Monday, September 19, 2011
But more than that, I feel so good! My skin is clear and I look years younger than I did in July. In fact, I look like my profile picture again. lol
Today is "Talk Like A Pirate Day" and we are celebrating it at my school. Only a few students dressed for it, but the teachers are having a blast. I bought a Victorian dress in 2008 -size 2X and could barely squezze into it and had to wear a jacket over it to look decent for a Steampunk event I attended. I was exhausted when I got home and didn't hang it up. My husband washed it with everything else-and it shrunk to a half size smaller. Today, I am wearing it for the first time and it is loose in the waist. I am wearing my boots for the first time since 2007. They fit and I am having such a good time stomping around that I have ordered another pair-this time black knee-highs that lace up the back. They are going to look so awesome with my black leggings.
One of the side benefits of this lifestyle change is the change in my self-care. Last school year, the only thing I did for myself was buy some simple T-shirt dresses in all the colors of the rainbow. I woke up one day last April and realized that everything in my closet was years old and black. So, I added color-lots of color. I bought 3 orange dresses, 2 red, and 4 green-along with yellow, purple, brown and blue. They brightened up my look-but didn't give me what I now have-The Radiance of Joy.
I actually spend time each morning at my vanity, look at myself in the mirror and smile. I wear makeup everyday for the first time in years. My hair is cut in a style instead of trimmed because it is too long. I got a manicure and pedicure Saturday for our evening dinner date. My "little black dress" I bought in May for my anniversary-and barely fit into is loose all over. My legs are amazing-I really need mini-skirts to come back in style. lol
Life is fun! I laugh and dance my way through my days. My students never know what to expect. Somedays I put on great music and tell everyone to chair dance. It is amazing how much that little burst of movement and joy revives my students. It is so cool to have jaded teenagers rush to get to my class so they won't miss anything. Today's music is The Chieftains and the dance of the day is a jig. lol
Life is wonderful and God is so good. I am going to have an amazing week this week.
Edit-I was just interviewed for the District Newsletter. Earlier today, my principal agreed that this could be the First Annual Talk Like a Pirate Day for our school. Woo Hoo! I never would have spearheaded trhis without Sparkpeople. Last year, I could barely drag myself to work each day. There was no way I could have planned anything extra.