Wednesday, August 25, 2010

this, or, my lightbulb moment in a meme

This is what I know: there is a moment when you stop mourning the end of summer and start anticipating fall: wool clothes and real shoes and serious skin care and a full face of makeup. And when that moment occurs, jump on it.

This is what I think: everyone who thinks their feet look terrible in the winter hasn't seen mine after a summer of going to the beach and wearing flip flops. I got home from New Hampshire on Sunday, and my first order of business was to give myself the mother of all pedicures. With the good pumice stone, not that useless one I bought in NH. WHAT A DIFFERENCE.

This is what I'm wearing on my toenails: O.P.I. Crimson Carol. It's bright red, sparkly, and it's just the pick-me-up I need.

This is what could change my life: OK, Funny you should ask. My son came home with a few first day of school questionnaires, and that was one of the questions. Or more specifically, "What would you change about yourself?" And I immediately thought: I'd lose weight. About 30 pounds. Maybe 40--it depends on how well my metabolism has handled the seafood and ice creams of summer.

Which made me realize something. Losing weight? Talk about an attainable goal. I mean, it's not like my number one desire is to be six inches taller.

So what's my problem? Easy. It would take a year to do it right. 

But I'm going to be a year older, anyway. Why not be a year slimmer, too?

This is what I'm eating: a sandwich made from last night's leftover lemon chicken breasts, lots of lettuce, hold the mayo. See above.
Meme courtesy of blackbird and Badger.

11 comments:

  1. I LOVE that shade of nail polish!! Its pretty much the only color I use on my toes!! :) It looks fantastic on!!!

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  2. Pumice stone? Where is your Diamancel?! Did Poppette steal it? I am clutching my pearls ovah heah!

    P.S. Go, you! You can do it!

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  3. My feet always look way better in the winter. I thought everybody's did.

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  4. I'm waiting for my fall moment. (It's pouring and 60 on the Cape.)

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  5. You really want to lose 30 lbs? For God's sake - WHY? You won't be able to wear any of your Lily next year.

    Wouldn't you rather spend your precious clothing budget on cute new things rather than replcements for your cute old things?

    If I could change one thing about myself (and this is a free country, so I guess I can change if I really want to). . .I would remain perpetually caught up on my laundry.

    Of course, I write a blog called The Gift of Fat, so . . . .

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  6. I am so with you on this journey to >30 lbs!

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  7. Hannah Lee: that nail polish is the only thing that makes me cheerful as I rush around at the last minute getting my kids ready for back to school. The ONLY THING.

    Badger: Believe it or not, I never lemminged the Diamancel. Stila Luce, check. Jane's Browned Down Red, check. Creme de la Mer, check. But I always stuck to my old school Hero Chiropody Sponge.

    YFA: Thank you! I thought I was going mental. Sandals are the death of me, whereas thick socks and clogs leave me with soft, perfect feet. That no one sees.

    bird: You're having your fall moment now. Unfortunately.

    Mary A.: Here's my dirty secret--I have a closet full of cute Lilly things in a smaller size. So really, no matter what, I can be decked out in pink and green monkeys swinging through palm trees drinking tropical cocktails.

    Summerland: I just discovered MyPlate on LiveStrong.com. Fascinating stuff--you should check it out. I eat too much protein and not enough sodium. But my cholesterol is as perfect as a werewolf's hair. Go figure!

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  8. I think your feet need to be enclosed in something to hold in the moisture. When you wear sandals, they are exposed to sun, wind, all that stuff that dries out skin.

    Also, if you go to yoga class somebody will see your lovely soft feet. ;-)

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  9. I think your feet need to be enclosed in something to hold in the moisture. When you wear sandals, they are exposed to sun, wind, all that stuff that dries out skin.

    Also, if you go to yoga class somebody will see your lovely soft feet. ;-)

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  10. There will be no anticipation of fall in this household. The closest I will get is right now - appreciating open windows at night and through the morning but still loving the hot afternoons. I will mourn the end of summer until next May, when my toes defrost again.

    Wowza, that is a gorgeous polish!! Might have to abandon the Sally Hansen "Starlet" that has been my fave for several years.

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  11. re: the OPI--after a month of wearing an out-of-character-for me nude pedi color, I went back to my cheery OPI "Florentine Fuschia", which looks fabulous with tanned piggies!
    Something about the cool nights now makes me start rustling through my collection for something more "transitional" . . . Essie Garnet perhaps next time?

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