Oh dear, time passes quickly when you have to be somewhere at 6:30. Of course this is not always the case. Sometimes I sit here, stare at the clock and think, “Dammit, can’t it be time for rehearsal now? I’m going to be tired at 6:30!” Well, I guess I can say that today, but in fact I have been tired most of the day. Maybe I had too much fun over the weekend. We’ll go with that, because it makes me look like a wild child, not an moldy oldie.
I was late getting home today, because I made a couple of stops. I am searching for costume pieces and props for both Steel Magnolias and Rubbed Out at Ruby’s. I met with no success. The Dollar Store (I think it is actually Family Dollar; they’re all Dollar Stores to me, but this is the one near Wal-Mart in Herkimer, and everything really is a dollar. My favorite kind of dollar store)… I’d better start that sentence over; I got a little lost in my parenthetical comment. The Dollar Store, I was saying, did not even have any play money. I thought they always had play money! They’re toy aisle was shortened. Of all things!
I also went to the Arc Thrift Store next door. I tried on two red evening gowns (I’m Ruby). One fit, but I felt my flab was too lovingly detailed. It was definitely not a 20’s outline. The other one I couldn’t even get on. I mean, maybe I was too fat, maybe I wasn’t. The fact was, I couldn’t get myself into the damn thing. It was a lined sheath, and I could not seem to get myself into both parts at the same time. I would have laughed had I not felt so frustrated. I caught sight of myself in the mirror after I had given up but before I had put my own clothes back on, and I said, “Damn.” I positively must eat less.
When I got back home I was too tired to make the guacamole I had intended for my flat bread sandwich tomorrow (on a whole wheat tortilla, by the way). So I’m afraid it’s Cotto Salami. I’m sure that’s more fattening, but I comfort myself with the thought that it is better than crap out of the vending machine or deep-fried yumminess from the cafeteria (why is my computer underlining “yumminess”? Isn’t that a word? I’ll be damned!).
So that is my Monday Mental Meanderings for the week. Did anybody notice that I did not whine about not being able to make a blog post today? Can I get a brownie point for that ? Mmmm…. brownies. No wonder I’m fat!