*Have been a combination of highs and lows lately. I've been really stressed out and anxious lately and the hives I keep getting have not made things any easier. Got an increased dose of my blood pressure meds since the lower dose wasn't working. It's completely screwed up my sleeping cycle. I'm scared of what's to come this week but I'll be glad to be able to put it behind me.
*I have started to feel a bit better and on Friday night I even made 6 challahs for our chapel. (Only 5 made it there.) I made all plain and decided to experiment and made on chocolate chip stuffed one that I nicknamed Chippy. There was a clear favorite and I will be making more of those in the future. (To all those who asked, I will be posting my challah recipe later on.)
*My mother made her first Lilly Pulitzer purchase- 2 dresses from the Rue La La sale on Friday. I'm not sure why. She did say that if they don't work for her and she's in a good mood, then they will go to me. Really hoping that they don't work for her!
*Finally read The Help. I'm a fast reader so it only took me a day. I loved the book and am very excited for the movie. The Germany release date for it is November 17, 2011 so I'm really hoping that it comes out at the base theater before then!
*I needed new glasses so a month or so ago, I bought a cute pair from the optical here on base. Then, a few weeks later, Coastal Contacts had a free glasses promotion so I decided to order a pair thinking that it never hurts to have an extra pair for emergencies or in case you misplace one. I decided to get these purple ones because they were a little more bold than what I normally go for and I figured, hey they're free. If I don't like them, not a huge loss.
*My cousin is getting married in Philadelphia next month and I have been spending a lot of time lately looking for the perfect dress to wear. I am picky with dresses- I don't wear black and I want something with straps. I really want this dress from Lilly Pulitzer, but it's in pre-orders right now and looks like it won't be ready to ship until after the wedding, which does nothing to help me.
this dress instead. I love the shape and colors of it, but I can't decide which of the two shades I would want to get.