When you get up at 6am and find out there is a snow day and you have the day off from work, it's hard to keep thoughts from spinning in your head and fall back asleep (especially when you know at any moment a baby could wake up.) So, if I can remember all the things I was thinking about I will try to type them.
So, I watch a lot of What Not To Wear and occasionally a few things sink in. I've gone out and bought new pants that fit my body rather than looking like a stuffed sausage in my old ones (maybe someday - pregnancy left me with a squishy pouch of a belly and pants don't fit right there anymore, they fit fine through the hips, just not the stomach.) I started using light /white shadows to highlight my eyes. I'ev been buying tailored jackets, which really do look better and work well with my nuring tanks. But my newest thing, which to some may seem like "duh!", is to apply my face powder with a brush rather than the sponge or pad that comes with it. It covers nicely and I feel so light. I never realized how heavy on my makeup felt. I also tried using a dark shadow to line my lashes. I noticed it blends better than using a pencil.
I got this email to get a $2 coupon of Johnson & Johnson Soothing Naturals. I have not tried it before. We have been having really good luck with Aveeno Baby lotion. I buy the unscented kind and her dry skin is no more.
I am happy we have a snow day. It's always nice to have a day off. Lots of staff (I think even more than the kids) were wishing and hoping we would have a snow day today (& tomorrow, let's cross our fingers.) We haven't actually gotten any real snow yesterday or toady, just a dusting. But I guess it's coming soon and we are supposed to get a lot of sleet and freezing rain in our part of the state rather than a bulk of snow. Although now that I check the weather it looks like we could hit with a foot of snow. Last time we were supposed to and we only got about 6 inches, but Winona got over 30 inches and the in-laws got 12 inches. You can check local school closings here.
Currently, I am reading Chew On This by Eric Schlosser. Last time I read a book by him, Fast Food Nation, I didn't eat at a McDonald's for 3 years. This is his newest book and it seems like a lot of stuff I read in the last book so fatr. Hopefully there is some new knowledge in there somewhere. I used to own FFN, but when I went to visit Jeni we were tlking about it and she wanted to read it, so I gave it to her and mailed her a package with it. No sense holding onto a book I will probably never read or erference again. I picked up COT at the library. Although, I do plan on pre-ordering the new Harry Potter book, Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, from Amazon. It doesn't come out until July 21st, so I have time. I am just waiting to order more diapers or anything else I need to buy so that I get my order over $25 for free shipping.
Baby crying - gotta go.