Allow me to be selfish for 15 seconds

Any idea how hard it is to find something to wear to an outside funeral when the weather drops 40 degrees, it starts snowing again AND you’re pregnant with no black pants?

Ran to the store. Tried pair after pair of dark pants that drug the ground on only to do a huge facepalm when I flipped my jean cuffs under and realized that my mom had hemmed them for me last time. No wonder they fit so well. No time for that, and mom’s machine is in the shop. I tried another store and nothing–unless I wanted to order online. Right.

I have crop pants are too short/would leave me bare legged and a dress would be worse. I called one of my girlfriends who’s had 3 lovely children and she suggested tights under the dress with a sweater or jacket. I was able to discuss whether a patterned regular pair or control top plain pair would be better. We opted for the control top (to be rolled down) in plain just in case the pattern ended up looking weird.

Sorry, selfishness is now over. Ain’t it grand to be a girl? Sigh.


  1. I’m so sorry about his dad. I hope he was able to get there yesterday. Being a girl just plain sucks. And being pregnant and living in this climate sucks even freakin’ more. Hang in there, and make sure what you decide on is comfortable. I’m sorry you had to change the ultrasound too. I know his dad’s health is a huge deal, but I would have been really upset by that too. Selfishly, of course 🙂 You guys are in my thoughts.

  2. I’m so sorry to hear about his dad :/. Wish I could say that I don’t know what you’re talking about but we were just in this same situation and Joe is much the same – the normal comforting things don’t work with him. I hope your husband was able to make it in time to see his dad before he passed :(.

  3. Stacy Wolfmeyer

    I have to ask….did the clothes work out? Regardless of what you wore, it was more appropriate than going naked….and warmer, too…… (hope others see my attempt at a little smile, and not find this disrespectful. I think Jill will understand.)

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