Amazing what can happen in a 24-hour period, no?
I have to say that I am well-rested and much happier, in spite of another snow day today. My good friend Maren called and begged to have my children for a few hours yesterday, and (being the good friend I am), I let her have them. Today, the Husband is home and everyone is in good spirits.
The four pounds? Gone, and then some. Go figure.
The house? Still a mess, but what are you going to do?
The bangs? They'll grow. And I'll probably be stupid enough to cut them again.
Life in general? Pretty okay.
I have to thank you, my interpeeps, for all the kind words and well-wishes. I hated putting a whiny post up there, but some days are just like that. Even my brother, Dan, uncharacteristically threw a little sympathy my way. Although I'm sure his snarky sarcasm that I love will be back in full force.
There is a greater question to be discussed, however. Have any of you seen THIS show? Since my TIVO is still painfully lacking, I am venturing out to the unknown, and found myself laughing until I was sick at the pathetic souls willing to share their tacky, awful weddings with all of America. This blushing bride was a particular favorite of mine:
In case you missed it, let me recap the most special day of her life for you.
John and Gail, employed by the three paper routes they both run, are in love. Gail ordered her wedding dress on the internet and instead of getting a size 28 like she ordered, she got an 8. Her loving fiancee tried and tried, but no matter how many breaths she took in, there was no squeezing into that thing. She also ran into a little snag when her teeth turned up missing just before the ceremony. Yes, I said teeth.
The flowers that the bridesmaids carried? Orange lilies stuck into beer cans.
The ceremony took place in a flea market that doubles as a convenience store. The tables were covered with newspaper and the centerpieces were, yep, more beer cans filled with flowers. They said their vows under an arch of [surprise] beer cans and Christmas tree lights. John, the fiancee, guzzled the last few beers just in time to get them hung. What a guy. He's so generous.
When he was writing his vows? He said she was as hot and sexy as a Hot Pocket. The sandwich. He sure knows how to make a lady swoon. He also gave her a stuffed animal out of a vending machine for a wedding present.
Which she loved.
And when the blessed ceremony was over, instead of releasing doves, they released chickens, and then headed out to ride a mechanical bull. Oh yes, in the wedding dress.
It was hilarious. I have not laughed that hard in a long time. I highly recommend you watching an episode or two.
And whatever my troubles are, I know there are people who are much worse off. I shall never have much to complain of ever again.
Let's hear it for the white trash who make us feel so much better about ourselves.