Sunday, January 9, 2011

The Weekend Rundown

Well it was quite a productive weekend. Dean was on call, but the boys and I bicycled, watched the new Tron (now I gotta rent the old Tron), got haircuts, and fitted my MIL's pants, which was kind of hard to do because she was at her store and an elderly female customer had to watch the whole procedure and make comments in Japanese (now did she just say, "What a nice pair of pants!" or "You're not really going to wear those are you?"). We cleaned out the aquarium and the gerbils' cage, and the boys raked the yard. I hemmed 3 pairs of school pants for Lucas - the only productive sewing this weekend. And we had a den meeting where Lucas built a toolbox (How is it that I'm the one with the swollen thumb? And I was holding the hammer myself?)

Are you enjoying my recitation of weekend events? Do you find that this is a "woman thing" to do? I notice when I talk to female friends and relatives on the phone, the conversation is frequently a listing of things to do or things already done. I personally find it helpful to lay out my day to someone else to identify conflicts, for example: "So I've got to get Lucas at 3 then go back at 4 for Drew, then get Lucas to karate at 4:30...oh crap, Drew has soccer tryouts at 5." (My mom will recognize this conversation; this is where she jumps in with offers of picking up children, God bless her.) But I digress...

After an hour of listening to 10 kids hammering at the den meeting, I splurge at CVS for some Olay products - I need a big bottle of night cream, but now it's all super-special wrinkle reducer with exotic ingredients that cost a lot of money. No more plain Oil of Olay. So I pick out a reasonably-priced daytime moisturizer and one for night...ooh, that one is cheaper and has a little bottle of eye makeup remover to try for free - what a bargain! I swear I studied the packaging and compared it to the others, but look what I ended up with at home.



You got me, CVS! Now if my face is red and blotchy in the morning, I'll be adding a dermatology appointment to the list of daily activities.

4 comments:

gwensews said...

I didn't realize CVS had a generic Olay product. Now, I have to try it. I started using Eucerin for a night cream and like it. Wrinkles, be gone!

RobbieK said...

My girls always called it "oil of old lady", but they love the smell. It reminds them of their Nana.

Junior said...

Aha! CVS has gotten me too by doing that with the labels....pretty clever!

Sister said...

So far, so good...my face hasn't rotted off yet. Robbie - hilarious! I remember my grandmother using Noxzema all the time - not a great smell there.