Saturday, April 19, 2008

Back in the Saddle Again

So, after Wednesday, Way Cooler agreed that it might be a good idea for mommy to take a wee bit of break. (Translation - see if mommy could work out some of the crazy before she killed somebody.)

So, I ran away to the city. To my happy place. Yep, that would be a mall in search of killer deals. Unfortunately I found it hard to focus on the cute shorts and sleeveless shirts in Old Navy when it was snowing to beat the band outside.

Yes I know it's mid-April. At least Victoria has more snow than us. That's all I am clinging to right now.

However, I did manage to get a couple of shirts and a hoodie. The downside, they were for my kids and niece. Why is it that on my day off I end up shopping in the kids section more than the stuff for me?

Oh, I think I know, it might have something to do with a little episode in Fairweather. I found a pair of jeans for $10.00 (whoo hoo) and a pretty shirt. I was pumped. They were cute and the price was right. All was well till I hit the changing room.

On the hanger the shirt seemed to follow Stacey and Clinton's advice and it flowed away from the body. The problem is, I have too much body and this shirt, well it clung to the body like Saran Wrap to cheese. It was not a pretty picture. At all.

The jeans were cute but were designed more for women who have never been pregnant, work out twice daily and view eating as optional. I couldn't get them past my knees. I think it was at this point I made the decision to stick with Please Mum and Children's Place as shopping options.

Then I went and ate buffet. Nothing like gorging yourself on Chinese when you can't fit into jeans. Maybe a little counter-productive, but yummy none-the-less.

So, now mommy has regained her equilibrium. Just in time for the big family dinner tonight. My parents, my sister, brother-in-law and her three girls, my whole family and my brother, his wife and their black lab.

Should be fun. Noisier than a monster truck rally, but fun none-the-less. We'll see if my childless brother and his wife agree!


KnittinChick said...

I agree with you on the whole shopping thing... it starts getting depressing when the size that's supposed to fit you has taken the 'slim fit' to proportions that should be considered illegal.

Glad Way Cooler saw the crazed look in your eye and released you to the city. Spud and Sprout will be the better for it!

MomOfTheCrazies said...

Crazy #3 has decided that Auntie Geek doesn't get a Christmas card this year after he was called a girl at the end of your post!

It was nice seeing you this past week, but it's also quite nice being home in 23 degree weather!!