Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The old clunker get’s a tune-up!

So every now and then your old jalopy needs a wee bit of a tune – up.  Trouble is when you take a vehicle in for a little work they generally find a lot more than needs to be done.  We took the beast in for new front tires and lo and behold it needed brakes, bearings and what-not as well.  So $1,800 later we drove it home and it’s been parked ever since.  Blasted money pit.

So my dear friends decided I needed a tune-up as well.  They said it wasn’t a make-over (because miracles are rare) but a little spa pampering.  So Monday they took me to the Tune-up shop.

The Ladybug Lady  (as Hope calls her), gave me a much needed trim and layer.


I wasn’t brave enough to have her whack it off.  I’m waiting to hit goal weight for that.  Then I’ll have her give me an Alice Haircut.


But only if I’m a skinny little thing.  Meanwhile Prince Erik is relieved that a trim and layers is all I had Ladybug Lady do.  Too bad she could get rid of my double chin as well.


Then Mommiverse  helped me put on a little paint.  I’m not a make-up girl.  Prince Erik wishes I was.  What you see is what you get.  But hey, I don’t mind applying some stuff every now and then (church and dates).


O.K. I’m sick of posting pictures of me, it’s not that fun.

After my war paint was applied Fancy took me shopping.  TJ Maxx and $100.  She wouldn’t tell me who donated the money.  So whoever you are Thanks from me, thanks from my family as well.  And my wardrobe thanks you greatly.  I guess my friends were tired of seeing me in workout clothes, and tee shirts all the time.


This picture is not the best but I love this coral colored top.  It even hides my muffin top – Kind of.  I ended up getting a couple of darling skirts, shirts and a yoga mat.  I’ve promised DARling that I’d take  a Hot Yoga class with her soon.  Maybe I can sweat off the weight.

Sunshine stopped by with her daughter to chat while I was undergoing my tune-up and take evidence of my overhaul.


Fancy and DARling treated me to a healthy lunch and even took turns watching Hope.  How cool are my friends?  It was one of the sweetest birthday presents I’ve ever received. Thank you ladies.

Now I’m off to help the Herd as we Tune-up the Garden.


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Faith said...

Sounds like fun! Glad you enjoyed your day!

Sara said...

You're beautiful! I'm glad you posted the pictures. What a fun birthday and sweet friends!

Carolee said...

Wishing you a belated Happy Birthday! Sounds like a lot of fun. :)

~ Carolee (also doing WW!)

utmomof 5 said...

What a great birthday!! I would love to do all those same things :) Happy Birthday!!

Dawn said...

You are gorgeous inside and outside. I am so glad you had a fun B-day. I'll look after Hope while you take your hot yoga for a belated gift.

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

Looks great! It's amazing what a new hairstyle and a few new clothes can do, isn't it?

Mrs. Darling said...

Totally lovin' the hairstyle. Youare such a pretty lady.

We finally got our garden tilled last night but now we have to till the compost in. Love how the entire family is out there working in your pic!

Trena Doll said...

Hey gorgeous. The hair looks AMAZING. Glad to hear there were people there to take care of you on your B-day. Wish I could have been one of them.

Mel said...

You're one of those blessed with thick beautiful hair. You look great! Hope you enjoyed your day... you deserve it!

Anonymous said...

happy birthday! you look so pretty and I really like that coral top!
:) Missy

Lisa Olander said...

Happy belated birthday. You are so cute...who needs war paint. I am glad you got your wonderful day...YOU deserve it! We miss you.

Toni said...

You look amazing. You are so beautiful. I hope you know that, inside and out. You are one AMAZING LADY I hope you know. Big (((hugs))) and you so deserved this day...

Carolyne said...

You're beautiful! And your hair is lovely!

Tink said...

How wonderful! And you look beautiful--with or without makeup! A natural beauty. What a fun treat. Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday! You deserve it.