Sunday, June 24, 2012

THE BEST LAID PLANS



Ok...so baby bopeep (getting married June 30), at the sake of being redundant, wore a Laker's Ensemble to her first day of school...and broke her arm on the monkey bars...


... it stands to reason that I am having a bit of a hard time trying to find a mother of the bride dress...because somewhere in the mix there is not much femininity running in the family...I'm referring to me of course because she outgrew it and her dress is beyond marvelous!

my best laid plans were this:

I knew I had over a year to get "back into" my very own wedding dress...

yeah the gold one I wore at my wedding to Brian that was maybe a size 4?  mmm hmmm

I wore it to Grace's wedding even though my mother had to whip stitch it shut (ouch)

I would have worn it to Charles and Jena's wedding but they kind of surprised us so I didn't really have time to shape up to wear it for that...

BUT...since I did know about this wedding for over a year...

my best laid plans were this

Special K
Limited Beer (whatever)
Limited Wine (whatever)
Limited Prohibition Cocktails (whatever)
Pilates
Walk 2 miles a day
Daily Gym
Swim (I would  if they'd put the dang pool in already)

and to fit into once again my lovely gold wedding size 4 dress. mmm hmmm

WHATEVER!


if I do want to wear it, the top will have to become a jacket over a white tank...whip stitch was 7 years ago...does that seem kind of trashy?

and I admit...I really did try it just for fun.hillbilly.

so

best laid plans

buy a new dress...(and I just cannot tell you how much I HATE to shop and try on fufu dresses while I have copper flux under my nails)

HATE..maybe because I'm trying on like size 12 or 14 or 16 let's be honest, no one likes that..and I'm all about comfort which means NO spanks for me before 10 PM...


I did make a trip to Amarillo and choose a few (see below)


I'm much more interested in what's on top of my armoire

or the unmade bed captured in the mirror

and all the while I was wishing I could fit into my sentimental favorite gold wedding dress
my car just kept arriving at places like
Hobby Lobby
Lowes
Pete's Greenhouse
Target (where I did look for a dress)
and Pier 1

because the best laid plans of mice and men
are

NO ONE WILL BE LOOKING AT ME!
but they might be looking at my patio!





8 comments:

carolyn bradford said...

This is such a real life scenario! If it's any encouragement…I just majorly cleaned out my closet and I couldn't have been more pleased when I tried on things that STILL had tags on them for several years…and I could fit in them or they were loose! I'm taking a lot of items to be altered…most were taken to our church's thrift store. All of that to say…if it's something you truly love, don't get rid of it! You WILL fit into it one day! Your workout/weight loss plan is quite similar to mine! Only difference I can find is that I do 3 miles instead of 2! Seriously, it's made all the difference in the world!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Okay, I'm with you on the dress, but I'm still caught up in the Cialis moment. You are too funny! I hope you find the perfect dress and I can't wait to see what you share about the wedding!

It's All Connected said...

I seem to have the same level of disinterest in clothes shopping lately. However, I don't expect to be in a lot of important photos any time soon, so can afford to not care! ~ Maureen

Stacy Curran said...

You have so much on your plate, and the most important thing is to have FUN!!! You are going to be radiant at a 4 or 14...I finally realized that no one cares (but ourselves). Funny post and you have a great attitude!
Stacy

Taylor Greenwalt said...

I feel your pain! My daughter and son got married with in 3 years of each other. Finding a dress was a challenge. I got to the point that I didn't care how much it cost. I just wanted a dress that looked good on me!
I had the best luck at Bloomingdale's and Neimen Marcus. They have great sales at this time of year. If you have to buy a dress check them out.

heather @ new house, new home, new life said...

Nothing like leaving it to the last minute. But the armoire looks packed with some great possibilities - I particularly like the mauve dress peaking out from behind the cream one (which would be a good choice too). And I agree with you....Hobby Lobby and Lowes is way more fun than dress shopping any day, no matter your size.

Whatever you choose, your daughter will be thrilled that you are there and that's all that truly matters.

Tutti Chic said...

what a cute, funny & all to real for all of us post! :) chris

Style Maniac said...

There are some very pretty dresses hanging on that armoire. I bet you'll choose the perfect one and be gorgeous and glowing with happiness.