Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I'd rather be lucky...

Current song: "I'd Rather Be Lucky" by Brad Johner [country; sooo catchy!]
eee, so it's really starting to sound like we may get extended...i can't believe this is happening!  they told us that when we were originally set for seven months, it was basically a guarantee that we 'couldn't' get extended...  Optimistically, though, this is more time to get qualified, more time in tax free, fewer opportunities to spend money...less time in San Diego...longer time away from family...
annnnnd focusing on the good again, i made it a mission to lose 6 pounds before our next port visit (in a couple of weeks - i started like on thursday or friday, i don't remember).  so far i've lost 2.6 pounds, putting me at 143.4...which means a grand total loss, since the beginning of deployment, of 14.6 pounds! yay!!  i am just shy of 5'8 so going by the age old 100 pounds @ 5 feet and 5 pounds for every inch after maxim, i should be somewhere between 135 and 140 pounds, annnnnd now it looks like i will have an extra month or two to work on getting down to goal.
i'm reading on people's blogs that stores are closing and people are losing their jobs - the people up the street from my parents literally had a Fun With Dick & Jane [the Jim Carrey movie, not the book] moment, when their lawn and the fountain they had in their front yard got repossessed...obviously didn't help the property value of the neighborhood, either.  SO i am going to make a CONSCIOUS effort not to blow my money...meaning that my dreams of owning these boots: [Stuart Weitzman Topup Boots] may be dashed for now.  unless i can convince myself that they're a wardrobe staple.  whiiiiiich i probably can.  except for the fact that i live in San Diego and own all of 3 pairs of jeans (what can I say? i'm a lilly girl!!) to tuck into them.  they're gorgeous though, aren't they?

lastly, please check out Short Southern Momma's blog for a cutie bag giveaway!



and FINALLY i wanted to give SUCH a warm thanks to these blogs for helping to spread the knowledge about my Stella + Dot Haiti Relief Fund Efforts.  For every purchase you make (until Valentine's Day...I suggest letting your hubbies + boyfriends know) via my Independent Stylist Stella + Dot Website, I will donate 20% of the profits to Save the Children's Haiti Relief Efforts.
!thank you!
P.S. Such an amazing and cute story...Melanie of The Pink Washingtoniette went to Cornell, I went to University of San Diego.  Opposite sides of the country, shouldn't know anyone in common, right?  WELL, she went to HS in the D.C. metropolitan area, where I also went to high school, so maybe we'd know someone from that, right? NO! it turns out our one mutual facebook friend is her boyfriend, who i did some military summer training with seriously maybe six years ago, and i'd just stumbled on her blog!  small world, huh?

SO, since I missed a San Diego Christmas, I leave you all with images of something I can't wait for...






SUMMER in San Diego!

Images: Coastal Living Magazine Tree and Entree, Ginger Bikini Printed Border, Stella and Dot Bloom Charm Bracelet

12 comments:

Mrs. Bear said...

Just found your blog and I am so excited to read it! Love that bracelet and bikini... and those shrimps look tasty!

Peach Bellini Bride said...

I just found your blog and I AM IN LOVE. I am marrying a Naval Academy grad in June and *hopefully* moving to San Diego. Look forward to reading more of your posts- you're so cute!

Angela said...

congrats on meeting more of your weight-loss goal, thats awesome! we are going back to san diego next month for 10 days to see my husband's fam and I CANNOT WAIT!!!! :)

***Positively Preppy in Pink*** said...

I love your blog!!! Congrats on losing all of that weight -- 14.6 pounds is A LOT! :)

That bikini is making me wish it was summertime too!

. Becca . said...

Aww, I love your blog! I'm glad you contacted me on mine!

email me at LovelyYellowRibbons@gmail.com and we can talk retirement gifts ;)

Becca

Headbands and Hand Bags said...

Thanks for visiting, and so excited to follow your darling blog! I love that cute suit!
L&L

♥Aubrey said...

What a wonderful blog you've got here!!! And yay for military as my hubs is too...and gone away as you are. Boo to that :(

Anywhoosers...GREAT JOB on the weight loss. Keep it up. I say standars...which that little 5lbs per inch after 5ft thing should go, i don't follow and neither should anyone else. {In that case...i'd be 20 lbs under} We are who we are, we eat what we want, and by golly...we're going to be happy NO MATTER WHAT!!!

Pink Champagne said...

You made my day as my first commenter, and I adore your blog! I share your love for Lilly, and the jewelry on your site for Haiti relief is absolutely gorgeous!

Mr. and Mrs. Stoneking said...

congrats on the weight loss! you sound pretty motivated, and I am sure you will make your goal!

-Stoneking

p.s. you are right about verizon. I will say that I have had them for 5 years and they have always been very good to me. It must have been just one of those off days. thankfully everything has worked out... so far!

MoreThanMyOwnLife said...

Just found your blog! Super cute!!

Congrats on your weight lose!

Oh how I long for warm weather and summer. Bring on Spring!

Ali said...

Oh I would love to meet up once we got to San Diego! We're planning on making a trip during his spring break to find an apartment, etc. I'll have to get a list of ones to look at from you :)

alanna said...

ALANNA! (sorry for the caps i was just so excited to meet another alanna) i love your blog...it's awesome. sparkles absolutely must be an alanna thing because how can 2 alannas have sparkles in their blog name. congrats on the weightloss! i can't wait to read more from you haha