Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Saying good bye, FINALLY to my unlucky jeans!!!!!

A few years ago...ok..more than a FEW...I bought these CUTE capri jeans from Lane Bryant.

These took awhile to sell which boggles my mind because I think they are so cute.  I just love the brocade and sequins on the cuffs.  That is why "I" bought them in the first place.  And the top was thrown in as a bonus.    They finally sold, are packed up, and on their way to their new home. 

Do you ever have an outfit that brings back memories?  More than your wedding dress....of course THAT will bring back memories (hopefully good!!!!).  I have several...and this one is one of BAD MEMORIES...so good riddance to it.  LOL. 

I always called this my "unlucky" outfit.  I wore it twice and both times was a "not fun" day.  The first time was when I worked as a nanny for this real creep of a woman over in Willow Bend in Plano.  I wore this outfit when she and I had a pretty big disagreement on why I was hired.  I believe this was my very last day working for her because I did not work for a week then we parted ways.  Not that leaving that job was a bad thing, the children were mostly spoiled and the mom, like I said, was a creep and really hired me to hang out with her...long story...never mind.  Anyway...the day was bad but the ending pretty good.

The next time I wore it was many years later....while I was an Activity and Event Planner for a Retirement community.  This day's story was kind of funny.  I had returned to the community with party supplies and as I turned into the driveway, I ran into the UPS truck.  I really did not hit it that hard, I thought...but OUT STORMS the driver from the back of the truck.  He marches into the building and demands to speak to my boss.  He proceeds to tattle on me and tells her that I barreled into his truck, while he was in the back.  He goes on to describe a scene of him falling over and packages tumbling all around and on his head.  He is very dramatic about this and my boss just busts out laughing.  I followed him into the building to make sure he is ok and apologise...I was pretty scared as this was the first time I had any kind of "on the job" accident.  I knew HE was fine because he was walking and acting a fool.  But he was so mad and got even madder cause my boss laughed at him.  What made this day really bad was I had to go to Concentra medical center and wait for HOURS to get a drug test. 

Earlier that day my boss had told me how cute she thought my outfit was and I told her the story of my fight a few years prior with my ex boss.  And how I had forgotten about the outfit until that morning when looking for something to wear.  So after THIS incident she decided that it was my UNLUCKY outfit.

Now fast forward to today...after the bad luck...sitting in a box for years...being out grown...now too big...being put out for a garage sale....taken to a resell shop...and listed on Craig's list and eBay several times...It FINALLY found a new home.  But before I packed this cute but weird in luck outfit up for shipment...it tried to redeem it's self.  I stuck my hand deep into the pocket and pulled out TWO rumpled 20 dollar bills.  JUST before sending it to my buyer.

Ok...I am pretty cheap so I got very excited about this find.  With this and the profit I made from the sell, I am pretty happy.  I might just go over to my ex bosses house (the creep) and give it to her so she can buy a clue on how to treat her nannies.

Tiffany

Monday, June 27, 2011

Another YUMMIE Freebie from McDonalds~~~SMOOTHIES, FRAPE, or FROZEN LEMONAID BOGO

Head on over to McD's Website, click on Promotions....and there you will find a BOG coupon for a YUMMIE frozen drink.

Enjoy!!!!

Tiffany

Whooo Hooo it's Laundry Day


I have not posted anything for Laundry Day in a very long time.  The hubbie and I have been just wearing stinkie dirty clothes, so I did not see the need to post about NOT doing the laundry.  Ha ha...just kidding.  I HAVE to do the laundry on Mondays or we sure would stink in the HOT TEXAS SWEATING HEAT!!!!  Oh boy, it is HOT in Texas.  It reaches 100 by 10am, it seems.  I have to make Dixie Lee come inside so her old bones do not melt.


Anyway....back to laundry day.  I do not have any tips today but I have something just as good (and to some it will be better than my tips, I am sure).  I have a way for you to get TWO free samples of Shout Products to help you keep your family looking their best.


Go the the Shout web link, here, to get a free sample of Shout Color Catcher.  I have never used this product and feel a bit causious about it.  Anyone ever use it?  I am going to try it with something from Walmart first...just to make sure.  LOL.  Not gonna risk anything vintage or pricey just yet.

Then head on over to the Shout Face Book Page and "like" them.  You will then need to watch a short video ( I think...I had to watch a video to get something today...might have been another product....) anyway...just follow the instructions and fill out the info or whateve...and get you a free sample headed your way.

Hope this helps make your Laundry Day more exciting.  LOL.

Happy Homemaking,

Tiffany

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Should I sell....or keep and look fabulous? Diane von Furstenberg

I could not believe that I found this label in my size.  Now do not get too excited, it is not a wrap dress.  If it was, I would not even question keeping it.  It is, however, a cute polka dot dress in black and hot pink (a favorite of mine).  I will guess that it is vintage, but not dated too far back...maybe vintage 1980s?  Looks like something an aunt of mine would have worn back then.

What makes me question keeping it is the label.  Diane von Furstenberg.  I love this designer and was very surprised to find something in my size.  Her dresses sell very well on eBay and I could really make a very nice return on investment.


I know I do not have to decide right now...this dress will surely sell pretty good for awhile.  I just wanted to know what my fashionable followers might think.

Tiffany

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Summer Reading List: Welcome to the World, Baby Girl by Fannie Flagg


Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! written by Fannie Flagg.  This is the same lady who wrote an all time favorite, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe: A Novel. This book, however, was no Fried Green Tomatoes.  I am not going to go so far as to say it was a rotten tomato, but ...well...it was not one I can say I "could not put down".

From Publishers Weekly, "Because so much of Flagg's third novel takes place in the 1970s media-celebrity echelons of New York City, it doesn't offer the regional and historical color and texture of its predecessor, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. Instead, Flagg's achievement here lies in a well-choreographed story of loyalty and survival that zigzags deftly across the post-war years, panning in on the never-changing decency of Elmwood Springs, Mo., then pulling back to watch national TV news devolve into sensationalism?all the while drawing us into the compelling life of Dena Nordstrom. Star of America's most popular morning news show, Dena shuts herself down and shuts men out for painful reasons that are unknown even to her. Only after the stress of ambush- and sound-byte journalism brings on a hemorrhaging ulcer does Dena slowly unearth the scandal that, when Dena was four, drove her mother from Elmwood Springs, hometown of the war hero father that Dena never knew. That her mother's nemesis is a newspaper gossipmonger is nicely ironic, although her mother's secret shame seems slightly larger than life. In contrast, Dena's college friend Sookie and great aunt Elner are reminders of how well Flagg can cook up memorable women from the most down-to-earth ingredients, while a cameo by Tennessee Williams is uncannily true to life. Fans may be sorry at first to leave Elmwood Springs for the big city, but even the most reluctant will get wrapped up in Dena's search for the truth about her family and her past."

I just did not get hooked in enough to CARE about Dena.  I cared about Aunt Elner in Elwood Springs, I enjoyed Neighbor Dorthy, for the short time we got to spend with her.  I could not stand Sookie, or whatever the "best friend's" name was....and I think she gives all of us sorority gals a bad name (we are not all that silly...esp when we are in our 30s). Oh...another character that gave me the willies...Gary, Dena's first shrink who fell in love with her and became a stalker....Flagg tried to make him seem sweet but he comes across to this reader as a freakie stalker and pathetic.  I loved Dena's other Shrink, Dr. Diggers...but we do not see her enough to keep my attention. 

My most favorite character was Dena's mother.  I would LOVE to read a novel about HER.  Her struggles and reasons behind her actions.  I am not going to go too much into that for fear of giving away too much to those who might still want to read this.  When we finally get into all the why's, where's, how's of Dena's mother, it is at the end of the book and so rushed.  We spend chapter after chapter reading about Dena's life as a media sensation and news woman...and how beautiful she is...that the ending is so rushed.

I spend a good deal of the book wondering why certain things were included....it does come full circle in a hurried way but there is so much muck, in the meantime, that I forgot I even cared by the time Flagg gets to it again.

There is one thing that I LOVED....Flagg disposes of a character in the most unique and enjoyable way I have read in a long time.  It was so unexpected.  Not that the character comes to a bad ending, he was bad....but HOW.  It is wonderful.  If you want to read JUST that part, skip to the very last chapter and look for the part about a "storm in NYC".

Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!, spanned quiet a bit of time in a mish mas kind of way, however most of it was set in the late 70's in NYC.  But Flagg fell short in painting a picture of 1970's NYC.  it could have been anytime, with the exception of the references to Dena being one of the only women in the news business, etc.  I would have loved to picture NYC in the late 70's, like there was no mistake of the timeline in Fried Green Tomatoes.  I have not given up on Fannie Flagg, I will read her other books, give her a chance to make it up to me.  I loved Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe so much, I owe it to her.

I will give my copy away to anyone who wants it (the first one to post that they want it gets it)....please be in the US.  Or you can just hop on over to Amazon and get you a copy for a cheap price.

Tiffany

eBay Auctions going on this week: Lots of TORRID, CHICO'S and more...

As a full figured curvy GODDESS...(LOL)...I want to look my best and wear fashionable and sometimes trendy outfits.  One of the most fun places to shop and find adorable clothing, my size, is Torrid.  However, it is a pretty pricey place....so off to eBay we go!!!!

I have a few Torrid skirts listed this week and I really REALLY want to send them off to a better home.





Now if you are a Goddess of less girth (is that the word?), you might enjoy the items I have from CHICO'S.   You will especially enjoy the Travelers collection, if you are traveling for work or pleasure this summer.  I also have a cute pair of Chico's Bermuda shorts up for auction.



I have more Chico's either listed or will be listed soon.  Please take a look at my listing to see all the bargains.
Tiffany
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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day to all the Daddy's

This is my Daddy when he was VERY young.  I wish he was here with us so I could wish him a very Happy Father's Day.  We all miss him very much.

I hope all the Daddies have a very special day!!!!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Cacique Semi Annual Sale

I opened my lingerie chest and found that the moths got to my finest sexy things...



Oh who am I kidding...I did not need an excuse to go shopping but....since there is a sale...

So we have seen the Victoria Secrets commercial TONS of times advertising their Semi Annual Sale but for those of us more ..eh hem..."CURVY" gals, Cacique is also having their semi annual sale.   PLUS if you remember to bring in your 25 dollar off of 75 dollar coupon, to Lane Bryant (they sent these out in the mail this week along with a coupon for a friend and a mini sales alert)...well you should be able to get quiet a few sexy things for a steal.

I am heading off to shop now...

Tiffany

Saturday Matinee: Faces

"Richard Forst has grown old. One night, he leaves his wife for Jeannie Rapp, a young woman who does not like friendship. Meanwhile, Richard's wife, Maria, is seduced by Chet, a kind young man from Detroit... A film about the meaningless of life for a certain kind of wealthy middle-aged people." from IMDb

Well then....if that is all the Internet Movie Database has to say....LOL

This is one of those movies with really weird scenes.  There is a lot...WAY LOT of drinking so maybe that should explain things.  They drink so much and act so stupid you almost feel sorry for them.  You know when you have a Girls Night Out and there is always that ONE friend who drinks way too much and dances all weird and thinks she is funny (ok...I know I have been THAT girl once or twice...LOL)?  Well almost everyone in the movie is THAT girl.  Everyone but Jeanie (and her friend on one scene) and this gal makes a living off of a "good time".

She is absolutly my favorite character in this movie.  Gena Rowlands playing her might have SOMETHING to do with it, along with other reasons I will not get into (that would take my entire blog into a new direction).  

Richard meets Jeanie while out at "the Losers" coctail lounge with a friend.  They have a few laughs, the friend offends Jeanie because she has no use for him and they leave.  Richard arrives home to his attractive wife, more drinks, and a hot meal.  Richards wife (I forget her name, sorry) tries to keep things interesting.  She is pretty, seems to be able to hold a conversation, and tries to keep life interesting....but she is "not a sex machine" as she tells Richard.  You see, Richard is all wound up from being at Jeanie's house without "release" and would rather stay in than go to a movie as his wife suggests. A few more "words" and Richard announces he wants a divorce.  No discussion...he will send for his clothes in the morning.  Richard is cruel in this scene...but then it seems we are not really "in" on teh entire situation.  I feel as I walked in durring the middle of something.  I mean surely he does not want a divorce because he is bored?  His wife does not amuse him?  Their dinner conversation was going so well before.... I mean the wife even told a story about how her friend's husband talks in his sleep about "kissing a women.....(down there she motions)".

Side note, this is one of the first films in cinema history to talk openly about cunnilingus (from IMDb)

Oh....after the "I want a divorce" anouncement and in front of his wife, Richard calls Jeanie to ask if he can see her again that night.  He is just cruel.

He is no better to Jeanie.  I know, I know...she is a "Pro" and should not have feelings but she falls for this creep.  This old, wrinkled, and I am sure smelly from the amount of liquor and smokes he consumes, creep. 

While Richard is being entertained by the beautiful Jeanie (remember she is played by Gena Rowlands), his wife calls up her gal pals and hits the town.  These ladies are middle aged, upper middle class housewives...  and they are living it up.  They head to a night club, drink (of course), dance, and meet a young (supposed to be good looking, I guess) man....who they bring home (to Richard's house).  He charms the high heels off of several of the women but when they all head home, for being offended in one way or another, he stays with "the wife" (goodness I wish I could remember her name...LOL).  Well as you can imagine Richard comes home..... and this is where I will leave you to see the movie for yourself.

This was an independant movie directed by John Cassavetes who you might know as the director of Rosemary's Baby.  Cassavetes was married to Gena Rowlands. 

...oh and Richard was played by John Marley.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Summer Reading List: Diary of a Mad Housewife





Next on our Summer Reading list is Diary of a Mad Housewife: A Novel by Sue Kaufman.  I enjoyed and disliked this book at the same time.  Here is a little synopsis:

"Tina records in her diary the conditions of her everyday life as a housewife in New York City, with her nagging, climber of a husband Jonathan, and her two girls, aged nine and seven, who so completely take after him that Tina hardly recognizes them as her own. They live in a cavernous apartment on Central Park West that she can barely keep in order. As a form of therapy, Tina begins a secret diary. The self-awareness she gains propels her into a new set of experiences, most notably, an extra-marital affair. She discovers that this man is as hateful as her husband, but she has good sex for the first time since her early married days, and it gets her out of the house one afternoon a week. This sophisticated, entertaining novel casts a cool eye on middle-class mores, the so-called liberation of the 1960s, and the coping mechanisms that often failed the large majority of women who saw themselves and were seen as housewives." from Amazon 

Kaufman's novel came out as the Feminist Movement was getting underway and supposedly "hit a nerve".  Can you imagine living then?  How confusing it must have been.  You might THINK you are happy being a homemaker, mother, and in the feminine sphere of the home...but here are these authors, commentators, etc saying you are not supposed to be happy with JUST that.  Well first of all...you should never be JUST that.  I think you should diversify.  Get a few hobbies, community involvement, your own interests....no need to be JUST one thing, now matter what that may be.  What you "do" should not be the definition of  "who you are".  Of course it is a part of you but not all there is, right?  I love being a homemaker, creating a comfortable environment for my hubbie to come home to.  But there is more to me than that.....with all my multiple personalities...there is LOTS more.  LOL.  I think this was Bettina's downfall.  She really did not have anything of her OWN going on.  She supervised the household, the maid, the cooks and catering, the babysitters and after school activities, the wall washers (really?  Someone came in to wash her walls?)...she really did not do the housework herself, even.  She was bored...and depressed.

The title, "Diary of a Mad Housewife", can go a few ways.  "Mad" can mean CRAZY, it can mean ANGRY, but in my thoughts, with Bettina, it means SAD....DEPRESSED.  Depression can cause havoc on a gal.  SO besides boredom, why else should Bettina be depressed? 

The most obvious is Johnathan, her husband.  A husband should be one who is there for companionship, love, and support.  Of course Johnathan was there for financial support, but that is because he HAD to be as the provider and because he is VERY concerned with what others SEE.  What he was not there for was emotional support.  He was mean, angry, rude, just a plain grade A JERK.  "Jonathan makes it all too clear, as the diary reflects, that he is working to mold Bettina as the perfect wife, hostess, and mother. He earns the money and doles it out to her; he runs her life" from enotes.

Johnathan is a bad character.  Social climber without the social skills or class needed to actually get to that top wrung.  He has a bit of new money, so the "right" people may use him a bit to get their plays produced, art shown, etc etc...but they do not necessarily LIKE him.  They use him and he can not see this...but Bettina can and that causes her to lose respect.  When you can not respect your spouse, that is good way to become depressed with your marriage.  So much more to say about this louse but I, as usual, do not want to give too much away....

Betinna is a mother of 2 young girls, nine and seven.  At one point she realised they are so much like their father that she can not imagine them as her own.  Now I am not a mother....but how sad is that?  Here are two beautiful children that you are raising, that came from your body, and yet you feel no connection with them.  Since they are so much like Johnathan, you can imagine how bratty they are.  The smart things that come from their mouths.  UHG.  I have known some bratty kids in my days, but they have been just everyday normal bratty.  The things these children say to their mother are way beyond their young years...so they are obviously mimicking someone else's behavior (JOHNATHAN?).

Ok, I think I have given you enough to make the decision if you want to read this novel.  It is a short read and gives enough skin crawling thought to keep you interested.  I hope you do read this...you will read about these gross characters as well as quiet a few others, adultery, lavish drunkenness, New York upper middle class entertaining...etc etc.  And it all takes place in the mid 1960's. It gave me such thought of gratitude that I have a supportive and loving husband.  Also, I am grateful to live in a time that I have the freedom to choose what I want to be, thanks to the Feminist Movement, I am sure...but sometimes I wonder if that had to of occurred for my choices?  My Grandmother (who I call "Mawma", Margaret) was my age before this movement and seemed to have choices.  I knew women from the Assisted Living community that lived before the movement and had choices....so while it did help, some were fortunate to have the encouragement and freedom to be who they wanted.  Well that is another post waiting to be thought out...LOL.

There are many other thoughts I have about this book but I just wanted to give a brief review and recommend it for y'all to read.  I really do not like giving the ending of something away and I am always afraid I may do this with my thoughts and reports.

By the way...there was a movie, as well.  I read that it was never released on DVD but you might can snag a VHS copy on Amazon or eBay for a pretty penny.  I would love to see the film and will be looking for it.

Also, I have not found another copy of this to give a way, unfortunately.  They do have it on Amazon, however.

Tiffany

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Michael's 50% off coupon this week...and 50% off Martha Stewarts Craft Products...

I love it when Michael's has their 50% off coupons.  If there is not anything special I have been wanting I use it to save on my ATG glue refills (with coupon they come to about 5 bucks for TWO refills....it was a happy day when Michael's started selling ATG products!!!!).  I do not stockpile much when it comes to couponing, I just really have not caught on to that...BUT...I do stockpile regularly used craft and scrapbook products like cardstock, glue refills, page protectors.  I have a wonderful hobby room that is bursting at the seams thanks to these coupons LOL.

Michael's 50% off Coupon

Also...  If you buy a Martha Stewart Living or Family Circle magazine this week...there is a 50% off Martha Stewart Crafts coupon.  This is a great deal since so many of the Michael's and JoAnn coupons are excluding her products nowadays.

I have really fallen behind on my scrapbooking.  I had planned to go to the GASB Convention again this year to get my motivation going...but I skipped it.  Last year I had so much fun shopping, visiting, learning, and of course mostly SHOPPING...since I still have so many things, UNUSED, that I bought last year....I just skipped it.  I need NOTHING when it comes to scrapbooking....but there are so many cute things it is hard to say "NO" at times.

Hope you enjoy the coupons.

Tiffany

Monday, June 13, 2011

Let's go shopping....

I have been ill the last few days with a glorious UTI (sorry if my UTI is TMI...WT*censored*?) and have not felt like blogging much....that is my excuse for now.  Next week it will be something else, I am sure.  I DID, however, get a bunch of things listed on eBay over the weekend.  Please go take a look.



I have some Anthopologie dresses and skirts (Odille, Fei), as well as other things that are just fabulous.  I have the most darling Lilly Pulitzer Maternity Golf dress, in pink.  YUM.  The beutiful Pink w/ Bead trimmed dress is a Lilly Pulitzer, too.  It is so pretty and bright in person.  Perfect for the summer.

Here is a sample of what I have listed....







Tiffany
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Friday, June 10, 2011

Diane von Furstenberg Auction on eBay...and a bit of fashion history

I have blogged about how much I love LOVE L.O.V.E. wrap dresses in previous posts (here) and finding this absofreakinlutly adorable Diane von Furstenberg little number has just got me giddy.

I wish I could find someone to model it for me but everyone I know is either curvier than a size 8 or smaller... To me, it is absolute perfection in a wrap dress.  Silk blend that gives the right amount of "hang" to the fit...and moves like melted butter.  I can just see someone wearing this to a party or club night and being free to move on the dance floor.  I am not sure what year this is from but to me, it has a great "disco" vibe to it.  And the colors...SWOON...just so brilliant and vibrant.

If anyone is interested in the dress, it is up for auction on eBay (my eBay listings are under dfwgirliegirl...or follow the link).  It is a size 8.  I am hoping there will be a fun bidding war in the next few days.  Bidding ends on Sunday.

A climax to the American sportswear wrapping tradition came in the 1970s via the sensation of Von Furstenberg's wrap dress. Its fundamental form was already deeply embedded in the American designer sportswear tradition; a new woman designer translated the style into 1970s fabrics and colors, generally brighter, bolder, and more synthetic (and stretchy) than the early examples to which the silhouette and design principle are indebted. Source: Diane Von Furstenberg: Wrap dress (1997.487) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Here is a bit of History on the designer, Diane von Furstenberg...

"In 1970, with a $30,000 investment, she began designing women's clothes - "The minute I knew I was about to be Egon's wife, I decided to have a career. I wanted to be someone of my own, and not just a plain little girl who got married beyond her desserts."(Her former husband also became a fashion designer in 1974.)[6] She is best known for introducing the knitted jersey "wrap dress" in 1973, an example of which, due to its influence on women's fashion, is in the collection of the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

In 1985 she moved to Paris, France where she founded Salvy, a French-language publishing house. F├╝rstenberg has started a number of other businesses including a line of cosmetics and a home-shopping business which she started in 1991.

In 2005, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) awarded her a lifetime achievement awardand the following year named her as their president. She also designed a Sidekick with T-Mobile. In 2008, she appeared as a judge on several episodes of Project Runway.

In 2009, an large scale retrospective exhibition entitled "Diane von Furstenberg: Journey of a Dress" opened at the Manezh, one of Moscow's largest public exhibition spaces. The show was curated by Andre Leon Talley and attracted a lot of media attention.

In 2010, She also appeared as a judge on an episode of America's Next Top Model, Cycle 15(Diane von Furstenberg), which aired on September 15, 2010.

Von F├╝rstenberg is referenced in Dolly Parton's 1981 song "Working Girl".

Renowned for its iconic wrap dress and signature prints, DVF has grown into the global luxury lifestyle brand it is today with a complete collection of ready-to-wear, swim, accessories, footwear and handbags - and now, a line of chic and iconic Kindle covers. Inspired by DVF signature prints, these new covers are both functional and fashionable.

Von Furstenberg served as an inspiration for Andy Warhol, Julian Opie, Chuck Close, and many others and has been the subject of a number of artistic renderings."  (from Wikipedia)

Oh...and THIS is exciting.  Ms. von Furstenberg will be launching a line for Baby Gap.

"Diane von Furstenberg, the popular womenswear designer and creator of the iconic wrap dress of the 1970s, is partnering with Gap Kids to create a childrenswear capsule collection for the label. It will be the first time the designer has created a line for children.


WWD reports that the capsule collection for Gap Kids and Baby Gap will be go on sale in March 2012 and will include products for babies and girls from ages two to 14. The collection will be sold at locations in 30 countries." (From The Washington Post)  Now THAT?  I can not wait to see in the windows as I am window shopping at the mall.

Tiffany

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Summer Reading List: Winner of Revolutionary Road Give-a-Way


My oh my...I have been a blog neglector the last few weeks.  When the sun is shining, I want to be in it...getting burned to a crisp, evidently.  Not too bad, actually...I have been caking on the sunscreen that is made for a baby's bottom.  I usually am quiet tan by now since I have had a Palm Beach Tan membership since BIRTH...ha ha not really but for a very long time.  I gave my membership up since I had skipped so many sessions and this year I am starting from scratch with the tan.  I know...I know...get on with it Girlie Girl.  We did NOT come here to read about your lack of summer glow so far.

SO without further ado....ATOMIC MAMA will be receiving a copy of Revolutionary Road.  Please send me your mailing addy and I will get that out with my next trip to the PO.

And incase you missed my thoughts on the book...just hop on over to the post.  I see my thoughts are not the in line with most, but I am who I am....and most think I have a very backwards old fashioned or just plain MESSED up since of what is what...we will talk more on that when I post about living a Fascinating Womanhood (Helen B Andelin)...but that needs to wait until I can give it a good go...and to do that I need to re-read the book and make sure I get everything nice and flipped around.  LOL.

Another reason I have been so neglectful of the blog is my "Summer Reading List".  I have been plowing thru books and now need to fight to keep up with posting about them. 

The next book on the list is .... Diary of a Mad Housewife: A Novel.  I hope to get this posted this weekend, if not sooner.

Tiffany