Sunday, May 29, 2011

Full weekend!

Yesterday was my birthday!! Hooray for me!! My lovely fiance' took the day off (he usually works weekends) and we spent the day together. I got a new charm for my Pandora bracelet:

It's a dolphin. :) A while back I asked Mr S what his favorite animal was. Well, he's allergic to most, if not all, fuzzy creatures so there weren't many pets growing up. But he did tell me he likes dolphins because they are one of the most intelligent creatures. So I've adopted that has his favorite animal (yes, you read right...I adopted that FOR him...he wouldn't commit here so I made the decision for him). And that is why I now have a dolphin charm...hooray!

Here's all I have so far:

The turtle (far right) was the favorite animal. Followed by purple hearts I bought in February for our 2nd year together (wanted amethyst but fell in love with the purple enamel when I saw it). The middle Mr S bought for our 2nd year together. The next was a "just cause" gift waiting for me when I got home from my trip to Minneapolis...that's a representation of his July birthstone. And the last is the latest: the dolphin.

I also got a unicorn pillow pet:

Yeah, we're dorks that way! If you've seen the cartoon movie, Despicible Me, then you know about Agnes...the little girl with the unicorn obsession. Well, we've got that now, sort of. "Look at the fluffy unicorn!! It's so fluffy I'm gonna die!!" It's something we say a lot lately, so of course the unicorn pillow pet fits.

Then I played the "birthday card" and got Mr S to go to Bed Bath and Beyond with me to do our first gift registry! I had fun, I think he suffered through it. Although he did put stuff on there he wanted and he handled all the pots and pans since that's his area more than mine. Thanks to a very sweet but chatty attendant (and the fact that they don't let you take the scanner and do your own stuff) we were there for 5 hours...yeah, FIVE hours!!! I really didn't think it'd take THAT long!! But we got a lot on the list. BBB is our main place for stuff we want/need. I still want to do a few things from Target and Macy's. But we pretty much got everything I thought we would. I may even do some duplicates at the other two stores to give people a price option...and if we get the duplicates it's gift cards for us!! :)

After that we had a lunch at In N Out. Then home to relax for a couple hours before heading back out to see Bridesmaids. Funny movie!! And a great time since Tessa joined us!

Today I had my own post-birthday celebrations: haircut, manicure, pedicure. And some shopping at VS, Target, & B&N...three of my favorite stores.

Now I'm home and need to "pack". I'm heading to Arizona tomorrow to see the parents (it's been since Thanksgiving). While packing for them doesn't require the organization like a work trip, it still takes time I don't want to commit to it in the morning. :)

Hope you all have had a fantastic weekend! Enjoy your holiday tomorrow!!


Friday, May 27, 2011

Biting the bullet, so to speak

I finally did what I've been thinking about doing for some time now....joined Weight Watchers (online). I went with the online version because of my travel schedule: committing to weekly meetings just isn't going to happen. The registration fee was waived with a 3 month commitment, so I just jumped on in.

Now I've done a loose version of this in the past. Loose translates to I never paid for a membership and I used a friend who was paying as my source of information. While I did it, it was working. But then I stopped. No reason...I just quit paying attention to what I was doing. Maybe having a monetary investment will keep me motivated. I'd hate for that money to go to waste!!

So here are my motivations:
* the money spent
* November 13, 2011!! My dress fits, perfectly. But I'd really like for them to have to take it in when I go in 8 weeks before the wedding!!
* health: I really think my knees, ankles, and hips wouldn't hurt like they do if I wasn't carrying around so much extra weight.
* me...I want to feel good about myself when I look in the mirror! Mr. S thinks I'm sexy just the way I am and I so love him all the more for that...but I am not happy with my body and I want to be. Don't get me wrong, I think I'm pretty...and I know I hide my weight very well (Thank God I'm tall), but there are a lot of areas on my body that I don't like and I want to change that way of thinking!!

So I'm heading down the weight loss road once again. I'll do what I can to keep you updated of my progress and any other fun things I encounter along the way. Oh, that reminds me, I did discover (some time ago, actually) that our On Demand Free menu has an exercise channel. I did some Beginners Belly Dancing and Standing Abs last night as a trial run. They show the time at the top corner and such. There's quite the variety! I'd love to find and try a Zumba work out, but I didn't see any last night. I'll keep looking though. I did enjoy what I did...I like the idea of not having to fight the rest of the complex tenants for a chance on the treadmill or elliptical. But I still plan to utilize both/either from time to time too. :)

Well, I'm off to figure out what I can do for lunch. Hugs...

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Thursday's Through The Lense

Back on track...this week, at least. :)

This is from the day Mr. S proposed. :) I have this "slight" obsession with these little Disney figures called Vinylmation (see previous post). This particular one is from the "Cutesters" series. The way they work is you pick a box and buy. You don't know what you're getting till you open it (and I think that's the obsession for me...the mystery of it all). Each series has 12 differently designed figures and one "chaser" (unannounced mystery). This Vinylmation is the chaser for the Cutesters series. I just thought it was fitting that the "Cinderella Castle" Cutesters Chaser was one I got the day I got engaged. And I just couldn't resist showing off my ring with my new favorite Vinylmation. :)

Here's the back of the figurine:


Monday, May 23, 2011

Monday's Some Days...


...I want to make an fantabulous scrapbook (working on one or two ideas now, just not a whole lot of fundage).
...I will finish my BS in Psychology degree (just not right now due to lack of time). office/kitchen/closet/spare room will be organized the way it should be/I want it to be.
...I will have a beautiful curio cabinet to put my obsession vinlymation in rather than a random book case shelf.

...I will have a beautiful curio cabinet to put my turtle figurines in.

...I will learn the art of grocery shopping and paying less than planned due to proper use of coupons and sales.
...I will decorate the new place...but probably just in time to move again. :)

And today I am going to start working on something special for the ladies I plan to ask to be my bridesmaids!!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Thursday's Through The Lense

This is slowly becoming Friday's Pic Fix. LOL! I'll try to be better next week, despite being out of town.

Today I'm going to share with you something that has become the bane of my existence (and will continue to be for the next 6 weeks):

There's really nothing more to say here.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Thursday's Through The Lense

...a day late. (oops)

This week, in honor of Mother's day, I give you...

...My parents (I don't have a picture of just my mom).

I love them!