We had so many wonderful family, friends, and hospital staffers help celebrate the end of The Teen’s two-week hospitalization, that what could have been a rotten 16th birthday was super cool instead. But I did have trouble stuffing all of her birthday balloons in the car (not all of them are in these pictures.)
Fish Lips. Finally a style blogger pose I’m good at. This wasn’t the best outfit pic, but it was the best pic 🙂
Loft and/or Loft Outlet everything, super on sale, except for the Charming Charlie accessories
By the time this post is published, I’m hoping that she’ll have had a great day at school – and that I’ll be sipping a glass of wine at the beach with my mom. My mom and I made plans for a quick trip when The Absent-Minded Professor (AMP) was off for a week (kicked off campus by the Democratic National Convention along with all the other faculty, staff, and students), but then I cancelled the reservations last week because The Teen still hadn’t come home.
I’ve signed up for style blogger posing lessons from the Red-Headed Teen.
Both AMP and my mom insisted we try to get our reservation back, which we did. Luckily, the beaches are not far from where we live, and I can get home quickly if I need to. I think they both think I’m close to sitting in a corner and having a quiet wee break with reality if I don’t have a change of scenery.
We did not actually let the balloons go because that would be pollution.
The gorgeous and super stylish Amber at Butane Anvil
wondered if her readers are interested in what she wears when she’s not at work, and of course, we are all. I thought I’d share these pictures so you can see what I run around in for a trip to the Big Gawdy Mall (I hate it) to give The Teen a 16th birthday shopping trip. Actually, AMP and I went to see Premium Rush
while they shopped. That Joseph Gordon-Levitt is so adorable he could have ridden a tricycle for an hour and that would have been fine by me, but the NYC bicycle action sequences are wild and crazy (I got kinda motion sick) and worth the price of the film.
The Teen made the owl in the hospital. That metal purse is a family heirloom from the late 19th century.
I hope you guys have a great week. I really appreciate all your warm and supportive comments and emails the last several weeks. Your blogs, Twitter updates, and Facebook statuses also entertain and inspire me, especially during tough times.
Finally, I leave you with a picture of The Corginator, because you get more hits when you use the word “dog” in your posts 😛