9/22/16: Thankful Thursday/Belated Wantable Wednesday

Okay, so I’m really thankful for:

  1. Forgiveness/patience: I’m still trying to get the hang of this blogging/believing-people-actually-care-about-anything-I-have-to-say thing. So while I was fully prepared for yesterday’s Wantable Wednesday, last night I let myself fall again into a place where I just ended up sleeping on the couch. Or maybe it was the fact that I didn’t get Starbuck’s yesterday morning. Yes, let’s blame it on the caffeine. So without further ado, here’s an abbreviated Wantable Wednesday:

    Outfit 1 included a draped back tanktop in a really fun/funky print, a purple flared crewneck tank, and some capris with small mesh panel “stripes” and a little sparkle. The item I liked best was the capri pants. I like things with a little sparkle, and they caught my eye right as they came out of the box.
    I was quite puzzled, at first, when trying to put on the draped back tanktop. And then I saw it also is rather flow-y in the back, which just isn’t good for me and my lack of body confidence. I like everything covered. The crewneck tank was also a little thin for my tastes. Disappointing on both counts, because I LOVED the colors. I like bold and fun, and these definitely hit the mark.

    Outfit 2 was a charcoal-colored tank, a mesh tank in the color “frost,” and some Soybu capris that were slightly gathered at the bottom. I was divided about the gray tank. The fabric was a little strange for working out, and it also was fitted at the bottom but nowhere else. The purple tank was cute, and I realized I really liked how the backs of the two looked together. Cute!
    But the pants. Oh, goodness. They’re so soft and they hug me in good places. They aren’t too low-rise, and I love how they sit on my hips/tummy.
    7There was one item I couldn’t try on, because it was sent to me in a medium size instead of XL. And it was for an area that definitely needs XL coverage, if you catch my drift. I was disappointed, because the sports bra was super cute and felt like it would have been very supportive in my size. Drat.
    So…I chose one item. And I bet it isn’t hard to figure out which one. I’m wearing them right now because they’re so soft. I catch myself caressing my own legs occasionally in the Soybu capris, which is super creepy, but I dare you to not continuously touch them once you feel them.
    I’m still feeling a little shaky about my Wantables monthly Fitness edit, mainly because there have been a couple hiccups in the process. But I’ll give it another month or so and see how things continue! They’ve been very kind during any contact I’ve needed, and I love the personalized messages each month. So…fingers crossed for a good month in October!

  2. Quality childcare: I know childcare prices are through the roof in many places. But I also know childcare workers are underpaid for the work they do. The past couple of days, my daughter has willingly run away from me and into the arms of her teacher at the center she attends.
    This may sound sad to some (and yes, I have a love/hate relationship with her growing independence), but it is a good thing. It is reassuring, since she spends (too) many of her waking hours there. I am a full-time working mom, and I am serving the world in a way I always wanted: as a librarian. This means less time with my daughter, which I hate. But I am delighted that she believes “school” (we call it that instead of “daycare”) is a fun and safe place to be. Her teachers are so special to her, and our lives are enriched by them.
  3. Fall:
    “The bright summer had passed away, and gorgeous autumn was flinging its rainbow-tints of beauty on hill and dale.” ~Cornelia L. Tuthill

    Our tree in the backyard is one of the first to turn in the neighborhood.

    I know I’ve written about my love for Fall before, but I’m just so excited now that today is the first day of autumn.
    New Year’s Day and spring are often times of renewal and reflection and rebirth for people, but I tell you…autumn is my time. I absolutely adore the colors fall brings and the activities and sights and smells and sounds. I love when my morning runs turn chilly and when I get to dream of taking my baby girl to the pumpkin patch. I feel like a better version of myself in fall. And so I’m starting to feel more hopeful each day.

Read on. Run on.