I am sitting here in my living room, having just built a blazing fire and getting cozy in the squishy chair under my OSU blankie, and looking at the pretty white stuff out the window. These are times when I truly wish we could move somewhere north, where I could have real winter with real snow for several months at a time. Oh well. Maybe someday.
Kelsey officially has her own place now and I am using this excuse to get rid of most of our flatware, dishes and other kitchen accessories. We have so much stuff that the only thing I really get to replace is the silverware, but that's okay with me. She can use this stuff, along with our old couch and a table or two, and we can use the space. Maybe we can finally get this house uncluttered a little. But then again, I'm sure we will re-clutter with amazing efficiency. We always do. Then Spencer will be moving down to Stillwater this summer and things will be really weird around here. But since we don't see either of them all that much anymore these days, it probably won't be all that different than it is now.
Today marks 10 weeks since my surgery and I have lost 45 pounds so far. I am also finally starting to see and feel that weight loss, which is nice. I have about 6 tubs of clothes in our room and closet that I've kept and now I am having to dig through them to find clothes to wear to church. I wear pajamas around here nearly 24/7, but those aren't really acceptable cantor clothing, so I've had to go digging. It's kinda fun to find clothes I haven't seen in a while and realize they fit again. Last night also marked the day when I finally took off my wedding band and engagement ring and put them on a ribbon around my neck. I have those little plastic ring-sizer things, but the problem is that they get stuff in them when you wash your hands or work with food or whatever. And forget putting on moisturizer. So I guess they will just stay around my neck until I'm done losing and then I will get them re-sized. I have about 75 pounds to go, but I'm not in a hurry. Slow and steady wins the race, right?
Time to put down the laptop and go stoke the fire a little. I hope it snows more and I am thankful I don't have to get out in it. Chloe already got her first taste of snow yesterday when she had to be parked outside so Spencer could use the garage to fix his car and I don't think she liked it. I know John didn't care for it. Luckily John has a nice big truck now and he can handle all my shipping and fetching chores. Chloe and I will stay nice and warm inside. :)