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Sunday, July 21, 2013

I was a model this weekend

I've had a very lazy weekend. On Friday I finished work really early and ended up doing nothing until I got fed up and went for a walk. On Saturday I went out with a group of older outdoor enthusiasts looking for small mammals. It was awesome seeing people so in to nature and of course I was able to reminisce on my old job of being a small mammal trapper. That night I also got to be a "model".

This was my outfit.
I am a fashionable bushy-tailed wood rat. 

I, and my coworkers, dressed up in silly costumes as part of a fundraiser for the Outdoor Education program I am a part of. It was called "Trail Chic" and representatives of Barefoot wine and Patagonia were silent auctioning wine and gear to support our program. People sampled wine and food from the local market, sat and enjoyed the modeling runway. All of the "models" were volunteers and staff of the committee I work for. From 8 year olds to 60 year olds, everyone had a wacky costume. My favorite was a couple with a collection of committee shirts they'd collected in 30 years. They stripped each shirt as they walked the little strip. My roommates were representing the local thrift store, one girl was a badger. I was a fashionable and misunderstood wood rat. LOL

One thing I definitely had to do was feel incredibly comfortable in my outfit. The dress I found was a very tight, short, black dress. It showed ALL my curves. But I was happy to see that I didn't feel too horrible in it. I pretended I looked good and I got a lot of compliments for it. I guess the "fake it til you make it" strategy still works. 

Unfortunately I sampled a lot of food (and wine) both during the fundraiser and also while hanging out with small mammal enthusiasts yesterday. Eeek!

Today, I had planned to do a long hike but decided to attempt swimming in the lake again. I haven't gone back in almost a month I realized and I only have a month left before the weather starts getting colder. The swim was shorter than I thought but I got farther out. I definitely have to jump in more often. That lake is cold enough that it takes a while of shallow breathing before I can get comfortable. 

I'm not enthusiastic about my weight results for tomorrow morning but I'll do my best!

Hope everyone had a good weekend.


1 comment:

Julie said...

Thank you for stopping by. You really looked good in your costume and doing this for such a great cause makes it so worth while.
The doctors told us Cindy wouldn't be leaving ICU but we are still holding our breath for the amazing things that we know can happen.
As for me, I am strung as tight as a fiddle right now and know very well I better do something soon before I pop but there isn't that time right now so I'm plugging along.
I'm not ready to post about Cindy right now. Come Wednesday is the day I have to act as Cindy life director and pull the plug and than see if she can make it without all these machines that are keeping her alive or not. Tomorrow I'm taking her boys (grown men really) to the cities to say their goodbyes.
Take care my friend. Blessings!!