Saturday, August 23, 2008

Hello, Kitty!

I'll admit it, I love eBay. I love to waste time there looking to see what ridiculous things people place up for auction, love to buy Miss M's clothes there for dirt cheap, and love to stumble upon things that make me say "Ohmigawd... I remember those!" You know, things of that nature.

I have the most adorable little corduroy jumper dress for the upcoming fall and winter seasons for Miss M, but had no shirt to go with it. It's an odd shade of plumish-purpley that not just any old shirt will match. So I turned to eBay to find something that will look decent with this adorable, incredibly-hard-to-match corduroy jumper dress. And I found it! A nice little turtleneck of a shirt that fits the dress perfectly -- SUCCESS!

The dang eBay seller has it out for me, though. She ever-so-thoughtfully included a free gift in the package, that I received today. A lovely pair of pinky-pink Hello Kitty socks that are at least 3 sizes too big for Miss M. Found that out while dressing her in the new clothes to see if they would fit her. Okay, that's no problem, got some socks for the future. I proceed to strip Miss M down to her diaper to re-dress her in her little 90-degree-weather outfit she had been wearing. However, when I began to pull the socks off, my darling little sweetheart of a child was suddenly possessed by the Devil and a savage "NOOOOOOOOOO!!!" escaped her perfect little bow-shaped lips. She absolutely REFUSES to take them off. "Cat. Cat. Cat. Cat," she keeps saying, while pointing to the hideously awkward-looking socks on her feet.

I can't win against these socks. She's obsessed. Hooked. Addicted. In love.


Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Time Has Come

It's time to get my butt in gear and finally lose the baby weight I gained. I saw a full-length picture of myself the other day and just about died. How in the Hell did I not realize how AWFUL I look? I gained 90 -- yes, NINETY -- pounds while pregnant with Miss M... I've lost 16 of those. A 16 lb. weight loss in nearly 20 months. There's no excuse for it, although I have plenty ready. (No energy, no time, blah blah blah.)

I've begun taking steps to get my mindset in place. I've done this before, I know I can do it again. It's just a matter of commitment on my part, and that's the hard part. I always put myself last, and that has to change. I've gone out and purchased lots of produce, meats, eggs, yogurt, and whole grains. I'm forcing down water with a little bit of juice mixed in. (The amount of juice will slowly be reduced until I'm back to drinking gallons of only water.) I've begun doing my back-strengthening exercises since I have scoliosis. And I ordered more copies of the video tapes that worked for me last time, since I threw them out for some damn reason.

I will get myself together and accomplish this, in a healthy way. As of last night, I weighed 219. My goal is 150. 150 on a 5'6" body is probably still too much, but it's a Hell of a lot better than 219!!!!

Wish me luck!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


Miss M's daycare closed for vacation last week, so I stayed home from work and enjoyed some family time with my kiddo. Lots of special things took place, which I'll share more of at a later date, but this... this was great. I gave her her first ice cream cone ever, and she devoured it with lightning speed... complete with exclamations of "Mmmm!!!" and all. I tried to video tape it, but stupid me couldn't figure out what was going on with the recorder (later realized I had it set to night vision for some odd reason), and I missed out on capturing this first. I was quite bummed, but there will be other opportunities to get ice cream cone devouring on video... especially since it doesn't really cool down here until October!