Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Arbitrary

Just a few random thoughts today, I guess.

  1. I saw a former student last night at a store. I didn't realize who it was until we were gone. She had looked very familiar, but I couldn't place where I knew her from until later. She was in the 5th grade classroom that I did my student teaching with. She will be a junior in high school this year. I feel old! I can't believe it's been that long since I was in college. And I cannot believe that my first group of students that I really got to know will be graduating in two years.
  2. I find it hilarious when I see thin women coming out of plus size clothing stores. Usually this is the older crowd that I catch doing this. Women around 45 and older. But so often they don't even need to shop there, they are thin and probably can't fit into the bigger clothes there. I am a plus-size woman, and my clothing options are generally limited. I can shop at places like Lane Bryant (which I rarely shop at), C.J. Banks, and certain department stores who have a decent plus-size section like Kaufman's, Macy's, and a few others. It's hard finding clothes. Especially hard to find clothes that are "young" enough for me to wear. I'm not the most fashionable person, but I don't like to wear "old lady clothes". That's probably why the old ladies shop in the plus-size stores, because that's they style of clothes that you find in most department stores plus-size departments.
  3. Zachariah can "mooo" now. It's really cute! This makes #3 of his list of animal noises he can make. His first was the elephant. That is soooo cute. Then he started panting when he saw a dog. Now he moos. It's adorable.
  4. I used to love getting BabyCenter newsletters in my inbox. They were insightful and contained good information when my son was a baby growing older and going through new stages. Now, they just seem annoying. They suggest things that I've already done. I think maybe I'm getting the hang of this mommy thing.
  5. I have no idea what to do for Matt for Father's Day. Breakfast in bed? Maybe. Lunch out? Maybe. Order pizza? Sounds good to me. (I don't really feel like cooking a big meal.) Last year we got him a nice new car stereo. Our budget is a little more limited right now, so we're not doing anything big this year. He may end up just getting a card and a meal out. I think he'll be fine with that. He said he didn't need anything, and he means it so I won't feel too bad. But he got me a nice necklace for Mother's Day, so I sorta feel obligated to do something.

5 comments:

Kelli in the Mirror said...

Can I just say I love your new profile picture?

The Babycenter emails annoyed me when Gilly was Z's age too. Now they're beginning to be helpful again, as they deal with stuff like when she should be ready for sleepovers and ear piercing and things that I have no idea when to do.

Word verification was crpgbp and I typed "crap" three times before I finally got it right! :)

Jennifer Playgroupie said...

Just today I was trying to figure out how to unsubscribe from those emails!

jen said...

I get them for two kids and I have no idea when I signed up for them! I'm even getting pregnancy ones too. HOW DO THEY KNOW???

Once I saw a former best friend.. we got separated after high school, and I was at a store with my daughter who was 6 months old at the time and I saw her. I was staring right at her in that tired, staring off into space kind of daze you get in... and I realized that I was staring at a person, and she was looking at me curiously, so I looked away. But then I thought hmm she looks familiar. I kept glancing at her and she was staring at me the whole time! Finally after she left, I realized who it was. DOH! I felt soooo stupid because she probably thought I recognized her and was just staring without saying hello.

desperate housewife said...

Question: What sound, exactly, DOES an elephant make? I mean, I would know if I heard it, but how do you describe it to a kid? In our animal book, I never know what noise to make and feel like an ignorant mother.

Sara said...

I don't know what to do for F-day either. We didn't do much of anything for M-day. I suppose we;ll keep it simple.