Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday Five

1. I have a business trip next week, which means that I have to wear actual work clothes instead of my normal work-from-home, nobody-can-see-me attire. And... well, let's see, I've lost almost 50 pounds since the last time I was in the office. And I haven't exactly updated my work wardrobe since then. And I'm not about to spend money on new work clothes that I will wear for one week, and that will then be too big by the next time I have to go to the office. So! Loose skirts it will be! At least I have some sweaters that fit appropriately, and my office is business casual. And I have cute boots. I'll just stay away from skirts that are supposed to be fitted, and I think it will be fine.

2. I've had a couple of dreams recently in which I was pregnant. Unfortunately, in reality I am not. Of course I am also not TRYING to be, but that doesn't make the situation any less unfortunate, because I would LIKE to be. Now, please. It is so frustrating that I can't try to get pregnant at the moment. I know, time flies, soon enough I will be pregnant and soon enough after that I'll be old and my kids will be grown, but right now? The time when I am allowed to be pregnant feels very far away.

3. An unpleasant, but minor, side effect of my surgery is that sometimes if I eat too fast, or take too big of a bite, I burp. Sometimes loudly, and sometimes multiple times. Torsten is used to it, and offers sympathy instead of disgust, but it can be really awkward in public. I have gotten pretty good at disguising it, but still. Not pleasant.

4. I got a haircut last night. Nothing major, just some trimming, shaping, layering, etc. But after the cut, just to try something new, the stylist did my hair with a curling iron. I have never used one of those in my life. I thought they wouldn't do anything since my hair is naturally curly. But wow, does the curling iron ever create a different kind of curl. I didn't take a picture but my hair was very SJP in SATC Season... when was it that she cut her hair? Season 5? Anyway, that's what it looked like. It was a little bit awesome but I am mostly glad that my natural curls do not look like that.

Edited to add: Fine, here's a crappy webcam photo of the curling-iron 'do. Of course, this is after sleeping on it when most of the curl is gone. But it's the best I can do at this point, since I don't actually own a curling iron myself.


5. Nilsa's post yesterday offering suggestions on little things we can do to save energy reminded me to finally figure out how to use our thermostat's programmable settings. Of course it's not as important for us since we work from home and therefore have to heat the house all day, but it will still help. I felt very pleased with myself for figuring out how to do it. Now all we have to do is go through it for a day or two and figure out where the custom program needs tweaking. I encourage you to check out her post to see if there are any little things you can be doing to cut back as well.

21 comments:

  1. ((hugs)) on #2. I remember the time when I desperately wanted to be pg, but it just wasn't the right time. In hindsight it seems like it flew by, but in the moment it took FOR-ever.

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  2. you are coming to DC next week and got your hair cut in Denver anyway?? ooh, I'm telling Rob...!!!!

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  3. Try Goodwill for clothes. You just *might* get lucky and find something fun and cheap!

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  4. You've lost almost 50 pounds since your coworkers last saw you? Whoa! They're not going to recognize you! And, congratulations :) Have fun in DC and tell Obama I said hi.

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  5. We decided that we wouldn't even discuss getting pregnant for the first year we were married. Needless to say it was the longest year out of the last four and a month after our one year anniversary I was pregnant. Hang in there!

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  6. Have fun in DC! I love curly hair especially SJP's, it's so fun.

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  7. Waiting to be pregnant is so hard! Exciting, too, but hard!

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  8. Yes it was Season 5 & I loved that hair! But I can imagine it might be a little overwhelming in real life.
    And congratulations on losing 50 pounds! That's really amazing.

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  9. I am also in that weird place where clothes fit but I dont' want to purchase more because they won't fit for long.

    I have to say, it is kind of fascinating to see how my clothes fit on me from week to week because my dimensions are changing so fast. I did break down and buy a pair of jeans that fit sort of snug, because they were close enough to my pre-pregnancy size that I could imagine wearing them even when thinner. But then 2 weeks later I can not wear them without a belt. And I'm wearing a shirt today that just hangs so differently than it did just a month ago. Crazy.

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  10. At least you have an excuse for your burping. Our problem is Sweets and I become so comfortable doing it around each other at home that we forget it's in bad form when others are around. =)

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  11. I love your hair like that, and I'm jealous.

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  12. Very cute hair! Have a great business trip =)

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  13. Oh, I like the iron curls! I'm getting my curls cut soon (uh, once my student loan comes in) and I'll ask for them to iron style them for me.

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  14. Gorgeous photo! Your new haircut is beautiful!

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  15. Wow, Jess! The shape of your face has changed so much! You're looking great.

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  16. Hugs re: the baby bug. Your turn will be here so soon, and I can't wait for it!

    Also - I know you were using that picture to illustrate how you didn't like your hair, but can I jump in and say that you look amazing? You can really see all your weight loss in your face. What an awesome feeling that must be!

    Good luck traveling next week!

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  17. Have a safe trip! Love the curling iron 'do. I am awful with a curling iron, it's like I'm all thumbs.

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  18. I'm loving the hair! :D Curling iron really creates different kind of curls, like you said. The bouncy fancy cyurls that I love so much. Have a great business trip!:)

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  19. I've been belting my too-big skirts at the waist. It's very "now" and makes your waist look little.

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  21. I am going to commiserate about the burping!!! We were in a very crowded place having dinner with friends, one of whom was a friend of a friend and we were meeting for the first time. And, I let out a loud burp. A loud 5 second Homeresque burp. Everyone stopped talking, I laughed, they laughed, somebody said blessyou and I got over it.

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