Monday, November 2, 2009

Chores Swap

Rand and I switched household chores for the month of November. As a result, he is doing the grocery shopping, and taking the lead in cooking. And I am doing the laundry, and doing all the dishes. So of course, on the first day of this switch, the dishwasher breaks.

What I Wore While Meeting the Repairman:

2009-11-02 combo

  • black shirtdress (The American Shirtdress Company, Goodwill)
  • camel tank, overdyed by me (Max Mara)
  • brooch, worn as shirt embellishment (Goodwill)
  • leopard ponyhair flats (Steve Madden) *
  • black enamel & goldtone bracelet (Old Navy)
  • gold earrings (hand-me-down from Mom)

* Since my ankle is injured and it's going to take 6 weeks to heal, you are going to be seeing a lot of these flats. And my black satin flats. I have about 6 pairs of flats but not all of them are work appropriate, so expect to be bored by my shoes choices for the next shoe weeks. And cut me a little slack if they aren't the perfect choice for whatever my outfit is. :)

What I Ate While Rand Tookover the Cooking:

2009-11-02 food

  • breakfast: scrambled egg w/ laughing cow cheese, alternative bagel, 3 cuties
  • lunch: Buddig pastrami sandwich, corn and blackbeans, and lite yogurt
  • snack: Gen Soy bar, lite string cheese
  • dinner: faux chicken parmesan, spaghetti squash, garlic bread, a little bit of red wine (I gave the rest to Rand)
  • dessert: WW english toffee crunch ice cream bar


Inspired by Sheila and my current inability to do much in the way of exercise, I started doing incline pushups at work. I wasn't sure how many I could do without getting too sore for the next day, so I just did 30 on Monday. Depending on how my arms feel, I'll do more tomorrow. I also did some leg lifts and other non-cardio exercise.

Total for the Day: 28 points, 6 glasses of water, 30 pushups


Kelly said...

Those shoes are awesome. I almost picked 'em up myself. Perfectly good shoes to wear for 6 weeks :)

Joanna said...

Whoa, mama! You look smashing in that dress, and the top underneath made me do a double take (I thought it was your skin!). Awesome idea about trading chores, too!

Kristen said...

Spaghetti squash as pasta is my favorite dinner of all time.

eednic said...

tina i love this on you! that shirtdress is tres sexy over that detailed cami. perfection! i hope you didn't make the dishwasher repairman flustered! or maybe i hope you did so you could get a good deal on fixing it. ;)

Sharon said...

I LOVE this outfit.

Tina said...

Kelly - thanks! I love them too.

Joanna - thanks! I noticed that it seems to match my skin in the photos too. But in person it's a lot darker than my very pale skin.

Kristin - seriously! When I discovered spaghetti squash, it changed my life.

Cindee - thanks and LOL. Luckily I rent so I don't have to pay the repair guys.

Sharon - thanks!