Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Lost Week

I was just putting away my laundry. I don't have a clothes dryer, and so in the winter my clothes hang out on racks in my bedroom for a couple of days to dry. I've gotten used to it, and honestly, clothes take quite a beating in the dryer, so mine stay in better shape. And yes, every now and then I mooch off a family member and do "real" laundry. I digress. What I realized as I put away the clothing I had washed over the weekend is that, with the exception of 1 sweater, and 1 pair of jeans, it was all pjs and sweats. I literally did not wear any "real" clothes until I had to go out in public late Friday afternoon. I lost an entire week of my life to being sick. Wow.

I'm fine now. My energy levels are back to normal, just in time to have a party tomorrow night followed by a couple of vacation days with a visit from my brother. Yes, that's correct. A party. A Lia Sophia party (jewelry). Which is really kinda funny 'cuz I'm so not a girly-girl, but all of a sudden I like jewelry. If you've met me in real life, you know what I mean. But let me tell you this - I clean up nicely, and can get dressed up when I have to. And honestly? The biggest reason I dress the way I do is not out of comfort. It is because of my feet. They are man feet. Seriously. It literally takes me a couple of weeks of trips to multiple stores to find a pair of dress shoes that work with my feet. Let me restate that - a pair of shoes that I can AFFORD. If I want to spend $100+ for a pair of dress shoes then yes, there are more options. So, my shoe wardrobe consists of a limited amount of Dr. Martens and sneakers. And Birkenstocks and Tevas in the summer.

But, I am excited that all my friends from all my circles are coming over tomorrow night. It is going to be a BLAST!

Random thought: Just what exactly is American Cheese? Here's what's in Kraft Singles. Not so bad really, I guess. Here's what's in Velveeta (gag). And these are the ingredients in Cabot Cheddar: Pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes. Must be all the other stuff that gives American that plastic quality. Seriously - how many of you love the American cheese? How many of you won't touch the stuff?


Long Ridge Farm said...

I just can't do American cheeze! I do know what we are brought up on makes all the dif. I LOVE American Chop Suey...we lived on it as kids...DH gags when he sees it! Damn, one dinner I make when he's away!

Gigi said...

I still eat American Cheese upon occassion (rare). Cannot escape those childhood memories!

FiberQat said...

American cheese is a guilty pleasure. There's nothing quite so pleasure inducing for me than a breakfast sandwich made with sausage and American cheese.