RC: Out the Door Edition

Boy, has my writing tanked or what? I’m just so flippin’ busy that I don’t have time to sit down and ponder out anything good- so this is what I’ve got: Random Crap. Again.

Today is a luncheon at my visiting teacher’s house- and google maps have no idea where she lives. I’ve tried every variation of her address I can think of. The just built a big house out in the middle of somewhere, and I’m excited to go have scrumptious vittles there, but I don’t know where ‘there’ is. My VT is one of those women who does EVERYTHING awesomely. She has seven kids, she’s pretty and slender and her kids are fantastic, she has a great house and his thoughtful and kind and I have no idea how to even be normal around her! She rocks.

Beanie is finding his groove at school, and now that he has HIS book labeled with HIS name, all the planets are spinning in their orbits again. Whew.

Beanie and I are headed down to California for the weekend to surprise my brother Eric (Bean is named for him) for his 30th birthday. Well, it was a surprise until my mom ‘oops-ed’ it. Now how, do you ask, can a woman from an eleven-month unemployed family afford to jaunt down to the Bay Area for the weekend? Ah, that, my friends, is where having cousins with no kids and lots of frequent flier miles comes in very handy! Two free tickets, thank you very much! Just me an Bean. Jeff is in a snit, but I keep reminding him he got the trip to SLC and now it’s Bean’s turn.

I played hooky from church yesterday. My back hurt, but really I want to until after this election is over. Politics and religion are strange bedfellows, and I really don’t enjoy the party. Only one more week. That’s all I’m going to say about that.

My new attempt at creating a better routine (who am I kidding, I had NO routine at all!) is going well. I’ve actually gotten dinner on the table every night for a  week. What? You do that every night? Well, it’s new for me. I’m such a whirlwind of whimsy that I forget to cook (a lot), until someone small is pulling on me begging for some food. It’s been kind of nice to have more of a routine, and I think the kids are liking it. Now we just need to work on FHE. If only my head weren’t so in the clouds all the time…

The Dresses have come back to haunt me. Yes, sitting here on my desk is another wad of the cream dupioni silk and a pattern. Someone saw them and wants her granddaughter to have one, and now I have been cursed. I have to make another one. Only even smaller. Size 4. Smaller arm holes, smaller zipper, smaller smaller smaller. FUN. When in desperate times, the offer of cash for my sanity seems like a good deal… Talk to me next week though…

TMI: Anyone else ever have a period last for a couple of weeks? It’s like the winter that never ends, or the faucet that keeps trickling and driving your batty so you tie an old sock over it in the middle of the night and then it soaks through anyway and the crazy noise comes back and now you have a bigger mess to clean up… no? Oh. Nevermind then.

Men and women are not meant to spend all their time together. Men and women should not be at home all day together. It’s not the way of the circle of life. Trust me.

David’s mom has been bringing over her old OK and People magazines. I can’t believe how addictive that crap is! I need to see what new thing Shiloh is wearing, or how an $1800 pair of Louboutin shoes- everyone has them, you know- are the new Must Have. Crikey. Who lives like that? I feel like a peeping tom, but I can’t put them down! I never buy them, but somehow having them given to me for free makes them great bathroom fodder. Must. Have. More. Willpower.

24 thoughts on “RC: Out the Door Edition

  1. I had a 3-month long period in high school. I started to smell like a fish. It was awful. The OB said it was due to stress, put me on the pill for 2 months and that seemed to resolve it.

    What, stress? You? Not a chance.

    Any chance of making that dress with a slightly less hateful fabric instead?

  2. I love those magazines in an un-holy way. Sometimes I get angry when the orthodontist doesn’t keep one of my braces-wearing kids back there long enough for me to get to the worst dressed of the week.

  3. Period one time for just two weeks? I would have taken it pre-surgery, but now there is none to speak of :) It is like I get the bonus of menopause without the menopause..YAY! As for politics, I couldn’t agree more. Especially when good friends call you stupid when you answer the phone because you like Palin ;) Love ya girl!

  4. I cooked a “real” dinner four nights in a row last week and I got a “Wow, this is like the 4th night in a row you’ve cooked dinner!” from my husband and a “This has been a really good dinner week” from my daughter. They were so appreciative, I might just go for five nights this week.

    Enjoy your trip!

  5. it’s nice to have routine, i try and try, but the only constant is not having a constant. cheers to you! and yes, i will be there for thanxgiving, who knows maybe we’ll get creative with some bacon or mashed taters, lol. just cause you don’t eat it doesn’t mean you can’t play with it.

  6. WOW, I got tired just reading your RC. And I never make a “homemade” meal more than 2 or 3 days in a row, it’s too much for my family to deal with if I do, it confuses them and they think they have the wrong mom.

  7. Yeah, but I love you anyway :) And I am so having J read this post because I cook dinner every night and always have for like ten years now. Man, I don’t talk to my women friends enough to find this stuff out. Anybody else out there iron and lay out clothes and make lunches for their husbands? Should I be embarrassed just to ask it?

  8. My husband does dinner. Whenever I do it, he’s so appreciative, he almost passes out.

    I made the baked potato soup, he loved it. It was yummo, but my usually non picky kid didn’t like it, whereas the picky ones did! Who’d-a thunk?

    Put down the magazines. You’ll feel better. Nobody needs to feel bad that they don’t have a $1200 pair of shoes. See, I’ve felt that. And then felt guilty for wanting it. It’s not good. Put them down. DOWN, I SAY!

    I hope you’re getting paid a lot for that dress.

    I like Palin. But she comes with McCain, so…..no deal.

    I don’t know how to iron.

  9. 2x,
    There’s just no talking to her about things like politics is there? I think you’re cool though, so let’s just cut out the middle woman and be each other’s political pals, shall we?
    If I had known you were cooking dinner every night I would’ve been over a lot more!!

  10. I do all those things sometimes- iron, make lunch, help pick out a non-lame outfit- but on a regular basis? Nope.

    And I can’t beleive I ever called you ‘stupid’- there’s just no way! I might have asked about your kool-ade drinking habits- which is something I copped from Mo- which again shows my stellar comedic timing if you though I was calling you Stupid! ;) ya dummy.

  11. Uh, yeah, totally feeling the RC posts lately. I just have little bits of randomness that don’t seem to have any substance so they get published in nice little lists. It won’t last forever, but for now it’s all I can do. Don’t worry, I still enjoy reading yours.

    BTW, I heard you sew! Could you possibly make my daughter a 2T dress with cream duponi silk and lots of tulle?

  12. You are so not supposed to admit addiction to those magazines! Didn’t you get the memo? It’s in the trashy magazine readers code! That’s like telling people that you smoke crack every day. It’s just frowned upon by those who don’t really understand!

  13. No matter what type they are, I still love reading your posts. You have a way of making even random crap humorous and insightful.

    As for the TMI, we are the same approximate age. My utterly predictable former cycles are skewed all over the place. I assume yours is like mine – stress and/or signs of peri-menopause. Lucky us!

    Have a great weekend!

  14. I’m AWOL while election season is on. Can’t deal with that stuff. So agree they don’t mix, at all.

    As for the TMI- I never have, but they put me on this new BC, and I had my first period in 5 months in 3 days. Let me tell you, you can not go to work.

    Also, don’t feel the need to explain how you afford this or that- no one should worry about that stuff– just rejoice that you are able to go!

  15. Hey T-The KoolAid comment was on FB, the “stupid” was a direct quote when I called ya up. But seriously, I laugh over it rather than stress. Who has time for that anyway. Not to mention I have enough haters on the in-law side of life, no need to make friends enemies too ;) I will call tomorrow since I have decided to fake sick in order to get all my crud done before the ‘rents come in for a visit.

    Mo-Right now I have very few political friends, so pull up a soapbox and come on over!

  16. Mel is so right, that is wonderful news and have a great time visiting with your family.

    I always get my fill of pop-culture magazines while at the hair salon, they are fascinating, and fictional, and odd. I say continue reading them if you are enjoying them, but toss them if they are irritating or depressing you.

    Best wishes on making the dress and your period. I don’t know which is worse, but having it last over two weeks is a long time (and you must be feeling drained). Very sorry.

  17. I’m still having a hard time with having ever called you stupid. I mean really- any of my other friends ever heard me say something like that to any of you? I just generally don’t say mean things. I must have been smoking crack that day.

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