What’s Going OnPosted: October 1, 2008
Haven’t written in a while…I have been busy putting dresses on princesses from these Disney sets The Princess got for her birthday. The dresses are made of rubber, and she can’t really put them on the dolls by herself. Though she can take them off like nobody’s business. The sets are great. I’d say she spends 70-80%
of her playtime imagining with them. I had bought her a small Snow White set at the grocery store last month that came with two outfits and a little Dopey doll. No idea what’s become of Dopey. Her aunt and uncle got her more expanded sets of Sleeping Beauty and Belle, each of which came with three outfits and some other accessories like Mrs. Pots and Chip, the teacup. Then yesterday, we were shopping for gifts for upcoming events, and she came across a Cinderella set. I don’t really like to buy stuff “off-holiday,” but I buckled yesterday because she was so excited about how this set came with Prince Charming. Plus, like I said, she plays with it almost all day. So, I caved. And it is pretty cute seeing her imagine them dancing together, humming her off-key, awkward-rhythm waltz.
The only slightly negative thing I have to say about them is that every dress comes with a matching pair of shoes that don’t stay on too well. We have probably lost a third of them so far. I’m sure if we busted open the vacuum cleaner bag, we would find them.
Speaking of toys — have you ever experienced a kids game called Lucky Ducks? It’s kind of like the duck pond you would find at a carnival, only there’s no water, and the ducks go around in a motorized circle, making repetitive and squeaky quacking sounds as they do. The object is to find four ducks with the same color on their bottoms. The Princess is playing it right now. I’m telling you, if we took a few of these games down to Guantanamo, and fired them up, we’d be able to find Bin Laden within an hour.
Though I am sure the use of this game is outlawed by the Geneva Convention.
In other news, the diet continues. So far, I have lost 7 pounds, which is motivational for the continuation. But you know, I still think about the money. Maybe it’s the part of me that’s always been broke, (a sense I will probably never shake — which I am sure is somewhat comforting to Manfrengensen) but I think, yeah that’s great, but what is it, like fifty bucks a pound?
But I feel good, I must say. I do see a bit of a difference in my carriage. Yesterday I actually found an outfit that fits me nicely (though it will look infinitely better with a little tummy control) which is good because in the coming weeks I have many social engagements, baby showers, baptisms and the like. And of course you know that when you look good, you feel good, dahling.
I have tried a few other things on the menu, and I would like to tell you that if you are planning to do Jenny Craig, you should avoid the Breakfast Scramble. It’s like an egg and cheese thing served over diced potatoes. In general, I don’t like to mix my egg and potatoes in a hash-like state, but that wasn’t the worst of it. I think it was the cheese…too tangy? Or maybe it was the turkey bacon cubes…too smokey? I don’t know. Not for me.
Good stuff though — Chocolate Walnut Brownie. Too small. But brownies always are.