All work and no play makes a very boring blog post
It’s been very quiet, I know, on my blog this last week. That’s because all I’ve been doing, pretty much, is working. I had a deadline last week at work and my boss was on vacation so that meant very long days for me. All that work following the prior weekend of running and hiking means I’ve been a tired girl. Plus, I’m fighting either very bad allergies or a low grade cold. I’m hoping its the former and will respond to the allergy meds I just took out a loan to purchase (not really) since I found out I apparently don’t have very good prescription coverage.
I have had a social life, however. I went to a dinner party on Thursday for some friends who were having anniversary celebrations of a sort, one of those being my mother. We do this every month – meet at a favorite restaurant and celebrate life and each other. There are usually anywhere from 10-20 of us, but since my mom was the guest of honor this time, it was even more special.
And, since I’ve lost nearly 75 pounds now, I have no clothes to wear. And yes, I know, I could be sewing up a storm, but I’m not. I’ll talk about that in a minute… Instead, I went on the hunt for a new dress for the dinner party. I wanted something summery and a little on the flirtatious side. I think I found the right dress because I got a lot of compliments on it. That, or my hard work on weight loss and exercise is paying off – or both.
Here is a self portrait I took before I headed out.
Now, about sewing. Yes, I could have sewn up that dress so easily. It’s a knit with a tie back around the empire waist. However, being as busy as I have been with work, Weight Watchers, and summer activities, I just haven’t had time. And this year, we’ve had remarkable warm, sunny summer weather starting in May (unusual around here) and it’s still going strong. There will be plenty of time to sew when the weather turns cold and wet.
In addition, now that I’ve pretty much reinvented myself and my shape, it is much easier to fit into store-bought clothes and when I can find a dress ready made, off the rack, for the same price or less than it would cost me to make it (fabric & pattern, not to mention my time), the choice is easy.
What about activity? Yesterday I did get in a nice four-mile walk with a friend in the heat of the 85 degree afternoon. (Love that hot sun!) Today, I plan to get in another four miles by hooking up my Zune (MP3 player) and doing my running/walking route which I like. I’ve noticed that a whole week without activity and I get a little out of sorts. Chatting with my friend yesterday helped me figure that out, as I couldn’t quite figure out why during the week I was just a tad restless,, irritable, and discontent.
Ok, I’d better get moving…
Have a great day, my bloggy friends.