Sunday, December 20, 2015

Youth Is Wasted On The Wrong People

So, yeah, busy weekend, right? Parties, tree, baking, lego meetings...

That's right - on the busiest Saturday of the year, I had to spend 6 hours at a lego user group (LUG) meeting. At least I got a lot of knitting done. Also? Great pizza.

I got home in time to barricade the master bathroom against sabotage, because, yes, it was time for us to attend our one adult cocktail party of the year and no, I wasn't going to let Larry start fixing the sink an hour before we had to be there. Not this year, anyway. So I made him wait until I was completely ready (meaning, finished swathing myself in spandex so my dress clothes would fit) before he could even gain access to the bedroom to get dressed himself.

At least I learn from past experience, right?

The party was great, as usual, even though it hurt to stand up because my shoes were too tight, and it hurt to sit down because of the Spanx-type thingy squeezing my middle, so I spent a lot of the evening perfecting my leaning-against-a-wall and leaning-against-the-arm-of-a-chair poses. Maybe, by next year, I will be too mature and confident to do that to myself again. Maybe I will go shopping for something dressy yet not painful, some article of apparel that lets the world know that I am comfortable with what shape I am and don't need to hide it.

But probably not. I'll probably just go for more spandex.

Today, we continue our grueling schedule of holiday merry making. In addition to an ornament exchange this evening, I am also dragging the family to see It's A Wonderful Life at our local theater this afternoon. $5 a ticket, people, for 2 hours of utter cinematic bliss - what's not to like?

Unfortunately, the girls have been complaining for the past 2 weeks that I am making them see that "boring old movie." They keep talking about something called "Star Wars" instead. Kids these days...

Our own kids no longer gaze at us with adoration, unfortunately.

This morning I begged off going to church so that I could wrap some gifts and clean the house and generally make things look more Christmas-y around here. So maybe I should actually go do those things? Yes, yes, I should. That's a very good idea.


  1. This is my one day off to do all of that cleaning/cooking/decorating, so I hear you! For me, even though it's a squeeze, I get so little time at home anymore I'm kind of excited. Never thought I'd be excited to clean, but here we are.

  2. I absolutely adore It's a Wonderful Life - but even under the threat of death I can't get anyone else in this house to watch it.

    1. I empathize with your having to live with what are obviously a bunch of pagans.

  3. I love, love, love that movie. Unfortunately, I bought it before we had a DVD player so my one and only copy is VHS and I have to have the teenagers set it up for me. You can imagine how easily that happens. It's been a whole year since I have seen it. *sniff*
    I went to church today for the first time in 6 weeks, but it wore me out. I almost wish I'd stayed home.

  4. My teen _loves_ "IT's a Wonderful Life". I had never seen it in my childhood. It's got to be great to see it in a theater.

  5. I've never gotten through that movie without crying. What's up with that? I'm not even a crier.
    Anyway. The wrap dress never did anyone wrong. Trust me. Find one you love and burn the spanx.