Friday, August 31, 2007

Thoughts Bouncing Around In My Head

1. I may have resolved the sleeping issue with R. After countless nights of her waking me up and then me squeezing my fat butt into her teeny, tiny, twin-sized bed where I tossed and turned until morning, I gave her what she wanted. It never dawned on me, probably because of the sleep deprivation, that she was lonely and scared in her room. She said to me the other night that I have daddy and W. has T. Uh-Duh, light bulb moment. So yesterday I moved furniture and the kids are now sleeping in one room. I figure they are still young, it's only sleep, right? They slept like angels ALL.THROUGH.THE.NIGHT! I, still slept horribly. Go figure.

2. I have got to get the kid's hair cut! Only five more days until school, nothing like waiting until the last minute. I probably won't be able to find an open chair anywhere. Anybody have a Flowbee?

3. I went out to dinner last night with some neighborhood moms. We get together right before school lets out for summer and right before it begins again. There were eight of us; good food, wine, lots of banter, more wine, laughter, did I mention wine? We were kind of loud, I guess when there are five conversations going at once, the voices kind of travel, plus, you know THE WINE. One of the waiters "accidentally" flipped the lights on and off. I guess that was a signal for us to leave, yea, he waited until after we tipped him. When we left I noticed on the door that they closed at 9 pm. It was 10. We bad.

4. I'm taking the boys and one of T.'s friends to the Cole Bros. Circus tomorrow. T. won the tickets! One day when the kids were bored I had them color pictures for a local newspaper's coloring contest. T.'s picture was a runner up. I knew if anyone could win, it would be him. His coloring is amazing for his age. Even at two he could color in the lines. He's always held a crayon like a pencil, no fisted coloring for him. He's very precise and concentrates so hard....my little artist!

5. Mr. Schmitty and I are going to a wedding in two weeks. WE.GET.TO.SPEND.THE.NIGHT! NO.KIDS! My mom and sister are going to stay over. I'm so excited. Mr. Schmitty and I haven't stayed overnight without the kids since, um, never. My neighbor's son is the groom and a few couples in the neighborhood are invited. We are all getting rooms at the hotel where the reception is being held. It's going to be drunkfest '07. We are gonna party like it's 1999!

6. About the wedding, question for you all. This is going to sound dumb, but I've never been to a "black tie optional" wedding before. What kind of dress do I wear? How fancy? Mr. Schmitty and the neighborhood guys are refusing the black tie option. I don't want to be overdressed or underdressed. Any advice?

7. P.S. I'm not looking forward to actually trying dresses on this body of mine. I tend to get a bit depressed looking in the mirror and realizing that I've really gotten FAT! If I start fasting now, how much do you think I can lose in two weeks? Hmmmm......

10 comments:

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

Black is always good (and slimming!) I bet you could find a nice black sheath type dress and add some fun jewelry.

Have fun! We rarely ever have nights away from our kids! Enjoy. :)

Jessie said...

I stumbled across your site and just read this post and you crack me up! You're thinking of totally fasting, I used to ask myself how many pounds would I lose if I just drank water and ate soup for a week? Get a nice black cocktail dress, you will feel great in it and it will still be in style in case you and your hubby ever decide to do this again - have fun mama!

meleah rebeccah said...

Have a great "date" with your husband!

ahhh.. yes, a night out with NO KIDS is most rewarding!

boogiemum said...

I would also suggest a black dress, it fits into all categories. Most importantly, get something you feel great in, how comfortable you are really makes or breaks a night :)

Oh, The Joys said...

I want a flowbee!!!

Gingers Mom said...

Thanks for stopping by the blog, I guess I should put on my post that Arbonne does not use any of those animal by products. I just started an Arbonne business.

Good for you for finding a way to get some sleep. You gotta do what you gotta do to survive with little ones!

Blue Momma said...

Don't laugh about the FlowBee!

When your 2 year old gets so wild that no one will cut his hair the FlowBee is a life saver!

The week before his third birthday we gave the professionals a try again, with mixed results. We may just be back to the FlowBee for a while...

Mrs. Schmitty said...

Does that Flowbee actually work? Sounds scary!

Misslionheart said...

We have a black-tie wedding next year. I 'share' a dress with my sister, it's black and very classy. (Frank Usher) It makes us look like we have a great cleavage, when in fact, our boobies are like spaniels ears!
Could you hire something for the day?

A classy black dress with delicate necklace, red polished nails with matching lippy... Good to go!

Mom on Coffee said...

Yeah, I agree. A little black dress would be great, or a nicer cocktail dress. We had a wedding last weekend, my SIL's. It was an evening wedding. I completely lucked out and found a dress for 5 bucks on ebay. SUH-WEET!