|What would Elvis do?|
Its early, I'm tired. I need energy to get my little girl up and out for school. My usual breakfast consists of porridge made with soya milk and a green tea. As I start to prepare it I can't help thinking how nice a milky coffee with lots of sugar would be and actually those muffins look so much tastier than my boring oats. "What would Elvis do?" I ask myself. I think we all know the answer. I discard the healthy option and instead have the caffeine sugar binge.
End result I'm slightly wired.
I'm getting ready to take my daughter to school.Usually I just tie a bandanna around my head to hide my bed head, but wait a cotton picking minute "What would Elvis do?" With Elvis it was all about the hair so I give myself a quiff-perfect my sneer and we are off!
End Result-My hair looks great
|Loving the quiff action|
I'm fabric shopping trying to get supplies for a batch of projects I need to do. I have quite a few things to remember and need to concentrate. Out of nowhere an over jolly sales assistant spying that I am buying padding for use in quilting launches into a thirty minute recruitment drive for her local quilting group. "What would Elvis do?" I ask. Well Elvis was legendary for his southern charm and his respect for elders (this woman must be at least two years older than me) so making like Arron I smile politely and hide my irritation.
End result. I am made really late and forget half the things I needed.
|Acting like the King|
Home and busy working on an article. The phone rings, a friend wonders if I'm free for a catch up. Ordinarily I would say no but then ask "What would Elvis do?"well Elvis put great importance by his mates-calling them the Memphis mafia and even taking them on his honeymoon. So instead of declining I go and meet my friend.
End result.I have the happy glow that only good company creates,but am also hideously behind now with my work.
|Elvis with his buddies|
I'm in the garden, the sun is baking and I really should slap on my sun block and grab a big hat. "What would Elvis do?" well apparently he was a huge sun worshiper and would lie with a reflector next to his face to ensure maximum exposure. I can't quite bear to let myself get fried so spray on a weedy factor 20 on instead.
End result-I now have a sun burnt head.
|Suntan lotion isnt Rock n Roll|
I collect my daughter from school and need to nip to the corner shop for milk. As usual she is putting the squeeze on me to buy her a magazine and an ice lolly and some stickers. Usually I would laugh in the face of such demands but today is Elvis day. Elvis was legendary in his generosity to both his friends but especially his family. Lisa Marie had a mini Shetland pony at the same age as my little one so I relent and let her have the lot.
Result-My child thinks I have gone mad and I'm £10 poorer.
Its dinner time. I was going to make a lovely healthy stir fry but my daughter sensing that my defences are down is needling me to order pizza. "What would Elvis do?" I ask. Well as with breakfast this is a no brainer so Pizza it is.
Result-Indigestion and a slightly hyper child.
|Not stir fry again|
My head is pounding from coffee and junk food and I'm wondering whether to take a headache tablet. Well as a final nod to Elvis day I do. Never a man to skimp on his pharmaceuticals its seems just daft to start being restrained about two aspirin.
End Result-No headache
End Result-No headache
|Great sign-not so good as a lifestyle|
My day as Elvis made my waistline bigger, my pockets emptier and my work schedule fall it disarray. I loved spending unplanned time with my friend and I made my daughter very happy, oh and my own mother would have been very impressed by my patience with the chatterbox sales assistant. Will I be using Elvis as my moral compass again? hell no, I think I will just listen to the music from now on.
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