Since my dear friend is mad at me for delaying my tantruming until next week, I decided to give her the other thing she has been asking for, a photo of me (after losing 107 pounds) in the sleeping bag coat.
Big change, right? Especially when paired with boots that must weigh 5 pounds each (although they are perfectly warm) and a Kid Silk Haze schmatta. Oh, and I have the waist of the coat pulled in by about 6 inches too.
This is my go to outfit for the walk to the corner for Miss S. (it is a wonder that the bus driver gives her to me, really) and it was the outfit that almost did me in when I walked that beagle the other day and had to bend over to pick up her deposit, because that coat does not bend.
The entire outfit is rated to 40 below and since we are in the middle of a very cold snap, it does keep me warm. I have also found out that most of my local friends own such a coat and I have been advised to never wear it in a car since it is impossible to get out of a car wearing so much nylon and down.
Anyways, the cold will last a few more days and that coat may last forever.
In other news, I finished chemo yesterday, but they want to see me in two weeks. They also told me to expect the fatigue to last another 8-12 weeks as the meds work their way through my system. I was hoping to perk up sooner, but it's not so bad.
Griffin is almost done with midterm exams, but he is battling a horrible cold. Connor seems to have something similair and has an important interview tomorrow. I'm hoping that they both shake it.
Phoebe is back in Michigan and I'm sewing buttons on that sweater today. I also started another (possibly doomed) sweater and bought yarn for a simple cardi with a great cabled band and no buttons.
When I stopped in the yarn shop, the owner was shocked to see so much less of me, probably because I took my (shorter, prettier) coat off. The last couple of pounds have made a dramatic change in my appearance, I think (I don't see it but the tape measure and my jeans show it) I'm pondering it all.
Sweater photos soon!