What a day it’s been. In a fun way, naturally!
The sky was crystal clear, and even though it was hot, the air was nice and crisp and cool. Just a beautiful, beautiful day!
You know the kind of day I’m talking about. That perfect weather day. Makes you want to go up in a hot air balloon!
Bonaparte and I were a bit concerned that we hadn’t heard anything from the courthouse about our marriage certificate. Then we found a missing piece of information. We never sent a check.
And so, it was my mission to drive to the Courthouse to see if I could remedy the situation quickly since I want to legally change my name!
As I got ready, you know—getting all dolled up, I pulled out an old compact of Tarte’s Face Smoothing Balm. I couldn’t even remember when I purchased it, and I can’t tell you just why I decided to use it this morning. Better yet, I don’t even know why I kept it in my artillery because I remembered that I wasn’t crazy about it from the get-go.
This has been hanging around my cosmetics stash for a while. Unused. Purposely.
And when I opened the compact, it looked as though I used it more than I thought I did, so I decided to put it to task as a concealer. And it wasn’t half bad. As a concealer. A lot of blending had to be done. My right arm got a great workout.
CAVEAT: I did write about this last year. And I’m sure it’s been discontinued because it’s not a “good” foundation! She’s Selling Me The Good Foundation!
Tarte is the weirdest cosmetics company for me. I’ve written about this before and the products are either great or a complete miss.
Another Tarte product that I recently “rediscovered” in my cosmetics hoard is the brand’s felt-tipped eyeliner. Wow! The tip is so narrow and nicely pointed that it is impossible to mess up a beautifully lined eye. I need to buy a backup before it becomes discontinued!
A miss and a hit. I’ve just decided that the Tarte Smoothing Balm will be used to fill in the parting space on my wigs and to cover that “line of demarcation” where lace part on wig meets my forehead! It’ll be a great concealer because it’s completely pasty. On the other hand, the Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Precision Longwear Liner is EPIC. Look at that tip. It makes a beautiful line!
Check out that eyeliner. Is that not a beautiful one? This liner is great. I better get on it and buy more before it gets discontinued!!
I’ll tell ya, today’s weather was making me feel rather good so I decided to get casually dressed. There were more errands to run and why not look nice while running them. Right?
I wore one of the ten-dollar swing dresses from Old Navy that I purchased at the end of last Spring. Because I am in such dire need of a pedicure, I couldn’t get away with sandals. Instead, I opted for my tan Repetto’s. My Brown Longchamp bag tied the look together. Casual but polished!
Ten dollar dress from Old Navy. Boy, those swing dresses were the biggest hit for the summer! My tan Repetto ballet flats, the Longchamp bag and that Daniel Wellington watch that I love so much made for a hit of an outfit!
Banking had to be done and luckily the bank was empty. I was in and out very quickly. Maybe there’s a shortage on money!
Next stop—the Courthouse!
Time management was on my side because I was in and out of the Courthouse in record time. Lisa, the Courthouse Clerk in the Marriage Department, recognized me from last time. We laughed and talked wigs for a few minutes, I paid and got my copies and I was on my way to the supermarket.
Now I can change my name! Growing up with a “W” last name always put me in the back for alphabetical order. Then with the “U” I got too steps closer to the top of the alphabet. Now I’ll be up to “L”. I’m like George Jefferson. I’m movin’ on up!
Hair is the best way to network—even better when the hair is fake!
Did I ever mention that Wegmans is across from Nordstrom Rack? Oh. I didn’t? Well. It is. So, guess where I went next.
It’s been a while since I purchased shoes. I thought I would be able to find a nice pointy-toed pair of flats in the clearance section. And I did. But they were too wide. It damn near killed me because the shoes were less than $30. It also kills me because years ago, back in the olden days when I was a child, it was never a problem to get shoes in a narrow width. My mother—ever the shoe expert— would make sure that my Buster Brown shoes had that “N’ imprinted on the inside of the shoe.
These guys. Buster Brown and Tige. I even remember the song “Does your shoe have a boy inside? What a funny place for a boy to hide” “Does your shoe have a dog there too”
And she would second guess the shoe salesman. Remember those guys? Remember going into a real shoe store and having your feet measured? I don’t think there are many shoe stores around these days.
The shoe salesman after Tmy mother was finished with him!
Now that my rambling is over, This is the gorgeous pair of flats that I tried on. Look at how wide they are!
What killed me is that the suede ties were NOT attached to the suede straps across the foot. I thought that was the case and the straps could have been tightened. This proves the shoes were very cheaply constructed. Look at that gap in the straps. Its a shame because this is a beautiful shoe. No wonder it was in the clearance section!
The remaining shoe selection was not good. It was a miss for footwear.
What was left? Why. The jeans, of course! And I lucked into a pair by Jolt for $26.00! It was a hit for the jeans!
I’m very classy with the bra straps hanging out. The dress-as-shirt isn’t bad either. These jeans spoke to me because they are nice and tight at the bottom hem. Fetching!
When I arrived home, it dawned on me that I hadn’t weighed myself in a while. Clothes off. On the scale. 144. Not bad. I haven’t been focusing. Those last 7 pounds are a daunting few to lose and I have to pay attention to my stress levels.
I am in dire need of a pedicure. And, for the 999th time, I’m back on track with trying to eat healthier and lose those last few pounds!
I don’t want to get into the habit of stress eating. That’s when the numbers on the scale get higher.
This is me.
Then, in my never-ending ability to screw things up, I tried to link Google Analytics to my blog and screwed up my entire site. Trying to fix it was making things worse. I gotta give a shout-out to Shane from WordPress for fixing my baby. Thank you, Shane, for keeping my anxiety at bay and for helping me!
Thank you Shane for keeping me sane!
A glorious end to my day was receiving an email from Susan Ross of Seemingly 60. I wrote about my experiences with ageism while interviewing for jobs.
Here’s the link to my story: Out to Pasture.
And it seems as though we are out to pasture!
Have a read. I know you will totally relate!
And so, today was one of those days of little hits and little misses! Overall, it was a very good day!
Did I say, “little misses”? That reminds me of the song “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong”—and that reminds me of the Spin Doctors. I loved them. One of the great ‘90’s groups!!!