Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Queen for a Week!


Queen Hausfrau here, lounging poolside, sipping appletinis and eating bonbons. Well, not really, but pretty darn close in my world. You see, my husband is out of town interviewing (this week it is Groton, CT and then Atlanta.) And while I miss him horribly while he is gone, I tend to get a lot more work done. In addition, I drove to Bloomington, IN this morning and dropped Baby Girl off for a couple of days of fun with Gramma. They kicked the morning off by seeing Dora Live at the IU Auditorium. And I didn't have to go with them--SUUUWEEET!

This is Baby Girl looking all Dora-rific in her Dora dress and a Dora jacket that Gramma made.









For the first time in a long time, I had the chance to do some shopping at a mall with just one child. I went to the Prescriptives makeup counter and Peaches sweetly and patiently watched as the makeup lady worked her magic. I had a wonderful and quiet ride home as Peaches slept in the back.

When I came home, I noticed a box on the porch. It was from my friend Laura. I opened it up and almost started crying. It was a huge gift box of Kiehl's products! I am a Kiehl's junkie in a town that apparently doesn't sell any. I stock up when I am in a town that has it, or order it online but I was out of a particular face cream. When I went on the Kiehl's website a couple of weeks ago, I didn't see it and it said something about it being discontinued. In a panic, I called Laura because she works for a fabulous upscale retailer that sells Kiehl's in their stores. I told her about my dilemna and asked if she could scare some up since her company only sells it in stores--not on their website. And then I promptly forgot about it.

Well, she got me a huge jar of the cream, a lip balm, an eye cream, a pineapple face scrub (how did she KNOW I needed it for the stress acne I am experiencing for the first time in my life?) and a huge tube of hand salve (how could she know that the knuckles on my right hand are cracked and bleeding from my days toiling as a Hausfrau?!) Then I felt REALLY bad, thinking how bad it must look for me to be calling her about a particular product when my birthday is right around the corner! I called her to thank her and told her I felt bad and hoped she didn't think I had been dropping her hints. She said that I hadn't and that she had been thinking I needed some pampering. God love her. But now, I am feeling like even MORE of a jackass because I told one of my girlfriends about scoring the cream and she informed me that I was high for thinking it was discontinued because she just ordered it on the Kiehl's website without a problem. I am going to have to investigate that a little further...

So now, I've got an almost empty house (Peaches is in bed sleeping), I've got products, a bathtub I haven't used in months, the latest US Weekly (the one with Britney and KFed on the cover,) beer (cause I'm classy that way,) and ice cream in the freezer. There is a new episode of Lost on tonight, too! Pinch me, I must be dreaming!

But my good times will not be ending tonight--Peaches and I are going shopping tomorrow, I am getting a mani-pedi on Saturday and we have a sitter Saturday Night. I haven't been this girlie in awhile. Baby Girl and Herr Hausfrau may not recognize me when they come back on Friday.

14 comments:

Alisyn said...

You are livin' the dream, Hausfrau. Enjoy every minute!!

Kara said...

mmmm. sounds heavenly. color me jealous!

wordgirl said...

Alone time recharges me like nothing else! Speaking of a mani/pedi...I need one in the worst way.

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

Soooooooo jealous.

Mary P. said...

Girl time. Oooo... THAT'S what I've been missing! You are an inspiration. :-)

Kristen said...

Enjoy it, Misfit! You deserve it, especially with all the new house-selling / moving stress coming up. Hooray for luxury!

MetroDad said...

Good for you, Misfit! You deserve it! Enjoy.

The June Cleaver Diaries said...

Again, do you remember a time when we thought just ONE child was stressful?!?! Were we high????

kimmyk said...

Oh I hope you're so relaxed that you're about to slither out of your skin.
I have that US Weekly magazine and I gotta say-He [K-fed] looks much better with his short locks. Wish I could say the same for Brit. She looks so "not" Britney anymore. My son is devistated at her new look. Ahh well.

Enjoy your free time...

IzzyMom said...

Ooooh! I'm SO jealous. Enjoy :-)

Velma said...

Wow - I'm so jealous! I hope the rest of your week was fabulous. I'd write more, but I have to go pry a wad of paper towels out of my son's mouth. What did you do on your big date night?

AdventureDad said...

ohhhh, that sounds great. Kids are fantastic but my God it feels good to have a little time off every now and then. Enjoy, I'm sure you deserve it

AD

LoryKC said...

enjoy--sounds Fabulous!!!

Jamie said...

Sounds like a great weekend! I need to get my hubby to go out of town so I can do a bon bon/mani-pedi fest. And my 3-year-old LOVES her some Dora, too. She's already talking about her Dora birthday cake (and her birthday is in June).