Thursday, December 10, 2009

Late Night Ramblings...

I just finished watching Julie and Julia. I LOVED IT! What a charming little movie. I love Amy Adams and Meryl Streep. And Stanley Tucci is an amazing actor as well. I love everything about this movie. Well, everything say for one small part. It was very sad to find out that Julia didn't care for Julie's blog or her homage to her. But, I do love the cooking and writing/blogging, and Paris. How love Paris. It is one of my favorite cities in the world. I used to think that New York was my favorite city in the world. But, I have visited both and I still long for Paris. It is the most romantic city in the world. It wreaks of culture and romance. And I love that in this movie, there was true romance. Julia and Paul were truly soul mates, and best friends. They adored one another. Oh, how refreshing to see a portrayal of that kind of passion intertwined in a life long marriage. That is the idealist image of marriage I cling to, and try to live out day to day in my own life. I love, Love!

In other news I bought my first pair of Spanx today, and I'm really excited about it. Is that too weird? I am writing this at 3:13 in the morning. Maybe that has something to do with it. No, but really, I was in CWC today, buying an outfit, and I just kept thinking I have to try these. I've heard so much about them. A girl can always use a little help in that area. And the last girdle/shaper/slimmer/slip I bought was right after my first born. So, I'm due. And I keep thinking about that funny little scene in Steel Magnolias between Truvy and Clairee.
Truvy: Clairee, you know I'd rather walk on my lips than criticize anybody...but...Janice Van Meter...Clairee: I know...Truvy: I bet you money she's paid $500.00 for that dress and doesn't even bother to wear a girdle. Clairee: It's like two pigs fighting under a blanket. Truvy: Well, I haven't left the house without lycra on these thighs since I was 14. Clairee: you were brought up right. Well, I am not by any means the size of Dolly Parton in this movie. Nor have I returned to the size I still one day hope to be again. But, I do refer back to that scene in my head, as I want to always present myself at my best, regardless of size. I've also been thinking a lot lately about a quote from My all time favorite movie All About Eve, starring Bette Davis, as Margo Channing. Margo:Funny business, a woman's career - the things you drop on your way up the ladder so you can move faster. You forget you'll need them again, when you get back to being a woman. That's one career all females have in common, whether we like it or not: being a woman. Sooner or later we've got to work at it, no matter how many other careers we've had or wanted. I am so in touch with that feeling right now. And I so feel the need to get back to myself, or taking care of myself better. I'm not sure why it's coming out in movie quotes though. Just things stuck in my head.

So, tomorrow I vow to...drink more water, work in a work out at least once a day for 20 minutes, Never forget to take off my makeup at night, keep my nails nice, and lotion, lotion, lotion all this winter. That is my New Years resolution, before New Years. So, there! And I'm off to get very little beauty rest before I start a new day tomorrow! Ciao, Au revoir, A demain!


Christy said...

I was just thinking about this today :) It is so hard to take care of yourself when you are so busy taking care of little ones. I can't remember the last time I painted my toes or put on lotion!! I am ready to get my body back to normal and some energy back again.
Oh, and spanx are awesome. I love them!

Tiffany said...

Thanks Christy! I know exactly how you feel. I feel like I've just 'bout fallen a part after kids. They are not to blame what-so-ever. I did this to myself. I just stopped taking the time. I don't regret it for a second though. I poured myself into my children and they are the better for it and I am the better for it. I just feel the need to pull it all together before we move back home. Hey we can encourage each other! :)
So far today...
1. six glasses of water down -check
2. Bath & pink grapefruit lotion-check
3. red toe nails -check
4. hair and makeup-check
5. dressed in black and white slacks and black top -check
And my day is going so much smoother, or at least I feel that way! Day one a successs!

Christy said...

Good for you!! I have noticed that I feel SO much better if I do my hair and makeup in the morning. If I get dressed like I am going somewhere, even if I never set foot out the door, I just feel so much better about myself!

Sandra said...

I haven't seen the movie but that is one on my list to see. About the make-up....I'm 52 and have appeared in public twice without makeup. I don't have a good day unless I shower, wash and dry hair, put on lotion, then makeup. No one may see me except my husband but I can't get anything accomplished if I don't start out feeling good about myself.