First, you must go congratulate Becky Fay, who had a BABY, a cute little NEWBORN baby who makes MY baby look like a huge hulking TODDLER, practically. Oh, newborns. You are like crack to me.
Today must be Try Something Different Day, because I have been MIXING IT UP all morning. First, I was bored by the idea of jogging (heck, I've done it TWELVE WHOLE TIMES, no wonder I'm suffused with ennui), so Rob and William and I did Tae Bo instead. That is to say, we flailed around with a Tae Bo DVD playing in the background--it's difficult to get the hang of it at first. I used to do Tae Bo a number of years ago, but then during my pregnancy I switched to Denise Austin ("Come on, I KNOW you can do it! You're doing GREAT! Can't you just FEEL your muscles WAKING UP to a GREAT NEW DAY?"), who offers a milder, less sweaty workout. After William was born, I thought I should start Tae Bo again, but I couldn't face watching that same one ("We did it in one unrehearsed take, so you can wincingly anticipate our mistakes every! single! time!") so I ordered a different workout. And then never did it, not even once. Until today!
Then, during my shower, I tried something NEW with my shampoo and conditioning procedure! Check it: I used the L'Oreal Vive Pro Nutri Gloss shampoo (which I bought because the bottle is gorgeous pink and because Erica promised it would give me shampoo-commercial hair), but--wait for it--didn't use the conditioner. Then, after I towel-dried my hair, I put in a small quantity of the conditioner as if it were a leave-in conditioner. I am waiting on the edge of my seat to see how this turns out. It could go either way!
THEN, I parted my hair on the other side! Yes! Normally I part it on the high left, and today I parted it medium right! I KNOW! But I said to myself, "Self, if you're not living Xtreme, you're not living."
Several of you commented yesterday on our big-ass clock. It is indeed enormous. In fact, it is so enormous, we lived for months mentally changing the time by an hour, because we couldn't get ourselves to take the thing down to change it for "fall back." Fortunately, "spring ahead" came along and now the clock is right again! Problem solved! I said, PROBLEM SOLVED.
Life-improving products, part 4 - (Continued from part 1, part 2, and part 3.) Stearns Youth Life Vest (photo from Amazon.com). I’d been too scared to take the kids to any body of water oth...