Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Another milestone

-for me! In terms of weight loss. I've lost 25 lbs as of this weekend. It sounds all good, but it has taken me... ahem, don't laugh . . . . 7.5 months. I'm 8 lbs away from my first goal, and my ultimate goal was to lose 50 lbs by my birthday, in 3 weeks. LOL, I'll take half.

Also, I got the dress I ordered for the wedding in September and tried it on over my clothes (it came to my work and I was anxious about it!) and it fits and I think I like it even more than I expected - it's pretty comfortable, fits well - if not a little big! It's the first dress I've owned since I was like 12, other than the 3 bridesmaids dresses I've bought in the last 5 years HA! Oh - and as an added bonus, when I spied this dress... a while back, it was around $21, and I waited to buy it for lack of funds and to see if anything better came along. I went and ordered it last week and it had been marked down $5! SCORE!

And one last thing from the weekend I forgot to include in yesterday's post, because I forgot it in the trunk of my car until last night:

Devin's new chair from Grandma O!

My mom sewed this chair for Devin. The pattern is a knock-off of this chair from Pottery Barn Kids (which, truthfully, I've never even heard of other than in other peoples' blogs)

The cool thing about it is that the bottom zips open so you can wash the cover if it gets spills. And the insides are made of little pillows that are velcroed together, so you can re-situate them. It's fluffy & looks reaaaally comfortable. I want a grown-up one! Devin loves it, he snuggled in with his blanket last night, but of course the minute either of us went to get a camera, he'd stand up to help/find out what we were doing. And that scratches my plans for wanting to make one of these, which is good, cuz now that I look at it, it looks like a lot of work and I'm still figuring out my sewing machine! Maybe someday.....

I get the day off tomorrow (see, I told you I get excited about those) without using vacation time. I love my boss!


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