The Virtual Avon Party went great! LeAnna's so grateful and excited. And so am I--you guys were awesome to do that for her. I think the specials/promotions change every two weeks, so I'm going to keep checking http://leannawilson.avonrepresentative.com/ (notice they've added the A to her name finally, if you've bookmarked the one without the A), and of course I hope you'll keep checking it, too, but probably I will not mention it real often because geez, how many times can I mention Avon before you get bored and wander off? But I might not be able to resist telling you if I bought some neat stuff, because it is fun to talk about shopping, and also because it was SO ENORMOUSLY FUN to have you emailing me saying, "I bought this! I bought that! I bought a bunch more things too!"
Kara's holiday tip sharing blog has an address! It's at http://www.maybepaintedpink.blogspot.com. It's still in pre-content/testing stage, but you can go look at it and say, "Oooooooh! Ahhhhhhhh!" at the design, and you can bookmark it or at it to your RSS thing. Also, remember to email Kara (k a r a m a r i e @ g m a i l dot c o m) with holiday tips, especially Halloween tips: easy/cheap costume ideas? fun Halloween party games? good school party treats? recipe for candy corn rice crispy treats? EMAIL HER.
I'm feeling better than I did earlier, though things still seem stressy and grim. I did six loads of laundry, and that helped. But I'm eying the expired Zoloft I've been hoarding for some reason since 2004, and I'm considering taking it. There's enough to last me at a low dose until after my mother-in-law leaves. I know from my pharmacy job that the "expiration date" on the bottle is a maximum of one year after the prescription is filled--but that the date on the bottle used to dispense the medication was likely much later.
One thing that worries me is that I rely on my stressy panic to power me through big tasks. If I'm not static with anxiety, maybe I won't do the kind of cleaning binge that's required here.
I'm also nervous because I'm breastfeeding. As Marie so perfectly put it, I'm worried I'm messing up Henry's brain chemistry FOREVER!!
But I'm also worried that I'm going to crumble and fall before this visit takes place, or perhaps during it. And I'm not opposed to a little pharmaceutical relief during stressful times. I do wish I were only medicating MYSELF, though.
Let's change the subject, because I'm feeling stressed again. Oh, I know! I went to Target a couple of days ago (I went in the evening, all by myself, and even the SMELL of Target calms me right down), and they had a ton of baby/toddler summer clothes on 75% off. I bought shirts! shorts! dresses! We've talked before about how it's tough to buy ahead for little kids, but at 75% off I'm more willing to gamble. Elizabeth is in 3T shirts and 18/24m shorts this summer, so I bought 4T tops and 3T shorts. If the 3T shorts are too big, she'll probably wear them the summer after next.
I also bought a few things for right now: there were some shirts that were too cute (and too cheap) to resist, even though they were only in Edward and Elizabeth's current size:
I think they were $1.24 (Elizabeth's) and $1.74 (Edward's). Plus, Edward is wearing some coordinated dark green-brown shorts that were something like $1.94, and Elizabeth is wearing jeans that were $2.44. NOT BAD.
Here is what to remember from this post:
- You might still get an L. L. Bean ear suit, if you want it.
- You might get 75% off Target summer clothes, if you want them for next year.
- Don't forget about Avon! Because I probably won't remind very often.
- You need to email Kara with Halloween ideas.