No I don't really follow celeb fashions....other then sometimes I might see an outfit I like...or a hairstyle that I like. But I don't follow all the trends.
But even I have noticed that there is a sudden Hair Trend going on!
Everyone is going short! Like really short....like Pixie short!
Jennifer Hudson did it a few weeks ago and it looks good on her. Pamela Anderson recently did too....looks totally different on her..makes her look different, but of course still gorgeous. And now Jennifer Lawerence has chopped off all her hair too....to a pixie cut!!
I always thought that fall was a time for long hair? But again, I don't follow trends to much anymore.
I will say tho...that altho these women are chopping off all their hair and it looks great on them....don't look for me to follow suit anytime soon. Lets just say the ratio of hair to face wouldn't work out!
I totally get it. The Christmas shopping season is a very important time for many many retailers. For some, its make it or break it time. And really, I hate to think that because of slow sales,people lose jobs or businesses close altogether. Don't like that.
And we all know that because Thanksgiving falls late this year, the shopping "season" is much shorter making retailers nervous. Really nervous.
So much so that Macys, who has been closed Thanksgiving for the past 100 and some odd years, has announced that they too will be opening on Thanksgiving evening for people to shop.
Kmart, who from what I can recall has always been open for shopping on Turkey day will be open non stop from Turkey day thru the weekend ( or something crazy like that!) just to lure in shoppers.
So. Are you gonna shop it?
I know some people who did it last year, racing around for deals until late into the evening.
Not me. And likely, not me again this year.
Our Thanksgiving day and dinner is special this year, the whole family coming together. And I plan on just enjoying that day...that time...with everyone. Then going home and resting, reflecting on the good day we had and being Thankful.
Friday? Well, if there are any deals going on, I will probably head out and check them out. But on my time. Not racing.
I'll get my Christmas list bought just like all the other years....no need to race around in the middle of the night to do it. Not for me at least.
Have you ever noticed, you say the word Snow...and people have some very strong opinions??
Yep. Me too. When it started snowing this morning, I was walking the hallways saying Boooooooo! Not like a ghost boo, but more Boo its snowing!
But my girls had a different feeling.
When we got here this morning, the snow hadn't started to fall yet. So when I saw that it was indeed falling and Sticking To The Ground....I went and got the girls from the breakroom and had them come with me to the back door here at work.
Then I opened it.
I didn't look outside at all, I knew what was there! ( boo!) but instead, just watched the girls faces. How their eyes got really wide....smiles on their faces.
Different feelings on snow for sure.
ANd as I entered the Tire store to get my snow tires on today, I noticed more feelings. Feelings of waiting from the people sitting there waiting the hour and a half to get their tires on to the people working there....knowing how busy they will be today...and feeling tired tonite after a busy day.
Snow brings a lot of feelings to us!!!
The Holidays are here! And really, I am fine with that. I consider the Holidays to be Halloween on to New Years Eve ( hard to believe THAT is so close!)
But even I find that at the beginning of November, I am not ready yet to buy xmas gifts. Maybe by the middle of it, I will be more ready...but really...my bday comes first!
Yes, even at this age of.....no longer counting those "1/2 years"...my bday is first....THEN on to others.
Plus I need to get my list together....what to get this year. But that too, comes after my bday.
We were talking here at work about our favorite holiday commercials too, and I always know its truly the holidays once I see the Hershey Kiss's Ringing bells commercial.
Which hopefully I will see AFTER my bday this year!
Trick or treating! Do you remember it like I do? Masses of kids running from house to house to get candy and having FUN?? Parents along the sidewalks waving to the homeowners...or walking the smaller kids to the door step.
Yeah, thats how I thought it was too.
And in all fairness, I did see a lot of that last nite when I took the girls out to trick or treat! ( by the way, Thank You to the Northwood community! You guys have such awesome people and candy that I am soooo not the only one that drives in to trick or treat your neighborhood - so Thank you!) Lots of groups of kids and parents out for a fun night together.
Except........there seemed to be people trick or treating from their cars??? It was a gorgeous day yesterday and really with a jacket it wasn't bad cold at all....so....why the cars???
A medical condition that limits how far you can walk?? Ok, I can get behind that....but the people driving the cars were just fine from what I could see....just not wanting to get out and walk around.
That makes me sad.
We should be healthy enough to walk neighborhoods with our kids. And plenty of parents were, but some....just not right. Not to mention making those of us out walking with our kids a little more on edge.
I just hope its not something that becomes more and more common. Its better to get out and walk.
There was one car that was driving their daughter from house to house and I kinda get that one. She wasn't trick or treating for candy last nite. She was going door to door collecting canned food for the Food bank. I heard her say that her bag was getting pretty heavy. :)
That was pretty cool, putting others before herself. Amazing. And a good reason to have a car taking her around.
Hope she had a great Halloween!!!
It really was only a matter of time. They have made Burgers with donut buns, bacon slabs as buns, even macaroni and cheese buns.
Now, its the Twinkies turn.
The PYT restaurant unveiled the creation this week that consists of a pork belly patty, american cheese and bacon sandwiched between two deep fried Twinkies.
No, oddly enough they didn't bother to release a calorie count on this baby.
But if you are one to eat it, I am gonna guess that calories....or fat...not really what you are concerned about.
And I also bet....thats its pretty good!!
Its really one of the very few parenting advice things I say, and that I truly mean!
Sing you baby a lullaby!
I did with Ella and pretty much proved this study, before they even did it!
A study just came out saying that lullabys can ease babies pain, as well as give them comfort and security.
I already knew that!
I used to sing You are my Sunshine to Ella as she would be getting rocked to sleep. ( and babies aren't like judges on the voice...they don't care how you sound!)
When Ella had fallen down the stairs at a friends house and had a small gash in her forehead, she had to get stitches on her head.
NO baby likes to have needles in their heads ( nor do their moms!) or have a sheet placed over their heads so the docs can stitch her up. So to settle her down, at the docs request, I tried singing her the lullaby. And it WORKED.
The docs were very happy, as she settled down and they could do their jobs and get her back to my arms instead.
It was awesome!
The downside however, a few months later we were on vacation in oregon at a restaurant that had live music and the guy decided to sing You are my sunshine....as we all watched Ella start to nod off in her high chair.
Still tho.....a good thing to do!
Were you ever in band?? I did some time in the color guard...and we marched on the field with the band. Its not as easy as it looks. Seriously. Having to march, watch your step, keep step, keep your line.
I am impressed by those who do it well. And These guys do it very very very well!
Check it out!
THe girls had a busy and fun weekend attending two Halloween parties of their friends! Funny tho, at both parties, they had to eat something off a string ( hanging one) as a game.
Donuts? Easy...and yummy.
Apples? A lot harder.
ANd then....you just give up and grab the darn thing!! :)I would have just gone for the donuts!