Good Morning Monday! How was your weekend? Mine started Friday afternoon shopping for a dress with Katy and DD.
Me: I'm fat. I need something below the knee. My arms are lamb chops. I'm not trying anything on that isn't a 3/4 sleeve wrap-style.
Me in the dressing room trying on the wrap-style dress.
Katy: If it makes you feel comfortable, then get it.
Me: But what do you think?
DD: You look skinny from the side, but your hips look big from the front. And we're not tall enough for a dress below the knee.
Katy: I think you need something more modern. (code for, "gross and boring")
Me: I don't need another pair of black shoes, but...
DD: Yes, get shoes!
Me: I want something slinky and strappy?
DD: What are you, stuck in the 90s?
So I stepped out on a limb again (in black). Well, it wasn't that much of a limb, because I might have a few similar-yet TOTALLY DIFFERENT pairs in the closet. And despite apperances, they were relatively comfortable. Even when shorty got low low low low low low low low. :)
So here's the reason for all the limb-stepping.
Shelly won Queen of the Vine! Here she is with the other candidates and last year's Queen. I can't remember their names, but they are all amazing. Shelly raised $40,000, and collectively I think they raised over $80,000 for The Brighton School. Very cool. Although I have to say that my favorite part of this picture is little Addy in the corner eating her hair. She was the highlight of dinner, as she made her rounds to each table putting blush on everyone, including the men. I loved it! I would show more photos if I had any. But I didn't bring my camera. I thought the iPhone would suffice. But two glasses of wine in, I forgot about it. Probably best that way. After the coronation, we took a limo to Crazytown and didn't get home until almost 3.
So, I spent the better part of Saturday popping Advil so I could watch Chance's first game. Sometimes when I see a bunch of kids all together, it makes me want to cry. I'm not sure if that's normal, or if I should admit it on the www, but it happens to me all the time. Kids, especially mine, make me choke up at seemingly mundane moments. Like the other day when Chance was running down the street to catch the ice cream truck. I think I might need to sit in the back row at their weddings.
Anyway, this one is for Nana and Papa because they are baseball FANATICS. And also for Grammy, because she was sad the other day that she hasn't seen him play a game yet.
Two more things. The first is that I'm so jealous. Tracey got to see Anne Lamott AND Elizabeth Gilbert speak the other night, and she wrote the best post about it. Even to get to see ONE of those amazing authors, would make my life, okay I'll play it cool, year.
The second is a thank you to Cathy who sent me a sweet email this morning. Checking in to see what's the haps with my neglected blog. Thank you! :)
I'm still here. And honestly, I've been preaching on about changing things up and drawing lines, and blah blah. Well, hallelujah peeps! Because I looked at my calendar for April and there is lots of Sanity on the agenda. I might be a s--l--o--w learner. BUT, I am here to tell you that YOU CAN CHANGE THE THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN MAKING YOU MENTAL.
WOOT. I'll be back tomorrow. Promise.