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A change of pace

Sunday, August 12, 2012

First of all, thank you everyone that read my last, very whiny blog. And an even bigger thank you to those that commented and supported me. I suspect some of my Debby downer attitude may have been hormonally influenced. Also, I'm tired of allergies and hot and humid. This week the hot and humid have gotten much better and I am in LOVE with 70 degree days. I could do with out my allergies getting worse this time of year, but I am medicating enough to control it for now.

I do feel back to my optimistic self, at least for the most part. Still a lot of drama at work and still a lot to consider and pick through in my brain, but I am feeling much better about it. Getting back to a work out routine will help too. Stupid gym closing to clean.

On to fun stuff! We bought a house! We don't close until the end of October, but there shouldn't be anything keeping that from happening. We had the inspection on Friday and we aren't going to ask for the sellers to do/fix/pay for any of the stuff. If we do all the repairs and maintenance that the inspector recommended it will cost $2000 or less. We can live with that. That way we know it was done correctly and on time, etc. We bought a house that is about 2 miles from where we live now, in a cul du sac, 3 level split, 4 bedroom, 3 bath, deck, 1/3 of acre...nice place. I am so excited to move I wanna start packing now, but we dont' move for 2 1/2 months. I will have the whole first week of October off that I can work on packing and such. That will be really good. We will be almost doubling the space we have now, so it will actually be kind of empty for a while. We will manage though.

Yesterday I stopped and did a little dress shopping for a wedding we having at the end of the month. I found a few dressed that would be maybes. I found one I really liked, but they only had a size 20 which was really big and I couldn't have worn it (yay!!), so I didn't get it. I will check at a different location to see if they have a 16 or 18. I can't believe I can wear 18s again. I realized I had a black dress still in my closet. I tried that on when I got home and I can totally wear it. I will keep looking, but at least I know I have something to fall back on and I don't feel so much pressure to find a new dress.

Since we are moving and I was trying stuff on I brought in the totes of out of season clothes and also the "too small but I'm not ready to part with it yet" bin. When I packed seasonal things up this April/May everything fit me. I had gotten rid of all of the things that were too big. I tried on all of my sweaters and pants. I ended up getting rid of 3 pairs of pants and 4 sweaters. I still have quite a few and they do fit, but some of them are a bit loose. I don't think I will get much new this fall, but I may have to get a little bit of stuff. The jeans I still have in my closet are 20s and are big. I will see about belting them or if they will just look too frumpy. I do have 2 pairs of 18s that I pulled from my too small bin. It feels good to get rid of clothes that are too big and wear clothes that didn't fit.

Other fun stuff, my family got together to take once every 5 year family pics. We didn't do professional pics, just gathered in the back yard and took some pics. I am excited that I am smaller/weigh less than the pics we took 5 years ago. Yay! After pics we went to Red Lobster for dinner. There were 6 of us. We did get 2 appetizers to share. I had a piece of the lobster pizza and two chili shrimp. I ordered a shrimp and lobster meal with double broccoli, no carb, salad with dressing on the side. I didn't finish the dressing or eat the croutons, I ate one serving of broccoli and had left over shrimp. They messed up and gave me the rice, which I love, but I only ate two bites of that and saved the rest for the left overs. Hubby will have 6 shrimp, rice and broccoli. I can't believe I left that much food. I have NEVER left that much behind at Red Lobster (or any restaurant really). We shared a dessert, but even with that I am super proud of my choices and my eating tonight. Even when my bro was like "you aren't gonna eat those, they don't reheat well, you should eat those, I stuck to my guns and didn't force them down my already full tummy. I didn't leave there ready to puke from too much food. Success!

I'm going to head to bed to get some sleep so I can get homework and the grocery shopping tomorrow.

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PUNKY100 8/13/2012 4:37PM

    I am SOOOOOO with you on the loving the 70 degree days...those 90s were just taking too much out of me!!! The Claritin has been a life saver too haha.

YAY for a new house!!!! I'm TOTALLY down for coming to help you move!! Just let me know where and when, and you'll have a slimmer, buffer version of me to help you out. :-P

Cleaning out clothes is SO nice!!! I'm glad you're able to get through a bunch of stuff! :-D Shopping for dresses is fun when you're not afraid to wear them again haha

And congrats on the Red Lobster thing! :-D It's so hard to tell people no when they are sitting right there staring at you. Good for you!!

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POMATOJUICE 8/13/2012 10:17AM

    Congratulations on the house!! That's awesome! I remember when we first bought our house.. things were tight for a while, but it was so nice to be in a place of our own! In fact, I was so excited, I ran out and adopted the cat in my user pics :P

You are going to be crazy busy in Oct, though! Maybe it's a great time to purge clothes anyway.. it'll be less to pack! lol

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