Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Is It Too Much to Ask???

Dear Denim Pant Makers,

I have been on the hunt for a pair of denim pants.  You would not think that this was a difficult thing to do; however, it is turning out to be quite a feat.  

You see, I am in desperate need of some new casual pants.  I have not replaced my 3 current pairs of denim pants since 2007.  Why do you ask?  Well, because it is like asking for a miracle to be able to find any that fit.

Is it too much to ask that I find a pair of pants that are not made for a teeny-bopper or a grandma?  Why oh why is there nothing in-between?

Is it too much to ask that I find a pair of pants that are not floods?  Yes, I have long legs.  I am proud to have them, but just because my length is a 34/36 does not mean that my waist is a 44, or on the flip side, an 18.

Is it too much to ask to find a pair of pants that are not so short-waisted  that my butt crack hangs out the top and my muffin-top hangs over the sides?

Is it too much to ask that the pants that you actually do design that are high-waisted don't have the ugly-small-high-granny pockets?  As I previously stated, I don't like my butt crack hanging out of the top of my pants, that is true; however, just because I don't want my butt crack hanging out of the top does not mean that I want the pockets so high on my pants that it looks like my butt is underneath my shoulder blades.

Oh, dear Pant Makers.  Why must you torture me so?  All I want is a pair of pants that fit me, yes, me.  Not my teenage daughter, not my mother, just little 'ol me.  Oh, and while you are at it, I would prefer not to pay $125+ dollars for said pants.  Is this really too much to ask?


Monday, September 27, 2010

Food for Thought.

Sometimes life gets a little bit crazy and we forget to remember the simple things. 

Friday, September 24, 2010

Skunks, Snakes, and Potty Words.

My youngest son went with me on my run tonight.  I am thinking I won't take him with me anymore.  He seems to bring me bad luck. The last time he ran with me. . .we ran into a skunk.  Tonight, it was a snake!!!  SHEESH!!! 

We were about 1 1/2 miles into our run, it was about 9pm, and it was very dark outside.  He was wearing one of those headband headlight thing-a-ma-bobs.  All of a sudden right underneath me in the middle of the beam of light was a snake!!!  I HATE snakes!  They creep me out!  So, I quickly stepped to the side, said a "potty word", and kept running.  I just really wasn't expecting for a snake to be in the middle of the road while I was running.  It freaked me out, and I am surprised I handled it as well as I did!!!

The rest of the entire run my son (who is only 10) kept saying, "Mom, why did you say that word? Hmmmm?  It wasn't like it was that big of a deal.  It was just a snake."  After apologizing for the ump-teenth time, I finally said, "Can you just forget about my potty mouth and keep running please???"  Haha.  I think I traumatized the poor little fella!  I guess he just isn't used to his mom using "potty words".  It just kind of slipped out!  I really didn't mean for it to.  The snake just took me by surprise and out popped the word!

Wonder what I am going to do next time he uses a potty word?  When I scold him for his use of the word,  I am certain he will remind me about my use of a potty word tonight.  Mother of the year award is coming my way, I am sure of that.  NOT!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Happy #17 to My Daughter!

I can't believe it has been SEVENTEEN years!!!  Wow! 
I hope you have a fantastic and wonderful seventeenth birthday!  
I love you!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Do YOU Use Overstock.com???

Just wanted to pass the word along on my blog here about a fantastic promotion going on over at my Paisley Passions blog.  If you use Overstock.com or think you ever would, then you need to pop on over to my craft blog and check it out!

Click here to go to Paisley Passions Blog :)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Just Stuff.

As you can see, I haven't posted Homecoming pics yet.  I need to get around to doing that soon!  I got back late last night from my girls weekend at the Scrapbook Expo.  It is always a great weekend of staying up too late, eating WAY too much, laughing, talking, shopping, and scrapbooking with my friends.  I look forward to it every Fall and Spring.  So, glad I have a hubby who doesn't mind me sneaking away for one weekend every six months to hang out with my friends!

Now I am back to reality and know that school is waiting for me.  I have a ton of homework.  Lesson plans that need to be written, chapters that need to be read, papers that need to be written, and a presentation that needs to be prepared.  I am going to have a LONG day of playing "catch-up" tomorrow.  It was still worth it to spend the weekend having some fun :)

It was great to talk with my friend Joette this weekend.  She helped breathe new life into my desire to finish up in the Elementary Ed program.  I have been feeling very frustrated with some of my classes.  It honestly seems as though you never hear anything good about the public school system.  We are constantly told we won't get paid much, we have no freedom with our lessons anymore, the school system is broken, the kids are worse than they were in years past, we aren't going to be able to find jobs and if we do luck out and find a job, well, good luck keeping it.  It is frustrating and well, really quite depressing!  I am just so glad to have spent the weekend with Joette, who has been involved with the education system for about 10 years now, both public and private systems.  She told me about all the great experiences she has had and all the other opportunities that are out there for someone with a degree in Education.  It was a breath of fresh air and probably just what I needed to help push me through a little bit longer.  So, THANKS JOETTE!

This is the first week that we are back on our normal schedules.  The kids in school, me in school, and Bryan back to work after his knee surgery.  He is still on crutches, but, was able to drive himself back up to work tonight.  Our lives have been a bit topsy-turvey for several months now.  It will be good to get back on a schedule and just push forward until whatever it is that life can throw at us next!  :) 

One thing is for certain, our lives are NEVER boring!  :)

Sunday, September 5, 2010


My poor blog has been neglected as of late.  Sorry about that.  There really are quite a few reasons why actually.

*I am back in school full time.  It always puts my schedule into a bit a whirlwind the first few weeks when I am trying to get settled back into the swing of classes, practicum, and homework.  *My hubby had knee surgery.  It has been hard for him being so immobile.  I know that he is frustrated by the things he can't do on his own.  He will be on crutches for a month and then physical therapy and stuff after that.  *Last, my CRAFT BLOG.  It has taken off and grown by leaps and bounds lately.  Because of that, when I do have spare time, I seem to be over there taking care of things and not over here writing about what's on my mind.

Hopefully I will be back and posting normally when life gets a little less crazy!  I have some fun Homecoming pics to post of my daughter.  She went to the Homecoming dance last night and seemed to have a great time :)  I also have a trip to the Scrapbook Expo coming up next weekend that is sure to mean some fun pics are coming.

Enough for now.  Hope to be back later tonight or in the morning with the Homecoming pictures!