Our trip to Scranton was a success!
We got to visit with my family and got to celebrate my good friend’s bridal shower. We also got to meet the wonderful blogger (and now friend) Louise from Wonderful World of Weez.
She is so sweet in real life (and blog life) and her little girl Elise is so adorable and smart. It’s always fun to meet a fellow blogger.
Here are some photos from our trip:
Maggie’s first time climbing steps! At a rest area in Ohio where we picnicked.
This is my grandma, my uncle, and Maggie.
Our trip was great for a lot of reasons, but was not so great for my waistline. Staying in a hotel, and having to eat out quite a bit took it’s toll. I also sorely missed my kitchen!
It’s been good to get back into the swing of things, and to be able to cook our food again. Not that I love cooking so much (I like it more some times than others) but there’s something so exsquisite about being a kitchen that’s yours, if you know what I mean?
SO, the State Fair starts this weekend. We are going on Sunday. I cannot wait for Maggie to see all the animals, especially the piglets. She liked them last year when she was only 7 months old, so I think she’s going to love them now that she’s 19 months.
Also, one cannot understate the importance of a milkshake from the dairy barn and a pulled pork sandwich. Atticus always likes the elephant ear.
Maggie might even be big enough for some of the kiddie rides.
God bless my iPhone, which actually has a pretty sweet camera.
Switching gears slightly, I have a question for you ladies who have color-treated hair.
What kind of shampoo do you use? I have been using a Loreal sulfate-free one but I don’t like it. It leaves my hair feeling quite greasy. I had been using a Herbal Essences one, but I think it was making the color fade sooner. I’d really like to find a shampoo that doesn’t make the color fade, but which also is not heavy, as I have fine hair.
It’s getting to the point where my roots are b-a-d by five weeks after coloring. I wouldn’t care a whole lot, except the whole front half of my head is more than half gray. So if I let it go eight weeks I look like I’m 45 years old.
I know, I know. First world problems.
SO, this week I had both a Chick-fil-A chocolate chip cookie and a Starbucks iced coffee. Does that mean on some cosmic level they cancel each other out?
Can’t we just buy our coffee and chicken sandwiches in peace? I personally don’t care what anyone who runs a store or shop thinks personally about same-sex marriage or any other social issue. It does not affect their ability to make the product or service that I am paying them for.
Is it just me, or is it totally lame that now we can’t even shop at a store or eat a dang sandwich/coffee/delicious oreo cookie without it being some big political thing?
I don’t think I posted it here, but here is a link to my most recent post at Ignitum Today.
I wrote about Dorothy Day and how she rocks, but Catholics who can’t talk to each other don’t.
I hope you have a great weekend and go see Jen for more quick takes.