The other night I was really tired when I got home from work. Nate was sitting at the kitchen table working on something and I figured it was probably about time I figured out something for dinner. I went to our pantry and sitting right in front of me was one of those bags of pre-made cookie dough. I grabbed it and when Nate saw, he said, "Good call." That was our dinner.
I was telling my mom about it on the phone the next day and she said something I never would have expected, "Don't you just love being a grown-up? I was just telling dad that now that you guys are out of the house we can eat whatever we want. We can eat just one thing if we'd like. No more balanced meals for us."
hahaha... like mother like daughter I suppose.
Still no sign from baby Elle. I'm growing rather impatient so I'm sure Megan is dying right about now. Luckily that little girl is worth the wait.
So random, but... where do all of you girls shop? I go to the mall and just wander aimlessly. I feel like all of the stores are for teenage girls. I'm sick of everything in neon colors. And all of the skirts are the wrong length this year. Modesty aside, the A-line skirt like four inches above the knee is not attractive on anyone. I just really wish that I could find something that is girly and well-made.
I was getting ready for church the other day and I asked Nate if he liked what I was wearing. It wasn't a trap. I promise. He said he didn't think my jacket and dress went together just right. I started to cry. The thing was, I knew he was right. I changed. He made a good call. Thank goodness for husbands who tell us the truth and then deal with the tears.
Where on earth do people find cute stuff that they don't have to wear like ten layers with? I'm so sick of people just telling me to put a Shades shirt under something or wear a sweater over it. I just want to buy one article of clothing thank you very much! And it's impossible to shop at any of those modesty stores because they make like three articles of clothing every season (that don't fit very well by the way) and then every girl in your ward goes out and buys it.
My dressing room experience has become a checklist:
Does it fit?
Is it modest? (i.e. will I only have to wear one shirt under and one cardigan over)
How much does it cost?
Do I even like it?
By the end of the shopping trip it usually turns into, "Can I stand it?" which generally leads to lots of returns. It's not that I really mind modesty. I actually think it's a pretty good idea. I just wish it were more readily available in more options of my personal style. I'm starting to see why Mormon women get a bad reputation for being frumpy--it's really not our fault. It takes a lot of time to hunt for cute clothes that are not only modest, but look good on your particular body shape, are your style, and are in your price range. I'd like to see Stacy and Clinton solve all those dilemmas!
I'm thinking it's about time I start making my own clothing... that could be very interesting ;)