Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Last Day as a Twenty Something

6:15 am - Alarm goes off, hit snooze a couple times. What to wear? Oh yeah the same thing everyday!

7:00 am - Off load trees from the delivery at the office with Sarah, building muscles, feeling good.
7:30-11:00 - Sit on my butt and organize stuff for my next two plantings in my cubicle.

11:30- 12 - Meet a board member at Kaiser to mark 12 spots for trees. Yay!

12:30- 2:00 - Survey and work on 5 trees in Hayes Valley, that I planted in November. I should have brought a ladder. Oh well.

2-3:30 - Make calls and write e-mails for my upcoming plantings.

3:30 - 4:30 - Work my ass off at the gym, or should I say get an ass. :)

4:45 - Buy myself a Just Deserts cake, I deserve it!

5:15 - Shower my sweat off and look at my twenty something naked body one last time...
5:45 - Feeling good and high on life, dance around my room to 80's music, with my clothes on.

6:00 - Make a White Bean Fennel soup with many items from my CSA: fennel, onion, garlic,

chard, tomatoes...

6:30 - Wait for the soup to simmer and write on my blog. I wish I had a glass of wine, but I should save myself for tomorrow.

7:00 - Devour the soup. OMG it is so good! I have lunches for the rest of the week. I wonder what else I can eat, maybe some cake? I wish I had bought some good cheese and bread at the market :(

7:30 - I have no will power and eat a piece of cake.

7:30 - Sew the Rock N Roll dress (another post about this later) while listening to Radio Valencia

10:00 - Watch Bob's Burger's and some Dancing with the Star's on Hulu. I know Dancing with the Star's what? It's lame, but get sucked in....

10:45 - Think about tomorrow and how great the last week has been and drift into dream land...

Is that not what you expected for my last day as a twenty something? Well I thought it was a great last day!!!!!!!!

In my twenty's I had some very hard times, but also many good times. I am ready to say good bye to my twenty's and move onto a new chapter in my life in the dirty 30's club.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Birthday Suit

I started the curtains, but have not finished them. I like making things I can wear, so I am not surprised. I moved on to my Birthday Suit (outfit). It is exactly one week till I turn 30. My party is this Saturday and my outfit is actually done! This is what my room looked like as of this morning...

So I made a romper. A romper is a one-piece garment; a combo of a shirt & shorts. Rompers first a[ppoeared in the U.S. in the early 1900's as children's play suits, but now grown women wear them?????? I have always disliked them. I don't see the point. I like clothes that are simple and functional. Also, if you have to go to the bathroom, it takes a few extra seconds when wearing one of these.

Why would I want to wear one for my 30th?
Well I saw this new pattern, Mcalls 6331 with this 16 year old girl on the envelope and I said I can wear that better than her. 2nd I thought it might be fun to make. 3rd I still have the body for it. 4th I can wear whatever I want on my B-day so why not make something I haven't made yet.

I had these two pin-up camping fabrics that I think are hilarious. So I used the female camping pin-ups for the top of the romper and the male pin-ups for the shorts.
I added the sequined halter tie and a red zipper in back with a hook and eye.
I had the skinny blue belt that I think goes well with it.

I spent a few hours last night and some time today to make it. It was pretty easy to follow the pattern. I tried it on and it fit perfectly and I look damn hot in it! That was a surprise!!!!
The weather might be rainy on Saturday so I will pair it with some tights and boots and it's ready to wear in San Francisco.
Now I am ready for my Scavenger Hunt/Karaoke 30th Birthday Party!