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09 November 2006 @ 02:40 pm
Shopping, Art & Blueberries  

Did some lovely retail therapy this morning...  jeans (Size 8 WOOT!), green sweater, new pyjamas...  pants for the boys (as ALL of theirs have holes in the knee or similar.  How do they DO that?)

I also bought some drawing books, at the recommendation of my sweet Mother.  Drawing on the right side of the brain.  Pfft.  As if I need another hobby.  Gonna give it a shot, though.

I'm going on a women's retreat this weekend that I'm not terribly excited about...  and will be performing (for free :( ) a series of short monologues that I wrote for the occasion. They aren't stellar.  I probably shouldn't want payment for the amount of work I've done preparing for the whole thing.  Will be better than mediocre.  That's the best I can promise.  Meh.

The up side?  Two days away...  
The down side?   With a bunch of women... who aren't always necessarily nice...

I don't normally buy, recommend (or eat) foods that turn my tongue a different color, but I bought Archer Farms yogurt covered blueberries this morning, and have fallen in love.  Get thee to a Target Store and buy them.  You will not be disappointed.  I adore blueberries.  Hands down, favorite fruit.  (of course, they're also the most expensive).  Totally worth the fact that you look like a6 year old with a blue tongue.

We are having dinner with an older gentleman tonight whose wife just recently went into a facility for Alzheimer's.  Sad story.  I don't know how I'd handle it if one day my husband looked at me and didn't have any idea who I was.  This man is fascinating, though, and he & hubby have become quite good friends.  I heartily approve of 80 + year old friends.  No dragging him to football games or bars.  I'm so selfish!

That said, we have a sitter coming tonight, so I must go and clean so she doesn't know I'm a slob.  Hope she doesn't read this.

I'm ready for my Thanksgiving vacation to the east coast!

Happy Thursday!
I feel:: artisticartistic
I hear:: Love Theme from The Breakfst Club
(Anonymous) on November 9th, 2006 08:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you for using this adjective before my name. It isn't one I get often so I LIKE it. I wish i could hear your monologues. You know I would LOVE them. Are any of your monologues on NICE versus GOOD? On my theory of same? Did A. really tell you to get to the point?:) Is he imitating behavior of someone else? That doesn't sound like something he would come up with from himself. Is it? Can't wait to see all you guys at Thanksgiving. I need to email em my ingredients list. I guess you know they are in Bryan this week? Luvya, Mom
Carrie Leigh: little miss Sunshinecarrie_leigh on November 9th, 2006 09:25 pm (UTC)
Re: sweet? Yup... And Precious
You are sweet. Most of the time. :)
The monologues are about how our relationship as mothers is kind of like God's with us. It's a mother talking to her children, mostly. I don't know. It's hard to be subjective.
Aaron did tell me to get to the point. I'm sure it's Nolan's influence. I'm *never* snippy.
I can't even remember what we decided on or what was my responsibility. And I sent a sympathy card yesterday.
dragonsangel68dragonsangel68 on November 10th, 2006 12:35 am (UTC)
It doesn't matter if the other women aren't necessarily always nice, just have a good time and relax a bit *g*
fallenwitch: Don't Give A Damn by Tennyofallenwitch on November 10th, 2006 01:45 am (UTC)
I laughed when you said you had to go and clean for the sitter. I thought I was the only one who did that. You know what? In my neighborhood (Stepford wives central), I think I am the only one who does that!

Have you tried the Powell Doctrine on those women? Overwhelming niceness in their face? It usually works wonders for me. (Please see icon for what I really think of mean, judgmental, catty women, and what they think of me.) Good luck with your monologues. I bet you're going to be FABULOUS!
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on November 10th, 2006 01:09 pm (UTC)
It shouldn't matter what the sitter thinks of the house, right? But she's also my student, so if she finds out I'm a slob, then they'll all know. *gasp* I need to worry about other things...
Cydneyalittleredhood on November 10th, 2006 05:10 am (UTC)
Yeah, I read it. FYI, house looked fab.

You should see the picture of O'Malley the Alley Cat I drew for Ethan at his request when we watched The Aristocats. I've run out of DVDs to bring the boys when I come over. I must get more. OH! Do they like Nightmare Before Christmas? Because I TOTALLY have it.

Loves ya, Carrie. Yay blueberries. See thee Monday. Pray for my surgery if you'd be so kind. :D

Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on November 10th, 2006 01:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Oops.
Crap. Well now you know I'm a total slob, even if the house did look fine last night. It didn't yesterday morning, trust me.

What surgery? And yes, I will, but WHAT SURGERY?
Cydneyalittleredhood on November 11th, 2006 04:39 am (UTC)
I had to get a wisdom tooth removed, did't I tell you that?

Maybe I only told Nolan.

OH! Which reminds me: Your husband called today to ask if I wanted to babysit tomorrow night, but he only spoke to my mother as I was either A)Throwing up, B)In immense toothless pain, C) Too drugged to form coherent sentences, or some combination of the above. I'm not sure what she told him, but I don't think I would be able to watch your darling boys tomorrow evening. So sorry. :(