Friday, April 8, 2011

A Week in Review

I know I've been quiet this week...and that some of those posts I wanted to write haven't been written yet.  So I thought I'd let you in on what we've been up to this week...

First, these got painted a lovely shade of blue...and I got a review in why it's good to open the garage door when you're spray painting.  :)

Then our house got a wonderful facelift...hello new windows.  You are beee-U-tiful.  And you block out cars driving by, planes flying overhead, dogs barking, and the annoying neighbor girl who lives behind us and "sings" like a banshee at the top of her lungs.  And our electric bill should be lower this summer.  We are forever grateful.

To compete with the lure of being inside and away from loud neighborhood noises, our backyard has decided to bloom...

Hello Hydrangeas...I can't wait to see your colorful blossoms...

Hello make everything smell heavenly...

Hello're so bright and cheerful every morning...

Hello Bluebonnets...Texas wouldn't be Texas without you.

And while there have been many good times this week...lest you think the week was flawless I give you this.

Yes ladies.  It's that time of year again.  Time to torture ourselves by shopping for swimwear.  There were tears and gnashing of teeth...and eventually I found a swimsuit that fits at least half of me.  Isn't it a lovely blue?  There she is getting prewashed and ready for the weekend.  I'm not brave enough to post a picture of me actually wearing this is the best you're gonna get.  And from this week of torture-some shopping I have a few observations:

1) There is a gap in the swimwear market for women who have recently had babies but are not currently knocked up.  Underwires, folks.  And think beyond D.  Some of us need a little more help than a triangle and a string are gonna give us. 

2) Call before you find someone to watch your baby and drive to the store...those precious few hours {minutes?} should not be wasted on a store that doesn't have your size.

3) If I call your store and ask if you carry a size that sounds like it should be a joke, please don't laugh and assume that it is, in fact, a joke.

4) Why can't someone make specialty size swimwear that's more affordable?  We're talking about some spandex, a little wire, and that's about it.  I had a tremendously hard time taking the tags off to wash this thing.  I really, really wanted to take it back because I felt wasteful spending so much on so little. 

Stepping off my soapbox now.  *Wooosaaaaa* I'm gonna go smell some more honeysuckle now. 

Hope y'all have a wonderful weekend!!


  1. swimwear is the bane of my existence. there should be a line somewhere in between school marm and beach trollop, shouldn't there?
    (love the blue!)

  2. I totally feel your pain about swimsuits! I had to find some before our trip and it hadn't even been 2 months since I had Will...I'm still dreading this summer. First of all, along with maternity clothes, should be nursing clothes...for women with big, saggy boobs! :) I hate to say it, but I can't even wear nursing bras...there is NO support and I'm not even going to begin to complain about swimsuits...maybe we should start our own clothing line?? ;)

  3. My Emilys!

    Yes, there HAS to be something somewhere between school marm and trollop that doesn't cost more than $100. And I still think that number is too if Target could come up with a solution I'd be forever grateful.

    And had to wear a swimsuit 2 months after Will was born??? ?!?!?!?! Bless you girl. The ONLY nursing bras that I have found that fit are by Bravado. The first one I had to special order through Nordstrom, because they carried it in larger sizes, but not in the store, and it didn't have an underwire. Later on I found Bravado's website and you can order straight through them...they have sizes up to F/G with underwire and foam coverage. Ironically, their bras in size H/I are without underwire. Seriously...if F/G needs underwire, then so does H/I!

    It's a vicious cycle...I haven't started running again yet because I don't have a sports bra that fits. And looking at myself in a swimsuit is depressing because I haven't run to firm things up. Maybe we should design our own stuff!