It’s been a long time since I did a Saturday Smiles post, and because I’m so happy right now, I figured it was the perfect day to post.
1. One of the best things about this week was that I got to see one of my besties, CTLB. She had come out to SF for a teaching conference, and we were able to steal a couple of hours to catch up on life. The awesome thing about our friendship is that even though it can be months between phone calls or a year since we’ve seen each other in person, when we do get together again, it’s as if no time has passed. I’m really hoping to get out to MA to visit her this summer, if she’s not too busy with family life or obligations to friends (SO many of her friends have gotten married over the past few summers that she was booked up almost every single weekend. I’m hoping that they’re all married now, so she’ll have a bit of free time).
2. Yesterday I had a lot of fun shopping at Target – for clothes! Now I’m not saying that Target is the place where I’m going to fill my closet with fashions, it does mark a milestone. When I was morbidly obese, I longed for the day to be able to buy inexpensive clothes at Target. I know Target has plus-sized clothes, but they are all pretty awful, and when I was at my heaviest, even they didn’t fit. So yesterday when I saw a few fun items, I knew I had to pick them up:
First up, pjs! Now that it’s getting darker earlier, and the temps have turned chilly, I often get into my pjs when I get home from work. I got this set (XXL), which have an alpine/fair isle patter on the pants.
I also got this fun grey and berry polka dot set (XXL).
I’ve been needing long-sleeved tshirts because all of my others have long since been donated. (Long-sleeved tees are a great way for me to extend my weekend/casual wardrobe, because I can wear them under short sleeves on cooler days. When I saw them for $12, I picked up some basics – a black and a white (XL).
This coming week I’m going to be teaching my AVID students how to annotate a text (mark notes onto an article or other reading), and to keep it interesting and grab their attention, I found a great article on the NY Times Learning Network about selfies . I have a fun lesson planned, complete with a quick write and discussion questions, culminating in the students taking some selfies, which I’ll put into a class slideshow. (They’ll love seeing this goofy pics when they’re seniors). So when I saw this sweater, I knew I had to buy it to wear on Wednesday during the lesson:
Too perfect, right? And I love that this is an XL in juniors!
Last Christmas I really wanted to be able to buy this shirt, but even the XXL wouldn’t fit. This year, I’m hoping I can find one in the store, because I know the XL will work. What a long way I’ve come.
3. I’m hoping smile will be beautiful as I continued the shopping and bought some new lip treatment/lipsticks.
I splurged on a new Fresh Sugar in Berry, and then saved money by picking up 3 new NYX lipsticks @ $4 each:
We’ll see how they look on me, but from the swatches I found online, I think they’ll work.
4. And finally, the thing that I’m really smiling about today is the bike ride some of my friends and I are going on later this afternoon. I appreciate that they’re taking time out of their busy schedules on a Saturday afternoon to join me in celebrating my 100+ pound weight loss. It’s a gorgeous, sunny, clear day, so it should be ideal for a long ride. I’ll write a post, with pictures, later.
I hope today brings you plenty of things to smile about.