Last night, I finally started taking down my Christmas decorations. Hear me out... I was on crutches until Wednesday. With my new mobility, I wanted to have some fun, and taking down decorations is not fun. Instead, I went to see Bride Wars on Friday night with a friend, my mom and my sister. Super cute movie! I rarely go pay the $9 to see one in the theater, but I love both Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson so I just had to splurge. Anyways, I got everything put away except for the tree. I'm saving that one for another evening when I have new energy. Eventually, I need to clean my house since I haven't done so since before the crutches.
I also attempted shopping for jeans on Sunday. This ended up not being fun. Over the course of several shopping trips the past two month, I have determined that I cannot buy jeans at the following locations: The Limited (which is where I used to get them but they no longer have a style that fits me right), Old Navy, American Eagle, Delia's, Aéropostale, Kohl's, Goody's, Express, NY & Co., and Target. I'm going to have to break down and start looking at the more expensive ones. I don't mind the idea of paying a lot for one pair of jeans if I can find a pair that fit me exactly the way I want them to fit. I can get by a bit longer without buying new ones, but eventually I need to find some that fit. My biggest problem? They usually fit everywhere except the waist... and then they look like they fit in the front, but they have a terrible gape in the back that I can usually stick both my fists in. A belt wouldn't help because then it'll just cause a bunch of wadded denim in the back. Grrr... I really hate shopping for pants.
I have about $50 in gift cards at Target. I wandered around the other day and didn't see anything I just had to have. I don't want to waste it on stuff I don't really need. I'm thinking I might hang on to them and buy myself a Wii for my birthday (which is 4 months away, so I may buy it early). As usual, I have to mull over such a large purchase for at least a month or two. It's just the way I roll when something costs more than $100.
I have yet to make it to the pool, but I did buy some swim goggles this past weekend so I'm set. I can't wait to start being active again! I get to start running Feb. 4th, so I'm also looking forward to that. I'm hoping swimming will help me get some fitness back before I start back with more lower body stuff. I also want to get to Arms & Abs over the next few weeks so I can build some core and upper body strength up again, too!
Tonight... and I know this is going to make some people laugh... I'm going to a Celine Dion concert. My sister and I knew how much our mom wanted to go, so we surprised her on Christmas morning with tickets. Granted, we'll be in the nose bleed section and probably watch the video screens if we really want to see things, but it should be a good time. I used to dance, so I always enjoy a good show where there's lots of dancing like what she's supposed to have. Report to come tomorrow.
I'm still working on those 2009 goals to post in time. I realize it's taking me the first month of the year to plan the year, but January doesn't really count in my opinion. It's such a blah sort of month, don't you think? :)