I have had some time to think about my days and how I fill them. Or, rather, how I SHOULD fill them! There are some things I need to do. I need to lose 10lbs by March and then I'd love to lose another 10 by June. My wardrobe consists of random tops that I have either gotten as gifts or hand-me-downs from friends MANY years ago; or, that I bought in a moment of weakness and actually allowed money to leave my pocketbook for a $5 top (also MANY years ago). My daily look is either one of my 2 pairs of jeans (one pair I bought, one pair I got from my much taller sister who could not wear them as they are to short for her...though they still drag the ground when I wear them) or the cargo pants from the same sister (same story on the length). My tops are your basic tees, long-sleeved tees, and generally these days I throw one of my sweaters over for warmth. Luckily I got a bunch of socks for Christmas, too, since every pair I own is in need of repair or way beyond any point of repair.
The point? Well, I have been trying to shake the last 20 pounds I'd like to not carry around anymore and don't want to waste money on new clothes until said day. So, once I lose the weight, I would love some new clothes. Of course, I don't mean, 'shiny and new, straight from the manufacturer'...I have always been a second-hand store girl. In high school I would buy $3 suits from the local thrift shop and split the slacks to make a skirt. Thinking back...I never dressed as the other girls at my tiny school (125 in my graduating class...3500 people in my town); but, not one of them EVER made fun of me for it. I often got comments like, 'you're style is so unique'. I actually feel like being an overweight child helped me in finding my own style,since I wasn't able to fit into the 'popular' styles at the time. (Plus, money was always a factor in school shopping.) WOW...I'm off topic AGAIN!
What this all means, of course, is that I need to start working out again. No more excuses. I will just have to be careful of my shoulder and neck...and I have a feeling it will get worked out in the process.
We are also planning on a Las Vegas trip for Thanksgiving this year. At our wedding, I wore lace up black suede pants (trousers for the European readers out there), silvery tank top, and sparkly black heels. This time, for our vow renewal, I would like to wear a pretty dress. It is strange...I feel like Hubby is more into the vow renewal thing, but I feel like this is my chance to have a more normal wedding. I LOVED our wedding, don't get me wrong. It was super fun, and so low key. But, I have not been wearing my engagement ring for weeks because one of the stones came loose and I didn't want to lose it. Yesterday, I finally took it to the jeweler and am wearing it again. It was almost like getting engaged again, since Hubby keeps talking about Vegas. I am such a wacko, that I want to go buy a bride magazine so I can pick out a dress and start planning this trip. Dumb, I know, but sometimes, when you are just plugging along in your life, it gets stale and you need a reminder that it's not just about work and paying bills and getting by. And, since this is our life, we can make our own rules about what is normal, right!?
I did manage to list two new items in my Etsy shop in the last couple days.
This really cute card I made out of my handmade paper.
And, this journal. I am in the process of using some of my paper pulp to make some beads. What I will do with them (sell them as supplies or make jewelry), I'm not sure yet.
This week, I PROMISE MYSELF, I get crackin' on ...well, anything other than sitting around doing nothing!!