightily about walking to school this week. All because the temps are around 30 in the morning (that's -1 Celsius for the non-USA folks) and apparently that's just TOO DAMN COLD for my thin-blooded children. We haven't pulled out the heavy coats yet, but I have bundled the girls in fleece jackets and sweaters, so it's not like I've sent them to Everest Base Camp with only shorts and t-shirts. I'm sure Graceful and Elegant are going to grow up and tell their kids, "When I was a kid, I had to walk five miles to school in the freezing cold, without a heavy coat OR gloves..."
Elegant wore tights today for the first time since last winter. Apparently she's grown a lot because the crotch kept slipping to her knees, which we all know is quite uncomfortable, and meant that she spent a lot of time grabbing at herself as we walked this morning. I hope the teacher doesn't fuss at her for being obscene today. Time to get new tights.
Yesterday I finally got to meet a fellow blogger for the first time. Marijean lives near me, yet we somehow never crossed paths until we decided that a coffee visit was a must. I had so much fun that I want to take it on the road and meet each and every one of you. I could crisscross the U.S. and Canada in a Winnebago meeting all my favorite e-friends. (Of course that won't work for my e-friends in England, Australia, and New Zealand.) We'll call it "Jenworld -- Road Trip '07" and I could ask for chocolate companies to sponsor me.
Speaking of visits, Lori popped by my house for a quick surprise visit this weekend while she was in town. We hadn't seen each other in a few years, so it was great to see her and her husband. We email regularly and, when we do get to visit, it's like no time has passed at all. That's the kind of friend we all need in our lives.
I finally finished Elegant's R2D2 costume yesterday. I only stapled my finger once, which is a personal best for me.
Speaking of Halloween, I am ready for the onslaught of
The word of the day: jentacular (jen-TAK-yuh-luhr) adjective
1. relating to breakfast - "The Gentleman loved to hold that crackling rectangle in front of his face (folded, of course, into courteous fourths), loved the slant of the jentacular sun, the slightly acrid odor of the newsprint, the snappy headlines."
2. fabulosity relating to Jen - "Jen's latest blog entry was just jentacular."
Yeah, I totally made up that second part. 'Cause I'm sure no one noticed. Thanks to Suzanne for enriching my lexicon.
And finally, here's a photo of my hair color:
This is after I've washed my hair four times and have seen lots of brown go down the drain, so I'm making progress in the "the Hair God's going to kill me, so I need to wash some of this shit out" department. I have done an extreme close-up so that you can see how my hair is darker than my eyebrows. Yes, I know I could darken my eyebrows, but given my ineptitude with makeup, I'm sure I'd end up looking like Kelly Osbourne channeling Joan Crawford and that is NEVER good. Next thing you know, I'd be beating small children with coat hangers, so let's just nip that possibility in the bud.
And that concludes Tuesday's randomocity.