Thursday, August 5, 2010

Down Right Tuckered Out

Today has been one long tiring day. It's not that I've done too many things, maybe its the things I've done. One day away from the weekend and I am feeling the drag. Even thinking of the weekend is exhausting me. Although in its own way the day was reasonably a good one.


Opened at work this morning, which meant crawling out of bed super early. It was easy to wake up today though, today was a field trip and I was a lucky winner to go on it! We went to an Ice Skating rink..(yes in the middle of summer!), with just the big kids (4&5th graders). The big kids are always so enjoyable to hang out with, and they monitor themselves so much better. I was looking forward to it all week. I had not skated in 4 years so I was a little sketchy when I first got on the ice. Thankfully they provided these stacked buckets to hold onto, for support. So here I am, the only adult, and teacher, Grabbing onto buckets, skating around with a bunch of the little kids who are just learning for their first time. In the area right next to me, there go my kids flying by, like nothing. After about 10 minutes I am a baby bird flying the coop, I can spread my wings, fly, skate away.. right onto my bottom. Thankfully I only fell once, the one fall will be hurting me for days!




Then when I return home from work, we (Mr. And I) set out on a bike ride. No rest for the weary. We did not go far, and most of the streets are flat, but when it is warm and I am already tired... It feels like I rode for miles! I come home and just plop on the bed. Mr. always thinks that I am dead, no movement and barely breathing.


Mr. heads off to basketball practice and I am stuck picking up his pant alterations. I might as well make the best of it. Like a shining building of hope, Target is right across the parking lot. I give myself a budget and tell myself to find something nice. Of course I find okay things, or things I hum over. Nothing is really making me go "OMG!". How can one of my most favorite places on earth not make me spend money? I feel like something is wrong in the universe. 30 minutes and speed shopping through, I am unsatisfied. Leaving empty handed I have failed to spend money... which in reality a good thing. If you ever need someone to stop you from buying things I am your girl, I will talk myself out of things that I LOVE.

I remember that I am on the hunt for the perfect pair of jeans. After 5 long wonderful years together I must break up with my favorite pair of pants. I finally wore holes through them, and they were okay till they popped up in places making them unwearable. Although I still can not bring myself to throw them away yet, it is time to move on. So I head out to the mall, I have 2 hours before Mr. gets home.



I do not know how I got this way, but I am super picky with my clothes, and especially my pants or jeans]

  • No Pre Fade, it does not look natural.(in my opinion)
  • No Pre Done holes, rips or tears.
  • Not too light, not too dark
  • Fits like a glove, but is relaxed and comfy in all the right places
  • Not too tight, Don't enjoy taking 20 minutes squeezing into them. (yes they do make them that tiny. I barely weigh anything and I have to SQUEEZE into some!!! )
  • good weight and material. It has to go through So much every day at school and around kids.


With my impossible list in mind, I set out. 5 stores and nothing yet. Money is too important to compromise in my mind. I have come home with jeans that were inexpensive and 'okay' and they have not been worn in over a year. Finally I break down, I don't think I've ever stepped foot into a GAP store before. Usually their price range is a little high. I justified it to myself, that good quality will last, and I deserve it (besides pay day is tomorrow.. right??)

So I go in. Like a deer in the headlights, I'm sure the sales rep could see me a mile away. So she guides me in the right direction, helps me narrow down what I like. She was so nice and helpful (I'm sure a sale at the end of it would make me be that way too) So I wanted to put her through the ringer if I am going to spend this much! Super patient with my always indecisiveness, she got me. I love the jeans I got and I cant wait to wear them in. Because I am so petite they fit me differently than in the picture. I usually can't stand skinny jeans, but these were so comfy I knew I could live in them for a day.



Although I need to start the mental prep for what lies in the future of them. I remember the last time I got new jeans and wore them to work, I made sure the kids washed their hands in front of me before they could get near my pants. Maybe I will try to relax, the sales rep says she sticks by OxyClean, I guess I will just have to take her word for it.

8 comments:

Ruby@Ruby'sMusings said... [Reply to comment]

CONGRATS! About time! LOL

Kendra said... [Reply to comment]

Oi, I loathe jeans shopping...Glad it worked out for you!

Miss Rebecca @ Almost DIY said... [Reply to comment]

I know, It's bad when even your man tells you that you need new jeans. which he did.

The Empress said... [Reply to comment]

There is only one place where jeans fit me: banana republic. I buy 3 at a time...

Hey, QT pie, love your blog...so glad you stopped at LBS today, b/c now I got to meet you...!

Miss Rebecca @ Almost DIY said... [Reply to comment]

Thank you! It's such a good idea, I really should try it. Whenever I go back for more of my favorite, they are always gone. I started buying shoes in pairs.

Melanie said... [Reply to comment]

I'm petite but large, so NO jeans ever fit me right. LOL. I have to go to fancy places to get jeans that fit just right...so I usually get the best thing I can find in a cheap store and roll them up 80's style.^^

Miss Rebecca @ Almost DIY said... [Reply to comment]

@Melanie

Why can't womans sizes be more like mens. Know your waist, know your inseam and you can basically pick up any pant! I always roll my pants too!! Sometimes my pants will shrink in the wash and I always gives me false hope that I grew some!

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