Sunday, February 27, 2011

Dance the Night Away

Hey ladies! Sorry I’ve been MIA for the past few days. I got to enjoy a nice, but busy, weekend at home that started earlier than I expected. My college town got quite a bit of snow unexpectedly on Friday and since they didn’t plow the roads, my mom headed up early to pick me up and I got to miss my afternoon classes. And I enjoyed a nice lunch with my mommy at Noodles—I tried the Veggie Med flatbread sandwich and it was good, but I think I’ll stick with my usual Pad Thai.
It was great to come home to no snow! And to get home in time to have dinner as a family since I really miss that being away at school. The rest of the night was pretty low-key but I needed that.
Saturday was super-busy. It started out normally, but by the afternoon, I was just going going going! My dad, little sister and I were going to a father-daughter dance that night (we’ve gone to one for the past 6 years) and it took me and my sister several hours to get ready. Painting our nails to match our dresses took forever, since they wouldn’t dry. And then we had to do our hair and makeup. I curled mine and put it half up. I thought it looked really pretty. Then of course, it was time to get in our dresses and take pictures! This year, my dress wasn’t brand new, but it was new to me since my sister wore it the past 2 years. We’re similar in size (she’s a few inches taller than me and a couple clothing sizes bigger than me) so it’s great because some things we can share. My dress was turquoise underneath with a black lacy panel over it and spaghetti straps and I wore black strappy heels with it. I really liked how I looked for the most part, which is great because I’m usually very self-conscious.

That's my daddy in the background :)

Once we got to the dance, I did become a little more uncomfortable because I was looking around at all the other girls there, and quite a few of them were skinnier than me. I knew rationally that they were mostly a few years younger than me, but my ED thoughts never completely shut up. It definitely didn’t ruin my night, but I wish I could have enjoyed it a little more.
The dinner was okay. I’m not really big on banquet-type meals, so I knew I wasn’t going to love it. I got the vegetarian option, but I didn’t eat much of it, pretty much just the roasted potato wedges and the marinara sauce with mixed veggies. My dad actually really liked my meal, so I didn’t feel bad about me not eating much. Dessert was cheesecake, which is a huge fear food/off-limits for me. I basically just ate the crust on it, which was yummy. I felt like all the other girls at the table were staring at me, though, because I made a huge mess on my plate scraping off all the cream cheese and basically eating none of it.
The dancing was by far the best part of the night. The band was really super upbeat and played a mix of oldies, like from the 70s and 80s, and new stuff, like “Forget You” by Cee Lo Green. I loved making a fool of myself and jumping up and down and making up crazy moves with my daddy and sister. It was soooooo much fun, but I wish it had gone longer. The dancing only lasted about 2 and a half hours L But it was very fun.
My sis and I also had fun taking pictures of ourselves and each other—and we got a professional one done so hopefully it turns out nice.

Yes, we are dorks!
Overall, it was a really good night, even though I was cold the entire time and by the end, I was starving. I ended up eating a bowl of Kashi Honey Sunshine cereal when we got home after 11, and I usually wouldn’t eat so late, but I hadn’t eaten much at the dance.
Today was really laid-back but unfortunately, my mom and I had to head back up to school early this afternoon. We grabbed an early dinner at this really good salad place called Mad Greens. I got a spinach salad with grilled chicken, mandarin oranges, onions, almonds and spicy nonfat yogurt dressing. It was so yum! Then my mom treated me to some froyo at this place near my dorm. I got cookies ‘n cream yogurt with raspberries!
It was such a great weekend, but I miss my family already. I wish I had gotten to spend more time with my mom other than just on the car ride there and back, but I really appreciate the time I got to spend with my dad and sister. And even though I had some ED-related thoughts, I tried my best to just have a good time. And I did!
Q’s: Do you like going to events where you have to get dressed up? Do you like to dance goofy? What is your favorite flavor of froyo?


  1. I'm so glad that you had so much fun! I can't believe it has taken me a while to find your blog! Ha ha ha.

    I love love events where I get to dress up. Give me an excuse to buy beautiful evening gowns and I'll be out shopping for them!

    I love to dance to any type of songs. I am not the best dancer out there, but it's fun to just let loose. Music is really an universal language, don't you think?

    :D I'm glad you conquered your ED thinking...I do struggle with comparing myself to thinner girls, but then I realize that they are much younger than me. So....yeah, shut up ED. Ha ha ha ;)

  2. I haven't had too many opportunities to dress up, but I do enjoy it. I love looking at dresses, sometimes my sister and I go to the mall just to play dress up, haha!

    You looked beautiful. I'm glad you had a good time. It's really hard for me to eat banquet type food too, because I'm always thinking that I'm wasting my eating on something I don't really like. Silliness. But its great that you had a snack when you recognized that you hadn't eaten enough. You're doing really well!

  3. That whole night sounded so fun! And I think you and your sister are so adorable together. I think it is great that you and she are so close. I am an only child, so I don't have any of those relationships. I don't really wish I did, but sometimes I wonder what it would be like, especially when I see siblings as close as you two are.

    I love getting dressed up for events. I love high heels, and I have 2 pairs that are 5 inches high. I can rarely wear them any place, so I jump on any chance I get.

    My favorite fro-yos are chocolate and peanut butter. Hands down! :-)

  4. Yay for dances!
    The pics are gorgeous, of course :)
    I'm proud of you for eating once you got home. Sometimes it's hard to eat late, yea. But you needed that since you ate so little at dinner!
    P.s. Cheesecake=delish. If I'm served something like that I won't deny it, but for some reason I would never order it.. ya know? ha, weird.

    Umm.. favorite froyo flavors=peanut butter and birthday cake :D yumm!


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