17 September 2008

A Flock of Seagulls In AquaNet

I'm officially half way to 72. I had a wonderful weekend that also included my daughter's 12th birthday. It seems just yesterday I was walking the mall and stopping every 30 minutes to have a contraction. I didn't know it then, but I was blessed with an easy-going baby girl that ate her weight in squash and could soften hardened criminals with one toothless grin. Nothing much has changed, except for a perfect row of pearly whites and mile-long eyelashes.

I love that my kids have grown fond of 80's music but I feel like I've gone through a time-warp seeing my daughter and her friends. These are middle-schoolers going gah-gah over leg warmers and florescent jewelry. I'm seeing girls neck ties, over-sized vests, striped knee socks, fingerless gloves, and rocker tees. My daughter even has a pair of Jellie shoes. I'm hoping the gigantic Flock of Seagulls hair doesn't come back in, although if it does, I'm buying stock in Aqua Net.

Since the kids have been in school, I have gotten so much done. My laundry is done, two closets cleaned, and goodwill bags are ready to go. I went shopping yesterday and found huge deals. $20 doormat for $3. My favorite hair care for 50% off and we also got a great deal on tires for the van. The tires were in DIRE need of being replaced even Tire Man Bob was shocked they were so bald. I asked him about neon running board lights, some sweet spinners and roaching the wheels. He got a good laugh. My 1996 Ford Windstar would be the hottest thing on the road.

Today, I'm going to come around *stalk you in comments* and say hi *apologize* to my readers after being out of the loop for weeks now *AWOL*.

~Bee has not fallen off the planet.

21 comments:

Kimberly said...

I can totally see the stripey socks coming back in. Stripey socks and leggings rock the casbah, baby. As for the rest? Ew!

Still, it'll be entertaining, eh?

Jaina said...

I'm relieved to hear that you haven't fallen off of the planet. ;)

It's interesting to see styles come and go...I'm sure I'll see many more.

Lisa Milton said...

It is a time warp, seeing the 80s stuff coming back into vogue.

(I love the pumpkin on your header. Too cute.)

Heather said...

Woohoo for getting much done!

holly said...

bob BLESS the 80s. but only for its music. everything else was evil.

R said...

Yeah, um, I was beginning to wonder myself.

The eighties make me think of Abbazabbas.

Uncle Joe said...

I went country in the eighties.
It was the only way I could keep my sanity.
or did I?
bwahahahahaha!!!!!!!!

ancient one said...

I couldn't remember which years, but I was thinking.. I've seen all this before...also in the "new" stuff in decorating magazines... I've seen everything long ago.. boy I'm getting old!

Janie said...

I like the blog design!

Gwynne said...

New Tires! Yay!! :-)

Jeff said...

Hey, happy birthday to you daughter! My "little" girl is 12 now too.

When I was on the road in the 80s, we used to call it "Rock-wa Net."

Foo said...

I'm in trouble if apologizing for being away from blogging becomes mandatory. I think I'd prefer that you didn't set the precedent.

Happy birthday, young lady.

Flip Flop Momma said...

i see those dang striped knee high socks here too, i mean seroiusly..it didnt look good then..damn..

Jo Beaufoix said...

I lived in jellies, and I had matching jelly style bags. When it was rainy we put plastic bags inside them so our stuff didn't get wet. Yeah, we were way cool.

The Doozie said...

-snort-?

DFTF said...

Well next month I'll be half way to EIGHTY-two. Dang, that makes me sound so much older. Thanks for that. :-P

Ew! 80's fashion is making a comeback? I doubt I will look cute in legwarmers this time around.

Mrs4444 said...

Loved that first paragraph, especially. So sweet. Happy 12th, Sweetie!

loveyh said...

Happy belated, beloved! How's that child-free thing working for ya? I would welcome it these days!!

Anne said...

I'm half way to 84.

ancient one said...

Bee, thanks for coming by to see the store in Grimesland. The questions you asked are the very ones I want to ask the store owner. The merchandise is so unusual. I've never seen things like those before.

Mary Alice said...

Miss you...but take your time, sometimes we have more important things to attend to than each others blogs! I know - I said that right out loud. It sounds shocking!

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