Thursday, June 27, 2013

It's like a onesie...but much more stylish

Are maxi dresses the most amazing invention ever? Oh yes, yes I think they are and one can simply not have enough of them...especially when one is nearing 40 and not 110 lbs. anymore. Covers a plethora of sins and there is no matching a top and bottom of an outfit. Sorts like a onesie for adults...but much more flattering.

The expanded, not FB status-length version of my thought...

Hips, thighs, middle, you name it...AND you look like you really thought about your outfit. The girls in my 'hood are always accusing me of being 'over the top' and saying that I'm always put together. To me having to match up a top and shorts is MUCH more put together- that requires thought and some sort of deciding if the shorts are swingy the top should be a bit more fitted and vice versa- shit that I can honestly not coordinate in the morning with three small children trying to vie for my attention and my husband trying to take advantage of my lack of clothing. A maxi dress requires that I've woken up and half- consciously chosen a single item from my closet that will cover all the bad things that have gone horribly wrong with three pregnancies, aging and a bad year of being obsessed with McD's Sweet Tea.

Add some nice earrings and perhaps a necklace or bracelet and you are DONE. DONE and you match (because there was NOTHING to match or think about! yay!). Not that I'm a shopping site nor am I being paid to advertise but I do strongly recommend Sam Moon (  for all your accessory needs- cheap and trendy. These are not heirloom quality pieces but they do the job to pull the outfit together for the season and their inventory turns over quickly. Good for shopping and getting new, fun stuff- not good if you find a favorite and you want to buy a back-up 'just in case' (I've been screwed that way twice now- things I pink puffy heart and want another one of in the event something happens to my beloved piece...I've gone back to get the duplicate item and ZAP! my super cute earrings or necklace is gone...dangit).

SS, who wishes that Wisconsin weather allowed for year 'round maxi dress wearing...sure a sweater and jeans covers everything but it's two pieces and not nearly as cute, feminine and darling...

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

I'm a mom, dammit.

(just found this in my drafts...I have so many things to do this very second that this motivates me and reminds me that all I need to do is pull out my cape and get on it!)

Today was my most productive day in a long time. Don't get me wrong, I still checked in with Facebook every five minutes because for some reason I'm totally addicted to there are things I need to see...or read...or know about. There aren't. Almost never do I get on there and think, "Damn, it's a good thing I checked that."

But let's talk about what I DID do today:
1. Laundry: I can do one load of laundry per day because my OCD doesn't allow me to dry 87% of the items I wash. Therefore I am limited on what I can wash because I have a finite space in which to hang wet/damp items.

2. Paid multiple medical bills: Thank you Scott Walker. I didn't used to have to do this but it's a nice break from my quiet day. I have yet to have a bad customer service experience with people in the billing department. I attribute this to the way I start off all of my conversations, "I was hoping to pay a bill over the phone today?" Uh HELL YES we will take your money. I think they are so used to battling with people who fight over their bills and/or are unable to pay...I'm easy prey and they like me. It's like buying friends...I pay, they like me.

3. Called three chiropractors...booked four appointments, cancelled two appointments. Yeah, it was a productive and unproductive venture all at once. I'm over anti-depressants and ready for a more natural solution to my craziness and by God I'll try anything to get Edith to act like a normal eight year old...adjusther too.

4. Boiled three dozen read that right. Cracked about half of them but only after they were hard boiled so it's all good.

5. Guided my three spawn in coloring of eggs from #4. I felt like a mom...getting some shit done and interacting with the kids while I took a break from Facebook. Don't worry, the world didn't end while I decorated those three dozen eggs but when I was done I learned that Noam Chomsky is still alive and the cheer gym near my parents' house in Illinois doesn't have an open gym.

6. Shopped on the internet and found a cool 'gold' watch just in time for that fad to pass. Purchased watch which will arrive just as gold becomes totally passe but I will continue to wear it anyway because it's new and I can't buy something and then not use it because it's wasteful.

7. Listed play kitchen on Craigslist for sale...$30 back in my pocket...BA-BAM! We paid $40 for it at a garage sale 8 years ago...plastic is plastic and doesn't really show wear and tear so I wrote off the $10 and am glad to have $30 to pay for my gold, out-dated watch.

SS, who is reading this months later and thinking, "Damn, I am one productive girl..."