Sunday, May 22, 2011

500th Post: A Mish-Mash

This is my 500th Post. To be perfectly honest, part of the reason I haven't posted in three weeks is because I had 500th Post Anxiety.

What to write about? Should I do a giveaway? Should it be super special?

Seriously, I worried about this. Then, I decided not to care.

So, I'm doing a really, really long bit of a mish-mash...... kind of a "What has Jess been up to in the past 3 weeks?" ...............

One of my close friends just got engaged, tonight. She even called me before she posted it on Facebook, which tells you how close we are, lol. I'm SO, SO, SO, SO happy for her. And, a little bit sad for myself.


Speaking of my non-existent love life........ things with TG are literally back to where they were before the letter. We've had two super long phone calls in the past several weeks. We text, email, and FB chat. He tells me stuff I'm pretty sure he's not telling anyone else.

Still a bit confused.

A lot better, emotionally, though. When he wants me around, I'm around. When he doesn't, I leave him alone. And, other than times like tonight when I'm feeling sorry for myself while still being happy for my friend, I'm actually pretty fine with the way things are. I wish they were different, but they aren't and I'm kind of just used to it. I might go more in detail later, but for now.....


More about my non-existent love life....... Fun Distraction and I are back on our merry-go-round. I doubt anything will actually ever happen, but we like the dance, apparently.


My brother is finished with his high school classes. He just has to go on his Senior Trip and then Graduate.

This. Is. INSANE. To. Me.

How did he get so old?

How did I get so old?

He and my step-sister are getting ready to go off to college.

How in the world is all of this happening?

Last night, we went to a baseball game with a group of my coworkers and I wore a hat for about 5 seconds.......


When I have children, I want them to be as cute as this. Mmmmkay? Thanks.

Yes, those are my gym shoes.....

Yep, my shoes, again, lol......


Good news!

I tried on my bridesmaid dress last night, for the first time since I started WW.

I can breath, now. Whew!

I still have a month to try to make it so it's not so snug.

But, the breathing part is a huge relief.


Speaking of WW, I've lost 7lbs. A little slow, but it's coming off.

When I got measured a week ago Friday, I'd lost several inches in various places.

As long as it's coming off, I'm good.


Also, speaking of WW.....

For the first time in my life, I can fit into Victoria's Secret bras.

Talk about a Non-Scale Victory.

Not a Wallet Victory, mind you.

I need a strapless bra for the bridesmaid dress. I was telling a friend, who works PT at VS and she convinced me to go in there while she was on shift.

I was also convinced I wouldn't fit into anything.

I was wrong and walked out with 3 bras.

Not a strapless one, but 3 bras.

I'm still pretty sure I wouldn't be able to fit into the majority of the things they sell, but at least I was able to buy something other than their body spray and lotion.

Buying the 3 bras (and still needing a strapless) convinced me to go serious bra-shopping.

I ended up buying 8 more this weekend. I got an absolute steal for them, though. Most should allow for a little more weight loss and a couple are more for when these newer ones are too big.

And, even though I feel slightly guilty about buying 11 bras and spending too much money in my opinion (even with the steal), I try to remind myself that I'm due.

Because it had been a LONG time.

As in, a really, really long time.

No really.

Like 4 years (hides head in shame).


My cousin's husband (and by extension, also my cousin) Mike was in town this past week. He was on a work training.

They have been married 9 years (1/3 of my life.... more insanity), this past week. It took us nine years to get him to Florida and now, he's been twice in three months.

It was so good to see him!! We went out to dinner in Orlando, one night, and another night he came over and we grilled steaks.

I can't wait until they're all here, permanently.

I need to finish recapping their visit.


I am supposed to go on a cruise, this upcoming weekend.

However, I may not get to go.

To be continued.


And, last, but not least............

the q's.

1. what's your favorite rainy day activity?

Reading a good book...... curling up on the couch and watching a movie..... going to the movies.

2. what time do you go to bed?

Usually between 11 and 12.

I'm a night-owl.

3. how many magazines do you subscribe to?


4. did you sell all your belongings because you thought the world was ending yesterday?

Nope, I bought a bunch of bras.

5. what's your beauty obssesion?

It's beginning to be eyeliner and mascara.

6. if you could only wear one designer/brand for the rest of your life...what would it be?

I don't know. Ask me in about 20 lbs, lol.

7. what's your summer must have?

Flip-flops..... Panera's Strawberry Poppyseed with Chicken Salad..... Watermelon...... So You Think You Can Dance....... Big Brother

8. do you make weekly dinner menus?

I do not.


Lil' Woman said...

Welcome back and happy 500th post! :)

Brittany Ann said...

YAY! You deserve those bras, girl! I'm glad you splurged! (I know what you mean though. I have the opposite, tiny-booby problem, and thus, I NEVER buy a new bra.)

And, cruise? you better go! You deserve it!

Gina said...

Yay for new bras. If you need 'em and you found a good deal on 'em, you should have zero buyer's regret!