Tuesday, December 11, 2007

How Was Your Day?

6:00 a.m.

DS: Mom, can you help me with this tie? Oh, and you don't have to come to the (wrestling) match tonight because there's no one at that school in my weight class so I'm not wrestling.

Me: Are you sure? (While really thinking, whew, I don't have to drive 45 minutes to that school tonight!)

DS: Yeah.

Me: OK. Call me when you get back to school and need a ride home. Have a good day, see you later, good luck to the team, love you, bye. ;-)

7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Finishing up my PJs, taking pics, writing the blog entry, puttering around.

10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Shower, nail appointment, hour-long telephone call with my mom, take dogs for a walk, sort through old PJs, arrange new ones in closet, read email/blogs/etc. Fold clothes. And … throw in a load of my laundry.

3:31 p.m.


DS: Hi. Um. Coach said he called the other coach last night and there is someone in my weight class so I'm going to have a match.

Me: (Gulp.) OK, that's great! I'll see you there.

3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Scramble madly through the closet for something to wear tonight. Casual, but not messy. Crap. I just put all my favorite clothes in the wash. Capris are out because it's going to be cooler temps tonight. Hmmm. I'd really like to wear my new brown jeans and my denim jacket I made last winter. But I have NO SHIRT to wear underneath it. Every darn tee I own is a print/pattern or green. Or in the washer.

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Cut and sew a plain white gathered front Ottobre tee, grab brown jeans out of the dryer and give them a quick press. Belinda, do I have you beat on Ottobre tees yet? ;-)

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Throw together the lasagne I was planning for dinner, stick it in the oven, set timer, and give DS#1 instructions for when to remove it, letting it sit, etc.

Change clothes.

6:08 p.m.

Out the door and off to wrestling

7:25 p.m.

DS wins his match! (Woo hoo!) All that scurrying around for 45 seconds (yes, seconds) worth of wrestling is actually worth it.

7:35 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Run out to the McD's on the corner because DS is now complaining of being hungry/thirsty and this school's concession stand isn't open for whatever reason. Come back, toss hamburgers and a Coke at DS, watch the rest of the match, watch DS get on the bus, and then head for "our" school.

9:15 p.m.

Arrive back at DS' school, pick him up, and head for home.

9:25 p.m.

Wearing new PJs (after snapping dark blurry photo of tonight's outfit)!

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Apparently there's a reason I don't have a stock of plain white tees:

I don't even know when I did this. Time to do laundry again.


  1. Wow, Debbie -- and I was impressed with your earlier post on your pajamas. You're just a sewing machine! Nice job under pressure. :)

    What pattern is your jacket? I looked at your earlier entries, but I couldn't find it. I really like it.


  2. Ooh, I had forgotten about that jacket. Noice! And such a speedy sewer.

  3. Debbie, you truly are a WHIZ KID! Love all the new creations!

  4. You are amazing! Sew much done! And you look fabulous in the jacket/jeans.

  5. What a day! I can so relate to the feelings of relief and then guilt when you realize a kid event isn't going to happen. Your day sounds crazy and wonderful at the same time. Life is good!

  6. Oh... and the whole point of my comment was to say you look terrific in your thrown-together outfit!

  7. There are no words to describe the awesomeness that is YOU!

  8. Debbie - thanks for sharing "A Day in the Life of..." It made me smile! And exactly how many Ottobre tees do you have now?

  9. I remember those days. However, you totally have me beat in the "throw it together & look great" category. Nice work on the instant tee and the outfit looked great. Glad your son won. g

  10. bishopfamily.wordpress.com10:22 AM, December 12, 2007

    May I ask what Ottobre you use? I love your shirts! I have a hard time finding a pattern that will accomodate my bust and girth with just a little tweaking. :D Thanks!

  11. I really enjoyed reading every hour of your story/day, Debbie!! I bet all we gals could write "our" version of the same, eh!! Life is FUN, SATISFYING & N-U-T-S!!
    Warm greetings,

  12. Cute t-shirt and way to be super-mom.

  13. Ottobre saves the day again for Super-Mom!! :)

    I think we are neck and neck on the Ottobre tees. :) I'm up to 10 too, and I just came back from The Cloth Shop with fabric for another one. :)

  14. Amazing Debbie, both on whipping up the t-shirt and for having the stamina to get through the days you have with two active boys. They most certainly are lucky to have devoted and interested parents. That tends to die off in a lot of families once high school comes along. Also, I share with you the habit of decorating every T with the "family brooch" as my gang have named it. Every family dinner, at some point one of the grandkids takes delight in pointing out "Look, Grandma's wearing the family brooch!" It was my smart mouthed first-born that said it first, and now it's a contest to see who sees when Grandma has spilled first. I even gave up cranberry sauce hoping to get buy with a pale mashed potato, or even a slightly darker gravy stain, but it didn't help! Woe are we the of the bodacious bazooms!
    On to my question, and that is, I looked again at that beautiful jean jacket and wondered this. How do you contain yourself when you get that final muslin tweaked to perfection? You must feel like full steam ahead and no stopping! I know that I would find it hard to sleep if I knew I had an almost perfect pattern and great fabric like that to sew it in. I wouldn't even balk at all the topstitching if I could get half as great a result as you do. I am so impressed.
    I really need to make an effort to sew for myself again. Last time I did so successfully was at least 50-60 lbs ago. But rather than wait to lose more weight, I'd rather start now and make clothes that fit in a more flattering way and make me look a little more put together. I'll need to go back through your blog looking at all of your fit discoveries and maybe will get myself motivated. I've been saying that I'd sew for me again for about 10 years now! Maybe 2008 will be my return to sewing for me.

  15. Heck I woulda just worn one of the pj tops. ;)

  16. Debbie, somehow I thought maybe you'd sew the "official" Super Mom tee! Your outfit is chic! But I truly need to know where your supply of "super energy" is!! I need some! And, I hear your pain on the mysterious spots - I just keep a bottle of stain remover by my hamper, probably use it on every second shirt that ends up there!


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