The silence depressed me. It wasn’t the silence of silence. It was my own silence.
– from The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath
Yeah, I know: It’s been a while. It might be a long time again after this, I don’t know. I’m debating the whole blog thing.
Here’s what’s been up:
This is the closet in the guest room:
Well, that’s one side of the closet. The other side has luggage and holiday decorations and crap. Irrelevant to this discussion. The reason I’m showing you this is because slowly but surely, over the past year or so, I’ve moved clothes from my closet in our room to this closet because I’ve grown out of them and I didn’t want to look at them anymore. There are still several things in my closet that should go here, but, as you see, I’ve run out of room. This collection includes: two suits, THE dress, a fitted boy-blue button down down shirt with pearly buttons that looked amazing on me, the pencil skirt I was wearing the day David and I first kissed, this shirt, several awesome pairs of pants, and an untold number of other items of clothing that I would ordinarily wear to work. Isn’t that terrible? There’s probably $1000 or more of clothes in there that I can’t wear right now, which is really such a bummer. The corollary, of course, is that I’ve had to slowly but surely buy bigger clothes, and shopping has become my least favorite activity and hasn’t been cheap.
But hey, let’s look on the bright side, shall we? I lost two pounds at weigh-in this week, and 1.something last week, and it’s the first time I’ve had two losses in a row in a very long time. I also tracked everything this week for the first time in forever. So, maybe things are looking up. Hopefully, in about 10 pounds or so, I’ll be able to slowly but surely start shopping in the guest room closet!
I was down in Richmond over Memorial Day weekend, and the Princess (who turned SIX last week and just finished kindergarten) read me a whole book on her own, sounding out the tough words and everything! I was so proud of her!
David and I are planning a big vacation for the end of the summer. We’re flying to Chicago and then taking the train to Seattle – it’s two overnights, so we booked a sleeper compartment (yeah, #9 on the list!). We’ll spend a couple days in Seattle, then rent a car and drive down the coast, spending one night in Portland and another night somewhere in Oregon. The we’ll head to San Francisco for several days before flying home. I cannot wait – I love traveling with David, and this trip is going to be awesome. Last night, we got baseball tickets – of course – so I get to go to three new stadiums (we’ll see the Twins/Mariners in Seattle, the Rockies/Giants in San Fran, and the Angels/A’s in Oakland)!
We’re gardening on the balcony again this summer, but I haven’t taken any pictures yet. Flower-wise, we’ve got petunias, geraniums, and – new this year – snap dragons. We’ve also got two kinds of tomatoes, spinach, and strawberries. I can’t wait to see how everything comes out!
. . . Really? It’s been almost a month since I posted, and that’s all I can come up with? I sure am boring, I guess. Well, there’s one other thing I’ve done that I’m very excited about, but I’m not really supposed to talk about it, so . . . sorry!