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08 December 2004 @ 12:47 am
5 good things about today:

1. I HAVE NEW PANTS!!! This is a big deal. Because I have had only one pair of sort-of-fitting (with a tightly cinched belt) pants for a year now, because I was all "oh, I will wait until I put the weight I lost back on", and so have hated my clothes and my appearance for exactly that long. Because they are NICE pants. And they FIT. And they were on SALE!! *squeee!*

2. I had lots of fun shopping in Filene's with mystic_isles000 and her mom. Reaffirmed that, beneath my ability to live simply and frugally, I have Very Expensive Taste.

3. Goooood chocolate at Filene's. And didn't feel sick after! OR after eating Annie's at Gira's!!! *cheers*

4. Finally saw "Homecoming"!

5. I HAVE ATLANTIS JOY!!! I haven't watched the episodes yet, so still don't spoil me, yo, but thanks to the combined efforts of driftingatdusk, besyd, and cleverocity I now have THREE as yet unseen Atlantis episodes to watch! And 4 new Enterprise episodes sitting in my VCR!

3 things I did well:

1. Got self out of house and went to Gira's.

2. Called supervisor at work to report for hours, and volunteered to work whole 8.5-hour shifts if they need me to.

3. Tried on and bought clothes, omfg.

It hit me today how much better I am feeling. I guess it's more obvious now that I'm home. God, it's amazing. I can think of something simple -- like going to get a glass of water, or making myself cereal (I'm actually HUNGRY sometimes now!), or putting dishes in the dishwasher -- and actually get up and do it without big fanfare. And then return and not feel horribly exhausted for the effort. It's just... something I did, not a MAJOR ACHIEVEMENT that is probably all I will be able to do that day.

I mean, I went *shopping* today. For *hours*. Tried on stuff, walked around, stayed standing, ate freaking *chocolate*, and then came home and felt fine. Felt well enough to try on clothes and model and expend *unnecessary energy*, which is something that I could not and would not have done just a few months ago.

I hope this lasts. I am enjoying the hell out of it while it does.

feel: gratefulgrateful
MegTDJ: McKay Oh Yeah - maching_monkeymeg_tdj on December 8th, 2004 06:23 am (UTC)
Wheeeeeee!!! (((((huggles))))) That is SO GREAT!! But come on, girl, you just took a road trip that passed through two countries. You didn't notice then that you were doing well? ;)

(((((more huggles)))))
Little Redmylittleredgirl on December 8th, 2004 06:41 am (UTC)
*grins madly*

Well, I did notice that ;) And was psyched about it. But I didn't know how much of that was a fight-or-flight thing that "I am in a foreign city and if I do not stay on top of things I could get horribly lost and DIE." I was really psyched about it on my trip, too, but I was also too worn out to really *contemplate* that I was putting one foot in front of the other... rather than just placing my feet in appropriate places :)

Can you play .wmv files on your computer? (windows media player -- the file is over 100 mb) "Hot Zone" and "Sanctuary" came on smaller windows media files rather than the type I gave you before.
(no subject) - meg_tdj on December 8th, 2004 06:53 am (UTC) (Expand)
A.j.: gleeaj on December 8th, 2004 06:35 am (UTC)
::jealous of Atlantis episodes::

Must. Waint. Until. January.

*cracks* DAMMIT!!!

(But YAY! Health = YAY!!!!!!!!!!!)
Little Redmylittleredgirl on December 8th, 2004 06:42 am (UTC)
Re: YAY!
Wheeeeeeee!! Do you need me to send you any? (via yousendit or by snail mail?) "Before I Sleep" and "The Defiant One" are the pretty .mpgs like The Eye, but the others are smaller .wmv files.
*tries to stay strong* - aj on December 8th, 2004 06:44 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: *tries to stay strong* - mylittleredgirl on December 8th, 2004 06:47 am (UTC) (Expand)
Relevance: VIII. Strengthrelevance on December 8th, 2004 06:36 am (UTC)
elly: Happy?elly427 on December 8th, 2004 06:51 am (UTC)
Yay! *glees with you for feeling better*

And Filene's? My god I miss the east coast sometimes. I mean, I've never been but we get allllll the commercials from the Boston stations.
jammer0307jammer0307 on December 8th, 2004 07:53 am (UTC)
YAY!!! I'm *so* glad that you're having such a good spell!


Little Redmylittleredgirl on December 8th, 2004 04:16 pm (UTC)
Yay!! It is lots of crazy fun :) I'm so glad I had a spell good enough to let me come SEE you!
(no subject) - jammer0307 on December 8th, 2004 07:22 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Kim's Watermelon Gunkeenween on December 8th, 2004 12:50 pm (UTC)
um dude, as probly the most direct witness to your near-death-ness on your flist, I give an extra hearty cheer to you being newly energetic and un-sick-stupid!
Little Red: sga - cute when sick - duckadorkmylittleredgirl on December 8th, 2004 04:17 pm (UTC)
Heh, yeah, you really were. And thanks, bro :) I've stopped falling asleep in random places, too!
señora beaverhausen: [ csi: miami ] wantedsombras_azules on December 8th, 2004 12:57 pm (UTC)
Awww, that's great, babe! ::HUGS::
Little Red: xf - drr forever - Carolinamylittleredgirl on December 8th, 2004 04:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks!! *hugs back*
Working for the Mandroid: Familymoonshayde on December 8th, 2004 01:01 pm (UTC)
Red, OMG, that is wonderful! I am very happy for you. Great achievement :)
Little Red: goat/not wearing pants - finding_hermylittleredgirl on December 8th, 2004 04:19 pm (UTC)
Wheeeeeeeeee!! *is still excited about pants*
you're thinking of mr wizardcleverocity on December 8th, 2004 01:10 pm (UTC)


I am so glad to hear you're feeling so good.

Little Red: sga - wet!john/lizzie - shewaselectricmylittleredgirl on December 8th, 2004 04:21 pm (UTC)
YES! I have joy!! *clings to you and loves you forever*

Of course, now that I *have* the episodes, I'm trying to put off watching them as long as possible so as to increase the squeee of anticipation. ;) Somehow anticipation is much better when I actually POSSESS these things!

... and because I have other stuff to do, but I'm pretending it's really All About Atlantis. Silly other stuff.
Human Collaborator Flunkie Pool!fic Muse: Joy (by Matilda7)joyfulfeather on December 8th, 2004 01:13 pm (UTC)
YAY! So glad you're feeling better! That totally rocks!

And pants that fit can totally be a major source of gleee. My roomie gives me weird looks when I bounce around because my pants are long enough...
Little Red: goat/not wearing pants - finding_hermylittleredgirl on December 8th, 2004 04:23 pm (UTC)
YES!! I had this bizarre moment while shopping for pants this time to find that I'm apparently now of average height, because all the pants were long enough. *boggles* This has NEVER happened to me before, and especially since I've dropped a few sizes, I thought I'd have lots of trouble.

It then clicked that it's because I don't plan to wear heels with them.

I am encouraged now that 5'9" women are expected to wear heels, because I like them a whole lot, but always get ragged on by folk for being unnecessarily tall when I do ;)

(no subject) - wiliqueen on December 8th, 2004 09:04 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mylittleredgirl on December 8th, 2004 09:07 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - wiliqueen on December 8th, 2004 09:31 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Valerie - Postmodern Pollyanna: finewiliqueen on December 8th, 2004 02:33 pm (UTC)
Waaaaa-HOOO! Look out, world! :-D
Little Red: sg - anise - amandamylittleredgirl on December 8th, 2004 04:23 pm (UTC)
Yes. Now that I have pants (and more health), I can CONQUER ALL!
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Nenya Kanadka: Geek (Barclay) by menenya_kanadka on December 9th, 2004 09:59 am (UTC)
Dude! That rocks!

*so much love and gleee*

So happy! I totally get you on new-pants!gleee. They fit! And look snazzy! And don't sag! And one feels five times better just walking about in them. *g* Yay!

I have a present, actually, in honour of this. Remember you wanted Nicole de Boer in a gleee icon?

*bounces* Whoot! Energetic LittleRed is so going to take over the world. :)
Little Red: gleee! - nenyamylittleredgirl on December 9th, 2004 06:35 pm (UTC)
Eeeeee! GLEEEE icons with EZRI!! (except not as Ezri, but still, EZRI!) YAY!! *cheers and hugs you*

Thank you!! I must needs buy my icon space again and then reorganize everything... eeee!

Sadly, the new pants I am so obsessed with still fall off if I put my hands in the pockets (stupid stretchy material!) but I have found classy ways of tying them on with women's ties. So there is still gleee.
(no subject) - nenya_kanadka on December 9th, 2004 07:56 pm (UTC) (Expand)