Monday, December 13, 2010
I'm at a loss for words today, just not feeling very perky or "with it" today. Got to work this morning and poured milk in my cereal and milk was SOUR, uugghhhh, so that's how my morning started, yeah for Mondays. It was a quiet weekend, did YOGA class, finished shopping and wrapped gifts and cooked an awesome meatloaf yesterday.
Back to work on a snowy, cold day, trying to get myself excited about something today.
So my day is getting worse, my daughter called, she has to leave school sick this morning. She has been suffering from a horrible migraine all weekend. I'm just so worried about her. Don't really know what to do from here, we've been to doctor, waiting on appt with a headache specialist. She's at doc now hoping for a shot to give her some relief. Poor baby, I'm feeling so bad for her and if you've ever had a migraine (I definitely have), you know how bad she's feeling right now.
So far, Monday is not looking good - will do my workout tonight after dinner, I really don't need to miss that.
Hope everyone is having a great day, mine can only get better, right?
Thursday, December 09, 2010
First and Foremost: Tonight is the big fashion show, sooo excited. My daughter's dress has already been receiving rave reviews from her classmates and her fashion teacher is very pleased with it. And of course Me and Sis couldn't be anymore thrilled- we are so proud of you KP. Remember it had to me made out of ribbon and wrapping paper. Tell me what ya think...... I just know it's going to be the highlight of the show. Thanks Sis for being the model and dress dummy, lol.
Front is sparkling hot pink and silver ribbon, with tissue paper and foil wrap adorning the top. I'm told that ruffle look is quite the fashion trend these days. KP gonna "poof" the tissue paper before show time.
Tail ruffle (couldn't think of proper term) made out of tissue paper, foil wrap and silver bow, entire hem is lined with tree tinsel for the added bling factor. All fastened together with hot glue, masking tape, and staples. Cost of completed dress = $7.00
Second: There has been chocolate cake in my house for two days and I have NOT had one measley morsel, and believe it or not, it's not calling my name, it doesn't even appeal to me. So I'm celebrating that small victory of NO CAKE FOR ME - woo hoo.
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
To do list for this week is finaling being checked off, one item at a time.
Fashion Show Dress - DONE
Meal Planning- DONE
Gift Shopping - almost
Workout - hmmmmmm, we missed last night, but will make up for it tonight
Tree Decorated - DONE
Gift Wrapping - started at least
Got a lot of the "must do stuff" out of the way so I could enjoy this...
Tonight: Workout, easy one dish casserole for dinner, and watch Survivor on TV tonight while riding my bike, followed by two episodes of Meet the Browns (YES, Wed. nite is my chillax and watch TV night, it's only one night a week, so I don't mind indulging and being idle for one night)
Fashion Show - Thurs night, can't wait to see the dress we helped design hit the runway. It's gonna be talked about for years I'm sure - will post pics after the show, don't want to reveal the show stopper before the show
Friday: My day off - gonna goof off all day, having lunch with a new friend at Knuckleheads, Christmas shopping with my sister, take daughter to doctor for a check-up, then I get to have the grandteens (that's my word for teenage grandkids, ha ha) for a sleepover.
Looking forward to things slowing down a bit, hopefully. What have you crossed off your "to do" list this week?????
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
For the past two nights, my sis and I have been helping my daughter design and make a dress for her upcoming fashion show this week, it has to be made out of christmas ribbon and wrapping paper - talk about a challenge, especially since none of us sew, but sewing wasnt a requirement, thank goodness - that's why they make hot glue guns. No woman should ever be without a hot glue gun - it's the men's version of liquid nail, lol. We did our P90X chest and shoulders workout last night, my arms felt like spaghetti noodles when we were done, but it was back to work the dress.
Hopefully tonight will just be putting the finishing touches on it. Can't wait to see it finished. I will post pics of our "show stopper" when we are done. Her fashion show is always exciting but designing and wearing a dress she made will be extra super. It's very creative, lots of sparkle and pizzaz. It's really hard to have ideas in your head and then actually make them come to life. I definitely got skipped over on the "execution" part - I can dream it, but have a hard time taking it from the brain to the hands.
Plyometrics on for tonight - I really hate that workout, way too much jumping, but I am gonna do it anyway, it's part of the program. My sis actually likes it so I can't let her out do me on that one, lol, a little friendly competition between sisters. Competition is such a strong word, its more like friendly encouragement.
Dinner tonight will be a quickie - it's already in the crock pot (thanks sis) so all we have to do is heat up some sides after our workout. Crock pot bbq pork roast, baked fries, baked beans and coleslaw. A total meal under 500 calories.
Hope everyone's day is filled with SPARKle and pizzaz.
Monday, December 06, 2010
Yesterday was such an exciting day. Makeover and photoshoot day for First magazine issue. My Stylist Kim did an awesome job picking out clothes for me.
Lo and Behold she picked out a purple jacket, purple is my favorite color and I had just happened to bring along my new purple suede boots, just in case, it was my lucky day.
Kim also did my makeup, I had so much fun with her, she truly is a gem.
Anthony did my hair, he was so pleasant to work with, I just loved him.
Time to get dressed
Dressed and ready, awaiting the start of the shoot, kinda nervous
Time to change outfits
Time to got outside in the freezing cold
I had such a fantastic time and got to share it with my sister too.
My sis took all these pics for me, so thanks Neecee. Kim is such a great lady and she has the cutest dog ever, her name is "Pearl".
Photographer said she would give me some pics after the magazine was published, so I have to wait until the end of January.
All in all it was a great experience, just got kinda tired of smiling after a while. But I am sooooo thankful for such a great opportunity - it was one I will remember forever. Thanks SP Bruce and First Magazine.
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