Girls, I know you can relate to this. Guys (do any guys read this?), just pretend to empathize for a moment. I may have worn an outfit 8,234 times before and been perfectly happy and comfortable in it. This does not mean, however, that it’s impossible for me to try on said outfit for the 8,235th time and suddenly think it looks ugly/makes me look fat/makes me look pale, etc. Why is this?
I’m assuming this is all mental considering my body has not changed in 2 years, let alone in the 2 months since I probably last wore the outfit. Nonetheless, I found it completely necessary to huff and puff after trying on each outfit and boldly declare to Brian that, “I HAVE NO CLOTHES! I HAVE LITERALLY NOTHING TO WEAR!” At which time he rolled his eyes and went back to watching baseball. And this is marriage in a nutshell.
Regardless, I eventually (1.5 hours later) put together a few satisfactory outfits and decided I was done with packing for the night… minus a quick trip to Target to find some more flip flops because “all of my flip flops are ugly and they don’t match any of the outfits I picked out.” Brian, pretending that I am even remotely rational, kindly went with me and even pretended to be interested as I weighed the pros and cons of flip flop # 1 vs. flip flop # 2. I would like to pat myself on the back, by the way, as I showed great restraint and did not even STOP when we walked by the One Spot, and though I ogled at some new dresses that they have, I didn’t try on a thing. Now that is self-control.
To reward me for finally finishing packing and to reward Brian for putting up with me, we rounded off the evening with a quick trip to Chick-Fil-A where Brian ordered an Oreo milkshake and I settled on an Ice "dream" cone. And let me tell you, it was dreamy. Not as dreamy as an Oreo milkshake with whipped cream and a cherry on top, but certainly better than the Fat Free Snack Pack pudding waiting for me at home.
Oh, and just to clarify the purpose of this trip: we are first making a trip to Plainfield, Indiana, to visit our friends, Sara and Clayton Callen. Sara was a Chi Omega with Allison and me at A&M, and we also co-led a college Sunday School class together at our church in College Station. She is a great friend, and we were very honored to be bridesmaids in her wedding to Clayton last September. We have gotten to hang out with Clayton a few times and he is also wonderful… even if he declared that his favorite food is “beans.” Who says that?! Anyway, they are moving to Kansas City in a few weeks so we are glad we were able to squeeze in a visit before they peaced out of town!
So we are spending Thursday-Saturday morning in Plainfield, and then driving to Chicago (3 hours away) for the rest of the weekend. The Callens are going to join us for Saturday and then they have to leave to get back to the real world on Sunday. So we’ll spend the rest of Sunday (a very important day, don't forget!) and Monday solo in Chicago before heading back to Texas.
I assure you that fun times will be had by all. I likely won’t be blogging while we’re gone, UNLESS Allison and I get the urge to blog together at the hotel or something… you just never know! But seriously, don’t be disappointed if it doesn’t happen, because if the internet is not free at our hotel, it’s likely that these 2 frugal twins will not be connected. So just in case, try not to miss us too much!