Thursday, April 29, 2010
This, that and another.
So I got my Toms, almost a full week early too! I was so excited. When I got home Tuesday I had a note in my mailbox from the mailman telling me to go pick up my package at the Post Office. So I ran down there and there is was, all the way from China! They are perfection, so comfy and I can't wait to get another pair! I'm already picking out a "casual" pair to get for my birthday. I think the whole idea behind Toms shoes is so neat too - the fact that for EVERY pair that someone buys they give a pair to a needy child in a foreign country. So even though they are slightly pricey they do go to help a really good cause.
Gianna and I finally got new swim suits yesterday! I was really excited, she helped pick out hers which was so cute. She's starting to have a serious opinion when it comes to her clothing and her shoes. She's quick to point out what's "cute" and what's not! We got her a cute striped one piece and an adorable pink and orange flowered two piece. She doesn't understand that a two piece isn't supposed to cover your belly! She keeps trying to pull the top down over her stomach! I got a pair of black "bottoms" and then two different tops - a tankini top and then a bikini top. For now the bikini is more just for laying out and getting my stomach tanned - I still have a little ways to go before I'm totally comfortable wearing anything like that out in front of people! Lol! But the tankini looks adorable on and I'm pleased with it! I am going to have to really buckle down in order to get my stomach really toned, I just don't want to be one of those girls wearing a two piece and then have people whispering "She should not be wearing a two piece!!!!" Lol! So I tend to be overly cautious and paranoid about those kind of things...I don't want to be the kind of person I can't stand - people who wear things that don't flatter them in any way, shape or form!!! We have a lot of those kind of people around, half the time I see people in Wal-Mart and I just want to stop them and say "Did you even look at what you grabbed and put on?!" It's unreal!
Gianna has started sleeping lately....we usually always get up by 6:45am. I just hate sleeping in much later because it just wastes the day and I am just not motivated to work out later in the day. The earlier I get up and get it done the more of the day I have to enjoy and do things and not worry about it!
I've been practicing two different songs recently - trying to get my vocals in order. I'm singing at the local home school graduation next month. I haven't done any solo stuff in quite awhile and I'm starting to realize how "out of shape" my voice is. Notes I could hit before I really rough at and my breathing isn't as natural as it was for a long while. I'm kinda disappointed that I have left it alone so long that it's rusty. I still sing a long here and there to CD's and such but I don't take the time to really practice with my voice and I'm starting to see the results now. I think I'm going to have to schedule an hour into my day where I just work on music, vocal exercises, guitar and song writing. I used to do that as a teen at home - we were required to spend 30mins to an hour on music 5 days a week. And I'm realizing that it helped me a lot to structure my music. I want to get my motivation back - if I can get my fitness and my music back on track I'll be doing pretty darn good!!!