I have a bunch of random rumblings in my head today - bear with me as I purge.
**At Old Navy recently, I spied a rack of STIRRUP PANTS. Black ones. Just like the ones I begged my mom (and Santa) for when I was 10. It was the 80's and I was 10 - that is my excuse. Anyone who buys them now has NO excuse. Seriously??
**I found new stainless steel water bottles at Costco - loving them. They are Contigo brand, BPA free, dishwasher safe and they were a great price.
(The ones in the back are the kids' Thermos Funtainer ones. They've been in constant use for 2 years. I finally called Thermos to order new straws. I may still buy some new ones for them, too - Mom spied some kids' Contigo ones at Costco, too).
**Yard sale season is coming to a close - and I have a couple more finds to hunt for - most importantly some kind of wardrobe/armoire for the girl's room. She could really use a place to hang up her clothes.
**I found a pretty good natural deodorant. I've been a fan of the JASON deodorants (in the background - notice I try to pick them up at Target on clearance) but I picked up this Arm & Hammer one a few months ago at the grocery store and like it even better. Just get the unscented. Trust me.
I switched to natural (aluminum free) deodorant a couple of years ago - and they're pretty hard to find! But worth it, I think. Once when I wore regular antiperspirant for a day after switching - I broke out in hives! That sold me. Plus, doesn't it seem weird to stop your body from sweating? Anyway.
**We saw Ponyo in the theater afew weeks back - fabulous. The kids LOVED it. It was more fun to watch the kids watching it than keep my eyes on the screen. They are big Miyasaki fans, so seeing a Studio Ghibli film in the theater was a real treat. And it was really good. Very charming. If you have a chance to catch it in the theater - go for it! It's probably my second favorite after Totoro.
**We also saw The Fox and the Child this week (checked it out from the library) and that was very charming as well. It's a beautiful French film that the kids really loved - and so we are studying foxes this week in biology. I highly recommend both movies.
**I've been reading quite a bit - and while I might not make it through 'American Gods' (sorry Aaron - he's been trying to get me to read this for years) I have a few notable books that I've really loved.
Love, Aubrey was one of my daughter's library books that I just picked up - and then couldn't put down. I really enjoyed it. It's a juvenile fiction and so worth reading.
**I'm so sick of my kids' 'internet names'. I don't regret using them, I just regret the ones I chose. But it's been 3+ years, so it feels too late to change them.
**I am still taking photos for 365 - but have lost count and haven't uploaded for a while - I need to go sort that all out!
Okay, that's all for now - I think my head feels lighter.
What's random with you?