July 26, 2010

Dress Revamp

The blue dress was a disaster. 

The color -- much darker than the pictures portrayed.
The fabric -- much heavier than I anticipated.
The fit -- just wrong, very wrong.
The skirt -- had POCKETS!!  Who puts pockets on a formal dress??  (and this gal certainly doesn't need any more attention drawn to these hips)

It got returned and I went on a mission to find another dress.  Thankfully I waited until the last possible weekend (we leave on Thursday for Washington) to attempt the mall.  I say thankfully because I ended up stumbling onto a fantastic deal.

Say hello to the new dress:

The best part was that I got it on sale for almost 60% off of the original price.  I ended up buying this dress, a pair of shorts for C and two tanks for KT and spent $3 more than the price of the first dress.

And I decided to pair it with these shoes.  Heaven forbid my feet swell horribly, I have a pair of black patent flip flops as a back up.

Now I just need to find the motivation to start packing for the trip.

July 19, 2010

So, Yeah...

...although vague and confusing for those who have more recently joined this party, the last post was not only a plea it was an announcement.

You see,

Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is a severe form of morning sickness, with "unrelenting, excessive pregnancy-related nausea and/or vomiting that prevents adequate intake of food and fluids.

Baby #2 is due January 11th, 2011.

July 6, 2010

Confessions From the Chaos

Dear Hyperemesis:

I  know you and I have a sordid, tumultuous relationship.  

I know we have a history and the odds were high we'd meet again at some point if the situation warranted.

I know your presence typically indicates everything is going as planned.

I know you are not prepared to cede just yet, nor am I asking for such conditions.

All I ask is that this week, in light of everything else going on (C traveling for work, family medical concerns) that you choose to lessen or remain unwavering in your stance instead of heightening with the added stress.

It's not a huge request, is it?

Plant Girl

July 2, 2010

Decision Made

The votes were really a landslide -- toronto blue won out without any competition.  Which is good because it's the color that I really liked and wanted to order anyway.

Thanks for the suggestions!  Now on to find something for rehearsal dinner...