So....um....yeah....remember those Christmas pictures? I really didn't get to them. I know, I know---that's awful of me. But let me explain why.
I had to go shopping.
Yes, that's right. Shopping. Shopping before my shopping trip.
I needed some jeans (remember post from the other day?) because my usual attire of skirt and some form of heels just won't cut it walking in NYC, especially when it's cold. I've forgotten how much fun it is to shop for jeans.
I think they only make jeans for pot-bellied tooth pick legged freaks.
There! I've said it and I don't care how mean it was. I had the worst time EVER trying to find a pair of jeans. Apparently I'm supposed to be shapped like an apple if I want to wear jeans and not like an hour-glass shape. There were some jeans that I tried on that I could have rested a baseball on one of my hips and the jeans would have still fit but were simulataneously working on cutting off circulation to my upper thighs.
Damn all this running/rollerblading/biking. I think running only is what one does to achieve tooth-pick legs with which one can then stuff one's legs into jeans designed for the above mentioned freaks.
If you are wondering who makes these types of jeans.... Old Navy, American Eagle and the Gap make these jeans. Abercrombie & Fitch do not make these sort of jeans but I didn't want to spend $80 on one pair. No, that's not true. I knew I wouldn't possibly leave the store with only one item so that's why I avoided buying that pair of jeans.
I finally did find some jeans at Ann Taylor of all places. Two pairs in two different shades and styles. A bootcut and a flare. And um, a sweater. And a ummmm, blouse. But that's it! Both shirts are completely good for jeans or work so they were necessary as I have very little in the way of warm things to wear for work.
OKAY. I'm sure everyone is tired of hearing my denim woes. I've one picture to share.
We weren't gambling! I swear! Maia found a handful of dice in the kitchen junk drawer (don't you dare try to say you don't have one--i know you do!) and we made up an impromptu game. Partway through I realized it was a good counting/adding/greather than less than lesson. Go me! I love when I don't even realize we were playing a 'learning' game.
If anyone out there is dying to know how we played it--Here's how and then I must dash off to finish packing!
Each person rolls two dice and counts the number of pips they have (counting and adding). Who ever has the greater amount of pips wins a popcorn kernel (greater/less than). Or a bean, or a lentil, or whatever you have on hand. Then when the stock of kernels/beans/lentils count to see who has more to find out who wins the game.
Nice and easy. I don't mean to insinuate anyone out there is a simpleton because I actually took the time to type how to play!