Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Pinsday (indirectly) - More importantly - NSV!

A couple weeks ago I wanted to do "Pinsday" Wednesdays.  Okay, fine.  To meet that as you look at the pictures below, note the old windows hung on my living room wall.  Neat, right?  Bonus - they were free.  My plan is to maybe hang a couple more or at least get some pictures printed out to go inside. I haven't decided whether I want to do one HUGE print peeking behind the panes of glass or a lot of smaller pictures.  I've seen both on Pinterest, and I have ideas with both.  I guess that's to be determined.  Maybe I'll revisit Pinsday another time and let you know what I did.

Meh, whatever.  I have more important stories to tell today.

My bad week last week is behind me.  I had rehearsal last night for Worship Team at church.  It was so uplifting to be there.  I wish I could express what happens to my soul when I sing.  Music is such an amazing tool for me - a true gift. Even better, Valentine's day is coming up, and all our songs this weekend are "LOVE" themed songs.  We spent time in scripture, in prayer, and in fellowship.  My spirit really needed last night.  I am a different human today, and so thankful for it!

Okay, I have a small confession - most days I still set my clothes out before bed.  I do.  It's really a big help for me to be focused before the day begins and not have my fashion ADD explode when I'm in a time crunch.  I also don't have to worry about having to find clean undies or make sure I have socks that match or whether my shoe is under the sofa again.  Well, last night I didn't do that.  I was tired from a long day at work, and I went to bed not long after getting home from church.

This morning, I got up and was going to wear some jeans and a sweater.  I looked in the closet, and there was a super cute little dress hanging in there that I've never worn.  I have owned it since I lived in AL (so about 2 or 3 years) and I was always too lumpy to wear it.  Even though I weigh about 10 lbs more right now than I did then, I decided to try it on.  See what I mean about the fashion ADD?  LOL!  I slipped it over my head and could still breathe.  That accomplished, I decided to go in the hallway and peek in the full length mirror to see how awful it was.

Huh.  Am I imagining things?  Do I have the opposite of the body dysmorphic thing going on where I think I look good but I really look like a sausage?  I know how to get the answer...

"BABE!  How does this dress look?"  (insert audible sigh from the handsome hubby.)  He will always tell me the honest answer.  Even when I really don't want to hear it.

"It looks really good!  You look great, Sweetie!"  **internal HOLLA!!!**

Then I had to decide which color I wanted to wear.  Yeah.  I have the dress in 2 colors.  It was on clearance from Newport News for like $7, and I knew I'd be able to wear it someday.  I'm psychic like that.  I decided on the black for today.  I may be brave enough to wear the pink one on Sunday when I sing at church.  We'll see.

At this point there was another, smaller sigh when I asked him to take my picture for the blog, because this is totally a NSV (non-scale victory) for me!


Leah said...

Amber! You look AMAZING! You can totally see the difference in you -- even your smile. <3 I love you and I'm so proud of you!

Milli' said...

Amber, you look amazing!! Maybe you need to have unplanned mornings more often!

Becki said...

sssssssmokin' hot!

SuperMom said...

OH MY GOSH!!! Amber, you look incredible!!! Seriously, that dress is amazing and it is so flattering on you. I love your NSV!