Thursday, September 23, 2010

In which I ramble on and on because I'm lacking adult interaction

Hours from now I'll be starting Day 5 of Gary being away. He gets home tomorrow night. I am so glad. I am so fried. I am so tired. I am so in awe of single moms and military moms and anyone who does this regularly. This is HARD!

Earlier today I just didn't think I'd make it through another minute of the day without a little caffeine boost. So I took the last Dr. Pepper out of the fridge and poured it into a big cup full of ice. Yummy, fizzy goodness. The fizz died down and I saw a little fruit fly swimming for it's life. I scooped it out, flung it into the sink, and drank that Dr. Pepper. Oh yes I did. Desperate times, friends.

One of the hard parts is having nobody here to decompress with at the end of the day. Usually Gary is sitting over there, a few feet away from me, watching TV and nodding and saying "mm-hmm" while I ramble on and on about whatever comes to mind. I'm a think-out-loud kind of girl.

But he's not here.

Enter... MY BLOG.

I'm sitting here blogging while eating Dibs. (The Crunch variety.) Oh my gosh. Have you had them? They are so very good. But I also had some Phish Food before I had the Dibs. You know, eating like this when I was pregnant came with little guilt. But now? Yikes.

I'm also watching the season premier of Grey's Anatomy, DVRed earlier tonight. I didn't watch it all last season except for the finale. I'm so over that show. It's officially off the DVR recording schedule. Won't miss it!

Have you seen the Catalog Living website? Cracks me up. Recent ones that tickle my funny bone - September 11, 14, and 18th. But really, they're all funny. And funnier yet is that one of the "main characters" is named Gary. We've noticed that "Gary" is the name given to so many quirky characters. It drives my Gary crazy.

Another blog I'm loving lately is Mila's Daydreams. If we're friends on Facebook, you already know I love it. But you have to check it out. So adorable. Or so creepy. (I'm on Team Adorable. What do you think?)

Addie has to make a life-size cut-out of herself for preschool, and so we traced and cut her out yesterday. Then she painted it. We taped it up onto the basement door to dry, and sitting here on the couch, I can see it out of the corner of my eye. Except I think it's someone standing there. It's freaking me out and reminding me of our mannequin robot.

I finished a great book yesterday - Sarah's Key. I'm eager to discuss it with my book club. Oh boy, it was heart-wrenching to read, especially the first 50 pages or so. Have you read it? What did you think?

We're gearing up for a garage sale {hopefully} next weekend, so I've been going through my closet. It feels great to thin things out and get rid of stuff. But it's frustrating how differently things fit after you have kids. I think I probably weigh less than I did before getting pregnant with Chloe (no haters, please), but things aren't fitting right. Things really shift around, don't they?

Which reminds me... I've been following Lindsey's What I Wore Wednesday posts for the last couple of months. She takes pictures of what she wore throughout the week and posts them all each Wednesday. I'm kicking around the idea of participating because it seems fun. I've loved seeing the different outfits people put together, and it's fun to see how someone wears an item I already have. I'll do it if you do it... who's with me?

Speaking of clothes, I'm not a big shopper, but I've been keeping my eyes peeled for a pair of tall black boots. I have a few things in my closet that I think I could mix up in new ways and those boots would come in handy. But - tall black boots aren't really in the budget. And boots are pricy. I mean, hello! I don't have $1600 to spend on boots. A few years ago I was looking for tall boots and expressed that my legs are so skinny that they look ridiculous in them. (That post continues to be the #1 Google search that brings people to my blog. Weird.) Nothing has changed about my skinny legs (they all look like rain boots on me), but someone suggested that I have some custom made. Ummm... no. I'm looking for tall boots on a shoestring budget. (Except boots don't have shoe strings, so maybe that doesn't work.) So, what do you think are more versatile - tall black boots with or without heels? I like the flat riding boot style, but wonder if I'd wish they had heels... what do you think?

Alright. Bed is beckoning. Especially when Chloe is going to wake up for 2nd and 3rd dinner pretty soon. Or maybe it's 1st and 2nd breakfast? I'll have to ask her once she starts talking.


(Gary, aren't you sad you missed all this in person? You would've fallen asleep but pretended to hear it all.)


  1. LOVE catalog living. There was one that makes me laugh out load- almost hysterical every time I see it. In fact, I am giggling just thinking about it. Alright fine, I will find it for you.

    I don't know why.

    And this one:

    Oh dear.

  2. I love you. Seriously. You speak my language.

    Over the course of the next 10 months, we are trying to decide where we want to Live And Raise Our Family. Colorado is on the list. I think you just tipped the scales toward Denver.

    P.S. Corey will be gone for six nights next week and two the week thereafter. If you don't hear from me again, it's because I'm dead.

  3. That catalog living is funny...I just added it to my google reader.
    I like Mila's Daydreams, but I wonder how she gets her to pose like that and sleep. Does Mila always nap on the floor so then she is ready for a photo shoot?
    I like the Wed. clothes too...I might consider doing it.
    Next time Gary is out of town, you should call and you can come over for dinner or we can bring it to you, whichever is easier...since I am usually alone at dinnertime.

  4. Thanks for making your blog readers laugh - I think we appreciate your little tidbits more than Gary does anyhow - we are women after all! : )

    You have almost made it Angie and I am so glad Gary returns to you tonight -hopefully for a good long while. Thanks again for sharing him even if there are times this week I'm sure you regretted doing so. : )

    You are an amazing mama and though new seasons will come, this physically tiring one will pass, I promise. May God bring His strength and life to these present and longer days. Blessings!!

  5. You are a superstar for surviving a week alone with 4 kids! I can barely handle 2!
    And, I LOVE Mila's Daydreams. LOVE it. So adorable. How does she think of such things?!?!
    And, that is SO funny that you are thinking about doing What I wore wednesdays. I have been wanting to do it for a month, but just last week started taking pics of my outfits so that I could participate this week. So, I will participate with you :)

  6. Okay Catalog Living is cracking me up. I may have to add it to my pick-me-up blog list.
    Have you tried the slouchy looking boots? It may give you less of the bell look...other than a calf transplant, since mine are too big for most tall boots...we could find a happy medium.

  7. You are so funny, Angie. This post made me laugh out loud.

    I have black boots with heels and brown ones that are flat...and I often wish I had flat black ones and heeled brown ones. I guess that's my way of just complicating your decision. :)


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