Posted by: DD | October 19, 2008


Another October, another fundraiser.

This year I finally stopped trying to convince my husband to be my date. He doesn’t enjoy it and having him resentfully attend would certainly be the turd in the punch bowl as far as I’m concerned. Overall it’s a win/win situation since I don’t have to worry about finding a babysitter at the last minute (because that’s when we always try to find one) and he gave me his blessings in the form of The Checkbook, plus he got to stay home and watch Iron Man with XBoy and cuddle with ZGirl.

I have to admit that I think he got the better end of the deal.

XBoy was worried that I would be all by myself and offered to be my date instead. When I told him he had to be 21 before he could go, he asked if I got to sit with my friends. His concern for his old mom was very sweet.

It was nice to get dolled up and rub elbows but by 9:00 p.m. I was dangerously bored andengorged. They hadn’t even started the oral auction by the time I left even though dessert had long since been served and cleared. Giving people extra time to drink free booze does not necessarily drive up the auction totals. Instead people get annoyed with the delays and leave rather than fork out $1,000 for a autographed highschool football. But hell, what do I know? I paid over a $100 for a rather tacky looking birdhouse that kind of resembles the old church and another $100 for a dozen decorated sugar cookies each month for a year (and let me tell you the first dozen have been delish!) through the silent auctions.

Below are a couple of pictures of me Mr. DD snapped before I left. Why, yes, I am enjoying a piece of pizza before heading out for a fundraiser where supper will be served, but you never know how food at those things will be (for the record, chix cordon bleu is just wrong: ham stuffed inside a chicken?? It’s just not natural!).


Speaking of dates, October 19, 2007 was the date used as my LMP – even though it wasn’t – once I found out I was pregnant after our donor cycle. Not once did I ever imagine that in a year I would purchase a onesie that said, “My First Halloween” on it, especially considering the heartbreak October 2006 would bring. And today, last October feels like a lifetime ago.



  1. I’m sorry the auction was a bit if a bust – but YOU, my dear, looked *amazing*!!!

  2. Bow chicka bow-WOW! Hot mama! If you were my wife I’d take you anywhere as long as you looked that sexy! 😉

  3. I’m hating you a little for looking so fab after just having a baby!

  4. #1 There is no bad time for pizza.
    #2 You look beautiful.
    #3 Xboy is a sweetheart.
    #4 A dozen cookies would last me 15 minutes.

  5. You look fucking boobtastic in that dress. I’d totally be cat calling if you walked in front of me.

    Also? Fuck ham. Seriously. GAH.

  6. Look at you, hot mama!
    And congrats on a good anniversary, too. Your girl is just gorgeous.

  7. Ditto Michelle, I appear to be on the Fat Cow express. You on the other hand appear to be on the slim and sexy Supermodel express!

    I am very very glad you got to go out though.

  8. You look absolutely gorgeous.

  9. You look fabulous! V V jealous. :o)

  10. Check out that decolte, whoa! You look terrific for a new mum 🙂

  11. Am jealous – you look amazing… while I uhmm look fat and my baby is over a year old 🙂 And you’re eating pizza too.

    Glad Xboy was worried about his mom that’s so sweet… enjoy the cookies!

  12. You look fabulous! I love the dress. Oh, and I’m doing a nice big grin for you that you are buying that ‘My First Halloween’ onesie.

    XBoy, is a very thoughtful little boy. How cute that he worried about you 🙂

  13. Men are stupid.
    You’re gorgeous.
    I seriously need to see the birdhouse.
    We’re passed onesie stage…but I, too, am enjoying the “My First Halloween” business. Do you have a costume all picked out?

  14. Okay its totally unfair that you look fantastic 3 months after giving birth and I still have 20 lbs to lose 15 months after giving birth.

  15. You look beautiful.

  16. Wow, wow, wow! Stunner!

  17. You’re such a hot Mama!

  18. Are you sure ZGirl was only born 3 months ago…wowza, you look amazing!

  19. You look amazing!

    And I don’t know which I love more…your dress or your kitchen! That floor is killer.

  20. 1. You look gorgeous. STUNNING. 2.Daddy is never my date anywhere. I hate it. 3. I must say I always always ALWAYS eat before I go anywhere, because nine times outta ten the food is gross. Or they take forever to serve and I would starve with the wait.
    4. Did I mention how beautiful you look in the photos? God woman! I will never post a photo of me ever again! I could never compare! (LOL!)

  21. I think I might be touching myself inappropriately next time we’re chatting on google based on these photos. Damn your hotness!

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