Friday, October 24, 2008

"Clothes"

(by Barlow Girl) Clothes - BarlowGirl

Clothes by BarlowGirl on Grooveshark

"Clothes aren't what they used to be
They don't seem to fit you and me anymore
Modesty is out the door
Flaunting what we've got and more is in
Yeah it's in

Chorus:
They're saying
Don't ask why just wear what we say
You'll look like a model if you'll only obey
To get the attention, just do what we say

Pay so much for clothes so small
Was that shirt made for me or my doll?
Is this all I get?
I looked so hot but caught a cold
I was doing just what I was told
To fit in

Chorus

We're saying let's ask why
Don't wear what they say
Don't want to be a model
They can't eat anyway
That kind of attention will fade with the day
So I'll stand up and say

Clothes that fit are fine
Won't show whats mine
Don't change my mind
I'll be fine"

I've been shopping, if you can't tell. It's a love/hate thing for me, as I'm sure it is for women worldwide. I did finally find some things for fall, & I feel good about what I found. But the process can be crazy! It has been years since I've really been shopping {and maybe I'm just picky} but I didn't think it would take all week to find a few things!!

I will say that I'm glad that longer shirts are in style now, but I'm not sure how I feel about some of the other styles, ie. babydoll shirts/dresses. There's a fine line between hiding the little extra around the middle during that time of the month & looking pregnant. I guess that style is good for pregnant teenagers, but not really for the rest of us!

Maybe I'd feel better if I was able to actually shop in the misses department where women my age are supposed to shop, but I'm still waiting for normal body parts to arrive. {I guess if they haven't developed by now, I'll never get them!} I've even tried the petite section, but I'm officially giving up! Those clothes fit me everywhere but there. I'm not sure what I'll do when I'm really too old for the junior section. But please, if you consider yourself my friend: be honest with me when I need to move on. Maybe by then I'll be able to afford tailored clothes!

And one last problem: belted shirts. I absolutely love them, but sadly, not on me. I'm honestly not trying to criticize my body, but the scoliosis really stands out in those cute shirts with the belt around the waist. I'm so bummed about that. I've tried several, and it's just not happening. The belt gets all bunched up on my womanly side; but it's smooth on the not-so-womanly side (even if I loosen the belt). And from the rear view, it's even worse. The curve is really obvious. I know, some of you have told me that you've only noticed when I'm in a swim suit. But with those shirts, you couldn't help but notice. So, I'm giving up on those, too.

Well, I'm sorry to rant & rave! You may be wanting an update on Chris, huh?! He's doing much better now. He had quite a bit of pain during the week following the removal of the radiation plaque (after the local anesthesia wore off). The Monday afterward, I took him to the doctor so they could trim a few stitches. It felt better with the numbing drops, but the pain came back when feeling returned...He now only has a little bit of pain at times. We went to the doctor on Monday, and he really didn't have much to say. He trimmed some stitches again & said to come back in 3 weeks. After that, we'll probably go back 6 weeks later, and then we'll scale down to every 3 months. At some point, they'll take pictures again, and we'll see if the tumor is shrinking at all. Please continue to pray that the tumor responds how it is supposed to & that the cancer doesn't spread! Thank you for your prayers & encouragement!

2 comments:

Tiffany said...

I miss the songs!

I feel ya on the clothing issues....I gotta whole nother set of problems when it comes to buying clothes. I am not even gonna go shopping till all the baby weight is gone....so...months from now, at least! hehehe

Amy said...

Are you unable to play the songs with the little bar under the artist's name?