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Rediscovering an Old Friend, Part Two

As everyone knows, I am on a weight loss mission.  I am down nearly 70 pounds at nearly 3 months post – op.  We had a yard sale yesterday, and I got rid of just about everything in my closet that doesn’t fit anymore, and I am now nearly clothes-less.  One of the big problems is underwear!   I thought I had underwear in every shape and size, but in rooting through my drawers the other day, all I found was underwear that falls down as I go about my day.  What a good feeling.

Not having bought underwear in a really long time because of how much I have had in my drawer, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to buy.  I certainly didn’t want granny panties, since that really was something I didn’t get into until well after I had Brighid, when I started getting really fat.  But I wanted something comfortable. 

Brighid buys most of her underwear at Victoria’s Secret – because she’s so tiny, she’s entitled to nice underwear, of course.  But the other day, when I took her in to redeem a coupon she had gotten, she picked up a few pair of her favorite panties – the ones she finds most comfortable.  And guess what I learned?   They come in MY SIZE!!

I bought 3 pair – just to try them out.  The last time I wore Victoria’s Secret underwear was on my honeymoon.  They do fit!   And they are comfortable!!

I thought it was a big accomplishment when I could tie my shoes so the bows were on top instead of on the sides.  But this is even bigger than that 🙂   So nice to find old friends!

Rediscovering An Old Friend

The other day, Jim said he thought Eilis needed a computer game called “Dance, Dance Revolution”.  He thought it only worked on XBOX 360.  We have the original XBOX. 

When I assured him the game was compatible with our system, he said he wasn’t even sure our system worked anymore, since no one has played in a really long time.  He’s right.  The last time we spent any amount of time on the XBOX was when Bean was alive.  She could sit for hours and play any game – although she liked some better than others.  One year for Christmas, Brighid got a Harry Potter game.  Between me, Bean, and Brighid, we must have spent every waking hour between Christmas and New Year’s playing the game.  We finally beat it though – all of us, collaborating together. 

So, since Jim decided to check the thing out to see if it worked, Eilis has found it so appealing.  She never really got into it much, as there weren’t many games for little kids.  But we do have the Shrek Party game, and she spent last night playing with Brighid, and tonight playing with her friend Carrie and Brighid.  It’s cute to see how into it she gets – although I know it will be much better for her to have a game where she can get up and move around – like the Dance game, or the new ION system we just bought.

It was nice watching the kids play, and thinking of how much Bean loved to play with them.  Always good when happy memories flood your mind.