Friday, January 11, 2008

Thank You, Wal-Mart Sweatpant Lady

Last night was another hectic night. I had to swing by Wal-Mart to pick up a few things after I grabbed Bumblebee from daycare. Then we had to rush off to Hollywood’s basketball game. I knew we wouldn’t be home until at least 7:30 and I was HUNGRY. So I moseyed on over to the baked goods section of Wal-Mart (my absolute favorite part of that hellhole) and that’s when I saw her. A woman, about my age, and close to my current size. She was wearing a pair of fuzzy gray sweatpants identical to the ones The Husband got me for Christmas. (aside: I am in love with those pants. They are the most comfortable lounge pants ever. Nothing says Christmas happiness like hanging out in super soft and cozy sweatpants and going on an HGTV bender for three days. Which is what I did over Christmas break.) But back to Wal-Mart. This woman who was perusing the choices of croissants (my favorite), muffins, cakes, cookies, scones, etc, was wearing these exact same sweatpants.

And she filled them out like I will in about another month of eating that kind of crap.

So I turned my cart around and grabbed some bananas and a box of granola bars.

There is a McDonald’s right next to the Wal-Mart where we shop. As we drove by it, Bumblebee started singing, “McDonalds, McDonalds, McDonalds… I doubt my mom will let me eat there… McDonalds, McDonalds.” Damn straight, skippy. You’re not eating Mickey Dee’s if I can’t have a croissant.

Guess who has pink-eye? Me. Guess who else? Hollywood. My babysitter has an adorable 10 month old baby who had the mother of all colds this week. The poor kid was so leaky she dripped out of everywhere! Our babysitter pointed out that she thought the baby might have pink eye. I took a look and (because I'm a trained medical professional - or not-) said, “eh- she’s on antibiotics for her sinus infection, so that should take care of the pink-eye too, right?” And then I proceeded to pick up the drippy cutie-pie and play with her while Bumblebee got her coat on. Yeah. That was two days ago and this morning I woke up with red and drippy eyes. Hollywood has only one red and drippy eye. I told her to walk around with it closed all day so the teachers wouldn’t send her home. She has another basketball game tonight and she doesn’t want to miss it, so we’ll hit the doctor’s office tomorrow morning for some eye drops.

This morning on my way to work, Bumblebee asked me why I didn’t work from home today since I had pink eye. I told her that I had to be in the office because I had some meetings to go to.

“What’s so important about meetings?” She asked. “All you do is talk and eat lunch and stuff.”

Indeed.

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So, I'm running three miles tonight for my 'Get Moving' campaign. Anyone else doing some exercise today????

7 comments:

Jane said...

Pink eye is the WORST. I had it once in my life, when I was 21, and I was such a weenie about the eye drops that my boyfriend at the time had to practically wrestle me to the ground and pin my arms and force my eyes open. It just hurt so bad to use the stupid drops. A friend had it a few weeks ago and said the new drops she got don't burn at all. But I don't believe her. I think she was just saying that in case I caught it from her.

WebGal said...

Oh no...my eyes already feel itchy. Can you transmit pink eye across a restaurant table? :)

Andrea said...

"I doubt my mommy will let me eat there..." TOO funny! (and our McDonalds is INSIDE Wal-Mart)

My exercise has been mostly brain-related today, but I did start doing my leg squeezes as soon as I read the question... Thanks for motivating me!

And I hope you get over the pink-eye soon. So not fun!

SUV MAMA said...

We all need a "Wal-Mart sweatpants lady". :)

Treadmill, here I come!

Mom In Scrubs said...

I'm doing my abs/buns/thighs workout tonite - I swear! Shopping for new pants for my "career girl" wardrobe yesterday about put me over the edge.
I see "wal-mart-sweatpants-ladies" every single day at work. My goal in life is not to end up on a cath lab table with two people having to hold up my panus (belly-fat-flopping-over-your-groin) so they can drape me.
I will never have a panus. I will never have a panus. I will never have a panus....

Josephine Damian said...

I've had pink eye several times - keep those drops in the fridge - the coolness cuts down on the sting.

With another cold front coming through here on Monday, I'll be back up a huge ladder pruning palm trees - even in the cold weather I work up a sweat doing this task - then I lug all the branches into the woods and dump them - yard work as exercise = multitasking!

I haven't had one single cookie since the New Year - if I can lick an ice cream addiction (ha!) - cookies should be a piece of cake lol.

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