Well, we’re six days into my summer vacation, and the livin’ is easy. Â I’m starting to pay attention to things that normally get short shrift during the school year: things like laundry, and my toenails. Â The other day, I decided that a pedicure Â would be an excellent way to kick off the summer vacation. Â In the grand tradition of posting pictures of my toes online, here is the result. Â (According to my blog statistics page, someone recently found this blog by googling “pretty manicured feet.” Â Nameless visitor, this is for you!)
The shift to warm weather has also prompted me to update my summertime wardrobe. Â And I’m noticing a trend in women’s dressing rooms — apparently it’s now the thing for stores to provide one hook labeled “yes,” one hook labeled “maybe,” and one hook for the rejects. Â Have you seen this? Â In my neck of the woods, both Old Navy and Marshalls have added these helpful bits of hardware to their dressing rooms. Â I guess it’s a good idea, though I find their nomenclature Â a little disingenuous. Â The Marshalls dressing room labels are “Definitely,” “Possibly,” and “Tomorrow.” Â The last one cracks me up. Â I mean, if I hate the shirt today, it won’t improve with twenty-four hours’ loathing. Â It makes you wonder how many high-level meetings were held to decide what to call these hooks. Â I may not have an MBA, but I have more than three decades’ experience in buying female clothes, and here’s how I would label them:
Hook One: It makes me look cute and trendy! Â I’ll buy one in every color!
Hook Two: Â I could wear this if I did ab crunches or bought Spanx. How likely am I to do either?
Hook Three: I hate it with the burning passion of a thousand suns.
Of course, I want to keep it real, and the Marshalls people want to make money. Â I guess that’s the difference.
Anyhow. Â Pretty new toes! Â Four new shirts (all of which make me look trendy)!Â Â Sleeping in and playing with the boys and folded laundry and time to reflect and Â pray and write!
So far, it’s been a pretty great summer.