My first Grade son hopped into the car yesterday glowing. “Mom!” he said. I” got to fist bump a giant.” Briefly I pondered on the meaning of this. Did Jack escape the Fairytale? Did our esteemed principal take to yard duty on stilts at lunch recess?
Then it struck me. The SF Giants are back in town. They had a stunning victory in 2014 that cemented them as a baseball dynasty in the San Francisco Hall of Fame. They’re all heading back over for the 2015 season.
One of the Giants pitchers came to school to goof off with the children. Which explains my son’s excitement.
I’m excited too because this means my personal trainer is also back in town.
She travels with her husband who is a Giants¬†coach. And¬† I desperately need her instruction to shift the lardy lumps that have settled in odd places around my body after Chistmas, the New Year and the slob fest that was Super Bowel Sunday. I mean Super Bowl Sunday. It was actually both. I ate far too much.
I would describe myself as slim. Slim but curvy. ¬†That sounds better than Slim But With Cankles and handles. Lardy ankles? It’s the area I am prone to putting on weight. I remember the comments I got when I was pregnant with number one: “Monique! Your calves are the same size as your ankles!” I would wearily reply. “Yes I am aware of this. My ankles actually have a separate heartbeat.” “No seriously.” ¬†And my obstetrician amuses himself by putting the blood pressure cuff around my ankles to take a measurement.” At this point I would realize that laughter not sympathy was forthcoming. And as payback ¬†I would turn the conversation to ¬†hemorrhoids.
Spring is when¬†I invest some time into getting into shape. You know, because Valentines Day is coming up. The next major celebration that revolves around eating. Followed by St Patrick’s Day. Easter. 4th July! And then after three months of eating over Summer we’re in sniffing distance of what is called the Festive Season! When is it not the festive season here?
A note here. If America’s foes truly wanted to bring the economic powerhouse to it’s knees, they’d realise war is futile. In fact war is so 1994. Instead ¬†they’d engineer a reverse takeover of the Celebrations industry. ¬†Shut it down and watch America slowly grind to a halt.
I love it.¬†I exercise to eat. And the other thing I do at this time of the year is refresh my jewelry. It’s far more satisfying to forget about¬†my fat ankles and decorate my wrists and my Earlobes! ¬†With the help of my Stella and Dot consultant and Spring Fairy ¬†Tammy B! With Tammy’s help I will go to the ball!
Or at least the March school auction and major fund raiser of the year. My Stella and Dot purchases have just arrived and I am thrilled. The following¬†are my favorite pieces and purchases from the Spring Collection:
Rebel Drop Earrings:
These medium weight earrings are the perfect mix of edgy and delicate
My alternate ear wear for Spring. The Orbit Hoop set.
A set of small hoops, a set of large hoops with interchangeable spike drops. A total of four unique looks.
I believe I have my earlobes sorted for Spring.
Order through Tammy of Stella and Dot here: Tammy B Sring Fairy¬†You can chat with her online and she’ll give you excellent styling advice. Mention Enlightened Housewife for hidden special offers.
Next post my wrists get a little attention. Tomorrow is a very special day. Our twins turn four and it’s Valentines Day!