Monday, August 8, 2011
I want to start by wishing my mother a VERY happy birthday tomorrow. She wiil be 79 years old and I am soo grateful. I will be heading over there tomorrow with some of her favorite fresh flowers, and her very favorite Oatmeal Cake and then take her out to lunch and spend the day with her. She is still doing pretty good, and my stepdad is still having good and bad days.
I have A LOT I need to do this week. I am trying to get myself ready to go to Mel's. Doesn't seem like it would be that difficult huh? haha....But let me tell you about just one of my dilemmas. For anyone whose ever REALLY battled weight, you know that there are usually a few sizes of items in your closet. I am no different. BUT!! last summer when we were packing me up to move I went ruthlessly through my closet and got rid of (OH NO!) ALL (but 2) of my larger and largest size capri pants. Now most of them NEEDED to be gotten rid of anyway let me tell you, but have I ever regretted that this summer. Now remember shortly after my surgery last June I put on the 55 pounds that I had lost. That means that NONE of the capri pants I was wearing last summer fit me now even though I have lost 38 of those pounds once again. They are close..~ .. I can get them on..~ .. I just can't breathe very long after they are, haha...Sooo, at the beginning of this summer, I bought just a couple of pairs. I didn't want to invest too much money in a size I am hoping to be way out of by next summer. This means I have 4 pairs of capri's (shorts are out of the question btw) 2 of which are WAY too big, and 3 of which are white. And that 4th pair is a very dark navy blue which SHOULD be good, but aren't, as they pick up lint way too easily. So I decided after I made the decision to go, that I would just have to break down and buy a couple more pairs. I figured I could probably get them on clearance now as well. Well, I have not been able to find a single pair....Is that just ridiculous?? I have tried at least 5 different stores, and gone on-line, and no one seems to have the size, color or style that I want. Sooo, I decided, well, I would just make myself a pair. There was a time I made practically everything I wore so it shouldn't be too difficult, right? Wrong....this brings me to today. I spent yesterday afternoon finding the pattern and fabric that I wanted. Not too difficult except I really had no idea what size I really was anymore as it has been years since I made anything for myself. Sewing pattern sizes are VERY different from store sizes. Anyway, I thought I made a good guess. While I was at it, I got the patterns (simplicity has theirs right not for a buck at Hancock Fabric) and the material to make 4 different tops too. I was giddy at the prospect. Well, I remember now why I had stopped sewing for myself. It is just soo hard to get something to really fit right, and there are times that even if it does, I just didn't like it. Just like you see something in the store that looks wonderful that you love, and then you try it on and decide no, it just won't do. Except there is no bringing it back, or just not buying it in the first place. You are pretty much stuck. The pants fit me....kind of....They are a little snug. Not unlike the other 5 pairs that sit in my closet waiting for me to lose more weight. Sooo, my money has been spent, the time has been put in to sew them, and I STILL don't have a decent pair of jean capri's. Now my question is, do I attempt to make the tops anyway? Will I be as off as I was with the capri's in picking out patterns that are going to work? I guess all I have really done is expose how I am really not that good of a seamstress, as a REALLY good seamstress could MAKE them fit. I am exhausted just thinking about it. I am not sure what I am going to do. I will sleep on it for now, and see how I feel about it tomorrow....,sigh....
Meanwhile, Mel did get a good report today from her doc. The placenta has moved and is no longer a threat to her having to have a c-section. Praise God! And thank you for your prayers about this. He again told her if she can just make it 3 more weeks, he will sigh a big sigh of relief. That will only make her 34 weeks, but he feels very safe and good about that should it be as far as she can get. He still thinks there is a chance she will go further, even maybe all the way to term, so I will just continue to pray. And finally, our poor little dog Elvis got himself sprayed by a skunk last night. My hubby had taken him out in the middle of the night only to find a skunk in our driveway. Guess it all happened pretty quickly. What a smell!!! We have tried spraying him with some spray that is suppose to work miracles, only he really doesn't of course. Poor Elvis can't believe he is still in our back yard. Hopefully by tomorrow he will be fit to come back in. He will spend the night in the utility room though as don't think he is safe outside. He is just a little Chihuahua. I hope by leaving all the windows open and one last spray of our miracle spray will help him from making our utility room unbearable.
Guess that's all my news for now. Hope you all have a good week
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