Friday, February 1, 2013

Happy Day!

The taxes are complete.  The federal, state and my pain-in-the-butt city taxes.  All of them.  They are printed, confirmed and filed.


Hooray!  Done!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

When you are short, finding over the knee boots that fit isn't the easiest thing.

My brother's wedding is on Saturday.  Though it is billed as a casual dress event, I refuse to go to my brother's wedding in jeans.

It is winter in Ohio.

It is supposed to be cold and snowy on Saturday.

I have wonderful skirts and tops to go with.  My wintertime missing element was proper footwear.  I had no idea what I was going to do until J came into work this week with tall boots on.

"That's it!"

She looked at me rather odd, but she does that a lot.

I told her I needed tall boots and that would make the pieces of outfits I have roll together just fine for my brother's wedding.  Not over-dressed, but not terribly under-dressed.  He is wearing black jeans and everyone else is probably wearing denim.  I just can't do it, though.

I went shopping with K.  I thought it wouldn't be that bad.  I thought that what would hold me back more was what to spend.  Though I will wear them in the winter, I didn't want to pay a ton.  I started trying them on at DSW in ye ole clearance section.  I kept running into one problem, though.  The zipper didn't want to zip all the way up on the left boots.  Yes, that would be plural.  I couldn't figure out why.  I was even trying on boots for $149 and $169 (not that I was buying them) to see if more expensive boots made a difference.

It was almost worse!

I don't have calf muscles of an overgrown moose.  What's funny is that the left is where I had atrophy from the full ACL rupture and the thigh was 2" smaller than the right thigh.  I thought we would roll with a similar size difference with the calf muscles, but then I remembered breaking the right foot.  That may account for the difference in size, or that I'm just not symmetrical.  Either way, I had a dang hard time finding some boots to fit.  I also found that I needed a size 6 in the boots and not my normal 6 1/2.  Who knew?  On the way home, K and I stopped by Hubs' work and I was discussing my fit issue with the girls.

Shortness was my problem!  They design these boots to fit on tall girls!  I'm not a tall girl!  I'm a short girl who buys pants cut for short girls and they are still too long!  I did have success, though. I found these.  (I'm sorry.  I was unsuccessful on cut and paste.)  Hubs says that they look like Gene Simmons boots and asked if I could get some with some more hardware.  "They had some with spikes, but I didn't get those."  I also informed him that Gene Simmons' boots had huge heels on them and these don't.

He did smirk and said that he liked them.  :insert approval with the eyebrows:

I'm pleased to say that they were 40% off, I just received a $10 off coupon from DSW yesterday, so I spent $40 instead of the insane money that they wanted for not leather boots.

I smile.  They are lovely.  Hubs even thinks so.  ;)

Monday, January 28, 2013

Weekly Menu- Week 4

It's a weird week coming up.  Here goes:

Sunday-  Sandwiches at the in-law's.  They are getting new carpet and we moved furniture.
Monday-  Moving furniture back.  Hoping to score some vittles from the in-law's again.
Tuesday-  Italian chicken patties and homemade mac & cheese with peas.
Wednesday-  Fend for myself.  K will eat with my in-law's.
Thursday-  Turkey sausage, beans and a salad.
Friday-  Grilled chicken sandwiches with sweet potato fries and a salad.
Saturday-  My brother's wedding!

It is an eat and dash week at the House of Bailey's Leaf.  It's all good.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

10 years ago.

10 years ago, I was 29.

10 years ago, I was 5 1/2 months pregnant with a very, very wanted child.

10 years ago, I went into the hospital on Hubs' birthday with a suspected case of food poisoning.

It wasn't food poisoning.

10 years ago today, in the 3 o'clock hour, Hubs and I found out that the much wanted child that I was carrying had died.  She would be born in the early morning of January 29.

Today, we remember 10 years ago and the baby that we never got to know.

Because of this day, a leaf still hangs on our wall.  A leaf for Bailey.