Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Making Me Happy This Week–3/11/2018

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This past Sunday was my birthday!  Due to daylight saving time, I only had 23 hours of birthday, ha ha.  I made the most of it.  Another trip around the sun and I couldn’t be more grateful for my family and friends. That’s what life is all about.

Here’s what’s making me happy this week:

  • Talking to my sister Joyce on the phone on my birthday.
  • My birthday lunch at Tip Top Meats in Carlsbad.  Some may think it strange that’s where I went for birthday lunch.  But I’ve always wanted to try this deli ever since they catered Oktoberfest at my work.  20180311-2018-03-11 13.05.52_blog20180311-2018-03-11 13.30.41_blog
  • Ordering stuff from the internet, using my bonus money. 
  • My new Old Navy denim jacket.  I’ve discovered that since I don’t like to button my jackets, it looks nicer and more fitted if I get one size smaller than my normal size.  So I got a small in this jacket and I like the fit much more.  Returned the medium.  20180309-2018-03-09 19.12.28_blog
  • Taking naps.  Seriously the best.
  • Dinner with Dejah & Roby at Tasty Noodle House.  Miss them so much since they moved away!  Awesome conversation and great food.20180305-2018-03-05 19.16.25_blog20180305-2018-03-05 18.28.06_blog
  • Signing up for the PMT Spring 2018 Style Challenge and buying the few pieces of clothing that I didn’t have yet.  I love spring colors and will LOVE Audrey telling me what to wear everyday for 5 weeks starting on April 2nd!  You can find out more about it here.
  • Lunch with the ladies at work at Cheesecake Factory.
  • Chris Botti concert at CA Center for Arts in Escondido.  Was a nice week night out.20180308-2018-03-08 19.42.11_blog20180308-2018-03-08 21.28.53_blog
  • Todd’s “Cake-Off” contest at work, and his chocolate prune cake entry.  He saved a piece for me.  Todd squared off against Meenal.  Todd won for taste, and Meenal won for decoration.  Todd does not decorate his cakes, but they are always super-tasty!28872650_149155772422698_2232493428883587072_o_blog28958662_10155105970442511_1595857298362007298_n_blog20180309-2018-03-09 16.51.38_blog
  • Doing a Jessica Smith workout.  I haven’t worked out regularly in two months, for various reasons.  Felt great to move my body.20180310-2018-03-10 09.58.58_blog
  • All the birthday posts on my Facebook wall and birthday texts from family & friends. 
  • Bringing banh mi sandwiches to Jon & Kameran’s house for dinner on Saturday night.  We got to hang out, catch up, and Kameran made delicious cake and coffee for dessert.20180310-2018-03-10 17.56.55_blog
  • The birthday breakfast burrito that Todd made me on my birthday.20180311-2018-03-11 08.43.12_blog
  • The homemade beef stroganoff dinner that Todd made me on my birthday.20180311-2018-03-11 19.33.07_blog
  • The white chocolate raspberry bundt cake for my birthday.20180311-2018-03-11 19.53.18_blog

This week’s post was full of food, ha ha.  I indulged on my birthday week.  Better get back to eating well and eating less this week, heh.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Making Me Happy This Week – 3/4/2018

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Late edition.  Because work has been so busy that I haven’t had time to breathe.  After work and on weekends I just want to lay around on the couch!

Here’s what made me happy last week:

  • Weeknight concert date at Belly Up to see Snarky Puppy.  I enjoyed it for the first hour.  It made me happy to hear good music and go out with Todd.  But I wore too warm clothes for the venue and was really uncomfortable in the second hour.  And we found out that we’re much too old to enjoy general admission, LOL.  All that standing for two hours and getting bumped by people with body odor and I was over it.  But I was glad to to with Todd because it’s one of his favorite bands!  And who doesn’t love a disco ball and sparkle lights.20180226-2018-02-26 19.52.05_blog20180226-2018-02-26 20.26.45_blog
  • This shower cap.  Yes, it seems a bit pricey for a shower cap, but it’s lined with terry cloth and keeps your hair COMPLETELY DRY when you shower, thus guaranteeing you don’t have to restyle your hair.  I only wash my hair twice a week so I needed this awesome shower cap!
  • We had a pizza & cake party at work to celebrate January to March birthdays and I was one of the ones celebrated.  It feels special to take time out at lunch to enjoy the celebration with work friends and build comraderie.  I thought it was special and fun!20180227-2018-02-27 12.04.55_blog
  • This cute face and two-toned nose!20180227-2018-02-27 21.47.50_blog
  • Todd bought samosas and Chinese bakery items for his book club movie watching at lunch with his work friends.  He is my hero for making daily life fun.  I’m only 1/3 as much fun without him in my life!  He makes everyday fun and special.20180228-2018-02-28 11.36.58_blog
  • I finished my 14th month of putting together outfits and tracking what I wore in my Stylebook app on my phone! 20180228-2018-02-28 17.42.16_blog
  • Trying out a new-to-us burger place called Grub.  And my yellow striped cardigan.  20180303-2018-03-03 12.12.41_blog
  • New coffee place next to hamburger place called Mostra.20180303-2018-03-03 12.14.54_blog
  • Black Panther movie!  We enjoyed every second of it!  And stayed for the looooooong credits to see the extra scene at the very end.  Highly recommend that you see this movie in the theater!20180304-2018-03-04 09.17.51_blog
  • Church on Sunday with a great message and communion.20180304-2018-03-04 11.01.58_blog
  • Indian lunch at Curry And More with Todd, my favorite eating partner.20180304-2018-03-04 12.22.39_blog
  • Spring colors in my wardrobe.  In particular this pair of pink jeans I scored for $15 at Old Navy.  If you buy it, size up one size because the legs are tiiiiiiiight! 20180304-2018-03-04 16.41.13_blog
  • I posted this on my Instagram account.  I would like to share with you here too.  And if you want to follow my outfit posts on Instagram, my private account for that is @listgirlwears.  I will approve you.  Here’s today’s outfit: Comfy dress and cardigan for church, lunch, and returning stuff at the mall. Today I have a little pep talk for you, about returning clothes to the stores, and about women’s clothes sizing. Never be afraid to return clothes that don’t fit right or aren’t flattering. One of the things I’ve learned on this fashion journey is that if a piece of clothing doesn’t fit you correctly, or is unflattering, or is annoying or uncomfortable in some way, then you won’t wear it. It will sit in your closet and be a waste of money. Wouldn’t you rather have a closet full of clothes you love to wear? Don’t settle! You deserve clothing that fit your CURRENT body well and flatters you. Don’t wait until you lose weight to buy clothes. You deserve to dress your body well today, the way you are. If you don’t love something, return it. Also, clothing sizes are ARBITRARY. Never let your clothing size dictate how you feel about yourself. See my dress? It’s a Large. I’m not normally a Large. Do I feel bad about wearing a size L dress. NO. Does it look flattering on me? YES. I wear tops from XS to L. I wear pants from size 4 to size 10. Sizing is inconsistent between brands and even in the same brand. Buy the size that fits and flatters. Who cares what size it is?! #ootd #fashionover40 #fashionphilosophy #lookgoodfeelgood20180304-2018-03-04 10.18.56-2_blog
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