20 March 2007

Exciting Moments ...

... well I think so ...

Today I'm 21 again ... again ... again ... again ... again ... and postie is just walking down the drive with a bundle of envelopes (although they may all be wedding invitation replies of course). The sun is shining and everything in my little world is good today.

On Saturday the bride-to-be and I went to Bath to look for my outfit and for her to have a fitting. We bought the only things I tried on but weren't 100% convinced. There was a jacket, skirt and camisole which was the most likely, but there was a dress which went with the jacket, too, which I liked (because it fitted) but H wasn't too keen. I liked the skirt but could envisage seeing nothing but creases across the front of it in the photos, so wasn't too happy with that. Consequently I bought it all for P to see on the proviso that it could go back. All but the jacket are going back! Because ... the wonderful lady making H's dress is going to make one for me to go with the jacket. Between us we decided the other dress was too 'mumsy' and the skirt was too busy with the jacket. I'm busy enough as it is, without having to wear busy as well!! So, I'm off the hook ... no more traipsing round shops searching for the perfect outfit. All sorted (apart from shoes (and hat?))! And the wedding dress is going to be wonderful. I'm beginning to allow myself to get excited now!

On Sunday I had a phone call from Dairy House to say a shipper/dealer was in from Tasmania and he wanted loads (and loads) of my enamelware and other items and what were my best prices. His purchases have boosted the bank balance to a healthy degree which is very exciting (especially as he comes over twice a year).

The carpet fitters started laying new carpet throughout Mum's house yesterday and she's delighted with their work so far, is really settling in next door and is happy. So that's more excitement (and relief on our part).

But best of all ... I've lost 10lbs. How amazing is that. I feel so much fitter already, and have been shifting Mum's furniture like a removal man instead of struggling. I'm amazed at the extra energy, although I had to admit defeat last night and was in bed by 9 o'clock! It's working out at about one pound every couple of days, so in theory I could almost lose the 2 stone I was planning on losing a year ago! At least I won't have time to put it all back on until after the wedding! How exciting is that ...

I needed to share all that with you! Have a happy day everyone ... and why not let me know your exciting moments of the week ...

16 comments:

photowannabe said...

Congratulations on everything. your weight loss, getting the perfect outfit, having a wonderful birthday and your Mum settling in. A perfect day and new week for you. How nice that is.

OhSoVintage said...

Happy Birthday To You. Congrats on losing all that weight - I joined Slimming World this morning as the pounds just seem to be creeping on so hoipe fully I will be celebrating some loss soon too. Well done on selling so much enamelware but will you have any left for when I visit you at Shepton on Sunday?! How exciting to be getting so near the wedding too.

Clare said...

Hi Sue! Happy Birthday to you! Everything's going your way (as the song goes) and so it should! I have absolutely no willpower at all so well done to you for losing all that weight - you'll be developing some serious muscles too if all this furniture shifting carries on!

Clare x

kelly said...

Oh Sue, a very happy birthday to you!!!!! It sounds like things are going so well. That dealer from Tasmania sounds like just the thing we all need once in awhile! Excellent news about the weight loss too, has it boosted confidence as well as furniture?

salina said...

Hello to you and Happy Birthday.
How wonderful for you to lose 10 lbs. I really need to get myself in shape as well. What a great feeling it must be to have that extra energy. Congratulations and take care.

Vintage to Victorian said...

Thank you everyone for your good wishes and congrats. Kelly, I love the bit about boosting confidence as well as furniture!

It was such a busy day that I didn't really get to celebrate my birthday as such, but I had a jolly day nevertheless.

Sue xx

carolyn said...

Happy 21st!!! Sounds as if you are having a wonderful time and with all the weight loss it probably is a good idea to have your outfit made because it will need taking in before the big day.

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Everything sounds wonderful in your world Sue. Glad that you are happy!

See you tomorrow,
Niki x

Ex-Shammickite said...

OH, I'm in the same boat.... I'm looking for a mother-of-the-groom outfit, the wedding is in October. And the outfits are all too sparkly or too old ladyish! It doesn't do to out-sparkle the bride. I'm considering making my own dress, but I'm not sure if my sewing talents are adequate for the task. I'll be blogging about it no doubt... in other words.... watch my (blog) space!

Donna said...

Happy Birthday Sue. Lots of great news, wel done on the weight loss, exciting moments indeed. I'm sure you're going to be a beautiful mother of the bride, can't wait to see your outfit.

Vintage to Victorian said...

Thanks everyone. The shipper came back again today and spent more! I've had a brilliant week. I just hope Shepton is good, too. That will really be the icing on the cake!!

nel said...

oh a wedding in the family, how exciting! Glad to hear you've sorted the important stuff...what to wear! I had only 10 minutes ago decided it was time to hit the diet treadmill again...now I feel inspired, congratulations!

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Happy Birthday to you! I am new to your blog (I see it often linked on many other blogs I visit)! How exciting to have a wedding in the works! And congratulations on losing all that weight! I am working on losing stubborn pounds after having 4 children. =) I will visit often!

a pink-bee said...

Happy Birthday and congrats on the lost of 10 lbs !!! Thank-you, so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice message. Hope you buzz by often. :) Your blog is soo neat - I'll visit often :)

Violette said...

Hi Sue !
Congratulations !
Sounds like you ve had a great time.
It is nice to read this kind of post. I wish you another wonderful week.
speak to you soon.

Victoria May Plum said...

Congratulations on your 21st birthday, again!!
I moved to Cornwall from Bath almost 2 years ago. I loved it there, it's such a beautiful city. and I am so jealous that you get to 'pop into Bath' for antiques (Walcot street?).
I shall be back soon to hear more about the wedding, sounds lovely.
Victoria x