Here are some small but important things that have been on my mind lately:
Get swimsuits in the early spring and pay full price. Sadly, I have ignored this good advice in the past and have paid for it come June. It’s a hard pill to swallow for a deal-lover like me (I hate paying full-price for anything). After several years I have realized that the best swimsuits (and all rash guards) are gone by April (even in cold climates. Go figure!) and nothing goes on sale til the end of the summer anyway. So just buck up and buy the dang suit now, Jennie! (It pains me to say this, but if you swim a lot you’ll need at least two suits–even so they’ll probably be a wreck by the end of the summer; all elasticity gone and faded into oblivion.)
Whoever said that nothing tastes as good as being thin feels must not have been eating very good food.
My sister is coming to visit me in a month. I can’t even tell you how excited I am. She’s pretty much my best friend ever.
Kids can’t just give cards for Valentine’s Day. There must also be a gift or candy. This is advice for all you Moms who are just about to send your eldest child off to preschool/kindergarten. It’s not like it was when we were kids. You have to include a little something extra. I don’t condone this sort of thing, mind you. Why has every holiday turned into a giant sugar-fest? Nobody told me this when I sent India off to her first preschool Valentine’s party and I felt like a clueless idiot. I’m sure nobody noticed but me, but I still think about it eleven years later.
I really don’t like quilts. In theory quilts should appeal to me (lots of different patterns; kind of a homey old-fashioned feel) but no. There are some gorgeous quilts out there, don’t get me wrong. I admire the artistry and time that goes into them. But as far as having them in my house? Nope. I do not like them one single bit. As a matter of fact I actually dislike them. I feel bad about this.
My dishwasher keeps dying, but due to sheer will and positive thinking I’ve managed to resuscitate it yet again. This last time it quit for two whole weeks. Washing dishes by hand is a nasty job that never ends. I hate it more than anything. Good thing I have big children that I can boss around.
Dillards has a great selection of pajamas. Today I went on a search for some new PJ’s and was pleased to find several that fit my criteria and they were cute (You might remember my slight paranoia about house fires and me having to stand on the street watching mine go up in flames while dressed in ugly pajamas or even worse–my unders!) I was very baffled, though, to see so many nightgowns. Who wears those? They drive me berserk getting all twisted around me as I sleep.
I just paid off my credit card. Then I put it in the freezer in a big container of water. If you need to resort to such drastic and pathetic measures, make sure to put masking tape over the numbers first. Ice is clear and if you can see the numbers you can still buy things online.
This T shirt made me laugh really hard. Not actually, because I’m kind of a silent laugher, but I laughed really hard on the inside. Plus, I kind of look down on vegetarians and think they’re chumps. Not you, though, if you’re a vegetarian. I mean the other vegetarians.