Autumn looked picture perfect yesterday in my part of the universe. Clear blue skies, still hot but the humidity had been turned down a fraction. I like that. A LOT.
I was a wee bit naughty in regards to jumping out of bed and making the most of the weather though: I wagged the pre-season soccer carnival in lieu of topping up the sleep bank.
I’m an excellent mother like that. My “reasoning” is that Mr Styling You is the manager. It’s his father-son bonding gig and I do a hell of a lot of mother-son bonding during the week.
Yesterday was also a bit of a three-generation bonding experience too with Mr Styling You’s dad driving up from BrisVegas to watch his grandson on the field (apparently Grandad was impeccably behaved except for the bit where he responded with “Polo” when a parent called out to Marco on the field).
When the boys all arrived home, the consensus was we should all head out for lunch … being such nice weather and all that. Mr SY’s dad had never had Japanese before. We’re all huge fans here. Mr 6 seriously can’t get enough. So Sakana at Mooloolaba it was. We ordered the large platter of mixed sashimi, sushi and nigiri … and got stuck in. The seafood is SO fresh as it’s just off the boats right on the river next to restaurant. Yum.
Full AS … and a sneaky sauv blanc under my belt, I declared we *needed* to go shopping.
This is something we rarely do together. Time mainly. Money mostly. For member of the male species, Mr SY is surprisingly a fan of shopping and it is actually a dangerous exercise heading out with him. He is not the voice of restraint. Even in the grocery aisles.
I *needed* a few more geeky gadgets for my arsenal ahead of the Digital Parents Conference (I’ll blog those purchases on Saturday … plus what you should consider taking to a blogging conference). Mr 6 *needed* some new shorts. He’s grown heaps this past summer and can’t fit any of his size 5s (umm that would be maybe because he’s nearly 7!). We had a sneaky voucher to spend on Mix Apparel at Coles and I didn’t know it till I saw it but I had my eye on something green from Country Road … so all of that seemed like reasonable justification for an afternoon at our local shopping centre.
Very happy with my purchases. Thank-you very much. I can see these getting worked into some future Keeping It Real posts very soon.
Speaking of Keeping It Real, Twitter follower and blogger Absolute Amy shared this amazing video with me this morning. It’s a trailer for an upcoming documentary about stylish New York older ladies. You’ll find more stylish ladies at Advanced Style. Take and look and tell me you can’t wait to grow old in style.
And in case you missed these posts, over on Justb this week I’ve been talking about:
What’s been happening in your corner of the universe this weekend? Do you have a big week ahead? Want to own your own style like those New York ladies in the video?