Thursday, February 28, 2008
Here is an up close of the beading detail.
And here is an up close of my boobs in this dress - not bad, huh? It's another miracle boob dress because we all know I am not a "big" girl and was not blessed by the boobie fairy.
Now for the shoe and bag search! I am still hoping for a Judith Leiber but may have found something else that I am excited about. If I get really high heels I might not even need to have the dress altered - how cool will that be?
and they both came today. I have no shoes and I have been wearing a baseball hat all day - hello, hat head! So I am going to have use my imagination. Please let one of these fit me well enough that my hunt will be o.v.e.r. -- please!!
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
What do you think? Real or fake?
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
and I like this from Calvin Klein
but none have me thrilled to a point of absolute certainty.
Where do you like to shop for formal wear? I need suggestions where to look!
(recommended by this lady)
plus reviews from www.kenrockwell.com (which was recommended by this lady)
plus this camera
And so now I wait... for the UPS man to bring both.
Friday, February 22, 2008
Here are the rules: You have to post the rules before you give your answers. You must list one fact about yourself beginning with each letter of your middle name. (If you don't have a middle name, use your maiden name). After you are tagged, you need to update your blog with your middle name and your answers. At the end of your blog post, you need to tag one person for each letter of your middle name. (Be sure to leave them a comment telling them they've been tagged and that they need to read your blog for details.)
My middle name is Lynn.
L - is for love. I love my children and my husband. I also just love the word love. When I was pregnant with bug I thought for sure I was going to have another girl and I wanted to name her Katie Love... cute, right? People thought I was crazy.
Y - is for yell - something I do often but am trying to stop doing. It's not worth it and I don't want my children to turn out to be yellers.
N - is for the letter N. I collect letter N's in our house. It's the first letter in our last name. I have mentioned this before and said I would post about this obsession... one day I will.
N - is for no way! As in no way am I going to lose this ebay auction... 7 minutes and 9 seconds.. 8 seconds... 7 seconds...
I am tagging anyone who wants to play if you haven't already done it!!!
6 minutes and 44 seconds...
Thursday, February 21, 2008
On another note... I found out today we are headed to Columbus, Ohio to visit Mr's family. We are currently not talking to each other - but I am not sure he realizes we are not talking to each other. But officially we are not speaking to each other.
He wants to stay with his mother -- who will be recovering from surgery. I think it will be too much for her. He suggested his sister's house - they live in a small 4 bedroom 1 half bath house and have 4 boys - triplet 6 year olds. That would mean I will have to share a bathroom with not only my family but also 4 boys. Not going to happen. Not.
He then suggested his dad's townhouse... his brother and his niece live there too - it's a 3 bedroom 1 and half bath place. Again... NOT going to happen. HE then suggested I not go - yeah, right. If I thought I could get away with that... are you kidding me? I'd stay home in a heartbeat!
What's wrong with staying in the hotel 1 mile from where his mother lives? We can be close enough to visit with her - take care of her - but not so close that she has to take care of us which is just in her nature. She needs her space to relax and recover.
He can figure it out... but I am on record if he plans to stay with either his dad, his mom or his sister... I will not be going. Period.
And on a happier note... the kids are doing a snow dance. They want a snow day tomorrow. Ah, to be a kid again.
I just had a jar of salsa on celery and Tostitos SCOOPS chips.
Yes... I said JAR of salsa.
I figure at 10 calories per serving and only 13 servings per jar it can't be all that bad. I take the Scoops seriously and put a healthy heap of salsa on each so I was through that jar in no time at all. I had about 30 of the chips and about a stalk and a half of celery. Celery has few if any calories and the scoops are about 140 per 15 or so.
It can't be that bad (fattening) - right? 410 calories for a lunch - is that bad?
I have no clue. But I am thinking no, right?
Well... maybe not.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
I am not sure where this desire came from - it wasn't here yesterday.
And this is the camera I would like to learn with. It is a Nikon D80S and it looks friendly :)
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Some people don't like it because they are single and it's a "couples" holiday but when I was single it was still one of my favorite holidays! Why? Because going out to a bar for dancing and drinks with your other single girlfriends on Valentines Day is the best! It was the best night to meet someone because if they were a part of a couple they would have been with their girlfriend!
And then when you are a part of a couple it's a reason to have a nice dinner and I'm not going to lie - it's a nice reason to give and get gifts... and I am all about that! Sad... but true :)
Mr. - as usual - did a nice job on the gifts with Godiva and pajamas from Victoria Secret. He has learned over the years that buying a sexy number for me is a waste because I won't wear it... also sad... but true. He got a great cotton tank and pant set - perfect for me! I went to paint your own pottery last week and made cereal bowls for the kids and then went to the grocery for a box of sugar cereal - one box for each - their favorite - for baby girl coco pops, and for bug apple jacks. I think they were more excited about the sugar cereal than the bowls but hey - that's OK. They don't get to enjoy the sugar cereal very often so it was a good thing.
The kids gave their classmates a simple candy valentine - this year I didn't go all out with a bag filled with goodies. I kept it simple. And then we made the teacher's Valentines together... I bought paper hot travel cups with lids, made a "You warm my heart sticker" and put two packets of hot chocolate inside. It was a cute idea and the teachers loved it!
After every holiday is over I can't help but to ask when is the next gift giving holiday!!?
Does President's Day count?
Are you sure?
Thursday, February 14, 2008
But... if you aren't into jewelry... or spa weekends then these gifts would not have the impact, would they? And because my sister is not at all like me... I am left asking the same question that someone asked me!
What to get my sister for her upcoming 40th birthday?
She's not into jewelry, would not be impressed by Tiffany's, does not like massages (can you imagine?!), would never think about a facial, is not crazy about monogramming... basically nothing like me.
So what do I get her?
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
And I'll admit, I didn't really start to worry about the mindless (in)activity of watching TV until my all time favorite show premiered with only 6 episodes to look forward to. And the thought of only 6 episodes of LOST left me feeling a little panicked and it wasn't until then that I wanted to try to understand the whole story.
It doesn't surprise me anymore to find the details broken down for me in 3 and a half easy to understand minutes on YouTube.
My daughter and my neighbors daughter have gotten close in the last 6 months or so. The neighbor's daughter is a year and a half older than mine and knows WAY too much for a 9 year girl. And my daughter listens to EVERYTHING her friend says. She was over at their house and they googled kissing... baby girl has no clue what googling is... or should I say she HAD no clue. And most recently, she commented on someone with a "uni-brow" something she learned from the friend. Now I know that one is kind of funny but the kissing? not so funny. I also learned that neighbor friend knows what an alcoholic is and what it means to be gay. Again - is it me or is 8 years old too young to know what an alcoholic is or what sexual orientation a person is - not to mention the how to's of kissing a boy.
So today when she asked if baby girl could spend the night my answer was no. A firm no. This time I managed to escape - but what do I do about next time? I can't continue to avoid the sleepover question forever. It's a sticky situation that's for sure!
Is it me or am I over reacting? No? I didn't think so.
Friday, February 8, 2008
Dear Tech Support:
Last year I upgraded from Girlfriend 7.0 to Wife 1.0. I soon noticed that the new program began unexpected child processing that took up a lot of space and valuable resources.
In addition, Wife 1.0 installed itself into all other programs and now monitors all other system activity. Applications such as Poker Night 10.3, Football 5.0 , Hunting and Fishing 7.5 , and Golf 3.6.
I can't seem to keep Wife 1.0 in the background while attempting to run my favorite applications. I'm thinking about going back to Girlfriend 7.0 , but the uninstall doesn't work on Wife 1.0 . Please help!
Dear Troubled User:
This is a very common problem that men complain about.
Many people upgrade from Girlfriend 7.0 to Wife 1.0, thinking that it is just a Utilities and Entertainment program. Wife 1.0 is an OPERATING SYSTEM and is designed by its Creator to run EVERYTHING!!! It is also impossible to delete Wife 1.0 and to return to Girlfriend 7.0 . It is impossible to uninstall, or purge the program files from the system once installed.
You cannot go back to Girlfriend 7.0 because Wife 1.0 is designed to not allow this. Look in your Wife 1.0 manual under Warnings-Alimony/Child Support. I recommend that you keep Wife 1.0 and work on improving the situation. I suggest installing the background application "Yes Dear" to alleviate software augmentation.
The best course of action is to enter the command C:\APOLOGIZE! because ultimately you will have to give the APOLOGIZE command before the system will return to normal anyway.Wife 1.0 is a great program, but it tends to be very high maintenance .
Wife 1.0 comes with several support programs, such as Clean and Sweep 3.0 , Cook It 1.5 and Do Bills 4.2 .
However, be very careful how you use these programs. Improper use will cause the system to launch the program Nag Nag Nag 9.5 . Once this happens, the only way to improve the performance of Wife 1.0 is to purchase additional software. I recommend Flowers 2.1 and Diamonds 5.0 !
WARNING!!! DO NOT, under any circumstances, install Secretary With Short Skirt 3.3 . This application is not supported by Wife 1.0 and will cause irreversible damage to the operating system!
Best of luck,
Thursday, February 7, 2008
OK here goes...
1. I prefer... and when I say prefer I really mean... MUST use a white wash cloth to wash my face in the morning. I use one a morning and the water must be really, really hot. I have two or three cloths in my linen closet that are not white (one purple, one dark green, and one that is tan) but I only use those if I run out of the white cloths. It must have something to do with being able to wash the white cloths in hot water and bleach. My children also use one white wash cloth each morning to wash their faces. So you can imagine what our white load of laundry is like... 20 plus white wash cloths every week.
2. I take really, really, really HOT showers so hot that Mr. can not take it and so hot that when I get out my body is pink from the heat. If the shower is not hot enough I just can't stay in. Sometimes the shower is so hot that I feel close to passing out (see? weird.) and then I will put the cold water on to cool off and then back over to hot before getting out.
3. I think Justin Timberlake is hot. See? I really am really weird!
4. If I really like an article of clothing I will buy every color -- and usually more than one in black. This goes for shoes, sweaters, skirts, jeans, everything. OK... so maybe that doesn't seem so weird to you all! I come by this honestly. Do you remember when velour was in style in the 80's? Or when those crazy deep v-neck cotton (or were they arcrylic?) sweaters came out -- I think The Limited had them. They had a deep v-neck and you wore a white t-shirt or a tank top under them and you were, oh so cool. Again - this is in the 80's for my young blog friend... keep in mind we also wore our hair BIG. My mother, sister and I all wore the same size and we had every color - and we kept them in our "shared" closet along with our Bermuda Bag covers - again every possible color and pattern, turtle necks (every color imaginable)... OK... seee???? now it seems weird to you, yes?
5. I get offended and my feelings are really, really hurt when I cook and people don't like what I cook - even if I don't like it either. That's not weird? Oh. Tell my husband that then, please. I swear that's why I hate cooking - I hate the rejection.
6. I don't get pedicures in the winter. I don't! I stop around November with one last pedi without polish. I start back up around March or April unless I am going somewhere hot in the winter. I have bare toes right now.
7. I love canned artichokes and hearts of palm so much that seriously I will buy several cans of them at once at the grocery and then eat them all that night. If they are in the house I can not resist them. For example - I found a 6 pack of canned artichokes at Sam's Club the last time I went - this was on a Saturday. By Sunday night (no I am not kidding) they were GONE. love them - I do!
See -- the weirdness is plentiful in me :)
Who do I tag? I am supposed to tag 7 people... I tag Mrs. K, Kerry (not me - the funny Kerry), Jessi, the WASP (where you been man?), Nautical by Nature, Amy, and Brie! We'd love to know if you are weird too!
12 minutes until LOST.... I AM SO EXCITED I CAN NOT STAND IT!!! Now that is not weird.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Have you ever wondered what your children will look like when they grow up?
I did too - not anymore.
My neighbor saw Juno the other night and said it was scary how much baby girl looks like Ellen Page. She said it was so uncanny that she had a hard time concentrating.
I was obviously curious - and she's right - it is uncanny. Put a little makeup on baby girl and she could be Ellen Page's little sister! Weird.
They say everyone has a twin out there... I believe it.