Thursday, October 16, 2008

Today in a Nutshell (or should I say in bullet form)

* Did I mention I'm heading up a girls' getaway for our women's ministry this weekend? Yep ... shopped for hours at Sam's and WalMart (a.k.a. Hell) this morning for all the supplies ... mostly chocolate in several forms (fondue, truffle, cookie, candy bar). We will be in Gulf Shores, AL for an overnight trip, staying right on the beach. Can't wait. It's gonna be a blast ... eating, shopping, beach walking, chick flicks, more eating, girl talk, hanging out, and eating ... all these things = fun.

* Realized I had not one presentable set of pajamas for this overnighter. I do have quite a few pajamas, but all of them are made of material that make me have pre-menopausal hot flashes because of the heavy material they're made out of. So, I always end up stripping and throwing those hot pants off in the middle of the night. I mean, I live in Louisiana. No weather here warrants any clothing made of flannel or fleece.

* Remembered that I will be in major PMS-mode on the trip. I should be such a joy to be around. I'm looking for some sort of safe, over-the-counter mood relaxer. Not sure that exists.

* While I shopped at Sam's, I bought two personal items to bring home: marinated asparagus and holiday-shaped pretzels. No, I'm not pregnant. I just craved them the moment I saw them.

* Had a wonderful girls' lunch and ate a chicken burrito that was seriously, about a foot long. Pitiful thing is I ate almost all of it. Enjoyed the company and laughter most of all.

* Felt like my brain was at capacity, especially the memory part. Too many irons in the fire right now. Hoping to be back to normal after the trip.

* Oh ... just remembered K Belle needs clean uniforms for tomorrow. Must go wash after this.

* Found out that tomorrow is Bosses' Day. Isn't that every day? Once I got home for the night, had to go out again to shop for that. My boss will actually be paying for most of his own present. Bosses' Day ... puh-lease ... who made that holiday up? The bosses?

* Highlight of the day was the purchase of this:

Chanel don't be jealous. I must save you for church, nights out, special days. You are to be treasured and not wasted on my everyday life. Chanel and sweats do not mix.

But, seriously, this is DKNY Delicious Night. I like it a lot and now I can mix it up a little on the fragrances.

* Now, I'm about to watch the debate that I had to record (so you know I typed this last night). So, I'm watching it after the fact, but I'm still hoping that the candidates will get a little more passionate. I'm waiting for a smack-down. Come on, guys.

* Very tired. Sniffles are gone. Eyes are rested from a day of wearing my nerd glasses. Feeling better.


Tracie said...

One Word.


Use It.

It Works.

sara said...

have a great time on you women's weekend!! I always took red raspberry for worked GREAT. But the best cure for PMS.....hysterectomy!.......sorry, I know that doesn't help you but it's great for me!!! My daughter hates, hates it when I do that. Of course with her I usually had a little dance!

Rach and Josh said...

A girls get-a-way sounds fabulous! After reading that, I started to seriously think of a way to plan one with all of my girlfriends. :0)
Yay for feelin' better!
Oh, and love the DKNY!

Rachel said...

Yeah, flannel and fleece are non-existent at my house. Tank tops all the way!

Your weekend sounds SO fun! Have a great time! If GS is as hot as it is here, then it will be perfect weather.

Try Premsyn PMS. It's the only thing that curbs my mood swings. It's OTC.

DidiLyn said...

I was going to say "whiskey, one shot." But then I thought, "no, this is a Christian blog and a Christian retreat. Whiskey would not be appropriate."
So, if you need to, email me and I'll tell you my remedy, which sounds like "Miskey" and heals what ails you. Or makes you forget. Or sometimes makes you cry alot more than you normally would.
Maybe it's not a good idea.
Try the Pamprin.

Julie of blessedwith5 said...

Your little trip is making me soooo envious!!! Girl you go and have a great time!!!

I live in Illinois and I don't wear flannel - what are they thinking in Louisiana stores?

Hugs and love Dear BFF

Sara@ Butterville said...

Have a great time on your trip! Sorry about the pms..are we all going through it at the same time or what????

Jodie said...

I've heard Tension Tamer tea is amazing. I think it's Celestial Seasonings. Worth a shot, huh?

I'm excited about the getaway. So excited. But not packed, which makes me somewhat nervous. I should be packing, instead of typing.


Breathe in.

Breathe out.

It's all gonna be alright.

The Wixom Zoo said...

I'm glad you're feeling better. Have fun on your retreat!!! (I'm feeling a little jealous, to tell the truth!)

Rachel said...

Hey, before you take off for the beach come get your award off my blog!

Beachy Mimi said...

Can't help you with the PMS but I can suggest boxers and a t-shirt for sleeping. What a fun getaway!

Tiff said...

Oooh, have fun on your overnight, sounds like a blast!!!
Hoping you're able to find something for the PMS, but if not, maybe just being away with great company will do the trick?

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

I so want to come along on the girls getaway...sounds like chocolate heaven.

I love asparagus, but the marinated asparagus...hmmm. I'd have to see it, I guess, but it sounds really different. Was it good?

Kim said...

your ladies weekend sounds divine :)
LOVE your blog!

RR Mama said...

I hope you had a good time. Gulf Shores is where we went when we evacuated for Hurricane Ike. We had a blast. Guess it was a good thing we had fun then because now is still not fun. They just started working on the house this past week. Ok for some cute pj's any time....boxers and cute t-shirt. You can never go wrong.