Friday, October 17, 2008

Friday Fun

Happy Friday everyone:-) I feel like everyone is in a better mood on Fridays...maybe craving a drink, but in a better mood;-).

So, yesterday was a pretty typical Thursday (albeit a really warm one). I got Munchkin at school, and since The Boy worked late, we went over and met him on the way to chicken fingers. He is so cute in a suit:-). Smoking Hot Roommate and The Rocket Scientist met us, as did Papa Bear, which was nice. He has been sort of stressed lately...difficult environment for what we do as a firm. We are better positioned and will weather it better than most firms like us, but it is still stressful for him.

After dinner, we went home, Munchkin did her homework, I did some work and The Boy hung around looking adorable:-). I was kinda tired, so I went to bed pretty early, leaving the two of them watching the stupid Red Sox, who were losing badly. I had settled into a nice, comfortable deep sleep...just in time to be woken up by the rabid screaming of two insane lunatics jumping up and down in the living room!!!

Seriously guys, I understand that it was exciting...but I thought there were terrorists storming through the living room... Anyway, after restoring my heart rate back to normal, I went back to bed. However, I understand that I was spared by one day from paying off on the bet I never made with e.b.;-)

Now on to the weekend... Is it bad of me that I am not that excited about dress shopping tomorrow? I know I have to do it, and I am not at all dreading it or anything, but I feel like I am missing out because I don't have the complete gaga-ness about it that most people seem to think I should. Seriously,I want a plain white dress...what's the big deal? Someone is gonna have to give me a compelling reason for me to get something much more fancy than this (oh, The Boy, don't click that in case I buy it:-P). In fact, if I didn't feel like it was my responsibility as a woman to spend some time shopping, I would maybe just buy that one and be done with it. Am I really gonna find something better for a sorta casual summer beach wedding?

Regardless, Munchkin, SHR and I are gonna go to a bunch of places tomorrow afternoon to look at dresses. I suppose when I get into the stores, I may get more excited about it, but I am not really expecting to be awed by anything. I guess we will see...does this make me less of a woman? It might...

Not much else going on besides that. Going out with a bunch of The Boy's friends tonight, and then a bunch of my friends tomorrow night. Munchkin has a full social calendar, so I won't see her much outside of soccer tomorrow morning and dress shopping. Busy little kid, that one...

I guess that is about it. I hope everyone has a nice weekend:-)

11 comments:

dawn said...

I suspect that once you get into the thick of things, you're going to love the whole dress experience.

I was the same way -- I didn't care about any of it. And I was adamant that I wasn't going to wear a veil. That is, until my aunt made me try one on, "just for fun." Wellllll, not only did I love wearing the veil, I wore it to the brunch the day after the wedding, AND on the plane trip home.

Yeah, I think you'll get into it... :)

Leetid said...

I was lucky and managed to find my dress on the first finding trip. It was actually a bridesmaid dress in ivory which suited me fine and looked like a wedding dress instead of a bridesmaid dress.

I am sure you will have fun when you get there and start trying dresses on and be open to all types because you never know what is going to suit you.

Ally said...

I totally get what you're saying. I think I'd feel the same way. I expect that you'll do a good job of just picking something and not stretching it out into days and days. The only downside of J Crew is that dresses can look so different on, so if I were you, I'd want to try on a handful of them (so just order 5).

GreenLineBoy said...

I actually didn't know you got engaged. I'll have to play catch up.

My wife (sounds funny doesn't it) was the same way. She wasn't really into it. But she was glad she took the time to pick something out she really liked. She said she felt beautiful on the big day. And she was.

So, pretend like your six years old and have fun playing dress up.

Still just me said...

Simple- I love it.

I never had a traditional wedding, for either of my marriages, but if I had, I would go simple as well with the dress.

Why let the dress outshine you?

Princess Extraordinaire said...

Maybe you'll get more in the mood to shop for dresses when the time comes...and it's not a crime that you're not right at this moment...everyone's different!

Amy said...

You are too cute! I actually went last friday and put on my first dress and I had no intentions of doing so. I must say it was really weird and sort of overwhelming. I was by myself and was only looking at the bridesmaid dress I had picked out. I am going back on 11/15 with my MOH to look and I am thinking that will be way more fun. My mom wants to have this huge "bring everyone with" day of shopping and I'm SO over it. I get ya...it's not that big of a deal! I'm sure you'll have a super great time though! Can't wait to hear all about it.

Lpeg said...

Ooh, have fun tomorrow, and have a great weekend!!

Jessie said...

Personally, I LOVE that dress you posted. I wish they had it when I was dress shopping. Plus, something simple but elegant like that would be super fun to accessorize.

I wasn't in to it either. People kept telling me I'd get in to it, but the fact is that few dresses both flattered my size 14, shapeless body AND looked appropriate for a wedding in a backyard.

Oh well. It was still the best day ever :)

laurwilk said...

I'm a fan of the dress, AM. I appreciate the simplicity. And it keeps the focus on YOU and not on your dress.

Can't wait to hear how it all went!

Lori S-C said...

dress is lovely, but we need an update on the shopping excursion.