Ok, not the best picture...and not the best paint job.
I had Brady take this of my nails (so nice of him to get my double chin in there too!) because it's been over 20 years since I last painted them. Can you believe it?!
It's not that I have anything against painted nails. I've just never wanted to draw any attention
to my hands! I inherited these hands from my dad. Nothing against his hands...they are fine for my dad...just not for me. I also broke a few fingers playing basketball, and there you have it. Add insult to injury, my best friend in college was a hand model. :)
Anyway, nail polish seems to be the big thing right now...so I thought I would give it another try.
A funny thing happened after I turned 40....I don't seem to care as much about what others think. I would never have posted a picture of my hands five years ago! :)
I stopped at the consignment shop on the way home from work.
I got these three tops (one is from L.L. Bean & one is from LandsEnd) and a pair of
pants (from the Loft). I wore the pink shirt under my jean jacket in the picture above.
I hate to spend money on new clothes for work...so every once in awhile I will stop in a thrift store.
These four items came to $13.75! I would much rather spend money on a new pair of jeans for the weekend rather than work clothes!
(Brady in Kindergarten)
Last Thursday was bring your son/daughter to work day.
I arranged for Brady to get out of class in the afternoon to observe me doing a reading lesson with my first graders. I let him do the last part of the lesson along with a worksheet that he explained to the kids and helped them with. I wish I had taken my camera. Brady was so cute and the kids were so excited to have the "big" 4th grader in the room helping. After school Brady said to me, "if this tennis thing doesn't work out mom, I want to be a teacher."
I organized some of my jewelry. I have always used egg cartons for my earrings....it's the way my Grandma Hester always organized her jewelry. She had quite the collection and bought most of her things second hand. She loved owls and had an owl necklace that reminds me of so much of the owl jewelry I have seen lately. Like this one, that I might need to get!
Brady made it to the Hershey final on Saturday.
He has made it to that final the last 4 times but has yet to win it.
He was disappointed...but lucky for his dad and I, he gets over things quickly.
He also never gives up...
We spent a lot of time this weekend doing yardwork. It's not our favorite thing to do...but it has to be done. Brady was a huge help again this year, especially with the mulch. He and I have a system down...and we do pretty good teamwork.
Can you believe it's May already?!
We are counting down the days until school is out for the summer!