Monday, September 24, 2012
Thanksgiving dinner, outlet malls and blasts from the past
It was okay. It tasted very canned/boxed and it's just not the same as homemade. I could make it 100x better but Saturday is the only day I get off from cooking so I need it big time. It'll tide me over until then though even if it was meh.
It was off to the outlet mall. We wandered from store to store and I picked up some rock salt for my new ice cream maker since it was on sale for $2.50. I picked up a Christmas gift for my friend. Then we went into Calvin Klein I think and I was waiting for the Mr to come out from the dressing room and just ahead of him was a guy I went to high school with. My mouth dropped and I pointed at him because I could see he was looking at me like "is that who I think it is?" and we hugged and caught up for a couple of minutes. We have a mutual friend and I've seen him on her FB page but I haven't been in person with him for well over a decade. It's so funny how someone can ask you "what have you been up to since high school?" and you feel like "uhhhh...." I told him I was a photographer that worked from home. Not a lie, I take pics! But it's not the kind of thing you announce..."I have a weight loss blog because while I look about the same to you, I've actually lost 213 lbs from my highest weight. So what have YOU been up to?" All I could think of after thinking to myself I just had to dress for comfort in jeans and a Carmel-by-the-Sea t-shirt, my hormonal pubescent connect the dots on my forehead and wind blown hair was "thank God he didn't see me 200 lbs ago!" There might be another blog about the feelings it brought up later in the week.
I went to Coldwater Creek to try on a few things:
I bought the first one, the second one looked hideous, the 3rd one didn't fit right but of course they didn't have my size and the 4th one I should've bought but didn't and saw they don't have it on their website so I'm ticked because I felt like a luxurious wench in it. I've never gone into Coldwater Creek because I always assumed they didn't carry big mama clothes. Now that I'm marginally in XL's depending on the store, I go into these places and see they carry 2 and sometimes 3xs!! Rat bastards! So learn from my mistake, unless they look like they're dressing a teenager, take a peek inside...it's not always a Julia Roberts on Rodeo Drive pre-makeover moment waiting to happen. Anyhoo...we walked around the outlets for about 4 hours or until our feet throbbed off in pain, I can't remember which came first.
After dinner, we went out and I finished off my friend's Christmas stuff and we picked up a few things we needed including an over the door coat rack. Do you think it fit over the door leading to the garage where I needed it to go?? Nope. Grrrr. So it'll go back this week and we'll get 2 wall mounted ones and spend twice the amount. *hiss*
Yesterday I started out the first full day of Fall (and the Mr's first big project of the "work" week) with a big breakfast.
I used the last of my Trader Joe's pumpkin pancake mix to welcome Fall. I also made 2 eggs and 2 slices of bacon and a side of maple and coconut syrup. I am SOOO excited for this time of year and everything it brings. I'm so tired of people griping and groaning about Fall. You had your summer, now it's time for the rest of us to revel in our season. Summer is overrated and HOT. I don't care how thin I get, I will never be a fan of summer. Bring on pumpkin everything, fuzzy socks, cozy sweatshirts, mediocre college football, gorgeous changing leaves and Trader Joe, you'd better be pumping out that Spiced Cider PRONTO!
While the Mr worked, I worked on a few of his birthday projects he could see and I'm glad to get them crossed off the list so I can start working on some other stuff. I'm feeling the pressure coming down on me since we're moving into the last full week of September. Where is this year going?!
What did you do this weekend? What's your favorite thing about Fall?
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