Sunday, November 25, 2007

Getting in the spirit

The other day I put up a thread at work and it really got me in the holiday spirit. If you missed it or don't frequent OH it's a fun read.

I also went to the mall this weekend which despite the crowds and commercialism always gets me in the spirit. I love all the displays of trees and ornaments in all the department stores. I also love to check out the North Pole Village they have set up for Santa pictures and the line of children dressed in their cute outfits waiting to take a picture with the big red dude.

I never got a picture with Santa when I was a child. I've been told I would stand in line and just as it got to my turn I would refuse. They would of course give me a candy cane anyway. Score. So every year this would repeat until I started calling it "the line to get a candy cane" instead of "the line to see Santa." I was foiled. The parental units were on to me and my ploy to score free candy so we stopped that holiday ritual.

PS Update: I'm still a little swollen above my new belly button and my back (I'm in my size 10 Lucky's though.) I'll never be a bikini girl but no more Sharpei dog. Woot! I'm so jazzed that the medical issues that led to my deciding to have plastics have been resolved but I'm also starting to love the physical results. I'm feeling pretty good. Still tired but I'm thinking it might be my sleeping arrangement. I'm still not in my bed. I have a really high bed and it was too hard to get in and out of so I've been on the den couch but it's starting to get to me. I'm gonna try the bed tonight. Wish me luck!

Highlights of the weekend:

* Breakfast with my Mom at Bux after the Farmer's Market on Saturday.

* I hit my favorite thrift which I haven't done in a while and scored a cool coffee table book for $5.

* Mmmm the lunch I'm eating right now. A Tortilla Pizza This one is Sauteed Mushrooms, Pesto Sauce, Ricotta Cheese, Provolone, and Parmesan with a sprinkle of Italian Seasoning. Have you made one of these yet? You need to.

Listening to: "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" Barenaked Ladies & Sarah Mclachlan I love this CD!

10 comments:

Flying Sarah said...

*whistle* Hotstuff....lol. A week ago I noticed a street with all the palm up the middle decorated with lights, I seem to find myself purposely taking that street now...gets me in the spirit as does the Peppermint Mochas...gotta have something since the 80 degree weather doesn't do much for the holiday feeling...

Becky anewbecboo said...

OMGosh sweetie, seeing this picture brings tears to my eyes! I am so happy for you and I can see how proud you are of your new body, as you should be!! Thanks for sharing, I know that is hard for you!!! Wishing you and your mom a very happy holiday season!!
love and hugs, Becky

KimJ said...

You look AMAZING... what a hottie!!! I wanna be just like YOU!!!!

KimJ said...

Whoops.... I hope I didn't double comment here.... but I MUST not risk not letting you know how completely HOT and AMAZING you look!!! I wanna be just like YOU someday!!! WOOOHoOooOOoo

Courtney (EllaBell99) said...

You look BEAUTIFUL! :) What a transformation. I am so glad everything went well with your surgery! Congrats to you!! ~ Courtney :)

Michelle said...

You guys rock! Thank you (you are all blind I might add) but I love you anyway!!!

Mwah! Sarah, Becky, Kim & Courtney.

Tracy said...

LOVE THE PICS!

Also......... I am definately going to try that tortila pizza! Just as soon as I come off liquids (filled today)

arielfreak said...

You are looking great! I so appreciate people like yourself who are brave enough to show the 'been there, done that', as it really helps educate people like myself just starting to look into plastics.
Congratulations, and good luck sleeping in your bed, I'm sure getting back in your own bed will result in better sleep.

Rachel said...

OMG you look fabulous!! I'd love to be a size 10!

Dreamez said...

Hi Michelle, i'm so glad that you are doing so wonderful,and you look super fantastic! i know i'm a bit late replying concerning your surgery, but i have been dealing with many issues preparing for my cross-over surgery as well...but i did want to let you know you were always in my prayers and that i am so happy to see how well you are doing.may God continue to bless and keep you always, Dreamz