Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Random Diabe-tastic December Post

Okay, I know I'm already about 4 posts behind in my new two-posts-a-week commitment, but people, it's December! Enough said.

I do at least have enough random fodder for 4 posts, which I will now roll into one condensed post.

I kicked off last week by going to the big city all by myself. First, I got my hair done:


Those are also new glasses ($15 from Zenni Optical. I'll never spend $400 at the optometrist's office again!).

Then, I headed to Value Village for my bi-monthly rummage through other people's old junk. Even though I'm not really a brooch-wearer, I was stopped dead in my tracks in the jewellery section by this:


My grandmother had something very similar on her cardigan when I was a kid. I expected to turn it over and find that it had been reproduced in a sweatshop in Taiwan, but was very surprised to see "Made in England" printed on the back. Brooch-wearer or not, at $4 I wasn't going to wrestle with my conscience over this one. It came home with me.

Later in the week, RB celebrated his 6th birthday! I wanted to try sticking to his diet this year, but gluten-free cake can be so rubbery, so I had the bright idea of icing rice crispy squares instead:


I was happy with the way they looked. The way they tasted, on the other hand, caused the Captain to coin a new term: "Diabe-tastic". The sugar headache the next morning was dreadful, as was RB's behaviour for the next 24 hours. Next year, I think it might be safer to just let the poor kid have a little wheat!


Though, as you can see, he really wasn't complaining...

Lots of holiday babble to come. Have a great Sunday, everyone!

9 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Fab birthday treats -- love the blue tongue! And your new 'do and glasses are super -- very stylish!

Linda said...

Yes, the glasses and new haircut look great. I don't think I've ever seen such bright frosting- it must have been received very well indeed!

Granny Bob said...

Love the hair and new glasses, very very chic,all ready for the Christmas party circuit. You really get great finds at Value Village. Love the birthday treats,but sorry about the headache. The captain's new word is going into my list of new words made me laugh. By the way how long did the tongue stay that color. Take care and remember to have time for yourself when you can!

In Real Life said...

Your haircut looks fantastic! That is a really nice picture of you! What a pretty pin! The birthday treat turned out so cute! Happy Birthday to RB! :)

LaelShine said...

Love the blue tongue! Classic kid stuff:)

Your hair is awesome! So chic,I bet it feels fantastic.

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Nothing like a new hairdo and glasses to make a girl feel fabulous! Very nice.. Loving that blue tongue!

fancythatfancythis.com said...

Love the glasses, love the hair! Love the blue tongue too...kids and their cupcakes! Too cute.

Janine said...

Hey!! LOVE your new hair cut!! Looks fabulous on you!! Are you all ready for Christmas..?
I am just about done! Maybe...
Won't get anything done today... I am puppy sitting!!

Telly C. said...

$15 for a new pair of glasses?? What a win! Those rice crispy treats look so cute, happy belated birthday RB!