Anyway, I drop little man off around 10 and head to my friend Wendi's house to pick her up. Being that she is a mother and takes care of another child during the day, she had to line it up with her g-ma to watch her crew! Whew. What an ordeal.
So, off we head to Huntsville. Keep in mind this is supposed to be an enjoyable girls trip to pick up bridesmaids dresses (more on that later), do a little shopping, and visit the alterations shop. Well, we could not have picked a drearier day (is that a word?). Our first stop is to a local paper store to buy: plates, napkins, invites, etc. All having to do with showers and such for the upcoming wedding we are both in. Might I say that I don't know if being a bridesmaid is such an honor. I don't mean to sound ungrateful, but geez, there is a lot involved! I don't think we have had a free weekend in the past month. Not to mention, my hubs is also in the wedding so we are forking out some major cash on this one. I'm really not trying to fuss because we have been close to the groom for years and love him like a brother, but I think you all know what I mean?!
After our trip to the paper store, we head to the bridal shop. I am so glad I'm not going through that again! While we were there a "future bride" comes in looking for a dress and she's getting married NEXT WEEKEND! That would totally stress me out. Anyway, we get our dresses (which I had never seen before) and are on our way. Off to the mall we go! By the way, we are totally on 'Mom Time' so we get things done in record speed :)
At the mall we:
1. Return some mascara to Clinique and get what I really wanted! I've always been a High Impact girl and they gave me High Definition.....just won't cut it :)
2. Drool over all of Macs colors! I could spend a fortune on make-up.
3. Check out the newest spring shoes.
4. Go in NY & Co because Wendi has a coupon, and of course, I buy a couple of things too!
5. Look in Victoria's Secret for a gift for a lingerie party.
6. Have lunch in foodcourt
7. Wendi gets some things at Bath & Body Works
I bet we were there an hour max! We were girls on a mission.
After the mall, we head out to the other mall, Bridgestreet. For some reason, Huntsville doesn't believe in having two Gaps, so I had to go there to exchange some jeans for the hubby (that 30-something 6 pack isn't what it used to be). Poor thing, he had to go from a 32" waist to a 33". He's tore up about it too!
On our way out of town we stop at the alterations shop and get our dresses pinned. I told you I would get back to that! Oh let me just tell you. I was having a fabulous day until all this! Ok, I'm sure you can't tell this, but I'm 4'11" short. No short woman should be wearing ANYTHING with tulle under the skirt. Ya'll, it was BAD!! Not to mention because it wasn't a petite, the top was down to my belly. Oh, horrible. Keep in mind I wasn't able to try on the exact dress at the store because they didn't have it in stock. The girl assured me that the dress I tried on would fit the same way because it was made by the same designer. Well, IT DIDN'T!!! I couldn't even zip the dang thing. At this point, I was ready to cry. I've been trying to lose weight and work-out for the past month, so this was absolutely discouraging. Plus, the wedding is in 3 weeks so there is no way I can order another dress. Fortunately my sweet friend brought a corset style bra and we tightened that sucker up so that I couldn't breathe! To my surprise it zipped. I still couldn't breathe, but it was good enough so they could pin the alterations in place. I've never been more humiliated in my life. So now, I have 3 weeks to lose 5-10 pounds so I don't turn blue and pass out during the wedding. What have I gotten myself into?!?
Since I had had about enough of this day, we headed back home. I dropped Wendi off at her house and headed to get my little man. It made me even more thankful for him and his unconditional love. It doesn't matter how down I am on myself or how hideous I think I am, he still loves me no matter what!
I'll keep you posted on how this all turns out! haha. I've vowed to not eat past 7 pm and NO SWEETS.....all to look good in a dress. How pathetic! Tomorrow will be a better day. I'm staying in the house :)