Thursday, February 4, 2010

Admit It, We All Do It

Run out of time for making the healthy dinner we deserve, that is.

Tonight I have a million things to do. Okay, that’s an exaggeration, of course – I only have to do 5 or 6 of them – the rest can wait for another day. Merv and I are heading out of town for the weekend which is always fun when we get there but a lot of work before we go. I’m the kind of girl who can take all week to pack one suitcase. First – every piece of clothing I own needs to be clean and put away so I have a full arsenal to choose from. Next, I will likely try on every outfit I consider packing because I’ve had too many times (and by that I mean one time) that I’ve gotten to my destination only to find nothing I packed actually works for me. In addition to packing, I have to:

  • Get hair done (grays are showing their ugly faces)
  • Body Attack class
  • Return to consignment store to pick up the super cute jacket I found on Monday but talked myself out of
  • Probably spend more time shopping and find nothing, realizing I have a closet full of clean clothes at home that I don’t have to pay for.
  • Cook dinner
  • Do enough of my normal weekend housework to not feel like a total slob when I return home.
 Today’s find should help with that last one though! I found a consumer review of frozen diet entrees, as well as how to spice them up to make them a “proper” meal. I’ve actually done this before with pasta/vegetable dishes and added meat, but these ideas take it the other way without adding so many calories that you blow your budget. Just may have to add a stop at the store to pick up the goods to have one of these combos. On a pretty plate, he’ll never know. *wink*

Oh, and in case you wondered where we’re jetting off to, we won’t be jetting at all, we’ll be driving the three short hours to Clear Lake, Iowa for '50's in February, the annual tribute held at the legendary Surf Ballroom in honor of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson's last concert and love of music. This will be my third year attending, and I’ve yet to round up a poodle skirt and saddle shoes for dancing the night away. Last year I did improvise with some lovely 50s housewife attire, but next year, I’m going all out!

Dancing shoes on (two nights of swing dancing and 50s music!)
 On the third day we made our way to the memorial at the site of the crash.
The "Buddy Holly Glasses" that mark the memorial.  Note the snow and ice we trekked through to get to the memorial.

You know, seeing last year's pictures has gotten me excited to go again.  Northern Iowa, here we come!


Me, Myself and Pie said...

I soooo relate to this. Especially the packing part. I always wash all my clothes first...and usually clean the entire house on top of that....before I pack. And make very detailed lists!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm definitely going to be following you, too. Your blog is great. And that 50's dance looks amazing! I so wish I could have been born in that era!

B Sparkly said...

When i go out of town no matter for how long, I'll bring oune suitcase for my shoes a big suitcase for my clothes and one little one for my makeup, what?! a girl need to look good:) and i do need all the help i can get....i end up not using most of the stuff, but you never know.
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