Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Ah, Spontaneity

We had nothing on the plate at home last night so I called Gman yesterday morning and asked if he wanted to surprise the kids with a trip to see Shrek the Third right after work. We rarely go to the movies. I have a hard time sitting still for that long, as does Boobah. I enjoyed sitting in the dark hanging out with the family, Boobah only asked to go to the bathroom once, and since the theater was nearly empty I let her sit in the row in front of us. She got up and danced around a few times but wasn't bothering anyone so it was fine. All in all a good trip to the movies and a nice weeknight distraction.

We went to Bertucci's for dinner afterwards, usually a good quick dinner option. Not last night. The service was slooooooooooow. I finally left with the girls and Gman stayed behind to deal with the check. Boobah, who generally eats mac & cheese in any carnation wouldn't touch the cold congealed stuff they served her and I don't blame her. The two dinner rolls and half a shaker full of parmesan later she did seem to be pretty happy with life though. I really wanted seafood but since my shrimp scare I've been avoiding it like the plague. We'll be exploring that little issue with the allergist next month, I can hardly wait. Gman finally came home, the kids went to be bed and I continued my search for black capri pants.

I ventured to the mall yesterday at lunch and visited Macy's and JCPenney--no dice. There was one pair that might have passed but of course, none in my size. I might be desperate enough to order them though. Last night I continued the adventure at Kohl's, even worse. They were all wholly unflattering--a bad length that make my legs look stumpy, rolled up, big side pockets to emphasize the saddle bags, where did the "normal" ones go?! Again maybe one passable pair but not in my size. Finally I ventured to Target. Once I got there I couldn't even muster up the energy to try on the meager offerings so I just loaded up on moisturizer for various body parts and headed home. Final score Pants: 17 Me: 0.

I don't know if it was the shopping trauma or what but I sleep pretty much not at all last night. Even worse than my usual. I made cards from 1-2:30 this morning, took a bath until 3 and then finally went to bed and obsessed about whether I could be depressed, bi-polar, or have some horrible disease at the root of my sleeplessness instead of it being the problem making me crazy, and believe me, it is!

Oh yeah, as if I needed a new vice, one found me. Go over to Maven Says and check out my report on the new Philadelphia Cream Cheese brand ready to go cheesecake filling. Oh. My. Goodness. Not something I can be trusted to have in the house ever again.


mayberry said...

Not sleeping su-u-ucks. I am so sorry. Hope you get some relief very soon.

Anonymous said...

Try Sears...they are selling Land's End these days in the store. Our store had a nice selection.

joansy said...

Wishing you sweet dreams.

aimee / greeblemonkey said...

How was Shrek?

yerdoingitwrong said...

Ditto the Sears tip!!

Fun family night...I wanna see Shrek. Might be a movie we actually agree on!! =)

Esmerelda said...

Oh, my. Come to think of it, I've had hte same hate/hate relationship with Capri's. Mostly they look like pants that are just to short for me.

I'm going bathing suit shopping tomorrow, so this should be fun.

Heather said...

Shrek--PDQ loved it, Boobah sat through it, Gman and I laughed over their heads several times so I call it a winner.

Will hit Sears and try the Land's End stuff.

Es my problem is they are too short so they are more like bad bermudas and hit me on the worst part of the leg...the difference 6 inches makes.