Saturday, June 7, 2008

The Search for my dress....




I went to David's bridal and there wasn't a huge selection of yellow dresses. My friend told me to take a look at Nordstrom's Dress Shop (www.nordstrom.com) and low and behold the dress that I imagined was there. It is by Mary L Couture... and it is the right color and also has my size. I'm going to Nordstrom tomorrow to see if they have it in stock or if they can order it for me. Also, looking thru there website, I found another dress that I like too. It is very simple, but I really like the shoulders and the back. It's made by JS Boutique. Leave me a comment and tell me what you think... Dress 1 or Dress 2 ???

Friday, June 6, 2008

Bride's maid dress

My cousin is getting married in August and she's asked us bride's maids to find our own dresses. The color scheme that she wants is yellow. I've been looking everywhere for a nice yellow gown, but I haven't found one that I like. The ones that I've seen are all too puffy plus I'm pretty petite so I can't find my size either. I have an idea of the perfect dress in my head, but finding it is the problem. Maybe I'll look on the David's Bridal website... Wish me luck (but I have until Aug... so i'm not that worried yet.)

30th anniversary

My parents are so sweet to each other. I hope when my hubby and I get to our 30th anniversary that we'll be like them. For their 30th anniversary, they decided to take a cruise to the Bahamas. I was surprised how affordable the cruise trip was for them and they were lucky becuase this is a brand new ship that they are traveling on. Also, the best part is that the cruise line docked here in Norfolk so they didn't have to travel to Florida to get on. How exciting for them ! Plus, I wish them another 30 more years together.

I can swim !

For the past month, I have been taking swim lessons. I can finally swim, but I don't know if I could swim in the deep end though. I'd like to take another session though so that I can work on my breathing techniques. When I run out of air, I doggy paddle and it takes me awhile to get back to my stroke. I'm so glad that I did it. I completed one thing that I had on my Life List.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Swim Lessons

My hubby's family loves the water... and they wanted to make sure that MJ loved the water too. So we decided to enroll him in a Baby & Me swim class. It's more of an introduction to water where the babies and mommies play with toys/games in the water and teach the babies how to kick and float.

Anyways, last Tuesday was the first Baby & Me swim lessons at the Rec Center. MJ cried the whole time we were in the water. The water was really cold so I see why he was crying. It was so cute though to see all the other babies in their bathing suits. Also, it's great because I get to talk with other moms and MJ gets to play with other babies his age. BUT the best part is that it is great exercise for me since swim class is twice a week for a whole month. Last Thursday was another class and this time MJ loved it. I knew he would be a water baby !

Since we decided to get MJ swimming lessons, I thought that I should learn how to swim too. (Just in case something happened in the water I can get to him.) So I enrolled myself in the adult swim classes--same days as MJ's swim lessons. By the second swim class, I learned how to swim. I still don't know how to come up for air and keep swimming at the same time... but I'll learn. I'm pretty proud of myself at how much I accomplished in just 2 classes. Class is for an hour and we swim back and forth 50 yards. So it is a great exercise for my arms, back, legs, everything. By the end of the month, I'll be fit. I just need to do situps on the side so that I can tighten my stomach muscles since having MJ... then I'll be fit.

Monday, April 28, 2008

I'm employed again !

This last week has been crazy for me. Two Sundays ago, I put in my resume for an Optometrist Assistant job that my mother-in-law saw in the classifieds. That night I got called back for an interview for monday. So I had my interview and everything was going good. I was actually not scared about the interview. I guess because this was the same position that I held before.

Anyways, getting back to my train of thought. I had my interview on Monday and got called back for a second interview for Thursday to meet with the Optometrist who owns the place. Friday, I got the job and I start Wednesday, April 30th.

It's only a part-time position for right now because I don't want to leave my son for long with a baby sitter. Plus, I'm scared to leave him too. What if he doesn't eat since he's so picky... What if he misses me and I can't be there.... Ahhahhh !!
I feel sorda ready for this becuase it would be great to have adult interaction again. I feel like my vocabulary is reverting back to my son's age and hearing his favorite cartoon songs all day is starting to drive me looney. BUT on the other hand, I'm just gonna miss my little guy while I'm at work. I guess this is what working mothers have to think about. I gonna give it a try and see what happens...