Decisions decisions…

As I’ve previously bragged about mentioned, my family and I are leaving for Orlando, Florida on Friday.
The reason I’m not currently more excited about the trip is because of the work involved in pulling it off.
We leave in less than 48 hours and I don’t have a thing to wear!

I went shopping yesterday. Here are a few of the possibilities:

Stop laughing…yes, I’m posing.
As for the outfit. No, eh? Too Daisy Duke-ish.

Again, posing. Shut up.
This is cute. Comfy. Except it reminds of the 80s with the waistband way up there…on my waist.

Surprisingly, I’m not posing here. I’m smoothing down the fabric on my ass and my son clicked the pic.
This outfit, however, is going back to the store. It’s called a romper. I call it ugly. Isn’t this the kind of outfit we put on defenseless little babies because we think it’s so ugly it’s cute?

Anybody in the mood for a hayride?
Yeah. This blouse is going back too.

As I’m posing for this one, Wayne, my husband, walks by me, and throws over his shoulder, “Posing for your blog?”
I reply, “Yup.”
I don’t get an eyeroll or a smart ass remark.
I think it’s safe to say I’m going through a midlife crisis and Wayne is intelligent enough to know that he’d rather have me smiling like an idiot at the camera while striking all kinds of poses, and then blogging about it, than…well, who knows what. With me you never know.

I know how shallow this makes me look. Believe me, I’d love an existential midlife crisis. I’d love to be looking for and finding the meaning of life instead of looking for and finding good deals at Garage.
One of my best friends is deeply spiritual. She’s the type of person, who when I complain about the guy who is on the treadmill at the gym walking at 0.1 mile/hr, because really, could he not have stayed home to do that, you know walk up and down his hallway, instead of taking up one of the few treadmills from someone who plans on not only breaking a sweat, but looking at the people on the treadmills around her to see how fast they are going so she can set her treadmill faster – I’m not saying I do this. I’m only saying some people do – well, my friend is the one who will say, “You know Sandra, maybe he’s recuperating from open heart surgery, and coming to the gym is the only time he gets to socialize.”

She’s the kind of person who will, ever so kindly and nonjudgementally, point out when I’m being judgemental.

She believes in God. A hereafter. She talks to Jesus. He even talks back.

She has berated herself for buying a teeny-tiny shed in which to store her children’s bikes claiming that buying the shed was excessive, and what about the children in Haiti who have nothing, and now she’s gone and put up a shed. She’s a terrible terrible person. She used to be a minimalist. What happened?

Of course, this is the part where I jump in and say, “You have two kids. That’s what happened. Kids accumulate shit. You’re a good person with a kind heart, and buying a shed doesn’t take that away.”

And then I’ll stop and ponder how deep this woman’s thought process is. That buying a shed even created thoughts of excess. And then I wish my thoughts would take me down that kind of path. What do I have to do to gain insight?

And then I’ll say to her, “Hey! You wanna go to Lulu Lemon this afternoon? They have the cutest sport bras!”

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34 Responses to Decisions decisions…
  1. MamaOnDaGo
    August 18, 2010 | 3:43 pm

    OMG!!!! You're the woman at my gym but not blond. The one whose arms don't flap and whose butt doesn't jiggle!!!! :)

    Does everyone have a friend who always sees the glass as half full? I tried being that person. I found it was more work. I'm somewhere in the middle. Some days the glass is half empty. Other days it's half full. Balance. I'm ok with it.

  2. Matty
    August 18, 2010 | 3:45 pm

    Comfy shorts, comfy sneaks, loose comfy shirt. That's about all you need for Disney. Oh, and Mickey ears. Yes, don't forget the ears.

  3. A Dorky Girl
    August 18, 2010 | 3:47 pm

    #1 – I actually really like the top.
    #2 – You look great in it, even if it's 80sish.
    #3 – Run far away from it!
    #4 – Love the skirt, not a huge fan of that top. Can't put my finger on why, but you can do better :)
    #5 – Oh wait! There's not a number 5? hmm. Well let me take this opportunity to tell you that I think you're gorgeous and you'll look far better than most of the tourists there even if you wore a garbage bag!

  4. Poppy
    August 18, 2010 | 3:47 pm

    You can pull off almost any outfit…well, not the romper.

    I'm going to hell with you. If I'm waiting waiting for a treadmill and the guy with the oxygen tank is using one, I'm thinking WTF?

  5. nitebyrd
    August 18, 2010 | 4:06 pm

    Actually, with the exception of the '80's shorts, you'll look MUCH better that 99.9% of everyone else in Disneyworld. Trust me, I know. I've seen 'em.

    I really like the hayride outfit!

  6. Julianna
    August 18, 2010 | 4:21 pm

    We all have a friend like that. :) Have fun in Disney! -J

  7. soccermom
    August 18, 2010 | 4:26 pm

    Yeah I think the last one is the best.

    I didnt see any running shorts and t-shirts in there.

    You might wantto take some of those along.

  8. dieleafsfansdie
    August 18, 2010 | 4:50 pm

    for what it's worth i think the denim skirt ensemble is by far the hottest… even if it's going back. although it's the skirt more than the blouse that's working

  9. Mamma has spoken
    August 18, 2010 | 5:18 pm

    I would have worn some of those outfits, but then I never grew up…..

  10. Danielle
    August 18, 2010 | 5:58 pm

    I love the hay ride outfit on you, but then again, you would look good in a paper bag. damn girl, you have some sweet muscles.

  11. The Princess of Sarcasm
    August 18, 2010 | 6:15 pm

    OMG…you look amazing! How did you get those arms/legs. (If you are going to say diet and exercise we can't be friends. But if you say genetics, we're cool.) ;)

  12. Cheeseboy
    August 18, 2010 | 6:24 pm

    Great poses, one and all.

    I don't think it matters what you wear in Orlando, but if you want to fit in, make sure you wear a fanny pack.

  13. Buffi Neal
    August 18, 2010 | 6:57 pm

    ok.. I was seriously cracking up when I read your post.. I'm actually still laughing – like you're my sister and I'm about to call you up and tell you how great you looked in that romper outfit. Then you'd tell me how it's my birthday present.

    Keep up the writing 'cause you are damn good if you kept me reading to the end.

    PS I have the same friend as you. Except mine didn't buy a shet.

    Thanks for stopping by.
    -Buffi
    My Wonderfully Dysfunctional Blog

  14. Laura @ The Things I Said I'd Never Do
    August 18, 2010 | 9:16 pm

    No matter what you wear you'll look classier than 75% of the people in the joint because Disney World has some scary folk. The other 25% are European and naturally cooler than everyone.

    Have a great trip!!

  15. Tooje
    August 18, 2010 | 9:21 pm

    Okay, I have had your post open in a window for over….4 or 5 hours. I read the post, had a response, and then I got busy. And then kids came home. And then we went to dinner to celebrate the first day of school, and then we had soccer practice. And now we're home and I can't for the life of me remember what I wanted to say in response to this post.

    BUT…I am still leaving a comment. Happy Hump Day.

  16. Kristina P.
    August 18, 2010 | 9:49 pm

    Oh my gosh. YOu have Madonna arms. Please don't cut me.

  17. Herding Cats
    August 18, 2010 | 10:14 pm

    Enjoy your vacation! You look great!

  18. Theres just life
    August 19, 2010 | 2:03 am

    Okay I like the 80's outfit. But damn that denim skirt is hot. I agree you need a different top.
    Most importantly, good fitting comfortable shoes. You will be thankful for them.

  19. Ratz
    August 19, 2010 | 3:55 am

    I love the first…. that looks so good… and may i add… great poses… all of them…

  20. Mediocrity Chronicles
    August 19, 2010 | 4:19 am

    I love your blog! I'll definitely be back!

    Following you back from Mediocrity Chronicles. Please stop by again soon!

    http://mediocrity-chronicles.blogspot.com

  21. Semi-Slacker Mom
    August 19, 2010 | 8:36 am

    I have that romper.

    Just Kidding. But I do look the 80s dress. I like to wear sundresses when we go, easy & comfortable. And quit freakin' posing, you're making the rest of us look bad.

    Your friend sounds too high-maintenance for me. I need 3 freaking sheds for all our crap!

  22. Cristy
    August 19, 2010 | 9:36 am

    My favorite, by far, is the whit top with the navy bottom dress. It's CUTE.

  23. TV's Take
    August 19, 2010 | 9:41 am

    Ha! Great post. I do think everyone has a glass 'completely' full kind of a friend. Gotta love them for showing us the upside. Have such a great time in FLA.

  24. KimD
    August 19, 2010 | 11:09 am

    Love your blog! Following you from Talkative Thursday!
    KimD
    http://www.themomstandard.com

  25. Sueberry
    August 19, 2010 | 11:57 am

    Please don't bring back the romper! That clothing fad needs to stay in the past. lol

    I think outfits number 1 & 4 are really nice. :)

  26. The mad woman behind the blog
    August 19, 2010 | 12:58 pm

    I love you.

    And I've only said that once today…okay twice but can you really count the lip service you give your kids? Come on!

    Oh wait, no I LOVE my daughter.

    What was I talking about?

  27. Cool Gal
    August 19, 2010 | 1:53 pm

    OMG…I do not have one friend like your friend. What does that mean???? Perhaps I need to "branch out." Someone like that would be good for me.

    Have a great time on your vay-cay. Disney is so fun.

    By the way, I'd take the romper back, too. Fugly! LOL!

  28. What I Did Today
    August 19, 2010 | 5:10 pm

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Hahaha! You're very humorous. I hope you find stuff you like to wear and have a good trip!

  29. Holly
    August 19, 2010 | 5:11 pm

    I'm not that friend! BWAHAHAHA!!

    #3 should NOT come in sizes that are not Toddler or below! LOL!! I think YOU could pull off ANY of the others!

    Hubby is a SMART MAN!! ;p

    Work it, Girl!! How about a hair flip with this one? LOL!

  30. ournextchapters.com
    August 19, 2010 | 9:36 pm

    Ha! I think i have that dress… it was like $6 at Target… so what the hells. Have fun in Florida!

  31. Cassie
    August 20, 2010 | 1:45 am

    This post cracked me up. Great commentary on the photos. But I gotta say, WHY did you buy these clothes if you hate them all? Or am I missing something? Either way, YOU look great whether the clothes do or not!

  32. Cyrene @ MumInFlipFlops
    August 20, 2010 | 3:36 am

    I dunno, I think all but the rompers work! Whenever I see grown women walking around at the mall in those, I ask myself "What if they really need to pee?" – it boggles the mind why anyone above 18 months would wear it.

    I left an award for you on my blog today! :)

  33. Pamela
    August 20, 2010 | 1:08 pm

    I agree w/ you on the rompers – they suck. I did like the jean skirt & blue top – very cute!
    Also, no offense to your friend, but that would annoy the shit out of me!

  34. Jessica
    August 23, 2010 | 5:55 am

    I love that your husband is so cool with you blogging. Mine is finally getting used to it. And my son has finally stopped asking why I am taking pictures of his food.

    Love this post btw. You are a trip!

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