Wednesday, November 26, 2008

mmmm...Sweet Potatoes!

It's been so long since my last post with any content worth reading. I blame it on work. But now I have had five nice lazy days at home with my puppies and honey and I'm almost to the point of not knowing what to do with myself other than blog.

And I haven't yet taken a moment to revel in Obama's win. And I'm a liberal hippie and feel I must.


So anyway,

During my time off, I've managed to do a little shopping, put up my tree and make a nice mexican themed menu and grocery list for our annual christmas party we have for our friends. I can't believe it's just over a week away! Still have SO much to do! But I did the most important part tonight...decided on attire and placed an order for this scrumptous number from Ann Taylor Loft:

I think it'll be pretty cute with my knee high black boots. I'm excited about it.

As for Thanksgiving, we'll be celebrating the usual way. We always go to Joe's grandmother's for dinner. She loves my sweet potato souffle so much she specifically asked me to bring mine this year. And I love Grandma June, so the sweet potatoes are mashed awaiting oven time in the morning. I love them too, so you can bet I'll skip all of the casseroles and breads that just aren't worth it and have a heaping helping of my own dish instead.

I don't really have any game plan as far as eating goes tomorrow. I know I'll have more than I should and I've been preparing for that all week long. I have also joined the new gym in town and have been three times this week. I took a cycle class and a pilates class and I plan to go again on Friday, perhaps for more cycling if my ass can sit on the seat for an hour, for some damage control.

The scale hasn't been kind. But being in NYC for a week, I really didn't expect it to be all that great. I was up 4 pounds when I got home. I'm back down to a more reasonable 156-ish, but still 2 up from my low. I'm hoping that being at home for a while and the gym time will kick that 2 pounds in the butt!

I am thankful for so much this year...mainly that Joe and I have worked hard to cut our debt in half (and in hindsight the smartest thing we could've done to prepare for whatever will come from these tumultuous financial times) and are on track to finish paying off that debt next summer. You can bet we'll be planning an outrageous holiday to celebrate that zero balance - and without having to carry over a balance to do it. I am also thankful for the people who love me and all my wonderful friends, who gave me the best (surprise) birthday ever this year to celebrate my 35th. I am thankful that I feel like the luckiest girl in the world.

1 comment:

Carolyn said...

I'm jealous!

Our Thanksgiving was over a month ago! Have fun and make good choices!

You are going to kick some serious style ass in that dress! Love it!