What A Shopaholic Can do with $90 At TCP, Birthday Woe, & Twinkies Nearly 6 mo. Old Progress!
Does Shopping Ease ALL Pain? Well Most of it! (And Other Chatter)
Ok, I guess it’s time to get ready to apply for medicare, because with my birthday looming overhead, and rapidly approaching, and ll I’m seeing and hearing lately is about age, and mid thirties, and how it’s ‘Over the hill’, (for women anyway.) Advanced maternal age? …. ‘ME? Who me? Are you seriously talking about ME? No way possible’.
I sware I just turned 21, but please don’t check my driver’s license, it only feels that way, unfortunately. Let me believe my own lie, if only for a moment. I just don’t understand. Getting to 18 took forever, what on Earth makes the 2nd half pass by so quickly? God sure does have a sick sense of humor. How cruel to make us witness our own physical deterioration. Bah Humbug I say!
I just watched the Joy Behar show, as I often do after Nancy Grace, and she was chit chatting with Valerie Bertinelli, who in my mind looks amazing, just incredible for her age. She looks terrific, and her and Joy were talking about the age where women are done with getting the ohh lala’s from men. The ogling, when it all ends, and Joy said to Valerie, I think the cut off is like 35. At 35 you are DONE, and Valerie replied with ‘Really, that old? I thought it starts younger then that’.
Well, I may not turn quite as many heads as I did a decade ago, and I may be getting older by the day, but I hate when these little comments imply that 35 is so over the hill, and my sex appeal as a woman, any youth left in my soon to be aching body, all the eggs that once lived happily inside of my basket, are turning rotten by the dozen, and life as once I (we) knew it, is over. Forget guys gawking, that can be more of an annoyance, then a compliment in my book. (Well, definately at 25), but It’s the point of that ‘Ok…it all ends at 35’, or so it sounds, and ‘Wow really that old?’ Valerie says. That’s what got me.
Then every time i hear a birthing show, say the words ‘Advanced maternal age’, 35, 35, i cringe. I thought when I was young, I’d have all my kids way way before that old, ripe age. Wasn’t even sure i’d make it till then, still living (HA HA), it was so far off, and here I am. Where has the time gone?
Then i remember a male friend I had, when i was about 23 or so, used to always say, at 35 and over, (he was older then I, but guys don’t get old, just distinguished…sheesh). He always said, women ‘Grow teeth’ down there, and used to cringe. Ok, I never fully could figure out what that meant, in all honesty. Something changes ‘Down below’, I must assume he meant, but never got the goods on that 1, but I’m quite sure I won’t soon be getting a set of molars elsewhere, but I just always heard that number…there it was again, 35..35..35! Ok, I’ll shut up now. I should stop complaining, and hold on to the 3 weeks I have left as being 34. 34 that doesn’t sound so bad? Imagine how I’ll act come 40!
In other news. The babies both sat up on my lap, unassisted, for some time yesterday. (1 at a time of course, my lap isn’t quite that big yet, but if I don’t get some real workout time… 😀 ). I was so proud of them, especially my Allie who is still behind on her standing. her legs are strong, she just doesn’t seem to want to do it, and push up in a vertical position. I do not know why, but I guess It’s better then having her keep trying, and she fail, she just isn’t at all interested.
Thank God for one lazy baby, as the other certainly keeps us all on our toes. She’s quite a tough cookie. God knows to only give you one of those at a time. Do any twin moms out there get lucky enough to have two Allies? Just two sweet, non-cranky- pop babies, or do you always get one of each? Well, I know who will be the outspoken one that’s for certain. I hear her screaming aloud while I type. She screams when she’s happy, she screams when she’s sad, she screams, when she’s tired….She’s always screaming!!! I love them to death regardless of any screaming, and exhaustion I may feel. Nothing I wouldn’t do for those little ladies. For all of my kids. It’s something you can’t explain or fully describe to anyone, until they become a mother. Then they know.
Anyhow making this post quick, I have little time, since naps have been cut back on, AGAIN, and my husband has me content writing for one of his websites. YIPPEEE…where’s my paycheck? I need a shopping spree for mama!
Just wanted to show you quickly, what a shopaholic can do with $90 at the children’s place. (And this by far, is not my best work!). Oh and I’ll link to the coupon below. Just click & print! This one is good until 9/1/2010 only, so work fast ok girls? Definitely a worthwhile trip to the mall.
Children’s Place Printable Coupon. Exp. 9/1!! 20% Off!
AND 2 outfits for my big girl, that aren’t featured in the above photos. (Plus two little baby shrugs the same as pictured but different sizes), but I’ll have to wait for those to re-appear from her dresser drawers, for a snap shot, because she has total control over her little wardrobe. Once it hits her drawer or closet, it becomes her personal property, no touching allowed. HA HA. Ok, if she isn’t looking, I’ll try and snap a quick pic 😆
Signing off for now….Shelly xoxo