Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Oh I must be getting old...

My dear sweet hubby has today off as he has to work Saturday, so we were out running errands. As we were at a stoplight a lady crossed the street from a Starbucks. Now you could tell this was a woman who worked in a business office as she was dressed appropriately for such a job, but she walked like she had something uncomfortable somewhere hidden! I looked down and noticed she had on extremely high heeled shoes. Now I know they were probably very fashionable and went with her outfit well, but if you walk like that wearing them, why for the love of God would you wear them?????

Pondering this made me realize I must be getting old. The day has come when comfort trumps style every single time! No ifs, ands or buts if it isn't comfortable I won't wear it. Now granted I'm not going to sacrifice any semblance of fashionality (is that a word?) for comfort, I'm not in my 80's yet, but I will look for something fashionable that is comfortable. I know for a fact that there are plenty of fashionable shoe choices out there that would have gone extremely well with her outfit and been comfortable at the same time.

But then I had to consider that maybe she didn't count on walking to the Starbucks in those shoes. I mean the woman was carrying two coffees and a bag in her hands, so maybe her boss sent her out for coffee and she was cursing under her breath about wearing those shoes on this particular day and having her boss have her run an errand on foot. But then again maybe she was the boss and just decided that a nice long walk in extremely high heels would be just the type of torture that today called for.............

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Makes you wonder....

...Okay well it makes me wonder, at least. What in the world am I talking about you may ask? Well you've heard the saying that couples who stay together a long time start to look like each other, right? Well if that is true, then is it possible for couples who stay together a long time to start developing each others aches and pains??????

I'm wondering this, you see, because for quite a while my dear sweet hubby would complain about a pain in his upper back right in between his shoulder blades. Now I haven't really heard him complain about this lately, but now I have that same pain. Okay, granted I don't know for a fact it is exactly the same, but it's in the same spot. So that makes me wonder if because I've been with the man for 15 years if I'm starting to ache like him. I've also noticed my ankles making the same clicking sound that his do. Heaven help me I'm turning into a female version of my dear sweet hubby!!!!!!

It gets even scarier when you think about the fact we both have asthma!!! Another similarity, as if we need more. We always knew we had the same morals and values and the same warped sense of humor, but little did we know we'd one day have the same aches and pains.

Of course, being the slightly off kilter person I am, I am looking at this with a positive slant! I figure if we both fall apart together then I don't have to worry about him leaving me for some young thing with no aches and pains, 'cause the man wouldn't be able to keep up with her!!!! LOL!!! ;)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Sooooo P.I. but I love it anyway...

It's gotta be the most politically incorrect song ever made but dang I can't help but love it anyway. Every time it comes on I HAVE to sing it! If you are wondering what song I am talking about, it is the first song on my playlist now.

It totally endorses the theory that women should wait on men and that they have to work to keep their husband's love and affection. Geesh, what could be more inappropriate in the 21st century??? I'm not sure but dang if I don't love the song anyway. Always have, I just have to laugh as I'm singing as it's so ridiculous that someone thought it was a great song to write.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do and don't get too offended. As with everything in life, ya gotta take it with a grain of salt and little bit of humor! (Hey, um, does anyone really know what that whole grain of salt saying means anyway? If you do, please tell me! Thanks!)

ETA: it's now the second song on my playlist and if it ever moves again you will know which one it is by looking for the song titled "Wives and Lovers" :)

Friday, August 15, 2008

Rain, rain please stay..

.....I am so ready for the heat to go away!
In the last 36 hours we've had heat, pleasant weather, wind, hail and rain. And I'm willing to bet our high for today is about the same as the low was two days ago. It is totally putting me in the mood for fall weather, especially since school is starting next week. Growing up in California I always associated the start of school with fall weather. Now granted it probably didn't switch into the cooler weather of fall on the first day of school, but for some reason I always picture it doing so. Now that school seems to start earlier and earlier each year it puts that image of the simultaneous start of school and fall into the category of dreams instead of reality. And the funniest part is that the retail establishments don't seem to get that those two don't coincide, as they still advertise all the fall clothes being on sale for the beginning of school. Now I'm sure the most northern parts of the country probably have weather appropriate for such fashions at the end of August/beginning of September, but for the rest of us, we still have warm to hot weather. But I guess when you think about it that thinking goes along with the idea of putting swimming suits out in February!!! Yikes!
Anyway, back to the weather, I've decided I really miss the rain of Northern California. I used to get so sick of it when I lived there but now that I live in a part of the country where is doesn't rain for days, let alone weeks, on end, I miss the cold comfort of a good rain storm. Don't get me wrong I love, Love, LOVE the snow here, but while snow is so much prettier than rain, you can't hear the snow like you can the rain. There's something so relaxing and calming of the sounds of rain on your window. It's actually one of my favorite sounds.
So as I said in the beginning I sure hope the rain and cooler weather stick around. I'm not a fan of sweating and I'm also so ready to bust out the jeans and long sleeved shirts.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


You know I've realized I seem to do a lot of complaining on this blog and I don't mean to, but my dear sweet hubby works so hard that I hate to burden him with my complaints, plus he knows most of them anyway. But I was changing a few things on here today and decided to do a post on all that I am grateful for. We all need to stop and reflect on all the good things we have every now and then, so today I will do so.....
The first thing I am grateful for is my dear sweet hubby. It amazes me that he fell in love with me to begin with but I find it even more surprising that I have been able to keep his affections for the past 15 years!!! Guess I must be doing something right. He is a man of few words when it comes to compliments but I know the love is there, he just doesn't always express it. And my favorite part of the day is when he comes home and the kids are so excited to see him. I LOVE watching them all interact.
Speaking of the kiddos, they are the second thing I am very grateful for. Oh sure during the summer I'm ready to sell them to the traveling gypsies but I would never actually go through with it. I mean, today for instance, I had to tell them that they couldn't be in the same room as another kid. Meaning all three had to be in separate rooms. There was peace for quite a while, the rest of the night actually. Maybe I'll have to continue with this rule.
But I digress...At night my favorite thing to do is to go in their room (yes they actually share a room) and watch them sleep. They are so young and innocent, that you can't help but forget all they've done during the day, well okay except for Little Man pooping on my computer chair, ugh the joys of potty training.
The third thing I am grateful for is my extended family. They all show us so much support that it really doesn't feel like they are that far away sometimes. We just don't have the luxury of just dropping by for a visit on a moments notice, oh wait maybe that's a good thing??? Just kidding, as maybe my house would stay cleaner if I knew family could just drop by....maybe!
I am also so very grateful for all my friends in real life and on the web, they sure can help pick a girls spirits up when she needs it. Really every single one of you is so very special to me and you will always remain so.
Okay I'm getting teary eyed now, so I'm gonna stop before I'm all out bawling. Dear sweet hubby is exhausted tonight so he's gone to bed early and I just got the kids down so I have some ME time, which is oh so rare. Time to goof around on the 'puter...