end of the year randomness

So this is my official announcement- CUE THE TRUMPETS! AND THE MARCHING BAND! WHERE ARE THE GIRLS WITH THE BATONS?- about my new site: Dress My Blog. I finally FINALLY got it all finished today, in between Maggie napping and eating goldfish crackers off the floor and making me laugh at her pronunciation of ‘penguin’ (which has now morphed into ‘gemmin’, yesterday it was more ‘commin’). If you need a free theme for your WordPress blog or if you’re interested in my blog design services, go check it out. (And despite the pink girly design of the site, I CAN in fact design more male-oriented blogs. In case you are a boy and are wondering.)

Dress My Blog

In other news, I’m going clothes shopping tomorrow. ALONE. And I’m super-excited about it. I don’t usually get all that excited about clothes shopping, but I’m looking forward to it since I a) have some gift cards and money from Christmas, so it’s pretty much guilt-free shopping at this point! and b) most importantly, I’ve lost at least 8 pounds in the last month so all my pants are too big and WOW am I excited to go try on pants. And shirts. Because my back-fat is (mostly) gone and this makes shirt-trying-on much more enjoyable, you know? (Tomorrow is weigh-day, so we’ll see if I’ve lost any more since last Wednesday. I’m not feeling very optimistic since it was Christmas weekend and we had approximately 6,289 parties to attend and I let myself not track my Weight Watchers points at all for about 4 or 5 days. I didn’t go crazy with the food, but I know I ate way more than 21 points a day.)

Our plans for New Years Eve consist of dinner with my sister and her husband, their friends, and my sister’s in-laws (which sounds horrible but it’s not- they are awesome and fun and they took Scotty into their family so how bad can they be? Insane maybe, but not bad people, ha). My parents are watching Maggie- they volunteered to give us a night out and we were all OKAY LET’S GO OUT, SOMEWHERE, ANYWHERE! After dinner, we’ll be bringing Maggie home and changing into our pajamas and possibly watching a movie, or playing XBox (I got this game for Christmas and only played it for like 20 minutes so far) or possibly even just passing out way before midnight. Any of those scenarios? Will be just fine with me.

I have Dan at my disposal tomorrow and Thursday, which means he’ll be playing ‘cway-ons!’ with Maggie and possibly watching ‘gemmins!’ (which is ‘Happy Feet’ for those not in the know) and chasing her around the house for me for a few days. So I just might get some things done around here! Like putting away some Christmas decorations, or organizing my kitchen cabinets (OH LORDY, does it need done badly.) I do have a ‘2008 In Review’ post planned… I’m hoping to get it written before the first month of 2009 is over (you laugh, but last year I almost didn’t make that deadline!)

I hope you all have a fun (and safe!) New Years Eve!


  1. mel

    December 30, 2008 9:55 pm

    I can’t wait to look at your new site! I need a new look…ps: your weight loss has inspired me a bit. I’m officially signing up online for WW tomorrow. I want to feel awesome and accomplished too!

  2. Jen

    December 30, 2008 10:05 pm

    @mel: awesome! Good luck with WW- and don’t get frustrated if you’re really hungry that first week or so, it’s really hard. Just drink lots of water and stick with it :)

  3. Melissa

    December 30, 2008 11:25 pm

    YAY for the Dress Your Blog site!! I was secretly hoping you’d put up that old green/flowery design of yours for quite some time now, and I am ridiculously excited to see it is there! Thanks for the cool designs. :)

    Have fun shopping and partying! Happy New Year to you, Dan, & Maggie!!

    Melissas last blog post: Protected: in absence of gravity

  4. ella

    December 31, 2008 8:17 am

    even though i’m “blogger” and not “wordpress” – i’m gonna scoot right over to take a peek!

    my new years plans consist of ordering pizza and putting together the new rock band for our wii. i am a bundle of excitement.

    ellas last blog post: Big Girl Panties And Boot Straps

  5. Caity

    December 31, 2008 12:13 pm

    Wow beautiful site, and beautiful themes!! :D

    Caitys last blog post: The apartment tour!

  6. Burgh Baby

    December 31, 2008 12:35 pm

    Congrats on getting the new site done! You’re such a rock star.

    You still suck for losing all that weight, though. ;-)

    Burgh Babys last blog post: Reason #412 Audrey is Not My Favorite Car Ever

  7. Julie

    January 3, 2009 10:33 pm

    Congratulations on your new site! I hope your shopping trip was successful! Yay for having to buy smaller pants!!!

    Julies last blog post: Twitter Updates for 2009-01-02

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