10.13.2008

Dear Internet-

I have questions, and I need answers. Help a fellow-blogger out, will ya?

1. For those of you who are married-What did you do with your wedding dress? I still have mine, and it has moved 3 times, in the stupid flimsy bag it came in. It needs to be cleaned. Currently, it is in a big ball on the floor of my study, which would lead you to believe that I could give two shits about it, but really, I just don't have a place for it since my bro lives with me right now.
But, more importantly: Save it, or sell it?? I love my wedding dress, and although I know I'll never wear it again (But wouldn't it be fun to have some sort of wedding dress gathering, where we could all squeeze into our gorgeous dresses for a day, and feel like princesses again??), I am not sure I should part with it. What if my daughter wants to wear it when she gets married? Which leads me to this observation: I don't think anyone does that anymore, do they? I just don't know what to do! If I sell it, I would probably just put the cash in my girl's college fund (although...that's been losing money too, thanks to this P.O.S. economy). But, if I'm going to sell it, where? And for how much? OMG-and what if I sell it, and then 20 years from now, my girl is all "But mom! I totally wanted to wear your wedding dress!!!" That would be my luck, let me tell you.

So, Keep it or sell it??

2. I am sick of cooking the same shit, week after week. I get so sick of it that I basically avoid cooking, which causes us to eat much less healthy (order pizza, go out to eat, eat cereal). My hubby and I searched online and found some new recipes a few months ago. And most of them were great. But!!! Most of them are not the healthiest. And believe me-we need healthy around here. Or, at least halfway-decent healthy? I'm considering buying the Hungry Girl book, since I get the daily emails, and love the recipe ideas. Also considering the Biggest Loser cookbook. Anyone have these already? Anyone have any suggestions for other healthy cookbooks? Or just healthy recipes? Help!! Or I will be 400 lbs. by New Year's!!

3. Does anyone have one of those bike trailers for your kiddos? I really want one, and have done some research online, but am still not sure which one to buy. I am a bit of a klutz (putting it lightly), so I'm thinking I need one that has some uh, reinforcement (read: "bubblewrap") to protect my girl.

I'm pretty sure that's about it for now. I'm off to continue working on 4 projects all due in the next two weeks. Oh, and another one due the following week. Anyone want to help me out with any of those? Any takers? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

10 comments:

The Coconut Diaries said...

I am with you on the wedding dress drama. Chances are your daughter WILL NOT want to wear your dress and you'll miss the fun of shopping for it together, so I say chuck it. There is this charity called Brides Against Breast Cancer you can donate your dress to: http://bridesagainstbreastcancer.org/

moo said...

I love love my wedding dress and am loathe to give it up. Yet! It is in my MIL's closet, taking up space. Ah well. (DO NOT "preserve" the dress. Lots of those are phony and will RUIN the dress). Donating is a better option.

2. I used to get cooking light magazine, which = LOVE. But some of the recipies are a little complicated, so be prepared for that. Still, you can check it out in your local library for some excellent suggestions.

Mimi said...

My wedding dress is preserved in one of those airtight box things and is somewhere in my mom's basement. I don't have a daughter, so I'm not sure why I am keeping it, really. I say, if you can get some money for yours, why not sell it?

alntv said...

HAHAHAHAHA! LOVE your Ferris Bueller reference! As for the rest of your blog...I got nothin'. But my wife has a crapload of cookbooks and has never used ANY of them! So, if you want, you can have a couple...

mysecondjournal said...

I come to your website and I get a screen that tells me it's protected and I have to log in to lawerish.com ??? WTF anyone else see it?

LOVE My book and candle.. THANK YOU !!!! I haven't read that book either..it's in my stack to read.

My wedding dress has never been cleaned and is in the zipper carry bag somewhere in my parents basement. I'll have to check out that link...

If I had a daughter, I would keep mine..but I don't.

Jennifer said...

My wedding dress is in a plastic bag in my garage. I AM NOT PROUD OF THIS. I won't ever part with it, but I need to clean it/package it better.

I have the Hungry Girl recipe book, and it looks fantastic. I bought it right before I got pregnant and haven't had the motivation to cook since then, ha! But I've heard great things about it.

Biddy said...

check out rachael ray's website. most of her recipes are fairly healthy and definitely tasty!

as for the dress...i'm a sentimental freak of nature so i don't think i would ever be able to part with mine (you know, if i was married)

Hiya, I'm Kristie. said...

I have the Hungry Girl cookbook. You are more than welcome to borrow it to see if it's something you'd like to buy.

Also, I have a few Cooking Light recipe books that I've had great success with if you want to borrow also.

I collect recipe books, obviously

Dynamita said...

I was going to give away mine to a charity and my MIL didn't let me. So she has it now.

If you want your daughter to wear your dress, I would suggest keeping just some of the detailing of it (like the lace or the buttons) and then maybe she can add them to her dress in her own style.

ya ya's mom said...

keep it. for a hundred bucks you can get the dressed cleaned and boxed...you never know when you'll wanna show it off...we never thought we were having kids and surprise...we had a girl...

also, go check my blog...i'm working on a thank you post...you're so sweet! i love my PIF package :)