The concert last night was great. Robin Thicke is sexy as hell, and put on a good show. But Jennifer Hudson looked TRAGIC. First of all, I didn't know she was pregnant. And the sequined flapper dress/stirrup pants/blazer/tasselled ankle cuffs/flat, worn-out Jesus sandals were not working for me. Plus she kept sitting down to sing. Plus she only performed for about 30 minutes (and Robin Thicke danced his white-boy ass around and performed for at least 1 1/2 hours). BUT her voice is AMAZING and she seems really sweet.
Before the concert, we went to this local restaurant, Demos'. It's a steak and spaghetti place, but they serve all types of food. It took forever to get seats, AND they screwed up my order. I ordered a grilled chicken salad with no dressing, and I got a half of a pineapple stuffed with CHICKEN SALAD in it with a side of grapes? WTH. But since they brought out everyone's order EXCEPT for mine, and by the time they brought me the WRONG thing it was time for the concert to start and everyone else had finished eating, I just kept it. I only ate a couple of bites of the chicken salad because mayonnaise now disgusts me, and a few bites of pineapple and seven grapes. Oh, and I told them I didn't want soup for a starter, and they brought it anyway. I passed it to a friend at the table who ordered a house salad. Everyone I was with kept bugging me to "try" the bread, so I had to explain that I had eaten there before and had tried the bread on many occasions, but didn't want any. Once again, I wasn't even tempted to eat it. I drank my water and am okay with what I ate.
I got ZERO sleep last night. My kids were spending the night with Jessica, so I took the chance to act like I was 22 instead of 32. This is my Birthday month, ya know? I had a lot of fun, but man I am paying for it today. I abstained from alcohol last night, which I am proud of. I was STARVING this morning, and thankfully I had packed several protein and LUNA bars in my purse. I ate one of those on the way to pick up my kids this morning. I'm at work now, but I have a couple of apples and an orange here with me. And I'm getting a salad for lunch. I am going to concentrate on drinking as much water as possible today, and to get to sleep EARLY tonight so my body can re-charge. I am NOT in my 20's anymore. Staying up all night and trying to function the next day is obviously not something I can do anymore. But it is all good, and well worth the experience.
Oh, another funny thing happened this morning. When I was packing my overnight bag, I pulled a pair of white denim capri's out of my closet. I bought these the summer after Kalela was born (2006), and have not been able to wear them since. They are size 24, so I just assumed they would fit fine. When I was getting dressed for work this morning, the were SO big they were ridiculous! I could actually pull them up and down without unfastening the button! I had to race home this morning so I could change into another pair of capri's! Crazy, right? I am REALLY going to have to come up with something so I can get some new clothes that FIT. Someone told me of a consignment store in our town that carries plus-sizes. I think I am going to take all of my size 24, 26 and 28 summer clothes up there and put them on consignment, so in essence maybe I can "trade" for some new clothes. I am also dropping hints like crazy to everyone that I want clothes for my birthday in two weeks. Most of my summer clothes are size 26/28. I have several pair of slacks that are size 24, and they are getting very loose, too. School is out next week, so I won't be able to wear slacks for two months, lol.