Thursday, November 18, 2010

Starb*ck's Hostage Situation: Day 3

What's a girl to do?
I mean, except embarrass herself taking pictures in front of her local 'Bux, right?
Here we are again. :)  

Day 3.

I have to say as cranky as I am at our internet provider this is turning out to be a blessing in disguise.  It still takes me a good part of the day to feel up to moving, but I now have the motivation to get dressed, purty up and go out.  Plus, I get to spend time outside of those same four walls - and the tea is pretty darn good.  I could live without the caffeine - but it energizes me to the point I am up for hours and doing stuff.  Stuff!  It is awesome.  I have avoided caffeine since April because I was told that it would cause water retention in my lungs but, so far, one cup of black tea a day is working out sweet.  If anything it makes me feel better.  So thank you 'Bux for your yummy [cheap!] tea and free wi-fi.

For those who are counting [ Hi Mynx and Tina!] I am wearing a sweater [#2] in that pic'- [it is the white cardigan underneath the jacket] but what I really wanted to show you are my shoes.  

I love these shoes:

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So comfy.  So cute.  Sooooo old. hee
Thank you, again, for all your great comments.  It makes it all worth it to get ready and come out here to know there are wishes from you guys.  It helps immensely that I have the motivation of friends like you Tadpoles to get me moving. Thanks.

In other news - Pooldad, bless his heart, had to go to English class with Wallene today and take a test. Heehee :)  Her teacher came up with a unique way in which the kids can earn extra credit.  They are asked to help their parents study for a test covering the same things that the students are learning.  The parents then go in and take the same version of the test along side their child.  If both the parent and student score within five points of eachother the kid is given five extra credit points.  [If the parent is unable to go in the student is given a chance to earn five points on their own.]

Wallene and her Dad had the best time doing this.  They learned a lot and really enjoyed themselves. Pooldad is certain he aced the test. I knew he was nervous this morning but when he came home afterwards he was just giddy telling me all about it.  Pretty cool gang, I have to tell you.  I thought the teacher was pretty inventive with this exercise.  He is a nice guy too.  Always a bonus.

Well I am off to catch up on y'all.  I won't be around tomorrow because my ride is on his way to get Squirrel [YAY! - and yes, you are all right.  I can hardly wait until tomorrow] but I know the child is going to beg to come here on Saturday, so until then...See ya' on the flip side Tadpoles.

Love and hugs!


20 comments:

Linda in New Mexico said...

Day 3 - looking good Skippy. XOXO The Olde Bagg

colenic said...

Sounds like a great exercise for both Pool dad and Wallene...what a great way to get parents involved in their education...
By the way...you look amazing!! Have fun with Squirrel

Bouncin' Barb said...

So glad you have had 3 good days. And tomorrow will be special too. Miss chatting with you though. Catch you when you're up and running again (literally) lol. H&B

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

you look pretty darn cute there - love the shoes!

can't wait to hear all the 'catch-up' news on your girl's semester.

be sure to let us know how the test results came out.

Martha said...

I love those shoes, too!

Yum Yucky said...

Gah! I'm totally missing ya. You're like an Internet Ninja. Where will you show up next?

TinaM said...

You are SO cute! And I'm lovin the sweaters :)

I'm so happy she is comming home, I can feel your excitement!!!

Glad to see you are having such good days. And even though I want your Internet back on right, now it sounds like you are having fun without it :) Way to make the best out of a situaion!!!

Hugs!!

Thisisme said...

Hi Skippy. Good to know that something good has come out of a bad situation (i.e. your visits to Starbucks!!). I loved the comment about you being like a Internet Ninja (LOL!!). My goodness, look at your lovely long legs. At only 5 foot 1, I am very envious!!

caterpillar said...

nice pic, SM.... looking cool... :)

Mynx said...

The boots and sweater look wonderful. And what a clever teacher for involving the parents like that. I hope they both get top marks

Marni said...

So happy to see you out and about. Wish I could share a cup o' tea with ya.

Hugs.

Jeannie said...

Glad you are getting out and about! I love your shoes.

The test sounds good in theory. I don't think there'd be a lot of participation up here though. I'd be game but I'm not normal.

mybizzykitchen.com said...

I love how much you look forward to getting out beyong your four walls.

Hooray for squirrel coming home!!

hed. said...

I told my husband when I step off the plane I'm heading to Starbucks first. I'm hoping I can talk you into following my new blog hed above water, since I will be closing hed down under by the end of the year (details on my hdu blog). Stop by if you can :)

hed www.hedabovewater.com

Yum Yucky said...

Okay, so I'm back. I know you're not here, but I just had to check out your coffee shop pose and snazzy shoes one more time.

Jen "I'm trying to figure it all out" Tobin said...

Oooo....I love the idea of the parents having to learn what the kids are learning and take a test! I'm going to suggest it to my teacher-husband!! So glad you're feeling well and enjoying your tea! :)

Yart said...

I'm so glad that your feeling well and out of the house. Since your not going to be on I will wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Diane Laney Fitzpatrick said...

That is the cutest picture of you! Love the shoes - and the sweater and scarf and hot chick jeans.

Sandra said...

Great picture Skippy! You're beautiful! I miss you!

Lady Fromage said...

Those shoes are darling! :)