Boyfriend is leaving the military this month and needs a suit for job interviews. Great Falls isn't exactly a hub for such things, and he's tall, so even fewer options for decent, affordable work wear.
Who would have thought there'd come a day that I'd actually be excited about Mens Warehouse. Seriously, I use to run by one in Alexandria on my route along the Potomac into Old Town. I hardly have it a glance.
I was less than thrilled about the stupid-early wakeup time, but we had a fun time on the 3.5 hour drive down.
A kid who was maybe just out of college helped us find sizes and styles of suits and as a guy who was actually wearing a suit, he had helpful hints to picking the right ones. Boyfriend isn't really isn't a fan of wearing suits and I know nothing about picking a suit, I just say yes, no, maybe to his clothing choices, so we definitely needed the assist.
Turns out, boys have just as many clothing troubles as we do. Find the right size, color, fit, arms are too short, jacket is to short. Oh my gosh, I had no idea finding a suit was so complicated.
The suits are currently being tailored and we'll see how they turn out, but honestly, boyfriend looks pretty good in a suit.
I had the more fun, and yet challenging, task of picking out ties. He's kind of picky, and truthfully, I am too, so it was like navigating a minefield of ties. With input from the staff, and a lot of jokes, we picked out three that I'm pretty happy about. I'm naming myself girlfriend of the year for this trip and our well coordinated choices.
After all that fun, I pulled the Saturday shift. At first, I wasn't really feeling it, but after hanging out with scuba divers pulling aquatic vegetation at Giant Springs State Park on a beautiful morning by the river and then interviewing a two-time Olympic gold medalist soccer player who spent her weekend working with local kids, it turned into a pretty awesome and super productive day.
Sunday morning was cool and another beautiful Montana morning.
My coffee jar was empty of it's usual Grizzly Blend and I was stoked to refill it with the coffee I'd picked up in Whitefish at Montana Coffee Traders while we were exploring Glacier National Park a few weeks ago. I brewed the first cup Monday morning and as I expected, with a name like Trailblazer, we're a perfect match.
Welcome to our...mess?
We were looking for good boots for the garden, taking the dogs out, rain and cold. I hated just about everything we found at Big R, but had seen Bogs on Fresh Eggs Daily and on their recommendation, talked boyfriend into trying them. We love them! Plus, mine are green and well, green makes me happy.
His and her Bogs. It's how we roll at the Homestead.