This week the Teen has her Spring Break. We aren't doing anything major, but we do have to shop for a prom dress. We have one, but she got swindled by a company that said they'd custom make it to her figure. $240 dollars later and after waiting 3 weeks a package arrived from China and the contents were in a word HORRIFIC.
Lesson learned. Teen very sad. Another Teen not so thrilled. Return Policy stinks and would probably lead to my sending back $2 dress for $70 and losing more money. Frankly, it's so hideous that I am almost embarrassed to take it to a thrift shop, but maybe SOMEONE can use it for a play or something. So that's where it's going.
If you want to know the company to avoid, stay tuned. I'm giving them 2 days to refund my $$. After that, the gloves come off.
Some people might think I should not bail out my Teen. But I feel sorry for her. She thought she was saving us money, she tried to get the dress of her dreams for her SENIOR PROM and she got a dress that was too small, super ugly and made her feel so bad she cried all the way to the school just before her theater group went to Chattanooga.
She has worked hard, has a full ride scholarship and she deserves a beautiful dress for her last prom. So we're going shopping and I'm paying for a new dress.
Meanwhile, the Physicist has decided to take W/Th/F off and he wants to GO SOMEWHERE FUN. All well and good, but I am working on a major revision that MUST BE FINISHED BY APRIL.
So guess what I am doing over the weekend and as many hours as I can next week? Revising, revising, revising.
But this is a good lesson for me. I needed a fire lit under my feet. Now I have one. And I am forced to work harder and smarter than ever.
I'll see you all when I come up for air and take a breather. And Happy Spring!!