About 3 months ago I bought a coat on one of those super discount sites. I think it was $45. And then after Christmas I bought a dress on sale at one of my favorite websites. Today was the magical day when the planets aligned and both items arrived on my porch. I was starting to worry about the coat - I ordered and paid for it in about early October, but I think it was ordered from China. Hence the long wait. And for the money, it's a decent little coat. A beautiful mustard yellow, detachable black/white polka dot bow, and little belt. It's a wool/poly blend - perfect for Southern California. I was afraid it was going to be huge - sleeves hanging over my hands, etc. I ordered an extra big size thinking that I could have it altered down if need be. Well, I needn't have worried about it. Seems the Chinese like to skimp on their sizing and fabric, so the size was actually about right. The sleeves could be a little longer, but I'll live. And the color is gorgeous.
Tomorrow is my not-a-day--too-soon salon appointment for cut and color. A guaranteed good day. I've been growing my bangs out, and now I think I want to cut them again. I realize it will all come down to what kind of a mood I'm in tomorrow. I've had my hair about an inch long after getting a sudden yen to cut it. I'm impulsive like that. That's the fantastic adventure of the hair salon - sometimes you come home with a complete surprise, although I've practiced more self control in recent years. Not so many sudden moves, which tend to startle the husband. Bangs or no bangs is not a hot button issue, so my home life should remain stable no matter what.
And then, after the hair issues are dealt with, what next? A movie? Dinner out? A trip to Target? Our lives are an ever-evolving ball of fire, I tell you. We did see "Les Mis", and it's a must see. If you haven't seen it, what are you waiting for? The music, the acting, the boohooing at every inspirational song. It was awesome. But take Kleenex, because I promise you that you'll need it. We also saw that movie "Hitchcock" and it was better than expected. Especially if you're of my vintage and can remember the old Alfred Hitchcock Presents TV series, and, of course, "Psycho."
Throw in church and some bike riding, and call it a weekend. Oh, but wait - L is working from home on Monday, so that will be a half holiday too. Yes, I do need to work, but somehow we'll find time to sneak off for a nice ride on the bikes - especially if its a nice day.
Our 13th anniversary is next weekend, and we're going to have a mini getaway. A nice dinner, a night in a hotel, and a nice Sunday brunch. I'm looking forward to sneaking off with my favorite beau for a night of revelry. Dinner, some smooching *wink*, and probably snoring by 10. We are party animals. But we're party animals in love. And that's a great way to spend your days (and nights).
A glossy brochure from the Westin in Kauai came today. L and I drooled over it a little bit. Maybe later in the year. I'm thinking it would make a lovely Christmas, personally... First there are children and grandbabies to visit. Katie and the girls are first on the list. Katie and I are plotting and planning dates as we speak. Winter dates or summer? Katie is pulling for February, but I think I'm leaning more towards warmer days. All I know for sure is that one night we are having a girls' slumber party in my hotel room. It's long overdue.