Sunday, November 19, 2006

Sorry girls, but I am on the rampage.

You know, there once was a day when I could go into a clothing store and spend my paycheck on clothes. I find as I get older I am becoming more conservative with my money. After all, I don't have a lot of it to waste.

I have been shopping now for a couple of weeks looking for the perfect party dress for our Christmas formal at work but I have been having the worst luck. I think I am exactly the size between plus sizes and regular sizes. Sometimes I can wear an XL, like in a sweater, but if it is anything fitted I have to go to the plus sizes. But the people who design the plus sizes think if you get fatter, of course you must get taller. Makes sense doesn't it? Well apparently I am just a freak of nature because I haven't gotten taller as I have gotten wider.

Plus size blouses are down to my knees and so low cut I am showing everyone my goods. I mean, sometimes I do want to let my assets show, but not every day. Plus, plus size clothing is so much more expensive then regular sizes, it drives me crazy. Same black pants, plus size $59, regular sizes $29. Come one, it is not all that much more fabric, really.

I know what I want but I just can't seem to find it in my size. I want a long sleeve black long dress, with a low neckline. You know, a winter version of the "little black dress". Is that really too much to ask for? Well apparently the answer to that is yes.It is times like these I think about maybe starting to dig out my sewing machine and start sewing again. But then it makes me angry that I have to make my clothes if I want to wear something nice. And another thing....why are most ladies plus size clothing so gross? I mean, some of this stuff is REALLY ugly! Why can't they just make them like regular people nice clothing, but just larger? Just because I am overweight doesn't mean I want to wear all my shirts as dresses, to my knees. And all the tops are 3/4 length sleeves. What is with that? Really? To someone who is overweight, the 3/4 length sleeve (just like the knee length blouses & tops) cuts you off just in the wrong spot & actually make a big person look bigger because it ruins the lines of the outfit. Who makes this stuff anyway?

And the "dressy" formal stuff looks like something you should see a grandmother wearing. To top it off, they put regular size models in the plus size clothing to make it look even worse. I went online to all the stores from my local area & this is the kind of stuff they have:

Oooh baby, sexy sexy. Just what I was looking for! NOT!

I want something like these, but in plus sizes. This one below would be perfect, except in black (this one is dark brown).

This is a little plain for what I need, but it would do:
This is also a little too casual, but with the boots it does look great. Plus, I could wear it again.
Also I little casual,but with nice jewellery & strappy black heels, it would also be better than anything I have seen yet.
Does anyone know where I can buy stuff like this for plus sizes? I've already searched online but the only nice stuff I could find was for $200-$500 dresses. I just can't spend that much on a dress for one night.
Anyone have any suggestions (besides me loosing weight, which I am doing anyway, but in the meantime I still need to be clothed)?

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Paul took Daisy to the vet today. Her ear was really infected, poor girl. They gave her an injection of antibiotics, plus we have to do the ear drops again & give her pills three times a day. Ooohh my poor baby. What a little trooper!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Wow! I finally got my pics to post. It only took a hundred or so tries, easy as Dead Wedding I updated Blogger to the new version and it worked like a charm.

It is now almost 3am and I still can't sleep so I decided to first catch up on my e-mails. Then I went online and applied for Deal or No Deal, which by the way, has the longest application form ever. I've applied for jobs with less information. It will be worth it in the end
when I win the million dollars...haha. Gotta win the million so I can build Mom a custom house. They were working on her elevator again last week and she was stuck in her apartment for two days this time. I guess I should count my blessings, it could have been worse. I had to take her out to Walmart after to let her go wild. Man, sometimes I think that woman has more energy then I do. I had to come home and take a nap! Oh, yea, I'd be doing some serious shopping & travelling to if I won. You know it! The very best thing about winning would be that we could finally have kids and I could be a stay at home mom. Oh, just dreaming here.

Anyway, back to tonight. After the application, I went on Henry's blog to discover he had applied to. Wouldn't it be wild if we both got picked? Yea, I know I am really dreaming now. Maybe I am just halloucinating from lack of sleep (yea, I know, I can't spell either...when will Blogger get spell check darn it??). Well, better go to bed before I start seeing Howie in my room....hhmmmm, if only I could channel that...think Brad Pitt, Brad Pitt, Brad Pitt....


Oh, P.S.--I am soooo happy for you guys, Monica & JJ!! Congrats!! I think you guys are nuts, but hey, whatever makes you crazy...I mean...happy. Seriously, you guys are so blessed! Monica, I hope you keep us all updated with lots of big belly pics.

P.P.S.--Which reminds me, Heather, where are the pics woman??? Come on, throw us a bone, will ya?