I didn’t post anything yesterday. The reasons were three-fold.
1. It seemed right for the Aggie post to get two full days.
2. A cold front blew in late Sunday night and I was up all night because the wind blew all of the pecans off our TWO pecan trees and it sounded like a reenactment of D-Day on our roof.
I may have PTSD.
3. I went to bed at 9:30 last night because apparently I have a touch of the narcolepsy.
Other than that, there just isn’t much going on here. I spent most of Sunday and Monday reading message boards and watching highlight videos and just generally enjoying the Aggies big win.
On Monday morning, Caroline’s school had a Veterans’ Day Program that started right at 8:00 a.m. so I had to be up and at least appear to be a functioning member of society bright and early. It’s always a sweet little program complete with “God Bless the USA” and this year they even took it up a notch with “You Raise Me Up” complete with sign language. Well played, music teachers. Well played.
And then Monday was also the special Thanksgiving lunch at school. Which meant that P and I got to enjoy a delicious lunch of instant mashed potatoes, some questionable turkey and some cranberry sauce that wasn’t really an appetizing color.
I’m not sure why the Thanksgiving lunch was a full week and a half before Thanksgiving, but I’m sure there was a good reason. Frankly, it seems that Thanksgiving is really early this year. I mean, I guess in reality it’s only about five days earlier than usual, but it’s throwing me off. I feel like Halloween just ended.
But, on the plus side, maybe it will make the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas not go by so quickly.
Or maybe I’ve just put way too much thought into the whole thing.
And since I have nothing else to talk about, although I’m sure you’ve found my discussion of the date of Thanksgiving completely fascinating, I need to discuss a wardrobe situation.
Specifically, Caroline’s wardrobe situation.
(Insert weeping here.)
She has practically no clothes that are appropriate for cold weather. We did a huge closet clean out at the end of summer and discovered that she’d basically outgrown everything she owns. Which, fine. Kids do that.
The problem is that she needs winter clothes and doesn’t like anything. Yesterday she wore a shirt with sleeves so short that they almost hit her mid-forearm. It was the high water version of a shirt. And I’ve tried to buy her a few long sleeve shirts when she’s not with me, but she doesn’t like anything I pick out and I end up having to take it all back.
And, honestly, I would be happy with anything at this point that will do these three things:
1. Keep her warm.
2. Not make her look like a hobo.
3. Not make her look like a mini-version of Britney Spears circa 1999.
Okay, so I’d settle for her looking like a hobo.
My question for those of you not necessarily older (but hopefully wiser) is where do you shop for girls that aren’t teenagers after they decide they’re over Gap and Old Navy? Is there some secret place I don’t know about?