September 20th, 2003

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Home again, home again...

Ahhh, this place is finally shaping up into a homelike sort of abode.

I had my first gathering at my place tonight, in an impromptu sort of way. While talking online with folks earlier today, it was decided that we should gather for food. Well, actually, utterlyjaded and I wanted to go to Sweetwater Tavern for lunch, but they weren't open, because of the water shortages due to the water treatment plants not having power or some such. So, it was decided that I would cook!

So utterlyjaded and chichi and I went out and ran errands, which somehow involved getting a lot more artwork for our respective walls, and stopping at Target (I'm spending entirely too much time (not to mention money) at Target of late) to pick up a wok since my current wok is very very rusty, and then to Grand Mart to get groceries. Mmmm. Really Fresh Produce. Yum.

Then, I came home and collapsed, since I foolishly took a muscle relaxant while out and about, and it hit me full force about 45 minutes before getting home. I got up thanks to hanov3r's wonderful wakeup call, and went and tackled the apartment. See, I moved less than a week ago. I moved a lot of stuff. A lot of it was left in the living room. I was going to have people in the living room. So, I had a lot ahead of me. But, two hours of work later, I had a living room and a kitchen!

I ended up having utterlyjaded, hanov3r, chichi, huey, and jimmy over for dinner. I was supposed to have a sitz, too, but his work went splody, and he ended up being on a 6 hour conference call. Poor guy. I do have leftovers for him for chichi to take home with her, though. (Yes, chichi is still here. We're busy giggling at each other and watching Simpsons episodes. Did you know she gets sillier after midnight? It's true! I'm really starting to understand why sitz didn't let chichi and I meet for years. ;) )

Oh yeah, and packet attacked huey. Her timing was hilarious. <huey> packet's the sweetest kitty in the world. She's a wonderful cat. Now, destroy the furniture! <packet> MROW! *swipe*!


I am starting to think that there is actually a good chance that I will be unpacked by the time that I leave for vacation next week. How scary. Of course, I need another bookshelf, and to assemble my coffee and dining room tables. But, the latter will have to wait on me disposing of the ton of cardboard in the dining area. Whee.

But, things are definitely taking shape here. It's really starting to feel like home.

Yay, home.

And, dvorak is on his way to try to bring the colo back up, so maybe I can get some email. And stop using mirc. Those would be good things. :)
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Well, I've watched Gone with the Wind now, and I'm still up. I think I shall go fall into bed and see what happens.
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Less meri.

So, I had this coupon for Lane Bryant, and my pants and skirts are literally falling off of me, so chichi and I went to the local Strip Mall O' Doom, and I went in search of new pants. I have, for the last several years, worn a size 24 in pants. We grabbed a couple of pairs of pants in size 22, and a skirt that was 18-20. I tried on the skirt first, on a fluke, and ... it fit! Granted, it had a mega elastic waist, but hey. Neat!

I tried on the pants, and... they were too big. chichi went and grabbed them in 20s, and then looked for the other pair of pants in 20, but they only had them in 18. The 20s fit very nicely. I could actually fairly easily get into the 18s, but they were too tight to be attractive.


I'm down from a 24 to a 20, almost an 18.

While relating this information to callmyname on AIM tonight, I realized I hadn't weighed myself for a while, so excused myself to run to the scale.

Last October, I was 290 pounds. Tonight, after a big meal with chichi, I am 235 pounds. 55 pounds in 11 months. Not bad. Not great, but not bad. I actually hit 50 pounds a few months ago, but between the hurt foot and the stress of work and relationship stuff and moving, I stopped going for my walks, and so kind of leveled off. At least I didn't slip backwards. :)

So yes, there's now less meri. And I have some spiffy new clothes. And chichi and I giggle entirely too much when we're together.
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