Thursday, March 11, 2010

A new low...paragraphs, not pounds!

I had a busy day shopping for something to wear for the wedding this weekend. Don't worry - I didn't overdo at all. I went up to the nicest mall in my area and shopped at one store only...Nordstrom's. Most know this an upscale store and not one I can afford to shop at often, but once or twice a year I go there for few special items, and for their annual sale. What got me started there was that they have the best and nicest collection of plus sized fashions of any place I've ever been. For special events like weddings, I can always find something decent and different there. I did find a nice spring weight jacket that I can pair with pants or a skirt I already own. I got a couple of other things too, with the rehearsal dinner in mind. I'll take pictures tomorrow, but just wanted to do a fast post tonight.

Food/eating was good today. I discovered a wonderful treat that probably a million of you already know about. Starts with a wedge of the ever popular Laughing Cow Light Swiss cheese. I had graham crackers on hand, so I decided to try a couple of graham crackers with the cheese spread - yummy and satisfying. It tasted decadent, but not in a way that made me want to eat the whole box of grahams and the whole happy bovine. Really tasty. Usually I get the flavored LC lites and use them on a sandwich in place of mayo. But this plain swiss is great! And 35 small calories for a wedge that easily covers 2 full size graham crackers.

My knees held up well today, but they are TIRED and achy tonight. They actually feel equal - righty seems to be at a similar status to lefty. Very encouraging. I'm going to get horizontal with the phone and remote at my side and hold down the couch for a couple of hours until it's time to crawl into bed. I may pay tomorrow for the activity of today. I hope not, because I have a lot to do tomorrow. But with the time off, I can pace myself nicely. Hubby is driving down to Atlanta tomorrow, so he will take most of my stuff so I only need a small carry on for the plane. Have a good night all.

16 comments:

  1. I'm glad your knees did well today. Shopping can be hard on them. Glad you found some stuff you like. Unsuccessful shopping is no fun at all.

    I admire the fact you can keep graham crackers in the house! Not so with me.

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  2. You're doing well Leslie. Shopping can be unexpectedly rigorous. I'm glad it went so well. I like my brie with wasa crackers, but it's essentially the same thing. YUM! I hope you are able to pace yourself and your knees cooperate tomorrow.

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  3. Your knees have really made progress. Thank you for visiting my blog today. Nordstrom's is so delightful. It's a whole different level of customer service. Enjoy the wedding!

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  4. dude, I was thinking about getting those bagel thins and some laughing cow...toasting it up and then spreading on that cheese to see how it tastes.

    pretty good methinks.
    I am glad you found a jacket you loved.
    Have fun at the wedding.

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  5. And Laughing Cow mooing from inside a stalk of celery is great, too!! Especially when I'm in the mood to crunch on something. :-)

    Loretta
    =^..^=

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  6. Great shopping at Nordstroms. Shopping is tough on the knees, hope yours do okay after all the activity.

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  7. Leslie, so funny that you posted about Laughing Cow--I just tasted it this week for the first time and I fell IN LOVE! I have 3 different flavors in the fridge right now, and Hungry Girl says there are like 3 new flavors coming out this summer--YUM!

    Glad you found some groovy duds--I'm looking forward to pics. Take care and keep babying those knees! :D
    Bethany

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  8. LC Lite French Onion....yummmm!

    Glad you found a nice outfit, and that both knees feel the same. That's GREAT news!

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  9. I love a good Nordstrom's sale - beautiful clothes for little money. Glad you found some great pieces. Have a great trip.

    I just heard that Laughing Cow is coming out with new flavors - one of which is supposedly Chipotle! Yum.

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  10. Glad you are going to the wedding. We don't have those lovely Laughing Cow spreadables here *pout*. Sometimes its tough living in your loft.

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  11. Gotta love a sale! I love Nordie's too but it's so dang pricey. Do you have Nordie Rack? It is kinda like Ross but I have found some fabu stuff there.

    Hope your knees continue to mend quickly! Enjoy your weekend Sis!

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  12. Have a wonderful time at the wedding! Do enjoy yourself--you've earned a good time. Deb

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  13. Have a fun time at the wedding. Hope the knee holds up. Are you icing and letting others baby you? :)

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  14. Hope your knee is all healed up and well soon. Have a great trip :)

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  15. Hope your knees are continuing to do well. :o)

    When I was in Seattle last, I went to a HUGE Nordstrom outlet store and bought loads of stuff (I was only a US size 10/12 at the time) for a fraction of the original price because it was SO last season... I picked up my beloved size 11.5 Adidas Daroga mesh trainers, which have since bitten the dust from being worn so much!

    Have fun!

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