Well, okay, not "any ol' reason" but today is my SparkVersary!
In honor of the date, I stepped on my scales this morning... digital said 201, and then 200... rotary said 195!
I'm not changing it in my official stuff yet, because my weigh-in isn't until tomorrow, but wowsas!
I did two upper body workouts yesterday, an abs workout--those by video--and then went for a fairly slow walk for 30 minutes. By fairly show, I mean, my little one walked with me on the first quarter mile or so... and I only picked up a little after she decided to get in the stroller.
Today, I've got two lower-body workout videos to follow--just a couple days left to our January Jumpstart Challenge! And I'm still in it, yay!
I'm at work, but it's a short day--even shorter than Fridays usually are, because I worked a little long on Monday and need to stay at 40 hours instead of going over. Early out, yay!
Tomorrow, I get to take my family to go see The Hobbit, yay!
And one more big thing that just makes me personally happy and very proud: Back in October, I stayed up for most of two full nights working on a dress for my daughter to wear to the Texas Renaissance Festival. It's based on Rapunzel's dress, and I took care to make sure there was lots of her favorite two colors, pink and purple. The inner skirt, however, was plaid, because my dress is plaid, and I like the thought that we almost kinda sorta look like we're paying attention to our ancestry there--my plaid is even in the same colors as the family coat of arms I have... which, because so little information has been passed down through my part of the family, I don't even know the accuracy of, but nevermind that. It's not what I'm here to talk about.
I worked for many hours and lost lots of sleep putting that dress together, and when my daughter woke up and I put it on her the morning of the Festival, she said she didn't like it, she didn't want to wear it.
So we went to Faire for the first time in a long time dressed in mundane, everyday clothes. Because as it turned out, part of my dress had been left behind, too, as had been my husband's pants.
It is a whole different feeling, being at a Renaissance Festival and not being in Garb.
But this morning, as I took the Cinderella dress that she got for her birthday last month off of her--she's taken to sleeping in it, and even wore it to school the other day--she told me she wanted her other Princess dress.
Now, she has one that is a little Rapunzel outfit, but isn't a princess dress. And she has one that is Merida's dress. And she even has a Barbie Princess dress. (She got all these and an outfit that says "Always a Girlie Girl" for her birthday last month.) But what she wanted to wear, suddenly, was the dress I made for her.
It's a little long, but it's in her blood to know how to pick up the front of her skirts daintily so she can walk. And that is what she wore to school today. I took a change of clothes for her in case the dress becomes too cumbersome to play in, or too hot, but she wanted it--I knew she would, eventually, which is why I kept it, but bless her heart, she chose today. And she might never know what that means to me.
Ooh, and--AND--I've been going around with a naked finger the past few days because I did not know what I'd done with my wedding band. I take it off from time to time to put lotion on my hands, or do dishes, or whatever. I take it off when I take a shower, and I have a little dish in my kitchen and a spot in my bathroom, and whenever I take it off, these are the places I put it. But it wasn't in either spot when I looked for it all week.
And this morning, I spotted it on a little shelf that is no where near any of the spots I usually take it off and put it. So today, at last, I came to work feeling completely dressed! Yay!