; Life is like champagne......: 2011-02-06

Friday, February 11, 2011

Maternity Clothes

I am struggling with fitting into clothes right now.  None of my shirts fit, too small, and the maternity pants I had from my first child are two sizes too big.  I do not want to go out and buy brand new clothes because I feel it is a complete waste of money for such a short period of time.  I went through all of my previous maternity clothes I had saved and sorted them on what I was going to wear and what could be brought to a consignment store.  When I had my first daughter, I was working in a corporate job so my clothes were a little more expensive and well maintained.  I ended up bringing about 8 pairs of pants to be consigned and kept all of my shirts and two dresses. 
The hardest part of the maternity clothing for me has been finding pants.  It is pretty limited out there, even though it seems many more stores carry the clothing such as Gap and Target.  I have been living in the same pair of jeans now and ready to move on to some that are more comfortable.  I have had some success with ebay, finding the clothes at more than half the retail price.  I did find a black gap dress at the consignment shop for $10 and a spring/summer floral dress on ebay for $12.  You can't beat those prices!  I am also trying to prepare for a trip to Florida in March with appropriate clothing.  It should not be this difficult.

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Monday, February 7, 2011

Too much even for a dog

Hana loves the snow but she can barely move in this amount of snow.  In fact, she got stuck and we had to pull her out. 

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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Say it aint so Andy

On Friday February 4th, Andy Pettitte announced he will not be returning to baseball this year.  He had been toiling over this decision since last fall and it seemed he just did not have it in him to try one more year.  Probably a good thing since if he did return and have a bad year, not so sure the NYY fans would be able to accept it and give him a pass.  He is loved by many and I think it is his personality which seems sincere.  He is one of my favorite players and when the Yankees let him go to Texas, I was crushed, could not understand why they did it. They even had many pitchers, whom made no mark with the team, wear his number.  When he came back, it was like he never left.  Andy could power through a tough pitching game and you could be confident he was going to give over 100%.  He was a warrior, part of the "Core Four" and even though he was part of the Steroid era, I think that did not taint him.  Now I am waiting to see who will get his number or will the Yankees retire it. 
When telling my four year old daughter about his retirement, he comment to me was "how sad".  It is sad to not feel you can do what you so loved doing.

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