Another pair closer to beating Imelda

Now I have to write a bunch of posts to move that one from yesterday down so my mom doesn’t see it. Because if searching for houses in Appleton, WI wasn’t crazy enough… today I looked to see if they have an ice rink… and what kind of programs they offer. Cause in the grand scheme of things that is important.

I would be happy to post what I purchased with my iTunes gift card, however I’ve been too chicken to do so. I’m afraid that I’ll make the wrong choice. Kinda like what happens when you get to the gates of heaven and St. Peter says, “sorry. We only take Baptists here.” Damn. I knew I should have been raising holy hands and saying “ay-men-ah” more. And here I sat quietly in the pew and sung How Great Thou Art while staring straight ahead trying not acknowledge there were other people in the sanctuary.

In the mean time I’ll just say that I had the opportunity to go dress shopping with the trusty MIL this afternoon (sans food flinging child). Saturday is the annual “Fancy Dress-Up Dinner” for the trusty husband’s company. Every year we attend a semi-formal event, listen to a motivational speaker, and enjoy a bit of the open bar. I want to saw my feet off by the end of the evening because I make poor shoe choices. But they are so. damn. cute.

This year I scored a $209 dress for $39.99. And let me just say how fricken hard it is to find a semi-formal dress for a woman in her thirties who doesn’t want to look like she’s trying to re-live her prom glory days and has an ass the size of Cleveland. If you are lucky you’ll get a photo. Don’t count on it though. Last time I promised a photo of my “Fancy Dress-Up Dinner” dress I let you down. I really did look like I was trying to relive my prom glory days. It wasn’t pretty.

I did get a pair of shoes too. So cute. Satin peeps with a 3″ heel. Little bit of bling on the toe. Just enough peeks out from under my dress for people to say… damn she’s got some cute shoes.

8 Comment

  1. Oh! Can I post prom photos? Oh, wait, those are still down at my Dad’s house. I think.

    You can’t move! I know we’ve changed our ETA a bit (ok, so a year or two), but I do hope you’ll still be there when we finally make it down. I’m hoping it will be closer to the year mark than the two year mark, personally. Good luck with the whole “should we move or not” discussions – they require a whole lot of soul searching; then again, you do have 11x more experience with that subject than I do! 😉

  2. Tricia says: Reply

    I can’t believe that was a year ago!

  3. Lauri says: Reply

    you tease us with these promises of pics…. I think it is a ploy to keep us coming back…. you are very sneaky indeed. I am still waiting for the hair pics personally, but I will take a shoe

    I hear you on the entire shopping experience – I am finding it hard to shop in general… I am no longer a Junior and don’t need to follow every trend, but I also don’t want to dress as if I am living on a florida retirement community… there has got to be a happy medium somewhere

  4. If the shoes are cute enough, it will distract from the prom tendency of the dress. I agree – semi-formal wear for women over 25 is hard. You either look like mother of the bride or trying to recapture 21.

  5. Rhonda says: Reply

    Well if we don’t get a pic of you in the dress, we need a pic of those shoes!!

  6. chou2 says: Reply

    must. see. photos.

  7. Tom Bartel says: Reply

    Can’t begin to tell you how much I enjoy reading your schtick! 🙂
    Love seeing pix of all of you. I love reading your descriptions of your day too. You have a flair for tickling my funny bone w/ your observations 🙂

    Love ya

  8. mom says: Reply

    Don’t make me post those prom photos…more ammunition, the better. Hah!!!

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