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I Raided my Daughter's Closet!

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Well, not really. She is 5'10" and weighs 130 pounds. BUT, she is the recipient of lots of hand-me-downs from my niece. DN went to Oklahoma State University, too, and we have boxes of OSU apparel that she can no longer wear. Yesterday DD was upstairs looking for sweats that she and DD #2 could wear for their 6 am cross country workouts. (Those 45 degree runs are chilly!) She called down, "Mom, what size bottoms can you wear now?" Ok, that is a trick question. You know sizes vary tremendously, and collegiate apparel runs notoriously small. She found a pair of "swishy" capris that were a size L. And they were orange. (Go Pokes!) Of course they were too big for her, but they fit me!

So, here is a pic. While not beautiful, I wanted TERESA159 to see another article of clothing that I would pack to wear WHEN I get the chance to meet her. I'm packing these OSU capris AND the teal Rocky Mountain jeans I wore in my "50 Pounds Gone" blog. emoticon

By the way, this week was "blogging and feedback" week for the 5% summer challenge. We were supposedto blog about it so that we could get people to sign up for the fall challenge. I checked yesterday, and the number of people signing up for that challenge had exceeded 550 members, which was the cutoff. SO, the blogging must have worked!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JICASMOM 9/15/2011 5:47PM

    You look fantastic!!! I can't wait for the challenge!!!

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TEDDYBABE 9/11/2011 9:18PM

    You are looking so good! I think the orange would be fun! Of course here in Texas you know what the orange means... !! lol

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THEHONESTME 9/9/2011 7:54PM

    Love the orange - it looks good on you! And, you are right - that blogging really worked. I know it got me interested in the 5% challenge. I can't wait til we get started :)

BTW, thank you for your support this week - it's been a doozy! Sheesh, just when I get my act together, the rest of my life goes into turmoil. HOWEVER, it could have been so much worse. There are others in our area that have serious flooding inside their homes... or their homes have been destroyed. We just had some water in the basement... that's such a little thing compared to others. Seems silly now, but at the time it was scary and we felt helpless - I don't know that I've ever felt that helpless - I didn't like it!! And when it was daylight and we could see what had been happening outside while we were in the basement trying to fight the water... well, thankfully it was gone almost as quickly as it came - guess that's why they're called 'flash floods' - come and go in a flash :)

Anyuway, I'm looking forward to this coming week. It promises to be a good one! Did you see I hired a new girl? She starts on the 26th - I'm excited about that, too. I'm already dreaming about what duties I'll hand off to her - I'm making a list of the work I WANT to do - I'll give her the rest! LOL

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TALLGUY42 9/9/2011 1:00AM

    Looking good, Michelle!

BTW.......OSU orange is cool.

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MISSLORI5 9/8/2011 7:54PM

    You look pretty good in those college clothes! My daughter graduated from OSU a few years ago. I was never brave enough to get into her med. and smalls, though! I am so glad the challenge was filled. I missed the boat and will have to do another team's challenge, which will be just fine! I'll be back in the winter challenge, I hope. Take care and help those Daisies rock on to vitory! emoticon

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CHAR1970 9/8/2011 7:05PM

    They look great!

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    My son dated a girl who went to OSU - they had a long distance romance for a couple years. He still sports a lot of orange stuff!

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LISAINMS 9/8/2011 2:55PM

    Oh those are sooo much better than the RM TEAL jeans!! You could actually wear those in public. Looking pretty fantastic Miss Michelle!!

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HAKAPES 9/8/2011 2:53PM

    Awesome pants, orange is cool!

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KATIEANN59 9/8/2011 2:15PM

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ANNITAMOUSE 9/8/2011 1:50PM


Not bad at all!!

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JSKIPPY11 9/8/2011 1:01PM

    You look great! I am so proud of you.. I have GOT to get as motivated as you! I just have to keep reading your blogs and seeing your pictures... maybe that will motivate me!

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NOILEDNWAD 9/8/2011 12:41PM

    Great job on those capris! How fun! I thought I had signed up for the Fall challenge but I missed it so I guess I'll have to do it all on my own this Fall. Congrats on such a great job!!

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TERESA159 9/8/2011 11:47AM

    Ha ha, orange happens to be an "IN" color right now! So you are rocking high fashion and not even knowing it. And you look great! Got that collegiate body to go with the clothes. But, those teal jeans? Not sure those will EVER come back in style...

Is it cheaper for you to fly to Disneyland or Disney World? I am liking the idea of a Spark meet-up at the house of mouse. We'd want to plan it around your farming obligations. OR we could just pick a large mid western city and all meet there. Chicago? Denver? Minneapolis? Trying to think which cities are airline hubs so easy flights for everyone. I've heard mention of Spark conventions. Maybe we see if one is planned?

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AKATUJE 9/8/2011 11:32AM

    Love the capris!!! Congrats!!!

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KANSASROSE67 9/8/2011 11:09AM

    Nothing beats free clothes! Love that school pride, though as a Nebraska Husker I can't say orange compares to red!


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ROBYN168 9/8/2011 10:48AM

    Love those capris!!! My home town colors are Navy and Orange and White - they are perfect for here too!

Great job!!!!

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PINKBEANBOO 9/8/2011 10:30AM

    Yesssssss!!! Raiding your teenager's closet is a BIG deal. I did it last week : )

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BLACK741 9/8/2011 9:40AM

    Great Job, I am getting my daughter's hand me downs. she was never as big as I was, but she is also losing and she is about 20 pounds lighter than me, so get jeans, and shirts GREAT not to have to spend all my money on new clothes!

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MCLAFLIN 9/8/2011 9:24AM

    I should have worn my orange Crocs, too! haha

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