Saturday, September 06, 2008

Perhaps I Should've Been More Clear When I Tucked Them In Last Night

This morning I was awakened (awoken?) (at 6:15 a.m - abominable!) to 2 pairs of beady brown eyes staring intently at me as I slept...their sweet morning breath(s) tickling the tip of my nose:

Middle: "Momma, today a school day? I haf school today?" as he intermittently sucked his thumb and sniffled into my ear.

Baby: "Today TuesdayFriday, Momma?", popping his thumb out of his mouth to question me as he stroked his blue blankie.

Me (struggling to remember who/what/where I was and hoping beyond hope that I was simply having a VERY REALISTIC nightmare): "Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo!"

Certainly no worries about the adjustment to the preschool schedule here in the Trenches. They looooove school. And apparently are eager to attend 7 days a week. Note to self: Look into that.

And then tonight? Sarah is making big-girl strides here, ya'll.

Hubby and I attended a couples Pampered Chef party. Thrown by one of the football wives.

I mingled. I joked. I laughed. I was ON MY GAME.

Big steps for this snobby gal who readily admits that I already have friends. I don't need any more.

(Needless to say, I'm not one who ventures very far outside my comfort zone.)

But it was really fun. (Granted, the copious amounts of alcohol helped.)

I need to be more open-minded. I know. Tonight was a good reminder of that.

By the way, Hubby was a virgin attendee at this in-home demonstration party. He doesn't get that you show up, eat the food, drink the drinks, show minimal attention to the demonstrator and buy the cheapest item you can get away with (am I right???)

We He ended up spending over $100 on Pampered Chef merchandise. And all I wanted was the cute little $3.00 corn on the cob butter-holder.


AnnetteK said...

Of all the at home demonstration parties out there, the only one I love is Pampered Chef. If I could buy everything in the catalog I would!

All those other parties, yeah, you buy the cheapest thing you can and hope to never see the salesperson again. And never ever give them your email address!

Mrs. Schmitty said...

I so hate the obligations of "at home" parties!! I always spend a fortune!

Manic Mommy said...

I couldn't DRAG my husband to a Pampered Chef party! But next time you're forced, get the apple corer-slicer. It is awesome - and cheap.

Judy said...

Blah - that cob butterer isn't worth the $3.

Now, the cookware? I LOVE THE COOKWARE (and yes I spent the equivalent of a house payment to get it all). I love pretty much all of their stuff, but I did away with the corn butterers about a year ago. And stoneware? Diggin' the stoneware, especially the bundt pan!

Janet said...

I have never been to a Pampered Chef party. Tupperware, way too many times. Now when I'm invited I'm usually the one eating all of snacks and then buying the $3 item. I just have too much of that stuff.

Jenni said...

I have never been to a Pampered Chef party! Is it kitcheny type stuff?

I need better friends...

Putting the FUN in DysFUNctional said...

I can so identify with this post, especially the parts about 'having your game on' (this was me this past weekend and it was great!) and 'having your own friends'.
Oh, and the part about alcohol helping, too. lol

Maureen said...

I hope you go the pizza stone because I think that is worth its weight in gold! We use it for very healthy eating - namely reheating Outback's cheese fries....

amanda said...

omg i love my corn on the cob butter holder :)

Amy said...

Wa-hoo!! I'm so happy your blog loaded I forgot my comment.

Something about how it creeps me out when they stand by your bed in the dark like that. And you need to take Hubs to every party with you if he's going to put out like that.

Fratzels said...

Ahhh...the obligation to buy at the parties. Yes, I too am the proud owner of a corn butterer because it was one of the cheapest things I could buy!

Little Man will not get out of bed on his own. He waits in his bed, calling us, until we get him. I have no idea how I accomplished this in my 3.5 year old. Really, no idea! I fear I will be paid back in spades by the universe with my infant when she reaches the age where they move freely about the house.

Anonymous said...

Holy Crap New England Blog Mama's - Tom Brady out for season!!!! New England will disintigrate and vaporize!!! Take a knee for your wounded soldier NE Blog Mama's, take a knee.

Shanna said...

I have the mini loaf stoneware pan. It is wonderful for making turkey meatloaf. We eat two and freeze two.

MadMad said...

Darn! You shoulda taken him to a jewelry one instead!


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