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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Planning ahead

I'm a planner. I plan for things, make lists, think about the future and double check my work. I don't like surprises. Wait, let me take that back. I do like surprises but I can't stand it (and can't wait) if I find out about them before they happen. If someone tells me they got me a present I ask over and over again what it is. I look for my Christmas gifts in hiding and shake the wrapped ones under the tree. I can't help it, I like to know what's going on and planning what I'm going to do next.
My friend has been planning on coming for a visit. Due to certain things beyond his control he couldn't tell me exactly when, but I had a pretty good idea and started planning accordingly. I was very surprised yesterday when he left me a message that he'd be here 2 days sooner than I planner. My lists! My plans! My carefully arranged schedule! Ok, I regrouped and started mentally rearranging my list of things to due. Crisis averted or so I thought.
I just got off the phone with him and (wonderful news)he'll be here very soon. Yeah! I'm so not ready but can't wait to see him. All my plans for organization are gone and my lists thrown away. The best laid plans of mice and men.

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Saturday, September 23, 2006

In The Closet


I've reached the breaking point with my closet. The line in the sand, the point of no return, the maginot line and I can't go around it at all. I can not put another dress, sweater or black (don't get me started) shoe in there without severe consequences. I have to clean it. I have to throw (oh, the horror) away or donate and get rid of some of these clothes. There is no extra room! Conditions are so bad all I can do it stand at the edge and lean towards the clothing, and it's a walk in closet. I'd like to say, "Well, some of the clothes belong to TS. It's not just me" but that isn't true. It's all me and my stuff; there's no ignoring the problem anymore.
Today's the day and possibly into tomorrow too.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

It's still dark!

One of the things I don't like about the weather turning cooler is how dark it is in the morning. I'm up early this morning to go to Texas and it's crazy early. It's still dark outside! It's still night! It's too early!
I'll be home tomorrow.

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Saturday, September 16, 2006

Mark Your calendars

Today I've reached a milestone. This morning (right now actually) I fit into my skinny inspiration dress. I've been trying on this dress for months and gauging my weight progress. That's what I do almost every Saturday morning, is try on my clothes. Silly, I know but it is much more of a motivation than jumping on the scale. I actually see (or don't) the progress I've made in the previous week. So, this morning I tried on the dress and it's perfect. I could wear it right now and it looks like a vision. (I'll put up a picture...The dress, not me). I've been "wearing" it for months and it was fine, if I didn't want to sit, breath and you like the painted on look. It's a different look today and I feel like wearing it all day long (yes, I still have it on).
Glorious Victory!!!

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Monday, September 11, 2006

Never Forget


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Friday, September 08, 2006

Fabulous Friday

I woke this morning to great news. There is something I've been looking for and it seems to be happening. I couldn't be happier. I know this all sounds a little cryptic but I'm just being cautious.
On other fronts my GERD is having a bad week. It's just feeling worse and worse everyday. I'm scheduled to have "tests" done next week but I'm not sure I can wait that long. The symptoms are worse and worse every night. I'm calling my doctor today and pleading with her to give me something to help. I'm down to about 3 foods (oatmeal, apple slices, and lunchmeat in a pita) I can eat. On a bright spot I'm losing lots of weight. Hey, you have to look at the bright side.

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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Prissy?

Prissy = Excessively or affectedly prim and proper
A friend recently told me I was prissy and I took offense to label.
prissy? Prissy! Me?
I don't think so. I'm cool, hip and ahead of the curve. I'm cutting edge!
I mentioned it to another friend a few days later and she agreed with him.
"You don't think you're prissy?"
"No, not at all. I'm just well put together"
"Uh, huh and the monogrammed towels, perfect manicure and pedicure, wonderful wardrobe, not to mention the lingerie don't make you prissy?"
"No! I've always thought I'm classic and in good taste but not prissy"

We continued our discussion and my friend said he didn't think there was anything wrong with being prissy, but I'm still not convinced. I started thinking about it and what does it mean in my life. I don't think the common definition really suits me, but sometimes I do like prim and proper in my life.
Most of these are material things that a) I just like b) I was raised with certain manners from my Mother c) show I'm a total girlie girl. Ok, here's my list.
Monogrammed towels, sheets, napkins and note-cards
A selection of perfumes
Several complete china patterns
Stationary and note-cards for different occasions
Nailpolish for any situation
Coordination lingerie
Shoes, lots of shoes
Bath soaps, gels, lotions and moisturizers
and to top it all off my favorite color is pink


Hmmm....So, maybe I'm a little prissy but it's mixed with 4 tattoos, piercings, and a love of Korn and black (ok..it's Chanel) nail polish.

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Friday, September 01, 2006

September 1st

There is a feeling of fall in the air today.
The days are getting shorter and the air feels different than it did just 1 month ago. I'm sad to see the summer leave us, but I do look forward to this time of year. I enjoy (and have great memories) of fall leaves, football games, fresh apples and cider just to name a few. The upcoming season is full of plans, my hairstyles (darker I think) and trips too.
While I know it will still be warm for a little while longer, I'm already thinking about my fall clothes. For me, there is nothing like wearing warm sweaters and putting on my boots. I'm tired of all my summer clothes and they all seem a little "old". They are ready to be put away and rest until next year.
I'm sure my attitude will change in the upcoming weeks, maybe months and I'll mumble about missing warm weather and not looking forward to winter. That seems a long way off and today I'm wearing my new jeans.

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