Sunday, April 30, 2006

Ridiculously Busy

Oy. It's Sunday night and I'm feeling like I need a weekend to recover from the weekend! It was such a long hard week last week that I slept way in on Saturday. SavvyBeast woke me up just in time to make it to my 11 am appointment, then we had to dash to the mall. I'm getting a back-up pair of glasses since I don't wear contacts anymore so I had to drop off an older pair of frames I had just lying around, drop off the Awesome Iowa Dress to be hemmed, and check out the Macy's sale on suits.

Did I find anything at Macy's? What a silly question. Of COURSE not. I don't know what the deal is but perhaps I am the only woman in the world who buys her suits in two different sizes. My hips make pants and skirts a size eight, and my waist and shoulders make jackets a size four. Try finding an eight-four combo - they don't exist and stores usually frown on mixing and matching your own.

So I track down a sales lady who couldn't look more bored if she were at a Kenny G concert and she points me over to a "section" of the store where they sell separates. Well. Let me tell you what I found there. Two suits, one black, one beige. I could find whatever size I wanted in either - except petite! I swear to God, the day Petite Sophisticate closed was the saddest day of my life.

I won't even go into the masses of people at the mall that day. Screaming children, yelling parents, obnoxious teenagers - they were everywhere.

Once we left the mall we headed up to Sussex to have dinner with the Beast's parents. They think they're finally going to jump ship and move south. They found a great three bedroom brand new place in Grimesland in the 170s and they think they can sell the one they're in for around 300, so the whole deal is very appealing. The Beast and I started to think about it all happening this year and it hit us: no more family around. Mine are in MN, his will be in NC. That's life I guess, but it's certainly the end of an era.

This morning I woke up early, and got ready for church and quilting. The ladies of the church have been working on a quilt for the last two years and I've recently joined them. It appeals both to my Type A personality and to my need to be creative. Anyway, the squares are all sewn together, and they are now attached to the batting (inside) and the backing. We just need to actually quilt it together, which is the special stitching that binds the three layers together. After the service I stopped in and quilted for a few hours, which was so nice, then I left to run a few errands, grocery shop and come home. Whew! I'm exhausted!

SavvyBeast says I need to relax more and I know he's right but I just can't. It's go! go! go! all the time.

Next weekend our friends Eliza and Ian are coming to visit with their new daughter Eloise. We'll be driving down to Spring Lake to see them on Saturday afternoon. I love Spring Lake so I can't wait. It's one of the nicest destinations on the Jersey Shore - clean, beautiful beach, long boardwalk, picturesque town, green grass...just lovely. It's where we went for my birthday weekend back in September and I am eager to return.

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