Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Keeneland opens this Friday and the weather is supposed to be spectacular!  It looks like we may actually have a taste of spring here in the Bluegrass!  My morning will start bright and early by getting in line for the commemorative 2010 Maker's Mark Keeneland bottle. This year's bottle is a tribute to Coach John Calipari who successfully resurrected the UK basketball team.  Maker’s Mark will donate proceeds from the sales – estimated to be about $300,000 from 24,000 bottles – to an extension program that is bringing the UK Symphony Orchestra and students from the UK School of Music into public schools and communities throughout Kentucky. I am not one of those crazy die hard UK fans, but thaKing and I already have somewhat of burgeoning Maker's Mark commemorative bottle collection going, plus it's a great cause. 

That afternoon will be spent at Keeneland with thaKing and some of the fabulous Bunco babes where we will hopefully win some $$. I recently purchased the above dress to wear.  I just need to find time to get my spray tan on so as not blind the horses!

Monday, March 15, 2010

I did purchase and receive this dress.  It is quality fabric and manufacturing, something that seems to lacking now a days.  I ordered a size 6 and it is a wee bit tight.  Although Boden offers free returns,I find the unforgiving tightness of the dress to be inspiration to keep running and working out, just in case I intend to wear this dress without the need of spanx!  Anywho, I just went through the new Boden catalog this weekend and found these new must haves...just awaiting to learn of my tax liability before hitting 'submit order' at checkout!

Athleta update...something that I had not thought of....the GAP outlet which is only about 45 minutes north of here, now has Athleta in their warehouse mess of offerings!  I usually detest the GAP outlet because I refuse to 'dig' for items, even if they are $5/each.  However, I think a trip to the outlet is a must in the coming weeks to dig for Athleta items!

This past Saturday thaKing, my cousin LA and I did the Shamrock Shuffle.  It's a 3k race that benefits the great cause: the Pat Smith Habitat for Humanity Foundation.  Equipped with new running tights, new running shoes, new Nike+ sensor, and performance enhancing singulair ;), I was able to beat thaKing (17.27) by just less than a minute (chip time 16:43)!  We are also very proud of LA for finishing!  We had a great time at the race and thereafter cheering on the CATS to winning the SEC!   

Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Queen's Ramblings is undergoing a much needed facelift, so please bear with me as I work through what works and what doesn't.  I am trying to do this on my own and with a few pointers from the IT god that is my husband.
I think it is going to be an Athleta summer, since I want all the dresses in the catalog!