Monday, April 30, 2012

Dancing - the perfect exercise

We had a busy weekend.  On Friday, we went bowling with Gina and friends, so that was really fun. 


On Saturday, I did not go to a baby shower that I was supposed to attend.  I couldn’t.  I feel so guilty.  But I would not have been okay. 


We did go to Robert’s 40th birthday.  That was very fun.  I did a lot of dancing.  I calculated that I gained 12 points by dancing – which is good, because I SERIOUSLY overate this weekend.  I’m dreading my weigh in today – almost so much, I’m thinking of going to the gym right after work and doing the elliptical for two hours.  Maybe.


But 2 hours of dancing – 41 points.  41.  Wow.  I’m suddenly feeling like dancing, like, every day this week.  J



Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Bad Things about a Government Job

  1. They don’t provide morning coffee.
  2. They don’t celebrate Administrative Professional’s Day.
  3. You don’t celebrate birthdays.


**CubicalMouse thinks wistfully of private corporations…and then remembers she gets a pension…and goes back to work.**



Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Weekend

No pictures… again… still working on finding my camera charger.


  • Saturday, we went to Gina’s.  Had pool time with Gina & Brittany.
  • Saturday night, went to a birthday party.
  • Went and saw The Three Stooges (not terrible).
  • On Sunday, cleaned the house.  Forgot Kim’s musical.  By all accounts, she was amazing.  Of course.  J
  • On Monday, went to Weight Watchers, lost 6 pounds this week.  Read more on my other blog (post coming today).
  • Matt lost his job.  They have a lack of work.  L


Hugs and Kisses.



Monday, April 16, 2012

The weekend

When I went to Julia’s wedding, there was a girl there wearing this dress. 



Alika Circle in Black


I loved it.  It’s from Bettie Page, and I thought they did not have any store-fronts.


I was wrong.


While I was on vacation this weekend, I saw a store, and got these two dresses. 



Alika Circle, in Navy



Megan Circle in Red


The waists are a little too small, because they use 1950’s measurements, and women back then work corsets and girdles, so their waists were pretty small.  So even after I lose weight, I’ll still have to wear a corset to fit in them.  Meaning I need to go buy a corset.  J


All dresses on this page are from  



Friday, April 13, 2012

Sweet Lady Jane

(Stock Photo from Sweet Lady Jane)


This cake is GOOD.  This is raspberry-lemon cake from Sweet Lady Jane.  We got it for Gina’s birthday yesterday.  The frosting was not too sweet, the cake was not too dry, and the lemon/raspberry fillings were delicious.  It was so good to eat.  J


As I get pictures I will post them.  I’m delaying Gina’s birthday post until I can gather pictures.


Monday, April 9, 2012

Happy Easter

Easter was lovely.  Unfortunately, my iPhone broke, so I have no pictures.  I may not have pictures for a few months – sad!! I need to find my Kodak and see if I still have a charger for it!


Matt and I spent Friday night preparing for Easter.  Bethany and I did our family’s Easter get together, so I was in charge of decorations, cupcakes, and goodie bags. 


On Saturday, we dropped our stuff at my parent’s house, and went to Gina’s for breakfast.  We all went down to Tim and Julia’s for their housewarming BBQ, which had super yummy food!  Then it was back to my parent’s house for our Easter get together.  We had a photo scavenger hunt (my team did not win) and good food.  Matt and I stayed until about 11 PM talking to our cousin Chris, who made me promise to read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (since I’ve never read it – my mother did not let us read books about magic).  So I plan on reading that book this week. 


We brought my entire collection of books home (still at my parent’s house! Shocking!), as well as my wedding gown and a ball gown.  I still have one box of books/shoes at my parent’s house. 


Sunday was spent at church and then at Matt’s parent’s house, where we played lovely games and had a great lunch.  It was a really warm day, so we spent a little time in the pool. 


All in all, a great weekend.



Friday, April 6, 2012

St. Patrick's Day

For St. Patrick’s Day, Gina, Matt, and I went to Famous Dave’s in Long Beach for dinner (Gina’s brother Jesse works there), then to Sgt. Pepper’s Dueling Pianos for afterwards.  I highly recommend both places!  We had a blast!



Green Nail Polish






Matt and Me


Thursday, April 5, 2012

50 Pounds By Halloween

You guys, I have started a new blog.  I will be recording (almost) daily about my weight loss on this blog, although I’ll still be recording weekly/10 day updates.





Wednesday, April 4, 2012


You guys, I am fat.


It all started with this picture.




In other posts, the blogger talks about how she ordered a dress from Eloquii, the plus size store from The Limited.  Um – I barely squeak into their sizing.  Therefore, I must be this big!!


This is a disaster!!  No offense to the lovely blogger (who is quite lovely), I just don’t want to be so big!!  Not to mention I’ve been feeling pressure from Matt to lose weight. 


Therefore, I am starting a brutal spring diet.  When I get my next paycheck (because I don’t have money to go buy more food right now!), I am buying healthy food!  Chicken breast, fresh veggies and fruits, and non fat dairy products.  No starches or fatty foods for me!  And furthermore, Matt and I are joining a gym that we will go to right after work.  In fact, over the next week, we will start walking every night after work, until we get a gym membership.


My goal?


Short term, it’s to wear a bikini this summer.  Like this one from Monif C.


Long term, it’s to lose at least 50 lbs.  Because I like being curvy.  I like myself at a size 18 – which I was two years ago when I graduated from college.  But this – size 22/24 is just too, too much.  So I’d like to lose 50 lbs by Halloween.  I’ll write at least one post a week about my weight loss journey.

Brittany's Birthday

Brittany turned 25 last month, so we had Gina and her over for dinner, spa night, and dancing.  We went to Club Bang, since it’s the only 80’s dance club on Saturdays.  It was actually a blast – and cheap.  $5 cover for joining the Facebook guest list!



Funfetti cake with strawberry frosting



Blowing out the candles



Face masks


Ready to go out!



Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Julia & Tim, 3/3/12

We went to Julia and Tim’s wedding in early March.  They met on, and are incredibly cute and wonderful together!



Gina was a bridesmaid.



The lovely bride.



Matt and Me



The cake was delicious and gorgeous!



Beautiful flowers.