This has got to be the longest hiatus I have ever taken from blogging. :) Last week I spent more than a week on the road visiting my sister, attending my nephew's graduation ceremony, and then going to Portland, OR for a business visit. Although the trip was tiring, being able to see my family and friends made it totally worth it.
Let me start with some iphone pictures. This one was taken at Boston Logan International Airport. My first attempt to do color blocking. :) The bag was a great find at Lord and Taylor's family and friends sales event and it proved to be a fantastic summer travel bag. I put my Chanel WOC in a dust bag and carried it inside this Sak Silverlake bag.
North Carolina was at low 90s when I visited (while Boston was going through a very cold and rainy week). Because of my sun allergy I brought my trusty Walmart cotton jacket, and boy, did I love it for the coverage and thin material, and was it stylish for a general coverall. :)
At the ceremony:
Here is a picture of me and the graduate.
Oh, talking about travel bags, I purchased this pre-owned LV Speedy 25 in brown Epi leather from ebay, thinking I'd use it for my trip. It did arrive in time (the day before my travel date), but it looks so new and so nice that I didn't see how I could possibly use it as a beat-up bag for travel. :) So I left this baby at home.
My sister and I spent the Sunday afternoon strolling in the mall just for fun. We went into Sak's to check out if they had a Chanel boutique. They didn't. Instead we found this Gia Flap Leather Shoulder Bag by Michael Kors that are both stylish looking and functional. Doesn't this bag remind you of a Celine classic box to you? Only it is a fraction of the price ($415 on sale) and a lot more functional size wise. Lots of pockets and divisions. Online only has the peanut color. The sunflower color is sold out, but still available in some stores.
During this trip, I realized some things that are important:
-- I can't live in Portland. The hay fever is a killer.
-- I will try to avoid US Airway at all cost in the future. It is by far the worst airline I have used. Top reasons: for a 5 and a half hour flight, they don't even show a movie. I ended up killing time by doing Sudoku on the airplane magazine. The planes they use are old and stinky. They made such horrible noises that I felt they'd shatter into pieces at any time.
-- I really miss my kids when I travel. Thanks to modern technology, we can talk and chat all the time, otherwise I'd be so miserable. One day I was waken up by an iphone beep at 4 am, and realized that Jasmine texted me. "Hi, Mommy!" I would probably not tolerate anyone else doing that to me but my kids. lol. She forgot about the time zone difference.
-- While I was gone, my husband had to feed the kids and drive them to soccer games and practices. It kept him very busy. However I realized that he could handle a lot more than I gave him credit for. He even caught a mouse that decided to invade our house when I was gone.
WARNING: IF YOU ARE GOING TO GET GROSSED OUT BY THE IMAGE OF A MOUSE, STOP READING NOW.
It is so good to be home. I really miss regular blog reading and tweeting. I wish I could say things will look up and I would get more time, but given my job it's highly unlikely in the near future. I hope I'll still continue posting at least once a week, and thank you so much for all your support.
One more thing before I say goodbye. I went to Target today and found this Miss Trish for Target sandals on clearance in store for $6.24 (orig. $24.99). I almost paid $20 yesterday online, so I immediately grabbed a pair of size 6. They fit true to size, and on the narrow side.