Monday, November 5, 2007
So I know people come read my blogs for many reasons...and this might not be the reason you come to read, but I'm feeling like shouting from the rooftops....While out shopping today, I purchased a new pair of jeans. Nothing spectacular about that, right? Well.....It's the size of the jeans that matters most for me. Let me go back to April when I started this whole weight loss/get in shape thing. I was starting to look at summer clothes and the size I was at. 20/22. Yeah, I was wearing either a 20 or 22. The jeans I got today were a size 12. Unbelievable. I was almost in tears in the dressing room. I was that thrilled. I haven't been this size since after Cam was born back in '97. Yes, I know. The size of our clothes don't define the person inside them. But as woman who has struggled with my weight for 10+ years, the number means everything. It means that my hard work and consistency is paying off. It means that I'm that much closer to my goal of being in shape. There's an event in Indiana sponsored by the Indiana AG Bell group called the Talk Walk Run (http://www.hearindiana.org/subpage.asp?p=28) and I want to run in it next year. I may not be in running shape by then though! :-) But I want to try.
I have decided to take my bracelets to a craft fair to sell on Saturday. I just decided that I really didn't need to have 80-something bracelets for my own personal wear. And I did just make 16 more Sunday morning while watching my favorite movie of all time...Jaws! Plus, my addiction to buying supplies has caused my checkbook a little grief too. :-) The craft fair is put on by the PTC and the money for the booth ($30) is to support the elementary library. So, the way I look at it, even if I don't sell a bracelet, I had fun and donated to the library fund. Now, the tough job of tagging all the bracelets and figuring out how much to ask for them. Wish me luck! (How awesome would it be to get paid for doing something I really like? Well, besides attending conferences and speaking out on hearing loss and adoption??? LOL!!)