Monday, December 3, 2012

Just a Bunch of Non Sequiturs

God must have a reason why he scheduled Christmas in the WINTER, right?  When every kid contracts every snort, snuffle and virus that passes across the state?  I don't know how Santa is going to get any shopping done, what with the constant sleep deprivation and and a sick elf always on the couch watching SpongeBob.  Last night it was Colette who came to our bed at 2:30 am, wailing, with a cough and fever.  Then Sylvie came in at 3:45, kicking me in the head and demanding a bottle. Then Margaux woke up for her feeding.  I am not sure I ever went back to sleep, because when my alarm went off at arse hat thirty I was awake.

Eh.  Maybe God is telling us that the shopping and cards can wait.  Stay home and hang with your sick girls. That's what Jesus would have done, oui?

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We have a "fancy" holiday party to go to in a couple of weeks.  Woo hoo!  Except the hosts declare it's "casual."  The hosts live in a home that is well into the seven figure range, so is that still "casual" by our rather down-market standards?  I don't know.  All I know is that I have become such a Nordstrom whore that I went to the "Complete Looks" section on the website, selected the "Going Out" category, and decided I wanted to try this "Complete Look:"

Isn't that a lovely ensemble?  Polished, deceptively casual but actually tres soignee?  And I just love the gold jeans.  So I am going to channel my inner Beyonce and try the whole mess on.  I will probably be sorely disappointed that it doesn't play out quite the same on a 39 year old hausfrau with dwarfism issues, but hey!  No harm in trying (what with the free shipping and free returns!  O Nordstrom I love you!).

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Last night I had my semi-monthly mental freakout about the direction of our lives; PVT and I started talking about down-marketing our home, sending our kids to Catholic schools...all while I was cooking dinner and feeding the baby.  This is what our "dining room" rug looked like after our children took advantage of 29 minutes of parental ignorance:

This shot is AFTER I cleaned up all the flotsam and jetsam and tried to expunge the green.  Don't you wish I had thought to take a before shot?  I don't even know what that green IS.  And I just had the carpets cleaned a few weeks ago.  Little gremlins.

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My latest Tulsa Kids article is up; the secrets of Hip Tulsa Women of a Certain Age.  Perhaps you should check it out if you find yourself living in the "Paris of Oklahoma" TOO.


1 comment:

carma said...

for a second I thought that was an interesting rug pattern...