Blogging my way through wedding planning, crafts, life and all the unexpected events in between.

Thursday, October 13, 2011


ONE YEAR!!!!!!

366 days!!!!!

(I'm know I'm not a math whiz but we, of course, picked a LEAP YEAR to get married.  Yay extra planning time...or not!?!???)

I also want to say thank you to all the wonderful people out there that have helped us this last year with all the planning we have gotten done so far.  It's been a fabulous year and we could not have done it without your help, love, and support.

That includes you, dear reader!! Thank you for listening to me vent, whine, and wax poetic about tulle, shells, and just the right shade of teal. Thank you for all your kind words and comments on posts and for the wonderful friendships that I've been able to start through the great big wide world of blogging. 


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Ups and Downs

I'm back.  I know I said it would be only a week...well life happens.

We had a tragic event at the school where I work and the past two weeks have been so hard to emotionally process. 

With that said, the SandyToes household is closely approaching ONE YEAR!  Ahhhhh.  It's crazy to think that MORE than a year has done and gone by in this waiting game.

To help us get in the spirit of the wedding Mr. ST and I have signed up for Weight Watchers together.  I was very successful at it before about 3 years ago.  We all know about the hip injury and how it still plagues me to no end.  I'm going to try going to the gym nice and steady for a few days a week to get back in the swing of things.  Being around skinny, tiny, thin high school students certainly can make you aware of your own size! lol.

My starting weight is 167 pounds.  I am in no way proud of that.  I am aware that I put most of it on during the last year I was unemployed.  I emotionally ate ALL THE TIME. I'm all set to go to my first meeting tomorrow.  I'm going to try a few out to see which "leader" I mesh with the best.  I'm also going to have to FORCE myself to fit in gym time.

My schedule most days is: up at 4:30 am, shower, get dressed, and out of the house by 5:50.
Work (school) 6:30-4ish  - if there aren't any SGA/Sports events
4:30-5ish  - grading and making dinner
6:-6:30 ish dinner with Mr. ST.
7:30 ish - finish up grading/planning for the next day
9:00 - 10:00 - pass out from exhaustion.
* I have 'hall duty'  at the end of the day and I've been trying to walk the entire 45 minute period - but it can be hard because I'm still 'working' and can get called to do other things.

I need to find gym time.  Do you have any suggestions?  How have you managed to squeeze it in?  Any sneaky way for me to add more to my day?