Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A Life Full of Parsley Is No Way To Live

I think I need some spice in my life.

Not cajun fire spice, or anything like that.

Just a dash of tarragon.  Or maybe some lemon pepper.  Or some cilantro.

I'm feeling a little bland.  A little blah.  A little boring.

What do you all do for yourselves when you need a little sass in your step?  What do you suggest I do?  Keep in mind that I have a husband, 3 children aged 5 and under, a job that requires me to bill at least 35 hours per week, and limited cash.  (Scott put me on a budget after one too many $100+ trips to Target.  Boo.  Hiss.)

Speaking of Target, I got a little sassy there the other night, which as indicated by this post, is highly unlike me.  See - I wanted to try on some clothes in the dressing room, but I had eight items to bring with me, which is over the Target allotted amount of six.  The place was deserted - it was just me and the dressing room girl.  So when she told me I had to put two items back?  I said no.  In fact, I might have even said "That's ridiculous."  And then she told me that it was the rule, and I had to follow the rule.

So I made her call her manager.  The manager said, "Yup, six items is the rule." 

So I made that manager call her manager.   Who finally let me do it.

Then I felt really bitchy and guilty afterwards.  Because that's how I roll.

You see?  This is all the excitement I have in my life.  Throw-downs at the Target dressing room.

I definitely need some spice.

Maybe some cinnamon.  Yeah, definitely cinnamon.



Anonymous said...

You can just leave the extra 2 items with the dressing room girl, I think, then switch them out when you're ready for them. :)

I say take the family on a daytrip somewhere... the park, a museum, the zoo, etc etc etc. Or more date nights! Those are fun.

Hope you get some spice somewhere!

wonderchris said...

You need some Salt n Pepa! That'll add just the right amount of spice.

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

When I am feeling a little bland I eat a cupcake (just kidding sorta). I usually go and get a haircut and a nice dress to wear. Right now I am in a blah kind of funk because I have eaten to many cupcakes and my butt is growing. Don't go down that road my friend :-)

Jen said...

Try a little curry.

Barbara Manatee said...

That's the story of my life most days/weeks/months! Some days it feels like Groundhog's Day - Home, Work, bed, repeat. As a teacher, I live for my summer - that's when we have the freedom to switch it up!

What about a girls night out? drinks? movie? pedicures?

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Jenner said...

Hungarian paprika. Cumin. I am getting hungry.

Seriously, I feel the same way!! I need PASSION in my life again. It's so very hard.

Rebecca @ Unexplained X2 said...

That rule is stupid...as so many are in today's world.

I recently got fired up about some local crapiness and fired off a few emails...that got me going. Husband said that as long as it's directed in another direction, he completely supports me (oh, it has to be legal too).

Brandy@YDK said...

wow sassy. i would've never had the girlballs to get into it with the room attendant.

Krystyn said...

You are such a rebel!

But, they shouldn't have told you to put them back, they should have offered to trade them out for you. Jerks!

Hmmm..since you are on a budget, what about a solo trip to Starbucks or a smoothie place?

Um, or you need to bring back your date nights..yep, that's it.

Kristy said...

I feel like this a lot too. Seriously, one of my first thoughts was, Go to Target! But, yes, sigh, you cannot go there without hitting triple digits (how does it happen every time?!)

Marcia (123 blog) said...

Oh, I don't care about their rules either - I tell them I am not getting dressed just to come get the extra stuff so you either let me take it all in or stand near (do NOT disappear) and hold the additional items.

Depends how lazy they are, they give in :)

Some girls give me two tags - one for 6 and another for 2 (it's always 2 extra)

ps thanks for fixing your form - now you're going to hear lots more from me :) HAHAHAHA

Marcia (123 blog) said...

PPS love rebecca's comment - I think my husband feels the same.

Lara N. said...

I've got twin girl toddlers and the last time I tried to take them with me clothes shopping - one got loose and was out of my sight TWO SECONDS and then we couldn't find her! Took a posse of 7 other moms plus store security before we got her back! So nix on shopping w/kids - leaves me precious little time to get clothes - but had no choice for a recent family reunion - so I did a power shop for the 1 hour free while the girls were in nursery school. I had amassed an armful (that I could barely carry) of about 15 garments or so, looked around and didn't see anyone obviously watching me, and breezed quickly into the dressing room silently chanting "I am confident, I am confident, no one will give me a second glance!"
When I got to the changing booth, I breathed a sigh of relief and got to it. Then I heard a peeved voice say "Hey lady, at least could you put the stuff on the rack out here when you're done?"

So much for not being noticed!

Did it again anyway at another store the next day. Finally got my outfit plus handbag (offset by swagbucks giftcards I used for diapers). (By the way, swagbucks are just like a regular search engine, but you can amass points you can redeem for prizes or giftcards, if your search has any keywords they are giving points for. Check it out on my webpage on the right sidebar under "My Points Sites". Much quicker to get points and giftcards than MyPoints, actually)

As for putting spice in my life, yeah it's hard to do when you're on a tight budget for money as well as time and energy.

Luckily my husband and mother are sometimes willing to let me take a nap while they watch the kids. For me, that's a freakin' smorgasbord of spice! (Sad, isn't it?)

sara said...

Somebody needs to put those dressing room bitches in their place!