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Friday, January 25, 2013

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!

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  • SHARON10002
    Sorry I actually missed the day, but the feelings and wishes are still the same . . .
    1754 days ago
  • SAMI199
    Happy Sparkversary!!! emoticon emoticon

    I love to hear about your little Princess! She is so sweet . emoticon

    Glad you found your ring-I feel naked without mine,too.I love Renaissance Festivals-we use to go every year for a long time.I just love the knights-lol.

    1758 days ago
    Happy Sparkversary! Glad you found your ring. :)
    1758 days ago
    My grand children each 3 this year didn't want to wear their Halloween costumes and one of them the other grandma spent weeks on. I quick took a picture of both of them. Then was showing it to them. They saw the pictures and then wanted to put the things back on and where so happy. Oh the fickleness of kids. I had a friend with an only child that she made the fanciest costumes for and she made dolls to wear them. Thanks for sharing with us as your story brought back some very happy memories.

    Happy Sparkversary!! Looking forward to celebrating many more with you!
    1758 days ago
    It's so much fun to read your blogs - I know there are days that aren't terrific, but you usually manage to find the positive within them. And TODAY you have a lot to celebrate!

    1759 days ago
    emoticon Happy Sparkaversary
    1759 days ago
    emoticon on ur Sparkaversary!

    I am also going to take my family to see The Hobbit this weekend- maybe we can swap reviews.

    emoticon on staying strong in the Jumpstart January Fitness Challenge!

    So glad you found that ring- woo

    1759 days ago
  • CARI2012
    You have so many things to be happy about today! Thanks for brightening my day, as well! And Happy Sparkversary! emoticon
    1759 days ago
    what a wonderful day thanks so much for sharing your joy I'm all smiles for you emoticon
    1759 days ago
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