The Stalker by www. AlisaPaints.etsy.com
Ok It's Monday. Cool. Now what?
I have to take my car in to get looked at because it's acting up. It's a Ford, whaddya want? I have to make two pair of pants, and mail two packages. I need to take a hot shower because it's cold in here.
Yesterday was a fun but sneezy day. I actually got to sleep til 8:30 because Mr Ratburn got up at 7:45 to run out and buy me some roses. He is such a snorer that I cannot sleep in on weekends. And Saturday morning, it was the neighbors two stupid little excuses for dogs barking at 6:30 am, then the tractors in the orchard that start at 7 am, and the snoring too. My absolute favorite thing is when Mr. R rolls over and puts his face right next to my ear and then begins sawing off Z's. Argh!
Ok so after we lazed around the house yesterday, we decided to drag Mr R to the mall. He hates that stuff. So we sent him off to the bookstore while we shopped. Now, our mall has two types of clothing stores. First, we have the ones that play really loud horribly foul dance music and the manager is 21 with about a pound of makeup on her face. Those stores sell lots of hootchy mama clothes like gold lame leggings, 8" long skirts, and t shirts that say stuff like, "I put out." and "bitch". Nice.
The other type of stores are the ones where a t shirt costs 45.00 and the entire place smells like Polo. Everything is white and blue striped, with a white collar.
Shopping for a kid that wears a size 00 and is too tall and too old for kids clothes is also a challenge. Besides, LR isn't interested in hootchy mama clothes, (thank you, thank you!).
Now let me ask you this. What is the deal with those foam rubber things they put in the boobs of all the sundresses, tank tops and bathing suits these days? Are we trying to make our boobs look larger, or hide the nipples, or what? I am not sure what the plan is there, but those rubber things look completely stupid, and fake, and the first thing I would do if I bought any of those lame clothes would be to yank out the rubber boob things. That's gotta be the lamest idea I have seen in clothing in years, but if any of you object, please, tell me why they are a good thing.
The other hilarious finding in clothing these days is that to combat the super low 1" zippered pants, we now have tank tops and t shirts that are 2 feet long. Only a size 00 stick figure like LR can pull off that look. Anyone else would end up looking like a muffin in a sock. Apparently this style is the solution to hiding butt cracks that show in the 1" zippered pants. Why don't they just bring those pants back up a bit higher like they used to be?
Here's the other thing about malls that I have noticed. Walking along, I saw that one out of every 6 stores was out of business. There is even one empty "anchor" store if you can believe that. It's starting to look like a ghost town in there. We have two malls in that city over there which isn't mine. (my town has No mall, No Costco, No Walmart, No Target, No Food Max, None of that, thank you very much!) Both malls have lots of empty stores. Why they don't just shut down one mall completely and combine the two is beyond me. Seems like a rather obvious solution. I guess the city planners are much too busy with other stuff like golfing to figure this out.
Anyway, LR did manage to find 4 tops, yes, two were striped, and two were 2 feet long, but none said "bitch" or "I put out", thank goodness!
After that we went out for Indian food at our favorite place. It was a spontaneous move and quite yummy I might add! We had tandoori chicken, saag paneer, naan, and rice. YUM!
After that we went over to a local park with our bag of stale bread to feed the ducks. We walked around the lake, me sneezing the entire time, but still it was sunny, warm and very nice. We got to see some really cute yellow baby geese, and scale a climbing wall. Then I just couldn't take anymore of mother nature so we came back home. It was a fun Mother's Day. I hope you had fun too!
Why I haven't invested in stock in Kleenex, I will never know. Achoo!Today I am anxiously awaiting a call from my travel agent. I need my India ticket, now! And, K is coming with me for sure. You know I am excited!
Have a lovely Monday!