Friday, March 13, 2015

Spring Forward

 I am so glad that it is finally looking like spring. So far March has been good! I'm super excited for the end of the month; my daughter and I are taking a vacation to see on of my besties in Oklahoma.  On Sunday my mom and I took my daughter to the park, then to the pool to swim, and we ended the day with dinner at a Chinese restaurant. We were planning on seeing The Woman in Black, but I was tired and had to get up at 4 am on Monday, so that ended up being a no-go. Since we've had such nice weather, I decided to go full on spring with my outfit.  The shoes  I'm wearing, I don't think I've worn since last summer. I've noticed that Payless is carrying them again though. These are seriously a fat footed girls friend. First they seem to have almost an unlimited amount of stretch, and they are comfortable.

Skirt and Shirt: Kmart. Shoes: Payless. Bracelet: Icing. Necklace: Target

Monday, March 2, 2015


I love ancient artifacts and archaeology. This year the Pompeii exhibition is on loan from Italy at the Pacific Science Center. I couldn't miss it. The tickets were a bit pricey, but overall it was extremely enjoyable. Moving through the exhibit it had Greek and Roman art, showed periods that were influenced by Ancient Egypt, and the general lifestyle of the people of Pompeii. As you moved through the exhibit it eventually talks about brothels and finally moves into discussing and showing Mount Vesuvius and the destruction that it bear with the 79 AD eruption. There were plaster casts of human bodies as well as photographs of where the remains had been. So much ash and volcanic matter had settled and hardened that it left hollow areas as the bodies decayed, which plaster was able to be inserted into the air pockets.  It was very enlightening. The exhibit ended with a display about volcanoes in Washington: Mount Saint Helens, Mount Rainier, Mount Baker, Mount Adams, among others, since Washington is a volcanic hots-spot and the volcanoes do present a real danger. 

 Plaster cast from the Garden of the Fugitives

Gladiator shin guards

Tropical butterfly exhibit (always on exhibit as PSC) 

The thinnest you'll ever see me, in a carnival mirror!

Shirt and Boots: Kmart. Leggings: Lane Bryant.