I have been coveting a dress from Pinup Couture for over a year now, so when it went on special for the holidays, and I came into some birthday monies, I snapped it up. I am thinking about it now because I’ve just been trying it on and admiring it in front of the mirror. I fully intend to wear it to B’s holiday party, which happens in just a few weeks.

The Ava dress in Jade Green.

It’s amazing, isn’t it? I also have some black satin, wedges with a rosette, which I plan on wearing with it.

I’ve even found the perfect foundation garments for the shape of the dress, no mean feat, and I have a stunning faux fur wrap to wear with it, courtesy of my mother’s Home Shopping Network addiction and her great love of dressing me up. Thanks, Mom!

Together with a vintage emerald bib necklace, I think this dress will knock it out of the park.

However, I am feeling a bit like a dumpling lately. Or a pudding bag. I’m not sure which. One of the reasons Thor got a Wii for Christmas, was so that I could use it for workouts. I bought a Biggest Loser game (pre-owned from GameStop, a former employer of mine–shop their used games, I have great affection for the used games department at corporate, as they used to employ my Lobster and were very good to her) and gave it a go this morning.

I’ve never watched the show, but I’ve heard that the lady trainer is evil, so I chose the man trainer. I couldn’t find a Mii who was near my age/sex/size, so I just picked a blonde and went to town. Not bad, although, it did require some coordination and the ability to pick up a choreographed movement. I just kind of bounced around in place when it came to that.

I also bought an egg timer, and will start doing situps and pushups again. To start, I’ll do as many as I can for one minute, then two minutes, then three minutes. Then I’ll start doing circuits of one, two, and three minutes. And I’ve got to start watching what I eat again. With so many excellent restaurants around…

Anyway, that’s where my brain is tonight.