Saturday, June 30, 2012

More Random Updates

So, things have been a little crazy around here lately (what else is new?). ;)  It's funny...things were supposed to be slowing down for a while here so that I could get a few "real" posts in, but it just hasn't happened!

One thing that unexpectedly came up was a huge neighborhood-wide yard sale that will be held a week from today.  I hadn't planned on doing a yard sale again anytime soon because they're so much work, but since everyone else is in charge of the advertising, and I do happen to have a lot of stuff I want to get rid of, it seemed like a logical idea to take part.  As a result, I've been spending these past few days de-cluttering my house and getting boxes of stuff ready to price.

On the same day as the yard sale, I'll be singing for a wedding (thankfully some of my extended family members decided to be part of the yard sale too, so things will still run smoothly while I'm I'll have babysitters for the girls!). :)  And then, the following Monday, the girls and I will be leaving for a 4 day trip.  We're heading to the Los Angeles area for a visit with friends.  

So, needless to say, the posting may be pretty scarce for a bit, aside from a few sale updates from the Disney Store or other places.  I'm planning on publishing my Media Musings posts within the next week, but I'm not sure if I'll have a chance to do any other posts before the yard sale and my trip.

Posts will most likely be a bit bleak on Jane Austen and Unicorns and Belle's Bulletins, too.  They have a difficult time posting when there are so many humans around. ;)  I'll see if I can get them to do at least a little update post to tide you guys over, though.

Anyway, I guess I just wanted to let all of you know so that you're not worried if the posts aren't as regular as usual for a while. :)

And in case you're wondering, I haven't forgotten about my 2 year Blogoversary in July. :)  Stay tuned for a fun celebration on Tuesday, July 24th!  I'm not sure exactly what's happening yet, but I've started doing some brainstorming.  Additional ideas are welcome. :)

Also, a quick weight-loss update, for the purpose of being completely open and honest (and to help all of you out there remember that I'm human). ;)  This last week, I was up .8 pounds at my weigh-in.  Honestly, I"m not surprised.  After spending a week with my family and pretty much not counting points at all (along with performing minimal exercise), I'm amazed it wasn't more of a gain.  I'm still keeping on, though.  I've come so far...I'm not about to give up now!  I'm trying to really watch what I eat this week so that my next weigh-in is an improvement. :)  Of course, I got a $25 gift card to Red Lobster from my Prayer Pal at church  to use for my anniversary (if you're reading this, thank you so much!!), so that could pose a bit of a challenge.  Hmm, grilled shrimp on a skewer with rice or popcorn shrimp, shrimp pasta, and shrimp scampi (with a side of garlic mashed potatoes, at least one cheddar bay biscuit, and a yummy Caesar salad).  Maybe I can eat vegetables for the rest of the week to make up for it! ;)  Seriously, I won't be totally bad, but I'll probably splurge a bit.  The key is planning ahead and making it doable with my points. :)

I guess that's about all for now.  So far, Hubby isn't working today (Yay!), so we might try to do something together once he wakes up.  He's had a huge week and I pretty much didn't see him unless I stayed up till 11 pm each night.

Talk to all of you again soonish! :)


Anonymous said...

I don't want to sound impatient (because I'm not,) but when are you going to put up part two of thrift store finds?

beastsbelle said...

Oh dear! I'd completely forgotten about that post! :{ I'll see what I can do.

Good thing I have you guys around to remind me. If my brain wasn't attached, I'm sure it would run away! ;)

Claire said...

How fun that you'll be in the LA area! Will you make a trip to the AG store? Definitely heaven for doll lovers of all ages, and if your girls are going to LA too, then they'll probably like the AG store. We went last October and loved it, even if we were only there for an hour. :)

All AG said...

I am sooo sorry if you got this comment twice, but I just want to make sure because I do not know if my tablet sent it to you. If not, here it is. I was thinking for your blog anniversary, girls that see your blog will join, and post using I think these requirements:
Name: (real or screen)
How You Got Introduced to this blog:
Why you like this blog:
Review on product/story/memory you want to show beastbelle:
I was just thinking! I love your blog! Happy anniversaries!
With love, All AG

beastsbelle said...

Hey girls! Thanks for the comments. :)

Claire, I'm not sure if we'll get to the AG Place or not. I'd love to, but it's a bit out of the way from where we'll be staying. I think it also might be a bit hard for the girls to be in a place full of dolls and not come home with one. ;) So we'll see what happens. It looks like there are several Disney Stores near where we are staying, so I'm thinking that might be something we'll try. :D I haven't been to a Disney Store for several years, so that would be fun!

Great ideas, All AG. Thanks! I'll keep those in mind. :) And don't worry, I didn't get the comment twice. :)