Sunday, April 15, 2012

Light Heart, Big Smile

As much as I hated to write the previous post I thought it only honest to share what is happening and what is going to happen with you all.  I wasn't intentionally vague because I don't want you to know all the details. I left out a lot of the details because I am scared.  Scared that if I type everything out in black and white, line by line, it will be even more real. I hope you understand that simply the knowledge I hold in my head is more than real enough right now. For me, for my husband, for everyone. Trust me on this. :)

I wanted to thank you all, truly everyone, for your supportive emails and comments. I don't know if you realize just how much you buoyed my spirits with your heartfelt words.  Mostly tho', I am so happy that you all know me well enough to know I want to laugh. I want to smile and Tadpoles?  You guys are really, really good at that!  I am not surprised, of course, but it so reassuring to laugh, laugh hard and laugh long with my friends. I have gone back to read them many times, as I am sure I will in the future, because they make me smile. And I want to smile, regardless. I so appreciate it.  Thank you again.

Someone said that I must be feeling better because I was leaving such chatty comments and long emails.  It isn't that I feel better as much as it is the easiest way for me to connect and keep in contact with you all. This is especially important to me now since I don't know when I won't be able to do it in the future.  I think it also has to do with all the nervous energy I have.  I am able to expend some of it by "chatting" with you all without physically exhausting myself. Notice I didn't say mentally?  I think my writing speaks for itself in that area. heehee

With a very happy heart and a good day's sleep I decided it was time to buy some new, dressier clothing that fit.  I do love my new jeans, but they aren't what I like to wear to wear to church or to a few of the appointments I have to go to. That's just me, but I have more confidence when I feel I am dressed appropriately for the occasion.  Besides, I don't need my skirt slipping to the floor during Communion. Wal Mart was more than enough for me. ;)

I knew I didn't have too much time in the mall to shop so I took Wallene to expedite.  I love the clothing [from the misses department!! woohoo!] she picked out today.  I don't think she wants her Momma bedazzled anymore than her Momma wants to be bedazzled :D. We were having such a blast with only one small hiccup. It took a long time to locate my size.  Either the style didn't come in a 2 [the woman's version of a junior's 1] or the few pairs of pants, dresses or skirts they did order in were already sold. :(  I saw oodles of my normal size but it took forever to find anything worth trying on now.  She prevailed tho' and I now have a  beautiful pair of flared white dress pants matched with a black and white polka dot shell. She also found a cute, white lace cotton dress, lined, with a taupe jacket. The jacket might go back because I think the white dress deserves a bit more pop of color, don't you?  My eye has really been drawn to this season's orange explosion.  It is not a color I ever thought to buy myself but, next to yellow, it has to be the happiest color you can wear.  Yes, I think an orange jacket, brown belt/shoes and orange/brown accent jewelry will work nicely. [Bored yet? Sorry!]

You would have been proud of Wallene because when she noticed me perusing the $5 clearance rack of sweaters in Macy's she took immediate action. She forcibly removed me from the area saying "No. NO Mom. You have enough Mom. Move away Momma."  I argued [okay I whined, but who's counting?] that they had my size, but she would not be deterred.   She stated that sweaters fit everyone and I had enough at home that I could layer when it became chilly again. But, but...but!  C'mon! $5? In Macy's?  It was painful to do but I promise I did not buy a single one [or four].

I know this isn't earth shattering or life changing, but it was fun for us.  We took our time, window shopped, sprayed perfume [the car smelled fabulous on the way home] and managed to expand my wardrobe just a wee bit more.  I might turn into a shopper yet!  I certainly would've added to my old wardrobe had I known it could be this much fun.

We came home to a delicious pot of homemade chicken noodle soup, watched a movie and played the wildly addictive game of "Pass the Pigs".  It has to be the silliest game anywhere, the only thing you have to do is roll little rubber pigs like dice to score, but you can't stop playing. Then we ate dessert. For me, I ate dessert a few times. ::big grin::

It was my kind of day Tadpoles.
 
Thank you for lifting my spirits. :)  ::skippyhappydance::

21 comments:

Juli said...

And now must go investigate pass the pigs. Who could resist tossing around rubber piglets????

Sally said...

I love Pass the Pigs, although to be honest, I have the vintage version called "Pig Mania". My friend bought it for me from ebay, complete with a pig pen, pig pad, and a pig sty (cup for tossing the pigs). I love when I get a snouter!

Jeannie said...

So glad you had a good time and found something you like. I love orange and white together - it pops like nothing else -good idea.

We've got that pig game somewhere...haven't seen it for years but it's got to be around - hilarious game.

mybizzykitchen.com said...

I thought of you yesterday because I made a no sodium bread! One of my co-workers has to be under 1000 mg a day - OMG, it turned out amazing - wish I could figure a way how to ship some to you!

http://mybizzykitchen.com/2012/04/15/best-no-salt-bread-and-new-shoes/

Love that you spent time with Wallene!

Tessa said...

Hey Skippy, you are one of the most honest people I know so do not fret about not sharing all the details. We can all imagine what it is you left out. So glad you were successful in shopping. I like that you think the taupe jacket with the white dress is not bright enough. Adding some orange will definitely give it the wow factor. You are an amazing person and your comments on my blog are always a highlight of my day and you have such a knack for saying all the right things. Luv ya lots, big HUGS!!!

Tracy said...

Good for walleye saving you from the sweaters. I laughed out loud and had to tell dan why I was laughing. I can picture it so clearly. In our family we say "step away from the (insert whatever you want)."

And we are safe here. Last night we lucked out and just had thunderstorms. Other parts of Oklahoma weren't so lucky unfortunately.

Rudee said...

What is this Pass the Pigs? I simply must know. In a house decorated with real piggy banks and flying pigs, it's important. Hmm.

I love shopping with my daughter, whether it's for her or for me. It's the best.

susanb said...

I remember pig mania...and in particular if you rolled the pigs and they landed a certain way it was called 'makin bacon'. :) Hope that's not too racy.

Joe Sixtop said...

Hang in there, I'll think good thoughts 4 ya and I know LOTS of other people will too. Cheers,
__-Joe

Thisisme. said...

Hi Skippy! I can quite see why laughing is so important to you, dear friend. How I wish I could get on a jet plane and come to visit. I know we would have a real hoot, and it would be so good to actually meet you and your lovely family :) so glad you had a fun time with Wallene. The clothes sound lovely. Prayers and loving thoughts coming your way. Take care x

Sous Gal said...

I'm so concerned about your health. Like you did for me, I'm praying and sending good thoughts for you :) Love to you all!!

colenic said...

I love pass the pigs...hugs to you...do we get to see pictures of your new outfits??
Love ya!!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

I guess I must have been waiting in the nerd line when God was handing out the shopping gene, because except for antiquing, thrift store shopping, and food shopping, the idea of shopping is about as pleasurable to me as sticking my finger into a light socket. BUT, I love to go shopping... ANY kind of shopping... with my daughter. It's that mother-daughter connection that makes everything more fun, and every funny thing funnier. YAY! for daughters! 12:34

Becca said...

*more hugs* Glad we could all pitch in and help you feel a little better. Now... I simply MUST go find this Pass the Pigs game! Sounds like something Kait might enjoy. Okay, I admit... sounds like something I might enjoy too! *giggles*

Crystal Pistol said...

I'll bet orange looks great on you. Bright colors always lift my spirits and make feel happier than I was. :)

ellen abbott said...

Oh Skippy. You are one amazing woman. If ever I need a role model, you are there.

mi said...

i am just catching up on your blog now and am so sorry i wasn't aware of what you and your family are going through.
i think of you often.

Diane Laney Fitzpatrick said...

I've been out of the loop and am just now getting caught up on what my favorite blogger is doing. My heart goes out to you, Skip. Your super positive attitude will get you through a lot, I'm sure; maybe more than you expect. I'll try not to leave your party for so long again. Waiting for the blog post about medical marijuana . . .

Mystic Mud said...

I admire that you took on shopping - I can't stand to shop for clothes, which maybe why I am always dressed like a bum, but good for you for getting it done. I bet you look just beautiful in your new threads:)

Confessions from the Hairdresser said...

Hi sassy! I absolutely agree about dressing appropriately for church and having a sense of occasion for anything besides the everyday! When I go to mass there's always tons of people wearing Jeans (and in the summer-time: shorts) and other things like that, and I know that times are different now and that God doesn't care (even a little bit) but it makes me a little nutty that people don't seem to want to dress for the Lord...

Perhaps some pictures of your new duds are in order? I'd love to see the dress, and if you pair it with some bold orange :)

And extra congratulations for allowing yourself to be guided from the sweatshirts.. ...most people really do have enough!

My thoughts are with you, like always, and I hope that you're finding plenty to laugh about during this time...

Confessions from the Hairdresser said...

Hi sassy! I absolutely agree about dressing appropriately for church and having a sense of occasion for anything besides the everyday! When I go to mass there's always tons of people wearing Jeans (and in the summer-time: shorts) and other things like that, and I know that times are different now and that God doesn't care (even a little bit) but it makes me a little nutty that people don't seem to want to dress for the Lord...

Perhaps some pictures of your new duds are in order? I'd love to see the dress, and if you pair it with some bold orange :)

And extra congratulations for allowing yourself to be guided from the sweatshirts.. ...most people really do have enough!

My thoughts are with you, like always, and I hope that you're finding plenty to laugh about during this time...