There hasn't been a lot of thrilling excitement around our house lately. Its been a whole lot of work, snow, work, cold, work, sleep lol. But I'm a big believer in celebrating the small things, so I thought I'd take a look at a few of my small victories from this week...
I went to the dentist for the first time in an embarrassingly long time. And I mean a reeeally embarrassingly long time. (As in like, 5 years.) So bad, I know. People often comment on how white and pretty my teeth are and I've used that as a crutch to not go to the dentist. Even though my "white and pretty" teeth are 100% due to my parents spending bookoos of money on orthodonics. Bookoos which resulted in two sets of braces, 3 retainers, oral surgery, rubberbands, and oh yeah, headgear. (I'll pause with you as you laugh at the headgear mental picture.) I was certain the dentist would tell me I needed 7 root canals or a set of dentures, but thankfully it wasn't quite that bad.
I lost 2 pounds this week. Heck yeah, my new plan is working! (And its a healthy, non-crash diet plan, don't worry.) I'm pretty sure an entire pound of that loss was due to the fact that I took everything, even my hair rubberband, off before stepping on the scale lol.
I was featured on Amy K's fabulous blog sporting spring florals in the dead of winter. If ya'll don't read her blog, you should, because her outfits are adorbs. (I have no idea why I just typed adorbs; I've never said that in my life. Weird.)
Matt and I finished our Chicago puzzle (mentioned in my last post.) We'd hoped it would have taken a little longer (to stretch our entertainment dollar) but the thing was so dang addicting we couldn't stop working on it! And after we finished last night, I totally get why some people glue and frame their completed puzzles. Don't worry, we are not going to start lining our walls with completed puzzles, but its hard to just undo all of the hard work we did! We're going to leave it out for another day or two and then break it down, put it in its box, and start again another day.
I took advantage of Gap's 40% off one item Facebook deal. And guess what, I only bought ONE full price item (and two sale items.) Yessss! I feel so powerful over their clever marketing tricks which aimed to make me buy multiple full price items. (And don't mention that because I bought one item I was still a victim to their tricks. One is better than seven, so let me have my moment.)
One of the above sale items was a big, black, chunky cable knit infinity scarf. Score. It was $5. Double score! (I've been eyeing several on etsy, but couldn't pull the trigger on a few of the prices, so I say this one was meant to be.)
We finally took down our Christmas decorations. Yes, I realize its the end of January. I was starting to think of our tree as a nice touch of the outdoors that perhaps could stay all year. Matt didn't agree.
Matt snagged us tickets to the opera (thanks Groupon!) Should be interesting. (Interesting as in I'll love it and Matt will fall asleep ten minutes in.) But I'm hopeful.
I've only had Starbucks once in the past week. ONCE. My wallet and my thighs are totally thanking me, and it feels good to have some self control and stop throwing money at the man in the green apron.
We sent off the last of our Chirstmas presents. Oopsie, sorry dear brother-in-law.
I got tickets to a reality-TV celebrity's book signing this weekend. More details to come, but here's an early hint: She is a fellow KKG.
We finally saw Black Swan (last people on the planet, I know.) And to the dad sitting a few seats down from me, you probably should have done your research before bringing your 14 year old daughter to the movie. Just saying.
I made a yummy, healthy dinner without burning the house down or poisoning Matt. Go me, go!
What small victories have you had this week?