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As I’ve been visiting my parents I’ve also had a chance to catch up with some old friends, some of which I haven’t seen in over five years.  It’s been fun to catch up on what has gone on in their lives.  All this visiting and catching up has made me think about back in the days before interstate highways and air travel, how if you moved away from an area, even as little as fifty miles, you were very unlikely to see any of those people again.  All the pioneers who settled the west while leaving family back east only got news via letters.  No flitting back for a week and catching up with old friends, no blogs or email to use for quick communication.  How lucky we are to be able to keep in touch so easily.

So, keep that in mind next time you blog (and you should!) or when you send that email to your old college roommate.

What person do you still consider a good friend that you haven’t seen in a long time?  And how long has it been?



Many things, but one thing I love is the Olive Garden.  Husband and I wound up eating there on our first (or second, depending on how you count) date.  The restaurant we had reservations at had a pipe burst and was flooded, so we wound up at Olive Garden.  I like this for two reasons, I love the food, and they are everywhere.  Every time I go to Olive Garden I think about the first/second date.

A friend of mine took me out the lunch there today.  Thanks Bri!  I particularly love Olive Garden when they are having the never ending past bowl…

Splish Splash

A friend of mine mentioned in her blog a splash pad that we tried out today. Peanut took a few minutes to warm up but then she spent the whole time running in circles around and around. Cake on the other hand, never really warmed up. As long as I was holding her she was okay, but if I tried to put her on the ground in front of a jet she started crying. If I held her she was happy to stick her hands in the water. That was our first water activity this summer and we all had a good time. Next I think, we will have to try a pool!

Faux pas

I am not what you would call a fashionable dresser. It’s mostly because I’m cheap. Also partially because I have two little kids and I don’t have a lot of time to shop.

I went shopping with a friend of mine once and she was, for lack of a better word, shocked at how good my taste was. Her exact quote was, “Your really good at this!” with a VERY surprise overtone. That was one of those mixed compliments that I still laugh about. I do dress better now then I did in college, that at least, it something.

I am actually quite interested in fashion. I enjoy watching the TLC program, “What Not to Wear“. I almost always love everything that Stacy and Clinton pick out for people. Also, they are both always so impeccably dressed. But one episode Stacy was wearing Peak-toe pumps with nylons. I was always under the impression that was an incredible fashion faux pas.

So, the question for the day is: When should you wear nylons and when do you think they can or should be eschewed?

Here are the list of “rules” that I am aware of:

No nylons with any kind of open toed shoe

Always wear nylons with any skirt above the knee (not that I ever wear a skirt that short!)

In any formal occasion, nylons are a must

Black nylons = Black or gray shoe; White nylons = White or gray shoe; nude nylons = any color shoe