Friday, August 03, 2007

A crazy day

I have had a pretty mixed day today. I am sick but it is not flat out awful sick. Mostly I have a dry hacking cough caused by post nasal drip.

I had been dreading The Great Dress Shopping For L's Wedding. I hate shopping for dresses. I hate going into malls to shop. I am so super picky, plus the dress had to match her wedding color theme (fall colors), so I felt it would end up being a huge ordeal. My husband had the day off today so I figured I would suck it up and start the process. I didn't want to end up not having something nice for the wedding and have to shop for something at the last second. I felt my best chance at success would to be leave both kids and my husband at home.

Much to my amazement I found something! It is a skirt/shirt combo in a beautiful deep purple. It is made from a sheer fabric so it feels floaty. The only downside is that it is sleeveless, so I am going to find a brown cardigan to go over it. The sales lady that rang me up was very enamored of it, so I knew I had a winner. I will have to get final approval from my sister but even if it is not quite right for her wedding I may just keep it any way, I like it that much. I also found some nice shoes for the wedding. They are classic looking pumps. I decided to go form heels after 10 years of not wearing them. I wanted to be a bit taller in the pictures. I am going to have to practice walking in them as I have lost the knack. I almost twisted my ankle just trying them on.

My day took a bit of a nosedive when I came home. Both kids were super cranky all afternoon. Harry was especially bad even though he took a long nap. Both boys have the runs so we have been changing diapers like crazy. All the shopping gave me a nasty headache that has not been touched by medication but the pain is not too bad as long as I am not hearing my children shriek like monkeys while they are fighting. Hopefully now that both kids are in bed and sleeping I will be able to ditch the headache.

14 comments:

Gina said...

Cute shoes! They look to have a nice sturdy heel, you'll be up in no time.

Feel better! It's Friday after all!

Elizabeth-W said...

Practice makes perfect as far as the heels go :)
I hope you feel better soon!

Karen said...

Congrats on your shopping finds! I hate shopping too! ESPECIALLY for dresses!

Hope your "pots nasal drip" gets better. ;) That must really hurt! I hope they are teflon, at least!

Steph said...

Congrats on the dress and shoe success! Feel better soon.

Jenifer said...

Love the shoes!!

Don't feel bad though, I can't walk in them either!

Valerie said...

Darling shoes! I love that style. I hope you are on the way to recovery. Thanks for the comment on my pumpkin plant!

Odile S said...

I survived taking four teenagers to go shopping last month for one day. Three of them are boys who don't especially like shopping, but as a group we had fun.
We went to a town we didn't know and used public transportation.

Zephra said...

I have those shoes! They are super hot when on.

The Estrogen Files said...

Super cute outfit and LOVE the shoes! Where did you get them?

Midlife Midwife said...

Nice to know someone else hates shopping as much as I do. Congrats on finding a nice dress and shoes !

MamaLee said...

Purple would be the color I'd go for. Perfect for the fall.

And I want to see pics! I'm sorry the rest of the day was bleh!

chelle said...

Congrats on finding a good outfit! I am loving those shoes. I wear flats all the time too!

Hope you are already feeling better.

Damselfly said...

Ooh, shopping. Looks like you scored. Hope you feel better.

Anne/kq said...

Cute shoes! I wish I had an excuse to go out and buy a new dress...

I HATE heels, though.