Friday, July 20, 2012

I Need to Buy a What? Horrors!


Well, sort of.  You may have noticed a rushed feeling to my posts this week.  Much of that is due to a time crunch of the best kind...trying to get ready for vacation.  This weekend hubby and I are heading to Disney World.  What? You're surprised that a couple old fogies would chose Disney for our get-away?  Would it help if I told you we're going with both our sons and daughters-in-law, and all the grandkids?

It's going to be quite a trip.  I may even bore you with a picture or two when we get back.

But first I have to go through that horror of horrors: buying a new swimsuit.  Sure, I know some women love to shop for clothes, even swimsuits.  They are not overweight grandmothers.  Trying to stuff my body into what passes for a swimsuit these days, while standing under painfully harsh lighting in front of a three way mirror is not my idea of a good time. Which is why I've put it off till the last day.

But Disney World has water parks.  Two of them.  And my grandkids expect me to join them. I do not disappoint my grandkids.

Maybe I can wear a wet suit.

Before I go, I have a couple shout-outs I want to do. 

There's still time to get in on the Meet and Greet contest over on Back to Basics.  Lots of cool prizes there.  Check it out.

Also, check out this awesome trailer for Liz Fichera's latest, HOOKED. 

I've got a true funny for you.  Remember the grandson I hired to do yard work for me (to pay off the glasses he lost at camp)?  His contract specified the work had to be done before Disney World.  Naturally, he put off getting finished until the last couple days.  No problem, it's not like he'd have to work around bad weather or anything in the middle of this terrible dry spell, right?  He's here today to finish and guess what's it doing out.  Can you say "Gene Kelly"?

You've probably figured out that I will not be posting next week.  Look for me again on Hump Day, August 1.  Have a great week next week.

And since you haven't had one for a while, here's a

Groaner of the Day: 

A mother skunk gave birth to twins, whom she named In and Out.

One day In was out, so she aked Out, "Out, go out and find In. In's out and I want him in. I've been looking for him but I can't find him. Go out and find In and bring him in."

"What?" said Out.

"In's out, Out, so go out and find In and bring him in."

So Out goes out to look for his brother In, and within seconds of leaving, he comes back with In in tow. 

His mother asks "Out, how did you find In so quickly?"

In replied...
(get ready)
(here it comes)
"In stinked."

(hey, I'm giving you a whole week to get over this one)


Linda G. said...

LOL! I do love your groaners.

Have fun at Disney World!

Try not to stress the swimsuit shopping! I hate it myself, so I know what you're going through.

Maria Zannini said...

First, thanks for the shout-out. I REALLY should've made a button for that contest, huh? Sorry.

Second: Wear a tank top and shorts. I gave up swimsuits when I gave up suntanning. What freedom!

And thirdly: I just knew I shouldn't have read that groaner. Oy!

LD Masterson said...

Linda G. - Thanks. I wondered if everyone missed them. I love a good groaner.

LD Masterson said...

Maria - Glad to do it. I think I make-shifted it okay.

Um, not sure that would work well. Regular clothes have a way of NOT staying in position on water slides and such.

Aw, come on - you know you liked it.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Have fun on your vacation. Hope it's not too hot down there!

Carol Kilgore said...

You: Which is why I've put it off till the last day.

Grandson: Naturally, he put off getting finished until the last couple days.

I think I see a familial pattern here :)

I LOVE that groaner!

Have a terrific time at Disney!

LD Masterson said...

Stacy - Actually it's been hotter up here so at least I'm ready for it.

LD Masterson said...

Carol - Hah! You got me. That was SO not intentional. But he is definitely my boy.

Thanks. Have a good week.

Lydia Kang said...

LOL! Have fun at Disney. You know, you could probably get away with a long sleeved swim shirt and shorts nowadays. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

What a groaner!
And my wife and I have gone to Disney World and all the theme parks down there without any kids in tow.

DL Hammons said...

Enjoy Disney World...and the family! :)

Liz Fichera said...

Thanks, Linda!

LD Masterson said...

Lydia - Actually, some water parks have swimsuits only rules. I think they don't want the slides marked up by studs and buckles and such.

LD Masterson said...

Alex - Well, of course. Ninja's don't need kids in tow.

LD Masterson said...

DL, thanks. I'm looking forward to it.

LD Masterson said...

My pleasure, Liz.

Mary Curry said...

You get Grandmother of the Year Award. No way I'd be going out in public in a swimsuit. This pale Irish skin didn't look great in a swimsuit when I was young and thin. Shudders about showing it off now.

Have a wonderful trip.

And thanks for the groaner. It was pretty groan-worthy!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Disney sounds fun!

I'm to the point I wish bathing suits with little skirts would come back in style. I can live with everything else, but I really want my thighs covered.

Angela Brown said...

Disney World is a great place to go whether 9 or 99. Hope you have a blast.

Enjoy the time with family and yes, try to have fun in the swimsuit. :-) This coming from a female who loathes swimsuits and avoids them at all costs if meant for me.

Julie Dao said...

HAHAHA! I love the groaners. I knew that was gonna be a good one. Have fun at Disney World!!! I took my mom there for her birthday earlier this year and I think she had a better time than anyone else.

Anonymous said...

Have fun at Disney World! We have annual passes to Disneyland and went on Tuesday. Lots of people so go early in the morning.

Maryann Miller said...

Oh, that groaner really was a bad one. LOL

Have a great vacation. I'm with you on the bathing suit dilemma. I have resorted to the kind that look like they came out of the 40s.

Annmarie Pipa said...

haha the groaners are worth the groan!!
hope your vacation was fun!! we leave tomorrow..