Sunday, March 25, 2007

Next Best Thing

So my girls trip to St. Louis got cancelled, that sucked a little bit at first. Saturday morning I called Friend1 to see how her FIL was doing and she said they still weren't sure what was going on with him but that she was going to go shopping around here to get away from the hospital and asked if I wanted to come meet her. She said we should call Friend2 and see if she would meet us too. Since Friend2 and I had been all over creation the night before there really wasn't that much shopping we could do......or was there?

We all got the go ahead from the husbands and it was "Girls Day Out"! We met and had lunch at one of our favorite places and then hit the mall and surrounding stores like we'd never been there before. Just being out and talking and laughing and making fun of each other's choices in clothes was so much fun. We talked about how fat we were and how since it was warm the hoochies were out in full force. Does 70 degrees seriously warrant shorts cut up to the coochie and tank tops with boobs busting out of them? What will these people wear when it gets really hot? I shudder to think about it. Anyway, there were some good bargains to be had and the three of us went to places that Friend2 and I didn't go to the night before. A1 racked up on some cool clothes (Four shirts and a pair of cargo pants from Aeropostale = $33) and A2 got two pair of shoes (Spongebob crocs + Nike sandals = $16). He was more excited about the Spongebob box at first. He thought it made a great hat. What's with my baby sticking stuff on his head or around his neck? He'll wear a box on his head, yet if I try to put his baseball hat on him he whips it off, throws it on the floor and yells "nnnnnnnhhh". Sorry, I digress.

I never buy hubby any clothes because he either doesn't like what I pick out, he already has something very very similar or it's too far out of his comfort zone for him to consider. He's content to stick with his Levi's and polos or t-shirts of which we have hundreds. I found me two shirts at Gap ($10 - I'm such a bargain whore!!) that look so cute with capris and my new chocolate brown shoes I got the night before. I could seriously go into business as a personal shopper to save folks money. Why pay full price when you don't have too and you still get the name brand stuff?

While I was out shopping the guys did some stuff around here. They moved the dog pens, which wasn't an easy chore. Woo hoo, I wasn't here for that. They also got A2's swimming pool out and apparently let him slosh around in it in his new Chuck Taylors. Arrrgh, now they are on the deck drying out. Good thing I found him some sandals or he'd have nothing to wear today. Poor little A2, mommy goes shopping and leaves him home with his Daddy and brother and what does he have to show for it....two skint up knees, a mismatched outfit, hair that looks like it hasn't been brushed in a week, and soaking wet tennis shoes. A rocking good time was had by all!!

I haven't worked out per se in the past two days but I don't really feel bad about it since I walked around for almost six hours on Friday and then for about seven on Saturday. Surely that counts for something. Today I'm going to help hubby build some sort of shade thing for the dogs and take back a pair of pants I found for A1 that were too big. So what we didn't get to go out of town, we managed to have a great weekend hanging out with each other and we got to spend time with our families too. I didn't think I would have missed them that much but I was wrong.
I might have cried a little bit if we had actually gone away but don't tell them I told you that they're just dumb ol' boys! ;-)

What I'm listening to on my iAppendage: Waiting on the World to Change by John Mayer, after that Here Comes My Girl by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, all the while in the background A2 has discovered that sticking his fingers in his ears and yelling is super cool.