WILW #2: Nail Polish

Let’s be frivolous with what I love this week: it’s nail polish.

I love nail polish. I do. Maybe because I bit my nails for nearly thirty years. Maybe because most of the time when I didn’t bite them I worked at a job where polish was prohibited. Maybe because it’s artistic expression that I can show off everywhere I go.

Currently, it’s China Glaze Zombie Zest, a recent acquisition. Yes, tip wear because it’s been on four days, and I’ve been working. No, no extra anything–yet. I still have most of the month of October, so I’m sure I’ll come up with something spooky.

Ian and Abby surprised me with some polish strips tonight. When I start to chip my Zombie Zest I’ll rock a set of those for a few days.

What do you love this Wednesday?


Doings and Things to Come

Yes, I know, I didn’t really fulfill my NaBloPoMo promise last month. Sorry! However, there are tons of doings to catch everyone up on, and I’m NaNoWriMoing this month, so I’ll be on the computer more, therefore posting more, hopefully.

Here’s some of what I have in store for this place along with what I’ve been up to:

  • We returned to Dixie Corn Maze two weeks ago, so I have some pictures from there to post.
  • Halloween, of course. A couple pictures and what we did since we didn’t have Abby for official trick or treating hours.
  • Vision and dental kicked in yesterday, and Ian and I had our appointments lined up for a full day. We knew Ian needed glasses, but it also turns out I have mild astigmatism, along with my eyes getting older. So we’ll both be getting our glasses in a few days. After that, I got my teeth cleaned. Here’s a shameful fact: I hadn’t been to a dentist since 1997. Fortunately, genetics and fair-to-middling brushing and occasional flossing were on my side, and my teeth are just fine and dandy. I was definitely showing them off at work last night! Too bad my favorite wine is a red…
  • My parents are coming to visit for a few days, starting tomorrow. And this place is a mess! We’ll get it cleaned up and probably hit up the State Fair on Monday before the rain.
  • My youngest brother is back in jail until March 2015. We’re pretty sad and disappointed that his poor–more like lack of–judgment has put him back in this situation. If we’re lucky, when they send him somewhere permanent it will be somewhere that Ian and Abby can visit him as well, since Ian hasn’t seen him in over a year, and Abby in even longer.
  • I’ll be back at the mall engraving again in a couple weeks. I’m looking forward to that!
  • My Open Adoption Blogger Interview will be posted in just ten days! My partner and I have swapped questions, so we just need to get our answers together and share with each other.
  • Which reminds me, since I’m back on good ole Lappy, not my iPhone, I need to update my badges!
  • Yesterday partners were assigned for the Christmas Swop! Time for some blog stalking, a bit of sewing, and present-wrapping! I can’t wait to get my stuff together and sent out, and then to see what my partner thinks!
  • My pizza job–well, it’s alright. Sometimes I just want to scream stop telling people I’m your senior assistant manager if you don’t trust me to run my shift properly!! Okay, maybe a few more choice words as well. About integrity. Ahem.
  • Okay, enough for now. Time to NaNoWriMo!!

Punkin Painting




Nail Polish Catch-up

I was thinking, I haven’t posted any pics of my nails in a while. Has anyone missed them? Ha, I didn’t think so. Here are some pictures anyway.

20121116-190729.jpg I tried a candy corn inspired design for Halloween, but I wasn’t feeling it, so I took it off.

20121116-190901.jpg These bloody nails came out much spookier, but I didn’t realize until now how crappy all the pics I got of them are. Sorry.

20121116-191419.jpg And today we have my fall color scheme design. The best part? I got the lines straight with my stupid hand as well!

Real post coming later, I promise!

Trick or Treat!

We had a great time today! Slept in til almost ten, ran errands, and then naps all around before beginning our Halloween preparations.

Abby was Alice in the dress my mom made for her.

I was the March hare.

Ian as Tweedle Dee.

And Uncle Thomas as Tweedle Dum. The sideburns are new.

And we posed for pictures to share with my family.

Our little extrovert does not perform well under pressure. She thanked everyone, but no ‘trick or treat’s. We made it all the way around two blocks before we got to the park, and slides and swings are way better than candy from strangers.

When we got home, I only had to ration the candy because she wanted to open them all just to have a taste. At least there won’t be any bellyaches tonight!

Happy Halloween!


First I must share Ian’s experiment with texturizer…


This year for Halloween, my mom is making Abby an Alice in Wonderland costume, and I’m going to be Ziggy Stardust.

Have you ever made a statement in passing that somehow turned into a major commitment? I don’t even remember exactly how this happened anymore. I was talking to a girl Ian works with, and now I’m dressing up as David Bowie.

I do reserve the right to be some sort of Mad Hatter or March Hare. Ian’s brother is trick-or-treating with us, and they may or may not be Tweedledum and Tweedledee…that’s logic.