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[Dec. 17th, 2006|08:20 pm]
Last night was my company Christmas party. Which means I spent three hours Friday trying to find a dress that was festive, work-function appropriate, and didn't make me look either matronly or deluded into thinking I'm still in my twenties. No small feat, I assure you. But, I did find one, and at Marshall's, so it wasn't too expensive.

Of course, last night being my company Christmas party also meant that yesterday morning I woke up to The Boy screaming, "I'm going to throw up!" 

We managed to get a doctor's appointment for him, and it's strep again. Or still. Good thing I kept the receipt for the dress.

And it's all my fault, because last week, whenever a co-worker asked me if I were going to the party, I always said, Yes, unless someone else in my house gets sick. When will I ever learn?

In other news, last month I threw out all of the extra toothbrushes. If you recall, three of us use the front bathroom, but I had ten toothbrushes in the cabinet, with no idea of how they got there. So, I threw them out. Last month, we had three - count 'em, three - toothbrushes in the holder. Yesterday, we had six. Is it possible to get toothbrushes neutered?

[User Picture]From: marshmelococoa
2006-12-18 04:24 am (UTC)
You must neuter all toothbruses at once. They cannot keep repopulating like that, it's just not responsible!

Plus, with all the sickness you've been having, I'd throw out EVERYONES again and get new.

Sorry you missed your party. Bummer.
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[User Picture]From: aims814
2006-12-18 03:13 pm (UTC)
Bless your heart, I know just how you feel. I've been there too many times to count. NOT ONLY the feeling of being all dressed up and nowhere to go because Stephen was sick and we had to cancel plans but also, searching for something "appropriate" to wear and having it fit in all the right places.

Yes, have your toothbrushes spayed or neutered. Seriously, I hope the little guy is 100% better by Christmas.
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From: spritzcourt
2006-12-18 07:16 pm (UTC)
I'm thinking it was the fact that you found the perfect dress that meant you were doomed to miss the party. Hope the boy gets better soon....
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[User Picture]From: julzlady
2006-12-18 11:14 pm (UTC)
I have the opposite problem in my house. Toothbrushes hide. There is a nearly daily struggle to convince Liam's toothbrush to come out of hiding, and mine...well, let's just say that I've taken to keeping one in my backpack, one in my desk drawer at school, and one in the car, because it's not uncommon that I have to leave the house without brushing because my toothbrush has been buried under the other things the boys like to pile on the bathroom counter.

So send some of those highly fertile toothbrushes to Pittsburgh. I could use some.
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[User Picture]From: julzlady
2006-12-18 11:16 pm (UTC)
Incidentally, you should keep the dress, wait until the boy is completely well, and take this as an opportunity to have a fancy dinner out.

The key is to do it COMPLETELY spur of the moment, so the universe doesn't sense the approaching evening out and throw an ear infection, stomach flu, or act of God in your way.

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From: (Anonymous)
2006-12-19 04:37 am (UTC)
I think Julz' toothbrushes are running away to your house.

I have a NWT company Christmas party dress circa 2004. I'm too fat to wear it now. Maybe next year (she says as she takes a bite of a cookie).

Sending cyber chicken soup and crayons to the boy.

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From: misty_bay
2006-12-19 12:14 pm (UTC)


I can't believe the way your family has been sick! That totally sucks. Are we blaming this on the House?

I tried shopping for a dress. Maybe I should have tried Marshall's. All I could find was clingy, and I just can't do clingy anymore. Trust me when I say no one wants to see these curves in great detail.

The logical part of my brain is telling me toothbrushes can't go forth and multiply. Good thing I stopped listening to that part a looong time ago.
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-12-19 01:42 pm (UTC)
Toothbrushes? You had to go and mention dental hygiene didn't you. Just as I was finally getting over my nightmares! Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and stuff! Misty
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