26 April, 2011

Life & No Sleep

Okay, so I haven't been getting no sleep (hello, double negative!) but I haven't been sleeping well either. For the last week and a half, I've barely been able to sleep. And when I do get to sleep (around 0100) it's not very restful. Tossing and turning, wacky dreams... It's really hitting me hard. 

On Saturday, I attended the birthday party of a very cute 2 year old. =) I don't usually make a point to go to birthday parties, but...I figured since I'm good friends with his mama (Miranda) I would go. It was actually kind of fun... Especially since I wasn't required to take any hyper kids home! Haha! Really, though, it was nice to get out of my house and go to another part of the island. Not to mention hanging out with people I don't usually see. 

After the party, I came home and started working on the valance for the kitchen. On Friday I went to Ross and bought a rug and curtain rod for the kitchen. Then, I went to WalMart to purchase a valance that cost more than the rug or curtain rod. When I got home, I ever so nicely asked any FB friends here if I could borrow a drill. {Seriously, we have got to purchase one.}Saturday morning before the party, one friend dropped it off for me. Anyway... I fought and fought and fought with the stinkin' drill and screws. It literally took me about 2 hours to get it all straightened out. At one point, I really thought I was done. I went to put the rod up on the brackets and whaddaya know? They were too far apart. See, if I had actually looked at how big the rod was when I bought it [instead of focusing on the price tag: $6], I might have noticed that it wasn't quite the right size. Fail. So, I took the screws out again and moved the brackets closer together. It wasn't the ideal situation, but it's up there and it's done. Good enough for me.

I guess it doesn't look so bad after all. =P After that, I all but collapsed on the couch. Joe and I had a Skype date set, so I didn't want to fall asleep because I knew that I wouldn't wake up. In the meantime, I watched Date Night. Super cute movie!! I didn't laugh quite as much as I usually would have {hello sleep depravation} but it was freakin' hilarious. Highly recommend if you haven't seen it yet. 

My Easter was pretty good... As I told Joe, doing holidays solo is weird. This one was no different. I went to the 0945 service {way earlier than usual for me} because I knew that the 1130 service was going to be jam-packed. The one good thing about going to church solo is the good seating. It's much easier to find one seat up front than it is two or more. I was in the center of the second row. Yes! It was a really great service, and I was lucky enough to see a woman in front of me accept Christ. When she raised her hand during the "altar call" her family looked over at her and just started crying. Of course I started crying too. It just made me wonder...how long had her family been praying for her and asking her to go to church? In my service alone, 52 people were saved. That is one awesome Easter service if you ask me! 

After church, I called the fam. I talked to both my MIL and FIL for a little while... My mom called me later that afternoon to chat about the crazy weather. This is what's been going on there for like the past week. 

This is completely normal for the spring in what we like to call Tornado Alley. Luckily, no tornadoes have touched down where our families live. However, there was some rotation near my parents' house yesterday which is always kinda freaky. Like good Tornado Alley citizens, my parents (and probably my brother) were out on the porch. Oh, who am I kidding? I probably would have been on the porch too. =P

My favorite part of yesterday was after I posted a little Happy Easter photo of myself on FB. Ironically, the one springy skirt I own is a Hawaiian print. =P I didn't notice that until I took the photo. Anyway, I posted it and received a few compliments... Particularly one from Goodnight Moon about how great I looked. Safe to say that compliment made my day. ;-) My mom texted me later agreeing, so I started looking through pictures... 

I guess I knew that I've lost weight {since, you know, I've gone down a size} but it never really sunk in. Safe to say that I definitely look thinner these days. I guess I'm so focused on "Ugh, I need to lose weight!" that I haven't stopped to realize that I actually have! Well, not so much pounds, but I've definitely lost inches. Here's a fun fact for you: I weigh the same now at a size 8 (ish) as a did at a size 12. 'Cause that makes sense. So I give up on losing pounds. I focus on the inches.

In other news, my SIL posted some fan-freakin-tastic pictures of my niece and nephew today. Her bestie does a little photography...she's actually taken a lot of photos of my niece and this time she did a "cousins" photo. Anyway, I just want to brag that I have the cutest niece and nephew ever. ;-) And I get another nephew next month! 

Aren't they cute?! Kellan will be 11 {at least I'm pretty sure} this week, and Eden is 16 months. Eden looooooves her cousin. =) It's really cute. If my kids look even a tiny bit like these two, well, then I will have the cutest kids ever. Haha!

Well, that about covers my weekend. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go wait for a Skype date and then pass out. I don't know if I'll ever catch up on sleep!


JG said...

That sounds like a really nice solo holiday! I was watching the tornado reports with envy. We only get stupid sandstorms here. Not nearly as fun. Not fun at all.

You look fantastic! Thanks for sharing your pics. Gave me some extra motivation today which I desperately need.

Erin said...

I know exactly what you mean about the sleep deprivation. it's not like I dont get ANY sleep, but I am not sleeping well enough to feel good. I feel exhausted and like I can barely keep my eyes open!

Anonymous said...

I feel the same way about the sleep. I can't complain about getting decent sleep in terms of hours, but falling asleep and staying asleep isn't always easy!

You look great!

Our Little Fam said...

You look fabulous!! and your niece and nephews pictures are adorable!

Miranda said...

THANK YOU for coming to T's party! I really liked having you there :-)

I think your valance looks GREAT! We need to have another sewing date soon!! SERIOUSLY!

I'm glad you had a pretty good Easter! I can't wait for Joe to come back (FOR YOU) :-)

Jen said...

You do look great!!! I know you are so anxious for your hubby to come home!

Joan said...

You look great! Your valance looks better than anything I could ever have done! lol Oh, and I love the movie Date Night! Thanks for sharing!

Mr. Superman & Mrs. S. said...

You DO look fabulous :)

Skinnie Piggie said...

Just remember, muscle weighs more than fat!!

Grace said...

This post and your before and after pictures give me hope! Ive been working really hard and cant seem to drop lbs either. I never thought that maybe I could be loosing inches and not lbs. p.s very cute blog you have :)