Friday, September 10, 2010
Friday Fragments - I need a Bruno Wig#
Check out my girlfriend's place for Friday Fragging( Mrs. 4444)
"If you've ever wondered whether you made a difference in someone's life, consider this as one time that you have".
Wow. I guess things are going pretty well for me at work. And I am so humbled.
As I was driving out of the parking garage last night, I spotted a fellow walking to his car. There was something in his gait, his profile, the way he wore his hair, that was so familiar. He looked a lot like a good friend of mine from highschool and university, who I hadn't seen in over 10 years. Curiosity got the better of me, so I slowed down my oh-so-sexy minivan and with a smile on my face, peered at him as he turned to face me (he must have felt my eyes drilling into the back of his head) ... and of course it was SO NOT him!!!!
So I put the pedal to the metal and I shot out of the garage like a bat out of hell.
Wonderful. Now he thinks he's got this old lady Asian cougar who will stalk him every night.
My boy announced last week that he wants to try out for competitive soccer. Which is actually great news - I mean, at this point, if he shows a passion or enthusiasm for anything, I should be thrilled right?
Looking at the schedule though, we've found out that the time commitment is incredible. We're talking a minimum two to three 2 hour practices a week, plus 2 league games a week. FIVE days a week? When would he do homework? When would the girlie have time for her activities? When would we have a life?
I want to encourage him, and certainly the man does too, but with hubs' work and travel schedule, and with me working full time and likely traveling to Europe four times a year, how can we deal? Or more likely, how will I deal - because this will fall on me. That's the way it is, that's the reality.
I'm the one close to home.
I'm the one who does the scheduling, the pickups, the schlepping...and I'm freakin' out a bit at the prospect.
If I were a SAHM of course, this would be a non-issue.
I'm such a selfish thing.
We can't discourage him, though. I guess we'll have to see how he does, and take it from there.
If he's good and he loves it, we will manage.
How was the first week of school for everyone? For my Grade 1 (full-time school-ager now, don'tcha know) girlie, the first day was "awesome". Her teacher is young, pretty and nice. You don't need much more criteria than that! The Grade 5-er was thrilled that he's got his best pals (well, with the exception of a best bud that moved to Switzerland now) in his class. And his teacher does not believe in full class punishment if one or two bad apples spoil things. Which was a huge deal for him last year (and something I was actually pretty pissed about myself, but never got around to raising with that teacher before the year ended-- my bad ...)
So far, so good.
For Mom, well, there's the adjustment of having to make double the number of lunches and snacks. But at least both sandwiches were gobbled up every day.
I've been wanting to get to the Gap for weeks now, ever since I noticed the line of "perfect black pants" that hit the magazine stands in August. And since I'd bought up pretty much every major fashion magazine in August, I was totally suckered in by the advertising.
Today I managed to get there, while I was having my car emission-tested.
And lo and behold, they were on sale for $25 off!!!!
Even better, I took sizes 4 and 6 into the change room with me, thinking that this was, well, wishful thinking.
Can you believe that I was swimming in the size 4?
What up with that???
The sales girl walked by and said, "Oh boy, those are way big for you. You need to go down a size. What do you have there, a 4? I'll pick you up a 2..."
And off she went.
A TWO???? The last time I was a two, I think I was 12 years old.
Something is definitely up with the sizing these days.
But who the hell cares.
I'm a frickin' size TWO!
I love the GAP.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
#PS. I know the title of this post is totally nonsensical, but yeah, the hubs bought one for some reason, and it would likely serve me well now with my underground parking situation and all...