Pete left at oh-my-gawd o'clock yesterday morning for one of his amusement park trips. This time, he's in Florida and will be back tonight.
We've been coping just fine in his absence, thank you very much. In fact, I cheered myself up with a trip to Tar-zhay yesterday, whereupon I bought my very ownself a new lamp. I've been wanting it for a year. And for a year Pete has been saying he doesn't like it. As it happens, Pete broke the lamp by the side of his bed before he left. So he's getting my old lamp and I got what I wanted. I think that was really quite fair of me.
The girls have a renewed interest in hair ribbons -- particularly fancy ribbony hair thingies. (Don't you just love my amazing grasp of the English language? So erudite, I know.) I bought loads of new ribbons yesterday to create the necessary hair accessories.
The photos aren't very clear, but the hair thingies are gobs of ribbons tied to a rubber band (and discreetly glued for extra hold). The one Graceful is wearing is six different purple patterned ribbons and Elegant's is all Lilly Pulitzer pinks and greens. I bought so many new ribbons that I could probably open an Etsy shop and sell hair doodads for months, but that would involve far more effort than I feel like giving, so I'll probably make loads of them for the girls and their friends and share the ribbony joy.
Having new hair finery helped soften the blow of the girls not being able to wear their new Webkinz charm necklaces. They got one charm each in their stockings and Elegant has been wearing her bling daily ever since. However, I went to the store yesterday to buy more charms and was told that they've been recalled due to possible lead paint, so I've confiscated the girls' necklaces until we can replace them with toxin-free options that won't cause brain damage.
It was raining when I woke up this morning. The girls hate rainy mornings and didn't want to get out of bed. I bribed them with the promise of listening to the "High School Musical" soundtrack during breakfast. My bribery worked and they moved with alacrity.
Also speeding El's movement this morning was her desire to wear her new cheetah print pants from Mini Boden:
My word, that girl sure knows how to put together an outfit. The fairy on her shirt is 100% sequins, because that's really what goes with animal prints. She wants to wear cheetah print from top to bottom and inside out, so I'm trying to explain the "less is more" concept to her. She's not buying it.
I drove the girls to school this morning since it was so wet. The sun came out shortly thereafter and lit my way while I ran eleventy squillion errands without the benefit of sunglasses.
Oh, and remember those beaded window thingies (I know, more intelligent English) I talked about last week? I ordered several that day and they arrived yesterday. I'd show you how fabulous they look hanging in the window over my kitchen sink, but none of my photos turned out. Just imagine glorious colors surrounded by white cabinets. Doesn't it look great? I'd like to get more, but first I need to see how Pete reacts when he beholds that colorful splendor. Luckily, I have Graceful and Elegant backing me on this one, so I think we can out-estrogen his testosterone.
And now I need to make the harrowing commute to work and earn my paycheck. I hope everyone is having a good day!