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Sunday, April 24, 2011

This Glorious Sunday Evening

1. Hoppy Easter! Hubs and I spent a fun-filled and relaxing weekend in the country at my parents' casa. My oldest brother and his family came, too. We munched on "Crave" cupcakes (from Houston – WOW) and snow cones, went to see Hop at the local theater (it only cost $12 for me, ELC, Niece and Nephew – holy guacamole), watched a Texas thunderstorm roll in last night, and woke up to an Easter Egg Hunt Extraordinaire this morning. It was magical. Hubby and I left for home full – of food and forever fabulous family memories.

2. If you do just one more thing this April, let it be to purchase and read The Pioneer Woman's book, Black Heels to Tractor Wheels. I read it, in its entirety, this weekend. It captivated me. It was the loveliest love story. AND, Taylor just told me she heard there's talk about making it into a movie. With my favorite, Reese Witherspoon, playing Ree. I die. Swoon. Hurry up, Hollywood!

3. I have a confession:  I cheated on OPI. A couple of week's ago I got a pedicure. And – GASP – used Essie's Turquoise and Caicos. It's yummy. Don't rat me out to the OPI peeps.

4. And, BTW – I found a solution to my problem of constantly ruining freshly manicured nails:  Shellac/Lacquer/Gel (I think it has several, interchangeable names). It lasts at least two weeks. You "soak" it off in acetone (I believe). I had the salon I go to give me a pretty little French manicure. Totally l’amour-in’ it.

5. I survived the trauma of wearing a swimsuit in public. With minimal damage. Hubby and I had a marvelous time at the beach with family. Details soon.

6. Did you know you can buy things like Amoxicillin, Latisse, and Cialis (insert girly giggle) at an airport in Mexico? Without a prescription? I was shocked. And, no, I didn't purchase anything. I couldn't resist browsing, though. LOL.

7. I have the most wonderful Husband on Earth. He walked in our front door a couple of hours ago holding two glasses of ice cold lemonade. He had purchased them from our sweet neighbors' daughter. She had her little stand set-up in their front yard. My ovaries literally ached at the sight of his incredibly kind, yet simple, gesture. Sigh.

8. I'm rooting for John Rich or Marlee Matlin on Celebrity Apprentice. They ROCK.

9. I was devastated when Paul was voted off Idol. I think I'll root for Lauren or James now.

10. The new staple to my Spring wardrobe:  linen pants from Target. The Merona brand. They're comfy (yes, they DO have an elastic waistband – and I’m not ashamed to admit that) and wash beautifully. And now I can give my New York & Company yoga pants a MUCH needed rest for the summer.

May God bless our World on this Holy Day and may God bless each of you.


The Leightons said...

Cialis and ovaries in the same post. Lovely, TLC! I'm so proud!

I can't wait to read your new book recommendation (if I could ever finish Breaking Dawn)! You forgot to tell everyone how BEAUTIFUL the hardback cover is--including, and especially, the inside of the cover--they have to see it to truly appreciate it. No one will ever want to loan it out--for fear they won't get it back.

Hmmm--wouldn't it be a FANTASTIC Happy Mom's Day gift--hint, hint?

We all loved having Aunt TLC and Uncle Hubby here with us. YOU TWO ROCK!


Taylor said...

Uh Oh...aching ovaries, that's the first sign :) I have another book recommendation for you. Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay. I just finished it last night and could not put it down. The subject matter is heavy but the story was so good and the chapters were short and each one alternated between past and present so there were two stories going on at once and you couldn't wait to figure out how the two would come together. I really liked it.

The Leightons said...

Yippee!!! Your book rec sounds fabulous, Taylor! It's now third in line for me.

Thank you!


Autumn said...

Ooh ooh, me too!
Idol: I loved Paul and was so sad when he was voted off. And yes, I think James or Lauren now. Anybody but Jacob.
Reading: I have Sarah's Key waiting. Wasn't sure I really wanted to read it but now I surely will. As soon as I finish Pat Conroy's South of Broad. I do love the way that man writes. Just Beautiful.