Monday, July 13, 2009

Confessions Of A Pillow Snob

Cherry-O, Kiz here.

We're currently in Boise, rounding out Week 3 of On The Road Again with the J clan and I have to say, we are all surviving the madness quite nicely. Since June 27th, I have slept in my own bed a shocking 4 times which means that my back is all sorts of jacked up because I haven't had my own pillow out here on the road but I am bumbling along. I miss my pillow. And my bed. And an eating regimen that covers more than just the carb and sugar group.

I also miss the cable to my camera which is currently brimming with photos of Sienna's Birthday Party! and the Fourth of July! And my Mom's Birthday! And a Week At Seaside! And a Nine Hour Trip Across Oregon! But I can't show you any of them because I don't have the stupid cable.

(Note to self: Pack the Stupid Cable.)


All the adults here in Boise are currently playing MarioKart on the Wii and as much as I enjoy watching them, I decided to use this time to sneak away to the computer. I am tempted to watch hour after hour of downloaded TV because I am completely behind on my summer addictions (AKA SYTYCD and The Bachelorette) but I fear I won't get the full effect of the dances or the intensity of yet another rose ceremony on this little screen. To all my friends back home, I will be back on Friday but please don't call me until Monday as I've got some serious TV watching to do.

Our time in Boise so far has been perfect as we haven't really done anything. We've laid around and laughed and that's about it. Today, the Rizz and I made a quick trip to the mall as I was itching to go to the Downeast Basics Store. (If you don't know what that is, then clearly you aren't LDS and you are seriously missing out.) They have some incredibly cute stuff in stock right now and the weirdest thing happened while I was there....every single thing I tried on not only fit, but looked cute! This is a rarity for me and one I thoroughly enjoyed. After making my purchases there, I wandered across the way to the largest Forever 21 store known to man. It. was. massive. Rizz parked himself on a bench outside and told me to "take as long as I needed" which was a mistake on his part because I could literally still be there now. They had tons of cute stuff, mixed in among tons of crap, but I was once again happy with everything I tried on. I finally settled on a purchase and stood in line among every 17-23 year old in the Treasure Valley which caused me to abandon my purchase. Because the store isn't called Forever 34 now is it? I panicked, thinking I was too "old" for the silly little white eyelet dress that would be perfect for Cabo and ran out of the store like a 15 year old boy caught looking at the wrong section of magazines.

As soon as we got home home I told Brad that I regretted not getting the dress because it DID look cute and I'm NOT too old and it WOULD be perfect for Cabo. And my husband? On his way back out to Beath Manor to put Austin to bed? He went back to Forever 21 and bought me my dress.

He really is that good.

So now I have cute clothes and a huge smile and a husband I love more than my pillow, and that's saying something.

15 comments:

tharker said...

I'm so glad you're all having a great time and surviving the 3 week drive fest across the Northwest. (I still think you're a bit nuts for that, but it sounds like it was worth it ;)

Okay. So here's the deal. If by any chance you happen to go back to the mall to the Downeast Basics store, and you happen to see the Sweetheart Belt in Blue and White, will you PLEASE pick one up for me? If not, Lindsay said she would when they go. Yes. That was me begging. I bought a dress and now I NEED the belt...maybe need is a bit of a strong word....oh, not it's not!

I can't wait to see all of your cute new purcahses!

Oh yeah, I'm a pillow snob too, and couldn't live without mine for 3 weeks. You're a trooper!!

lindsay>boo said...

Glad you are having fun...can't wait for you to get back!

That Brad---he's the best! So sweet he went and got the dress for you. I know what you mean about Forever 21--if you can sift through the crap, there's some really great stuff there, though it can feel a little intimidating getting in the line next to the teens and tweens!

Heather said...

Ok, my heart is just bursting for you! Do you know how happy it makes me that you loved the way you looked trying those clothes on?!

I say we need another girls weekend/shopping trip to make up for the last fiasco(you know what part I'm talking about).

Sarah said...

That's so awesome that you enjoyed shopping so much and found so many cute things that looked great on you. That is such a good feeling! And Brad definintely should get some kind of husband award for going back and getting that dress. Too sweet of him.

AOlson said...

That is SO great that you had such a good shopping experience. I am still waiting for mine. And seriously, he went BACK and bought the dress for you!? That is just awesome!! Glad you are enjoying your vacation:)

Sara said...

I am so glad you got that dress anyways. I loved that store and still think that most of the clothes in it our adorable. I hope your having a great summer vacation.

The Neff Family said...

I am still wiping that dang tear in my eye... I can't believe brad would go back to the mall for you. Most men would choose a very painful death first.
You are still 4 days ahead of me, on sleeping in your own bed. I haven't been home since June 17th. I am kind of sick of wearing the limited selection I have in my suitcase, so you HAVE to tell me the best spots to shop. I will only be in Utah for a 2 more days, so call or e-mail me!
Keep having a blast on your vacation!

President of the Brad Fan Club said...

A+ husband!

Ms. Kristen said...

LOVE THIS POST!

Kelly said...

Ahhh....what a wonderful summer. So glad you are having so much fun. It's only gonna get better...
Can't wait to see that dress in person! :) Bradley rocks!

(Eat an avocado egg roll for moi!)

Brad's Fan said...

How do I join the Brad's Fan Club?

Mimi said...

That Brad's a keeper! I feel the same way in F21. That feeling coupled with short access over here in the desert is why I order online. I can't wait to see pictures of your adventures! Enjoy the rest of your family time:)

stylist to the stars said...

I can't wait for you to get back from your trip but no phone calls till monday? Does that apply to me? Because I have already called a couple of times :)

Amy said...

forever 34... lol
How sweet that he went out and bought you your dress!

Lisa said...

"ran out of the store like a 15 year old boy caught looking at the wrong section of magazines"

That line had me laughing!