I've recently re-discovered how much I like to give myself manicures and paint my nails. Part of it is thanks to Sasha. If you've never visited her, go now and check her out. Well, maybe not now, but at the end of this post!
Sasha is mom to The Politician and Wild Child (who I'm pretty sure would give The Manimal a run for his money--please Sasha, bring her to the Diva House and let them have a go!) and has a thing for bargain shopping and beautiful fingernails (among other interests!). She introduced me e-polish blog ("Jewels, not tools!") and this, my single most favorite nail product in the universe.
This is Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat. It is amazing. If you paint your own nails, go buy it NOW!
I've used other fast dry products before, but this one is in.cre.di.ble.
Which brings us to:
Not for nails this time, but plain old acrylic water-based craft paint. And this sweet, innocent face.
I really should've taken pictures, but seeing as how it was past 10 pm and I was in bed when I discovered it, I didn't.
Last week, I had to work late, so Diva Husband picked the boys up from day care. They had a grand old time, playing with the trains and such. On my way home, DH called to ask where I'd been storing the craft paint. Now, while DH is super handy around the house, he's not exactly crafty, so I just knew this conversation could lead nowhere good.
Diva Husband: "Where did you keep the craft paint?"
Me: "It was on the back of the counter behind the phone. Why?"
DH: "Wellll...The Manimal found it."
M: "How long did you leave him alone for?"
When I got home, the paint was cleaned up from the kitchen table, chairs and floor, so I (mistakenly) assumed all was well. When I got upstairs, I saw Princess sporting the latest in toddler-applied fashion makeup--yellow smears along her back, a la Pepe La Pew.
The boy? Sound asleep, hands covered in paint and hairline/forehead area just caked with dry paint.
They both took a bath the next morning. He went willingly. She? Notsomuch.
No fun segues here, but on to:
Debi from YaYa Chique is doing a YaYa Christmas Giveaway and guess what?Yeppers! I won Day 6! That's me, ElleBee with my other blog.
Here are the goodies headed my way:
Debi describes my prize this way: "This time the yaya is going "retro"! A cookbook with over 101 recipes for chocolate, coasters designed from vintage 45 records, Redneck vintage magnets and your very own "Trailer Trash" bling koozie! what more could a lady want :)"
Y'all need to go and visit her site and check out her beautiful decorating style as well as her fun giveaway!
I wish someone would do a giveaway for grading papers.
This semester, I taught a class. It wasn't my first time teaching college kids, but it was my first time teaching freshmen. Sigh. I won't go into great detail, but I have 19 final papers on the book Persepolis 2 (amazing book, btw) to grade and final grades due tomorrow.
I must not have been paying attention when we covered procrastination...
Well, the ride is ending. Please remain seated with your seatbelts fastened until the ride comes to a complete stop. The Working Diva knows that you have many blogs when it comes to your reading enjoyment and appreciates you choosing Musings for your current entertainment.
Hope to see you back soon!