Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Let's find a cute dress!

Well I have dried my tears and somewhat recovered from the marathon shopping day with my friend Sandy. We shopped for 11 hours and I wanted to quit for at least 9 of those.I hate to shop!! So this day was a daunting thought from the start.But with your best friend in tow how bad could it be? I will tell you but it wont come close to painting the true picture.Sandy was a saint! And I feel a little bad that I text another friend and asked her to call me with a "fake emergency" so I could just call it a day.I usually cherish my time with her, but to find something cute for a Shrek body shape like mine is not for the faint of heart.I hate my arms,hate pastels,hate trying on clothes,hate having people see me in my leopard skin thong underwear (oh wait I wore granny panties that day,I usually never do so I completely forgot) And I was literally breaking out in a sweat from the stress of it all.
But I found one finally!!!! I text Ashlyn a picture to make sure the color wasn't too close to her moms only to find out that it WAS her Mom's! Leave it to me to find the exact same dress.But this team of shoppers would not give up that easily so after 6 more hours we found another one.!!!
It was a mere $850.00 for this "mother of the groom" dress and I thought perhaps the price tag would spoil the fun for the "father of the groom" So after the longest day of my life we left with some good ideas, stomachs sore from laughing,feet that had swollen to twice their size,one very bruised ego,but no dress. As I was driving home Sandy called to say not to panic she was going to come my way and we will go shopping again.Now that's friendship...So I am going to forgive her for shouting out to the lady at Nordstrom that we needed another dress in a 14 WIDE! She didn't know that the W was for women's versus misses.I guess it was a fair assumption....

I know how Ethel felt when everything looked so much cuter on Lucy.


Chloe Krikac said...

LOVE this! :) And, I love YOU! :)

Ashlyn Donatelli said...

lol..this made me laugh so hard, but i am SO mad at you for being so hard on yourself. You are the most lovely mother of the groom one could ask for. you are beautiful and God's precious child. And if black is the answer to all this stress, then black it shall be!! 3 good options on their way!


Anonymous said...

I don't think I've ever laughed quite so hard as I did at this blog!! You are such a crack-up! I soooo can feel your pain, all of your feelings have been mine! Picture this.....I am constantly surrounded by darling, young, thin (actually skinny) daughters, who only aid in helping me look even "wider". It's a cruel world!

Anonymous said...

Haha..Aww I love you Karen! Can you be my mother~in~love too! hehe...But Id like to keep my Husband! So just adopt us! You looked soo beautiful on that special day! <3 <3 <3 Love u! xoxo~Cara