Thursday, February 24, 2011

My Review of Tall plus Fleece 2-pc pantset by All American Comfort®

Originally submitted at OneStopPlus

A soft, comfy easy fit with the most colors you’ll find anywhere, in tall plus sizes.

  • Crewneck
  • Tunic length 32"
  • Rib trim
  • Elastic-waist, straigh leg pants
  • Pants are 32" inseam
  • Washable cotton/polyester knit, USA and imported

Soft as a cloud

By JanisWillNot from Lawton, OK on 2/24/2011


4out of 5

Fit: Feels too big

Pros: Comfortable, Stylish

Best Uses: Cold Weather

Describe Yourself: Beginner

Was this a gift?: No

I thought it would run small to size but it was actually right on. I ordered a 4X and I could have done with a 2X probably in the pants. The top is great, and it is so soft and extra long which I love.


Friday, February 11, 2011

Freakin Friday - I hate weekends

School today.  Hooray.  I was trying to see how many days Audrianna had gone to school in the past four weeks and I think it was 3 days.  Too much sickness and snow in the past month.  I am hoping that things will get back to normal now.  I can tell it has taken its toll on me.  I have been so depressed and short-tempered.  All she wants to do is eat, eat, eat.  "My tummy is hurting".  That is even worse to me than "I'm hungry".  Because then I have to remember that it is painful to be starving.  The more depressed I am, the quicker I am to let her eat.  I try to keep it to a minimum and low cal but the last few days I have just been too ill myself to care.  So to make up for it, we had salads for lunch and dinner to offset those in between meal snacks.  We both enjoyed the salads and that was a plus.  She even helped me make the lunch salads.  Well, she watched.  We tried garbanzo beans, beets, shredded carrots, 1/2 hardboiled egg (white only) and sugar snap peas yesterday in her salad and she liked it.   She wondered who made the beets "pink".  They were actually deep dark red (the normal color of beets) but she seemed to think they were pink.  

I have been feeling like a failure and I am trying to remember that it is just the stress of being trapped in the house for all these days with minimal contact with others.  I feel like I am in solitary confinement.  The more I stay in, the harder it is to go out.  I feel I am becoming a recluse.  It is just easier to stay in but not necessarily healthier.

I do have an IEP meeting on Monday morning that I will be going too and for the first time ever, I do not dread it.  The new teacher makes all the difference in the world.  I am very happy with how things are going for the most part.  There are a few things I need to mention about things the assistant has said but nothing that cannot be managed easily.  

I tried pink text today to see if it could cheer me up.  Maybe a little, but the Warm Delights brownie I just cooked in the microwave and ate probably cheered me up a little more.  Warm chocolate and a glass of milk.  Delightful.  Makes me feel cozy and ready to lay down.  Might as well, Audrianna has been asleep for an hour.

This is just rambling and I am sure nobody is interested in the ramblings of an old woman but tonight thats all there is.  I really wish there was a community for us.  I really need to live close to people like me, with a child like mine, who I could visit once in a while, and my child could play with someone like her.  I wonder if there would be government funding for such a thing, some kind of apartment building just to start out.   I know it wouldnt work out for some families, but I think there are others that it would.  

More rambling.  Gotta go.  Goodnight my friends.


Sunday, February 6, 2011


The super bowl is on and I just ate some ice cream so I spelled it Sundae instead of Sunday.  HAHA.  I crack myself up.  I am not watching the game.  I tried to watch the halftime show but it was boring.  I keep missing the commercials.  I saw the YouTube video of the National Anthem getting messed up.  I guess I'll go back to the Law and Order marathon.

I am praying for no snow tonight so she can go to school tomorrow.  Being cooped up in this house for 23 days has worn on me.  Getting out today was good.  Went grocery shopping but shelves were pretty bare.  Stocked up on meat (just in case we get snowed in again).  Lucked out and got the last dozen eggs in town I think.  (Technically only 10, there was one missing from the carton and one was cracked but hey, I had been to 5 stores and hadnt found any and this was the last carton on the shelf).

I bought the wrong size Goodnights and that upset me.  Now I have the jumbo pack of the wrong size.  I bought some small Depends to wear over the Goodnights so I guess I will tear the goodnight into some kind of pad and place in the Depend.  I cant think of anyone who could use them.  Her dad was supposed to buy her some Goodnights today but he disappeared.

Well, I'm off to lay down and watch TV.  Audrianna woke up at 4 a.m. today and went to sleep at 6 p.m. so I am sure I am in for another early rising.  I would love to go to a hotel for 24 hours and sleep straight through.  Oops I just remembered I forgot to feed and water the dogs.  Dang, my memory is awful.

I am rambling and I know it is boring, so goodnight everyone.  I hope your team wins.


Wednesday, February 2, 2011


I HATE SNOW DAYS, SICK DAYS, VACATIONS AND HOLIDAYS OF ANY KIND. There, I've said. I hate it when my child is home for 24 hours a day for more than 2 days at a time. She has been home 19 of the last 20 days due to illness, snow, oversleeping (once). We are stranded inside because the wind chill factors are below zero. Cant even go outside to play it is so cold. We are eating crap food because we ran out of healthy (mostly). I made chicken and noodles last night using legs and thighs that I have had forever and was never going to use. We even had mashed potatoes and pea salad. Fat, fat, fat. Someone brought me a package of ground beef yesterday but how would they know I only buy super extra lean ground beef and they gave me that 70/30 crap. I could rinse the fat off if my hot water worked. It is still frozen. The snow in my living room has not melted yet. All day long, all I hear is I am hungry. Well darn it, I do not feel good. My thumb still hurts, I have a headache, you wake me up at 3 in the a.m. and do not go back to sleep. You ask me questions while I am trying to go back to sleep and in my stupor I think I have answered you but that is only in my head. I have not actually spoken. So you scream at me. So I try to mumble the answer as best I can although I am EXHAUSTED. I lay in bed until 9 a.m. in this stupor of not sleeping, but not really awake, and every now and then I hear - my tummy is hurting me - so I hand you a piece of a blueberry muffin that I have under my pillow for some reason. I have the bottle of spray margarine in the window sill and I spray it twice. This happens about every 30-45 minutes until I finally get up and put the rest of the muffin away. Now I am up. The inside of my mouth feels raw and hurts, like I burned it on something. I am sick of Dora, Diego, Ruby and Max, Barney, but most of all myself. Why don't I want to play games with her. We have them. Why don't I want to read to her? We have tons of books. Why don't I want to do anything but lay down and cover up and be left alone? I feel like a monster. BUT even though I feel this way, yesterday she looked at me and said "Mommy, I'm glad you aren't like my daddy". So even though I feel like a monster, she knows who the real monster is.

So I will sing the song from Annie "The sun will come out tomorrow......." and hopefully it will, the snow will melt, she will get back into the routine of going to school.  That will be a chore.  She has been home for so many days, she won't want to go back.  I feel for the teacher and the staff those first few days and for me on those mornings when I am again playing the cheerleader, trying to think of a million reasons she needs to go to school; her friends miss her, she has to learn, it is the law, etc.  

Actually, the sun is out today but doubt it is warm enough to melt anything.  Just got a phone call from the guardian of Marissa's best friend.  She was just checking on me.  That in itself brought me to tears.  She is bringing me some toilet paper.  A necessity that I am almost out of.  So now, I am tearful and depressed.   So I'm off to watch TV.  Cant do much cleaning with just one hand although I am trying to clean an explosion in the bathroom right now.  Poop everywhere.  I think it is time for the serenity prayer.  

Peace, Love, Dove,