Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A Good Day!

Even though a sneak peek at the scale this morning revealed that I have "found" 4 of the 5 pounds I lost, I refused to accept it and allow some numbers to ruin my day. I chose to believe the numbers were a result of PMS, or the salt in the pretzels I consumed yesterday, or a host of other possible reasons. Even if the scale was correct, so what? Was I going to allow it to get me off track and send me running for the donuts? Hell, no!

Instead I turned up my nose at the offending instrument and proceeded with my morning. I took extra care with my make-up and hair and even experimented with a silk scarf I've had hiding in my closet for years, afraid to wear it because I never knew exactly how to pull off that look. (I know, it sounds silly, but remember that I live in super-casual Florida!) I pulled out my new-to-me bag (bubblegum pink Franco Sarto - $2.99 at the thrift store, darling!), hopped in my red convertible and sped off to work, determined to make this a good day.

And you know what? It was! Call it attitude or the Secret or positive thinking or whatever, it worked! Not only did I feel cuter and put-together, received compliments from my workmates on my fab accessories, but I got some great news about employment for my two out-of-work children! Whoo-hoo!

Then, oh-my-goodness, I can't even take all of the wonderful-ness of this day, I received an e-mail from the fabulous Sally at Mais Fica informing me that I won a prize in her give-away! Isn't that the best?? I can't wait for my personalized rabbit wine opener to arrive, if only Sally were here to share a glass of (2 POINT) vino with me!

I felt even better after a nice long walk in the 'hood, went to the grocery store and pharmacy, expending my own energy and being kinder to the planet, my wallet and my waistline!

Now, to top off this awesome day, on my hearth I have a special meal, just for me, my blogger pal Bitch Cake's recipe for a zero-POINT Italian dinner! I couldn't believe my eyes, no way can an Italian meal cost me nothing in POINTS! But it's true and man, oh, man does it smell good! Good thing the rest of the family is having pizza tonight because I am not sharing this deeelicousness!

Ok, and one more thing, saving the best for last...as is custom in our family, my Dad has agreed to give me my birthday present early (I'm a Leo, I have no patience!) so Beren and I are headed out in a bit to make the purchase! I will post pictures later but the pin-up above gives you a big clue as to what it is! I can't wait; thanks, Dad!

Have a Beauty-Full Day,


  1. YES!!!! Bike everywhere! You will love it! Happy [early] Birthday! I'm a leo also, and have no patience.

    I'm 7/25.

  2. Thank you, Nic! Wow, Leos Unite! :)

  3. there's a leg lamp on your blog!!!!! 'Fragile it must be Itaian'! God i LOVE that movie!! xxxx

  4. Dear "Lizzie," I love that movie as well! Someday I'm going to have one of those leg lamps, lol, even if I have to hide it away in a den or something. ;)