Saturday, September 10, 2005

29 sleeps to go !!!!

The title says it all - only 29 sleeps to go until Al gets back - YAY !!!!!! For some reason I don’t seem to be coping as well this time that he is away as I did last time - maybe because I seem to have a few more problems to deal with - but, whatever the reason, I know I am going to get through the next 29 sleeps and be waiting for him at the airport - lighter than when I was last there saying goodbye to him.
This is a bit of a long story so get comfy if you are want to read it all !!!!!
K and I have had a fantastic day today - going shopping !!!! Last week I bought myself a pair of denim shorts. Then I found a lovely black golf shirt - more fitting and shorter than any I have worn for a very long time and bought that from Crossroads. Yesterday I was out and my work longs were really uncomfortable - I am still wearing my size 16’s and 18’s with the tops rolled over trying to make them a little more comfortable because I couldn’t be bothered to go shopping for clothes. It is normally Al who gets me out there trying things on and buying clothes - he really has the patience of a saint as more often than not I try one thing on, am not happy with it, take it back to the rack and then can’t be bothered with anything else. Meanwhile he has chosen other things for me to try on so it goes. I am very lucky as I don’t know of anyone else whose husband is the one saying “You need some new clothes - lets go clothes shopping today” !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anyway, I went out at lunchtime yesterday - not clothes shopping - just to get out the office and landed up walking past Katie’s - saw some sale racks and went in. Tried on some jeans for $20 - they fitted so nicely but had these big pockets in the front which looked just awful so I was rather disappointed about that. Next thing I was in SuzanneGrae - they were having a sale on longs - buy one pair and get the second pair for ½ price - well there wasn’t any point in only buying one pair, was there ????? So I came out of there with a black pair and a brown pair (they didn’t have navy which is the other colour I wanted). So went back to work feeling very happy with myself.
Last night I was going to take Kaitlin to the movies because she has been getting her exam results back this week and has done really well but the last couple of days she has been so full of attitude I told her if she didn’t change her attitude we wouldn’t be going - well she didn’t and so we didn’t. I told her that she knows well enough, if I say that is going to be her punishment, then that is what happens. Anyway, by the end of the evening she had pulled her head in quite a bit and was much better, which was great.
This morning we woke up and were meeting a friend at my folks’ place as she wanted them to make her a doona set for her bedroom - she landed up running about an hour late so it was after 10 before we got to the mall and K said that maybe we should leave muffins (but very quickly added - until tomorrow) and just have an early lunch which we did - twisted delight from Bakers Delight. I think we went into just about every clothing shop in the mall and I came out of Katies with two short sleeve tops, one long sleep top and left an order with them for one pair of navy longs which are being delivered there from one of their other stores, and out of Suzanne Grae with a short sleeve top. The tops are all more fitting and (obviously) smaller than the ones I am currently wearing - hope that they look okay. Will try them all on tomorrow with my new work pants and then can take any back once I have seen them with the pants in the light of day and in the space of my bedroom !!!! We were also looking for a red singlet for K to wear to PCYC - do you know that they don’t make red singlets with shoe string straps ???? They have black and white and blue and green and yellow and pink and peach and every other colour you could possibly think of but not red !!!! We eventually found a dark peach colour which she is going to use.
Then we drove up to Springwood to the Berlei Factory undies shop - another reason to open my wallet !!!!! And we came away from there with me the owner of some lovely new undies and K the very proud owner of some pink shoes (that look a little like ballet shoes and not something I would ever have imagined her wearing but they do look lovely on !!)
After that we stopped at Logan Hyperdome where we eventually found the dark peach coloured singlet and a striped ¾ sleeve top for me at Kmart. Then, we popped into Crossroads where I saw another ¾ sleeve top which we landed up buying.
That took up the whole day and we stopped at my folks’ to borrow their camera so that we can take some pics to send to Al - now that we have spent all the money the least we can do is show him what we bought !!!!!! Then we came home and were going to go for a cycle but it was so windy we went for a 45 minute walk instead - made me feel really good to do that - mind you, we must have walked about a gazillion steps around all the shops today anyway.
Got home after our walk, had a shower and then went to Australia Fair to see A Perfect Man which was an entertaining chick flick.
Tomorrow we are going to a factory shop (don’t know exactly where it is yet) - am not really sure what type of clothing they sell - there was a flyer in our post box and it looks like it might be sports gear - will see when we get there. I have also got a heap of washing which I need to do and we want to go for a cycle early before the wind picks up PLUS of course, the all important weekend muffin is still to be had. My food groups have been non-existent today - twisted delight for late breakfast/early lunch, 1/2 box smarties at the movies and two slices of toast with avo for dinner !!!! But, I did drink some Powerade instead of Diet Pepsi once today so that was good !!!!!!
On that rather long rambling note, I am out of here. Hope that you are all having a wonderful weekend - take care and be good !

TFTD : Don’t compromise yourself - you are all that you have got.

TIAGF : Going into shops and being able to buy things off the rack that fit and make me feel good !


Blogger Elisa said...

Wow you did shop till you dropped, I am glad you had a successful spree.

8:53 AM  
Blogger fitcat said...

Gotta love the shopping! I'm glad you had such a great day with Kaitlin and that you found so many gorgeous clothes to buy. :D

12:45 PM  
Blogger michelle said...

You shopping Queen. They were ALL necessities though, you need to wear clothes that fit. I predict that you will fell even smaller when wearing your new clothes Those 29 days will pass very quickly. Enjoy today and hopefully you get some new sports gear as well.

1:12 PM  
Blogger Briony said...

Wow, what a great shopping day you had. I find that when i'm looking for something I can never find it, but if i'm at the shops for something else and happen to look in I find heaps of stuff. Although it's getting easier now that i'm getting smaller! Hope your week is great and that the next 29 days pass quickly and uneventfully.

7:03 PM  
Blogger M said...

TFTD : Don’t compromise yourself - you are all that you have got.

I will be remembering this all week. :)

WOW on the shopping front. I am so jealous. I am really starting to enjoy looking at clothes and can't wait to go out on a shopping spree. I am hoping I can do it a little closer to Christmas.

You have a wonderful day and we will be counting the days down with you. Maybe you should put a counting down ticker on your blog. Not that you need the reminder of course ;)

8:25 PM  
Blogger Cath said...

Hey Linda, thanks for checking up on me! I've been hiding in discrace but will be back in good spirits soon!

Well done on letting yourself splurge a bit, especially after budging that pesky 1kg, you must be thrilled. Undie shopping is one of my favourite pastimes too.

Hope you have a great week.

9:05 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Woohooo for shopping, for smaller sizes, and for 29 more sleeps!! :-) Hope you have a great day today!

6:54 AM  
Blogger Slim Suzy said...

Wow Linda, what a great shopping spree! Isn't it great to buy things and actually feel nice in them. Sounds like you found some great bargains. Well done!!!

9:08 AM  
Blogger Lee-Anne said...

Sounds like you won't have to be dragged out shopping anymore. It's nice being able to try on clothes and like what you see. Looking forward to seeing you kick that last 1kg.

10:42 AM  
Blogger LeisaB NewMe said...

29 sleeps doesn't seem that long now but it must feel like an eternity to you when you are waiting to be reuinited with Al. Well done on the shopping spree - it's nice to be able to find clothes that fit, but not so nice on the spending that it allows you to do 8-) Have a great week.

11:29 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

Woo-hoo for a lovely weekend of shopping!!! Well done, and hopefully you will be posting some of those photos for us to see too????

12:01 PM  
Blogger Rose said...

Thats what I call a successful shopping day!
Just a few short months ago you probably dreamed of shopping for clothes this small and now you're doing it WOW!!!
One more kilo to go. Your going to make a dream come true. Fantastic.
Thanks for the message at my blog means heaps.xx

12:43 PM  
Blogger Kt said...

wow - all that shopping!!! u mustbe stoked to be able to buy up large! 1 more kg, just one!!!!!!!

4:07 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

29 sleeps is going to go so fast soon enough! Al sounds like a great guy to go shopping with too. Very helpful, I like :-) You sound like you are having a blast buying new clothes too. It's always a good feeling and to buy smaller YIPPEE! Great to see you in better spirits babe.

5:07 PM  
Blogger Paulene's Journal Journey said...

All rise for the shopping Queen!!!
Awesome shop up.
And how cool is your Al suggesting it? Me thinks he wants to see his gorgeous little wife in something that shows off all her new shape *wink-wink*
I say get yourself a great Welcome Home ensemble for his return ;)

Cheers P

8:30 PM  

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