Good News/Bad News

November 30, 2009

First, the good news: I realized today that I can once again fit into my pre-pregnancy jeans. This is cause for celebration because 1) I can fit into my jeans from 10 years ago and 2) after birthing 2 wonderful kids, not only is my weight on the scale back to where it was before their seeds were planted, but everything seems to have redistributed itself back where it belongs, if you know what I mean.

Now, the bad news: Iran has ten new sites where it can enrich uranium for a nuclear bomb in defiance of, well, just about everyone. So does anything else really matter?

Oh, I’ll just bask in my jeans glory a little longer…

And to keep all of my jeans and other pants neat and tidy, I rely on these space-saving hangers, which if you find yourself in a many-trousered way, you should give them a try. (This picture isn’t exactly the hanger I like, but I can’t find the exact one I bought, but it gives you the idea.) It essentially lets you hang five or so pair of pants downward, so you can fit more into a small space. I buy them at Bed, Bath and Beyond — a nice metal one runs $6.99. I have several and I do them by “type”: all jeans on one, all black pants on one, all cropped pants on another…you get the idea. It really is one of the more efficient (space-wise) things you can do in your closet.

He’s Just Not That Into This Movie

It takes a lot to get me to the movies — between the $14 ticket price, the $60 babysitter penalty, and the fact that you can’t really talk to one another there (oh, ok — maybe that last one is a good thing), I just can’t motivate to see 99.9% of the movies that come through. As for DVDs, well, I usually can’t stay up to make it through. But one night over the long weekend my mom, sister and I watched He’s Just Not That Into You, a movie starring a lot of people you know (Ben Affleck, Drew Barrymore, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Connolly, Justin Long, Bradley Cooper, Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Connelly) that just didn’t do very well. It got middling reviews so I really never thought about it, but my sister had gotten it from Netflix so we gave it a whirl, predisposed to not like it. “Low expectations,” my sister said, laughing. And you know what? It wasn’t too bad. It’s definitely a chick flick — don’t even bother to ask your husband or boyfriend to watch — but if you can grab a friend or family member who appreciates a good c.f., I’d put it in the above average. I mean, it’s no Love, Actually, but it’s a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours. (The most implausible thing about it is that all of those good looking people would live in Baltimore…sorry, Baltimore.)

Etc.

Isn’t it great to have a long weekend? Oh yes it is. We had a lovely Thanksgiving — my favorite part of the day had to be the THREE HOUR NAP I took. Is anything better than that? So refreshing. They woke me up to come downstairs for the big meal and I just felt so much more present after getting some rest. Scary what little to no sleep will do to you.

I was happy to hear that no one was trampled to death on Black Friday. Maybe the recession has made people realize cheap crap is not worth dying over. Now if we could all just find out what really happened to Tiger Woods.

Nice to spend time with friends and family. The kids got to hang out with their little cousin, so they enjoyed it. Hope you all had a great one! Keep the holiday feelings going right through the new year…

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