Monday, June 16, 2008

Monday night, take two

I started to write this post last night then I realized the kids were doing stunts in the front yard and they were waiting to put on a show. Lexi did a walkover - spurred on by some stinky remark my Grandma made to her - and I nearly passed out because. Um. You need a spotter. My suggestion hurt her feelings, and I nearly had to channel Katydidnot, red hair and all and tell you my head did indeed explode.

She wasn't injured. All is well. I'm just up to my eyeballs in projects. I went on my last field trip yesterday and Wednesday is the last hurrah at our school. I'm buying waterproof mascara. That's all I'm saying.

So, what I wanted to say last night: I own too many pairs of adidas sweats. It's true. I often run around town with no makeup on. But oh how I love the fashion and makeup from the forties. I'm a sucker for a good red lipstick and a stylish hat.

I even tolerate the implausible plot line in Pearl Harbor so I can fawn over Kate Beckinsale's wardrobe.

So, when I arrived at the USO show Saturday, I had to stop myself from being the creepy 'old' mom, telling the teenagers in Lexi's choir group they just look so darn purdy.

uso show, 7
And they sounded fabulous.

uso show, 9
Look at my own personal Rosie the Riveter. (Lexi's on the left.) Aren't they darling?

We packed the aviation museum. My Grandma even seemed to have fun, and why not? It's her music, her time and my heart softened, watching her mouth all the words.

(The orchestra that accompanied the girls was made up of seniors. Seniors that kicked butt.)

I want to tell you more. I want to, I do. But I am starting to ramble and my time is up.

[Crazed mother closes her laptop and runs this way and that and thanks God school is almost over...]


Jennifer H said...

I've always wished I could come back in my next life looking like Kate Beckinsale. It's really not fair.

What a great idea for a school program.

Kimberly said...

It's worth a little chaos for moments like that, I think.

And I suddenly want to go shopping.

flutter said...

look how adorable!!

katydidnot said...

what would stacy and clinton say about no makeup and adidas sweats? oh yeah. we don't care. booooo stacy and clinton.

stephanie (bad mom) said...

Brilliant and precious. I love that they are obviously having a lot of fun!

I won't comment on Kate Beckinsale because I agree with Jennifer H - not fair - and that's that.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Rosie the Riveter! Yay! Love the photos, love the post, now I'm off to run this way and that too . . .

Lisa Milton said...

My other girl crush in that movie: James Woods. Stunning. I know it was a terribly difficult time in history, but I still think those nurses outfits are something else.

Stu said...

You sounded so excited about going to it when you were over, glad it was as much fun as you thought it would be.


JCK said...

Hope you survived today and wore the waterproof mascara! Great pictures, Lisa!

Beck said...

That's ADORABLE! And it is unfair that Kate Beckinsdale gets to look like herself, but I must cling to my personality, such as it is.

Minnesota Matron said...

Ah, Kate. But creating your own show? Even better!