On a good note, the scales say 165.5 this morning. I’m not sure if I’ve broken 165 yet. I’ll have to go back a couple weeks and see but I don’t think I have.
On the other hand, things seem to be heading downhill. Get ready…
ARRRRGGGGHHHHHH!!!! The spa is broken. Steven went out to get in it last night and the water was warm, not hot and he couldn’t get it to come on. It was late so I didn’t do anything about it and DH was already in bed. I went out this morning and the water is still just warm, not hot. The lights come on and I think the heater is running, the motor just isn’t kicking in or circulating the water to keep it hot enough. This is the second spa we’ve had. The first one lasted 16 years and this one is about ten years old so I guess it’s about time to have a problem with it. DH is a mechanical genius so maybe he can fix it this weekend.
Next bad vibes come from DS who’s a chef and married to psycho girl. He lost his job last night. Got into an arguement with the owner and the owner said, “Apologize or leave.” David left. He told the owner he was not a man of his word and he was tired of him messing up and blaming him. Well, it’s true. DS worked in a wonderful restaurant for eleven years and the owner retired and sold it to a couple of jerks who ran it into the ground within two years. Next comes a series of idiots who don’t know how to run a business and now it’s come to this. DS has not been happy for a while and looked for another job but the owner promised the moon if he’d stay and nothing ever comes of it but empty promises.
Finally, a phone call from a loan company where we co-signed for oldest DS 1 1/2 years ago. He’s three months behind on his payments. I’m soooooo tired of worrying about kids who should be grown and independent and taking care of grandkids that they should be taking care of.
Still…aiming for a perfect day…
7:45 -Not a bad day. Nazi finally found time to meet with me about my observation. She actually gave me a fantastic review. Kind of makes me feel bad for bad-mouthing her….Nah….
It’s fake payday today so I decided to treat myself. Fake payday because we don’t get checks anymore. Everything is required to be automatic deposit. All we get on payday is a stub stating how much was deposited. I guess it really doesn’t make any difference but the rebel in me really resents it. It doesn’t feel like a real payday without a check in my hand. At any rate, I decided I needed a new pair of jeans. Went to Macy’s and struck paydirt. They’re having a one day sale tomorrow but they already had everything marked down. I got a pair of jeans but they had all of their clearance marked down an additional 75% off the clearance price. I got four sleeveless tops for less than $4.00 each and 2 dresses for about $5.00 each.
It was a good day as far as food went and I weighed myself so I think I had a perfect day even though I didn’t exercise because that was a concious decision. I want to get up and exercise in the morning when I’m fresh and it’s cool upstairs so I decided to go shopping instead. It ain’t easy working with a bunch of teenagers all the time. They think I dress “pretty good” but they DID NOT like my old washed out, saggy butt jeans the other day. So…I turned to What Not To Wear!
Stacy: “OMG! Look at her tush in those jeans!”
Clinton: “What tush? It looks like she doesn’t even have a tush! And what is the deal with those Crocs flip flops?”
Stacy: “She’s had ankle surgery several times and says she can’t wear heels.”
Clinton: “Does that mean she has to wear flip flops? My god! The woman is supposed to be a role model for kids!”
Stacy: “I can’t stand to look at this another minute. Let’s go get her!”
“Hi! I’m Stacy and this is Clinton and we’re from TLCs What NOT to wear!”
Patty: “Oh my God! Who did this to me? Was it my DH? I’m going to kill him! I’m soooo embarassed!”
Clinton: “No, it was your students! They say you’re a sweet, loving teacher but they can’t stand the way you dress! Look at you! Isn’t that the same jeans you wore yesterday? Turn around…where’s your butt? I know you have one but you sure can’t tell it by those jeans.”
Stacy: “Is that furniture stain dribbled on them? Have you no pride whatsoever??? and what’s with the lime green tee shirt?”
Patty: “It’s colors day. Kids wear different colors according to their grade and teachers wear green. We all have to wear jeans today.”
Stacy: “We don’t care what you have to wear today. We’ve been secretly filming you all week! Take a look at some of this footage!”
Patty: “OH MY GOD! I’m so embarrassed! I thought I looked pretty good! You know, it was Spirit Day. We have to wear a school shirt and jeans. I didn’t have any choice!”
Stacy: “Do you call those jeans? Those jeans haven’t seen a fashion magazine for at least 15 years. And that shirt! Is that a shirt or a nightgown?”
Clinton: “You should NEVER wear navy. It does NOTHING for you! How many times have you washed those jeans anyway?”
Patty: “You don’t understand! I’ve lost a lot of weight in the last six months and they were the only jeans that fit.”
Stacy: “They do NOT fit! Look at the crotch! It’s down around your calves! and who said you could wear flip flops to work?”
Patty: “I have a doctor’s note that lets me wear flip flops whenever I want. I have to have them for my ankles and I know navy doesn’t work for me but it was navy or gray. That’s the school colors. I didn’t have any choice.”
Clinton: “You could have worn a fitted jacket of a contrasting color to bring out your eyes and hair. What did you do to your hair, anyway? Did you color it yourself? Why is it all frizzy?”
Patty: “My daughter in law did it. She’s a hairdresser but she’s also a little crazy. I don’t think she did it on purpose. She just talked me into letting her put six or seven perm rods in the very top. I think it’s okay. It’s kind of a Tina Turner thing.”
Stacy: “Tina Turner wouldn’t stand for that. You better be good to her.”
Patty: “I didn’t mean any disrespect. I love Tina Turner!”
Clinton: “What’s love got to do with it? What’s love but a second hand emotion?”
Stacy: “Look at this! Tuesday…would you mind explaining what you were thinking when you dressed in orange paisley pants, a black and yellow silk blouse, and a pink flowered jacket???? Are you wearing two different colors of flip flops? How could you go out like that??? I hope you wouldn’t wear anything like that to the store!”
Patty: “Well, uh…I did have to go to Subway and pick up some cookies but I tried to be fast and I parked close to the door. It was Wild and Wacky Day and we were supposed to wear things that didn’t match.”
Clinton: “What about Monday??? Do you have an explanation for why you’re wearing an orange blouse, a plum jacket, black pants and a set of Mickey Mouse ears???”
Patty: “Well, uh, it’s homecoming week and that was Crazy Hat day. I don’t wear hats but I had the Mickey Ears from a trip to Disney World. I thought they were okay…under the circumstances….”
Stacy: “Enough of this! We’re not taking you to New York and we’re not giving you a charge card for $5,000 dollars with your name on it. There’s no sense in wasting our money if you’re going to persist with all this craziness. Woman, you are a fashion disaster! I don’t think you even know what size clothes you actually wear!”
Patty: “Well, I’ve been dieting and exercising and I think it’s going to get better but it’s difficult…to figure out how to dress…you know? Can you just look at these new jeans I bought and give me a little advice? I mean, I know I’m kind of a lost cause but I could use the help. Can I just talk to Carmindy and Nick? I think Nick might be able to do something with my hair. Huh? Can I ? Huh?”
Clinton: “We’ll give you five minutes. That’s it. Go try on your new jeans.”
Stacy: “Oh that’s so much better! Look at that tush!”
Clinton: “I love the cut, no tapered legs for you, girlfriend! The color is fab! Always look for a dark wash.”
Stacy: “OMG! Pointy toed heels! I knew you could do it. They make your legs look so much longer!”
Clinton: “What’s with the blouse? I thought you’d do better than that.”
Patty: “It was on clearance and I couldn’t resist. It was only $4.00.”
Clinton: “Clearance means it sat on the rack all summer and no one bought it. What were you thinking?Look at the band. You should NEVER wear a top with a horizontal band across the widest part of your hips.”
Patty: “But I thought the Vee neck would make me look longer and leaner.”
Stacy: “Are you out of your mind??? Nothing is going to make you look long and lean and the vee is too wide anyway. and DON’T put your arm up like that. Look at all the flabby skin you’ve got now! Wear long sleeves, girl! You’ve got the pant thing going. Tomorrow, we’re going to look at some more appropriate tops for you and see if Nick can do anything with your hair.”