Thursday, August 11, 2011
Well, I didn't really sneak out... but I left work early today. There was a big organizational picnic that closed down just about everything, so instead of going to the picnic we (my boyfriend and I, we work together) went to the gym. After the gym it was home to shower, and we grabbed some lunch.
Then it was time for some fun! Today is my boyfriend's birthday... and since his favorite place to be is the gun range, that's where we went after lunch. We got to shoot two of his new "toys" and I took one of mine along too. We went to a new range and it was MUCH nicer than the one that we usually go to, but we weren't too sure about the people that run the place. While chatting about their "family" membership, my boyfriend asked what was considered a family. The guy asked if we lived together, yes... then he asked how long we've lived together, 5 years... then he told us that he considers that a family and since he's the owner he can make those kinds of decisions. I find it hilarious when people feel the need to talk themselves up like that. We might have to give the place one more try before we form a complete opinion. *lol*
Oh, and I think I might have won back my title as the worst girlfriend ever this year. A few years ago, when I was organizing the family reunion for the first time and I was super stressed... I won the worst girlfriend ever award by forgetting my boyfriend's birthday. I think I won the title back today by giving him a crumpled up mess of a birthday card. I put the card in my backpack that I carry back and forth to work... in a compartment where it would be safe. This morning when I went to get it out... it was a crumpled mess. It was bad enough that I seriously considered not giving it to him at all. Instead, I sat the pathetic card on his computer for him with the hope that all the mushy words inside the crumpled mess would count for something! When I came out of the bedroom he was reading it and laughing... with a "WTF happened to my card?" look on his face. I told him about how it got crumpled... and he pulled out the "Well at least you remembered this year..." It's a good thing I love him!! For his birthday, I bought him an iPod nano for the gym and an iTunes card... but he got them early.
Edited to add pictures of the card... when I first found it, it was smooshed like an accordion from the top to the bottom. I think I flattened it out pretty good considering. My boyfriend just read this blog and keeps looking at the pathetic card, laughing hysterically. He did say "It is a nice card..." in between laughs though. *lol*
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Today is the beginning of my life getting more hectic... and I am feeling a bit overwhelmed. I'm hoping that feeling will pass by the end of this week, although it's sure to return next month and the month after.
Our bowling league starts back up tonight and I am both excited and dreading it. I am excited because we get to hang out with a fun group of people (our team) and we will be getting some extra activity. I am dreading it because it takes forever for a 5 person team to bowl three games... 3 hours. That means that I will not be getting home on Wednesday nights until 9pm, which is my current bedtime. Now that I am more active, I'm hoping that it will help improve my average... Lord knows, it could use all the help it can get!!
In a week and a half (it's sneaking up very quickly)... I can add my family reunion to my schedule and then cross it off for another year! It is always a fun day but it's so much work. I am trying very hard not to let myself stress out about this right now. I'm always running around like a chicken with my head cut off in the days leading up to, and the day of the reunion, trying to make sure everything is perfect. Last year I pretty much made myself sick over it due to a scheduling change that had me worried that people wouldn't attend. But I've never had anyone complain about the reunion, even after the schedule change, so I need to try to make myself relax and actually enjoy the day with my family this year!! And I'm pretty sure that I now owe Becky at least one picture!
In about four weeks, the dreaded college classes start again. I should probably think about buying my books sometime soon. The two classes that I am taking this semester will be the final two classes needed for my Associates degree that I started forever ago but that got delayed due to some poor decisions. I will be so thrilled to finally have it complete!!
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
I have been in a blah mood today. My mom's bankruptcy hearing was today and I have been anxious and worried about it all day.
I hadn't heard from her by the time I went to the gym and I think that affected my workout. I still did the full work out, but my head wasn't really in it.
So I just sent mom a text and apparently she got stuck with the trustee that didn't want to believe anyone. Now she has more hoops that she has to jump through before this nightmare is settled. I am hoping, praying and crossing everything that I have in hopes that this will be over soon. She is worrying herself sick, which just adds to my worries. It's really hard to stay focused on the things that I need to focus on right now with all of this going on.
Monday, August 08, 2011
Why must bra sizes be so difficult... and vary so widely from brand to brand?
I think the only thing with a comparable frustration level for me... is women's pants sizes! How can I be a regular 16 in one store but a women's 20 in another? Ugh!
Anyway, back to the boobs...
I have always been a little "top heavy" for my frame... in fact, I probably had my first bra by second grade. By middle school I was well into a C cup and in high school I was well into a D. Somewhere along the line, I have worked my way up to a DD.
I am thrilled to say that my bras are getting way too big... as in, what's the point in even wearing one because you are not supporting a thing, too big!
The dilemma now, is that I have no idea what size to buy... and I am not into trying them on at the store. So I break out the measuring tape... and I measure. Then I enter the numbers into the nifty bra size calculator on the "insert brand here" website...
Really??? I don't recall being in a B cup, EVER! Well, unless you count second grade.
I bring up Google and I search for another bra size calculator... enter my measurements...
Well, the 42 that I'm currently wearing is way too big in the band so that can't be right either. Can it? So I measure again... enter the numbers again... search for yet another calculator... end up with yet another bra size.
With all of these numbers and letters, I feel like I am playing Bingo!
So, in the end, I just guessed on the size.
It's a good thing that Amazon has the bras I wanted for almost half the price, the shipping was free and they have a decent return policy.
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