Thursday, May 22, 2008

My Baby's Baby Boo Boo & the trip



I'll give you the bad news first. My son was in an accident. He's fine but his Baby has a crushed nose. Just enough of a push to cause problems with alignment and other stuff that all adds up to $$$$$. It's getting the once-over to see if it's even worth fixing. This may mean nothing to you and I but this car is his BABY. He washes and tweeks and polishes and improves and compounds and such. I am so grateful that he is alright but there is that little part that feels really bad. he's in that stage of life where every time he gets two nickels to rub together something comes along to screw up the momentum. Now he probably has to get a junker to drive while the fixing is taking place or another car all together comes to stay. Again, very, very happy that it wasn't worse. He's just getting the old Poor Baby Moment from Mom.
I may have confused some of you regarding the trip to come. We aren't leaving for a few weeks. I've just had to throw myself into gear and shop for things I've needed for a long time. On that front...I think I'm done. I have re-vamped the wardrobe enough for now and can't thank Lands End enough. They are a great company to deal with and they make clothes that fit women who are not size nothing and don't appreciate looking like a teen-age slut. By the way what's with the tops that look like maternity wear? How many women of my age and size should be wearing maternity tops. Further, do these women think they are hiding any aspect of their figure by covering it in billowing, blouson , empire cut, shiny, material of questionable origin covered in giant screaming red poppies? I saw some sights today at the mall that nearly struck me blind. Well I'm making sausage & peppers and I must get moving. I'll take your kind wishes for a good trip and just save them for a couple of weeks. I hope you have a great Memorial day Weekend. It's Roger's birthday on Sunday. We have a few things planned. The picture above is one small portion of the huge patch of Lily of the Valley in front of the house. The smell is heavenly. Talk to you soon.

7 comments:

Suzan said...

Isn't it nice when you can finally find clothing that looks appropriate on "women of a certain age"? With so many of us "boomers" out there, you honestly would think more companies would be making clothing to suit our age, figures (or lack thereof) and sensibilities!

Kay said...

AMEN about those tops. Last year they bothered me, and now there really isn't anything else available. And AMEN again about the hideous prints. (How old do we sound?)

Tanya said...

Glad your son was alright. I guess if money can fix the problem then it isn't a problem but I could see how that wouldn't be comforting to him.

I don't understand the styles either. They do look nice an stick figure Japanese women, but NOT ON ME!

Cindra said...

I can smell the Lily of the Valley from here and it makes me so jealous!

I know what you are talking about with the clothes. It is so hard to find mature, but fashionable clothing for those "womanly" sizes instead of waif sizes. I'll have to take a look at Lands End.

Quilting Journey said...

Oh, your poor baby's baby! Send him our deepest sympathy and tell him we hope he/she can 'get better soon!' And a chorus of 'Amen's' heard around the world on your fashion topic! I just decided ugly must be in and I don't have to follow any trends;)

Grazia said...

Your son is fine....that's important!!!!!:):)

quiltingnana said...

sorry about your son's accident...we never quit worrying about our children do we?
Your blog is great - loved the Amish blocks and seeing your flowers.