The lesser known colors of the rainbow

I’m sure you’ll be relieved to know that I took a Benadryl at 9:55 last night and went immediately to bed where I slept the sleep of an angel who resorts to first generation antihistamines to ensure she gets her beauty rest. It was 6:50 a.m. before I even moved and that was only when Caroline woke me up. Yesterday was her first day of day camp and SHE WAS TOO EXCITED TO SLEEP ANY LONGER BECAUSE THE FUN! SHE MUST HAVE IT!

As I slaved over a nutritious breakfast of Eggo Homestyle Waffles we discussed camp and all the fun things she had in store. I told her she was on the Blue Team which means she’s supposed to wear blue on Friday. She pointed to a sheet of paper sitting on the kitchen island and then to a paper plate as she asked, “Is it more like this shade of blue or that one?”

I motioned to the paper plate and replied, “It’s more like that one”.

She said, “Oh, then it’s a cerulean blue”.

Yes. Thanks for clarifying, Martha Stewart.

Next thing I know she’s going to ask for a vermilion shirt or a pair of pants in a nice shade of cerise.

Hair of the duck

For some reason I had total and complete insomnia on Saturday night. I finally got out of bed around 5:30 a.m. because I felt like the clock was mocking me and I kind of wanted to throw it across the room. The point I’m trying to make is I’ve had approximately two hours of sleep in the last twenty-four hours and my disposition is somewhere between Joan Crawford and a rabid ferret.

When I woke Caroline up for church yesterday morning she told me she was too tired to go to church and I informed her that was too bad because we were going. Then I added my tale of insomnia woe and detailed how I’d been up all night. She looked at me and said, “Don’t blame me”.

She is a fount of sympathy.

Anyway, on Friday afternoon we picked up some Sonic and went to the park to feed the ducks. We haven’t done that in forever, partly because the school year keeps us so busy and partly because the park is a little sketchy. But she wanted to feed the ducks and we had a pack of hamburger buns on the verge of mold and I really needed a Route 44 Diet Coke from Sonic.

Everyone’s a winner.

Especially this duck who is rockin’ some serious hair volume in spite of the high humidity.

Fashion Friday: Edition stuff I found while I was procrastinating

Mimi and Bops took Caroline to the Witte Museum yesterday to see the dinosaur exhibit. I decided it would be a perfect time to clean out the playroom because I could actually get rid of some things. The majority of the time she doesn’t notice if things just disappear from the playroom, except for that one time when I gave away her shopping cart and she asked about it and I told her I’d sent it off to be repaired.

Which is kind of true except for the part about it being repaired.

I managed to clear out about two bags of stuff, including a Mr. Potato Head even though I felt a few moments of Toy Story guilt. However, it was quickly squashed by the joy I felt at the totally organized toy bins.

When Caroline came back home she didn’t even notice anything was gone. In fact, she wanted to clean out more stuff so I recruited her to help me with the kitchen cabinets. I found a shocking amount of items that have long been expired and was also relieved to learn that I have eight half-full bottles of Karo Syrup on hand.

And then after the kitchen cabinets were in order, I played six rounds of Words With Friends, thought about how LeBron James sums up all the reasons I don’t like professional sports, and then looked for cute stuff on the internet.

Here’s what I found.

1. Hive and Honey Samara Wedge

These kind of appeal to me in a 70’s kind of retro way. They look like they could be the cooler stepsister of the Yo-Yo.

2. Trouve’ Chambray Boyfriend Shirt

I don’t know why I love denim like I do. It may be just a matter of time before I’m searching for some plaid walking shorts and a brown braided belt.

3. Molded and Melded Tee

4. Nexus Top

This is kind of like the dressier cousin of the previous top.

Apparently a lot of my selections today have relatives.

5. Boden Printed Tunic

There is no way to decide between all the great stuff on sale at Boden right now. It’s just too much.

But this tunic might be my frontrunner.

6. Uptown Coat

Seriously, you have got to go over and check out everything that’s 50% off right now at Boden. This striped jacket makes me wish I lived somewhere cool enough to wear a jacket.

Unfortunately, by the time it cools off enough in San Antonio for me to wear this, it will be December and I’d look a little summery.

7. Fun Cotton Top

Did I mention that I cleaned out the playroom and my kitchen cabinets today? That’s why I’m too tired to keep posting pictures of everything. Sorry.

On the upside, I can loan you eight bottles of Karo Syrup if you need it.

8. Present Yourself Jacket

Oh, the jacket. They are my weakness.

I also learned a valuable piece of information about the jacket this week while playing Words With Friends with Sophie. “Jupe” is a word that refers to a short jacket. I learned this when she played the word “jupe” against me for 44 points and I looked it up because I yearn for knowledge.

Technically, this jacket is a jupe.

9. Time Keeps On Ticking Watch

This is the watch I’ve been looking for because it’s white and it’s only $18.00. Perfection.

I realize that 9 is a random number to end on, but I have some very important things to do that may or may not include watching Bethenny’s Getting Married while playing Words With Friends and looking up recipes for things that involve Karo Syrup.

Y’all have a great Friday.