The Force was sooooo with me

I finished it!! I finished the Jedi costume last night about 9:30 and I have to admit, it turned out much better than I had anticipated.  It all came together pretty easy and the only trouble I had was trying to sew the shoulder armor and belt which was made of some polyester blend.  That stuff is slippery!!  But I got it all done and the boy is very happy, so that makes it all worth it. 


Here are the pics:


Help me Matthew-Wan Kenobi, you're our only hope




Apparently Jedi Knights don’t smile and I’m pretty sure they don’t wear Superman pj pants, but it was bedtime and I wouldn’t let him change out of his pjs, so just ignore that part.  And for some reason, the red-eye reduction doesn’t seem to be working on my camera.  He’s really not a demon child; he just looks like one in these photos.


After I finished the Jedi costume, next came the arduous task of combing out the Hannah Montana wig my daughter wanted to wear.  This poor wig looked like a matted dog, but with a hair pick and a spray bottle of watered-down conditioner, I managed to make it straight and shiny – worthy of Miss Montana. That little task took about an hour so I didn’t get to bed until after 11:00, and I KNEW I would not be up for a run this morning, so I slept in…well until 5:30 when I had to get up and get ready for work. 


Tonight of course is Trick or Treating, but tomorrow after I clean Tornado Alley my house (I haven’t done any cleaning this week, and it shows!), the rest of the day is going to be all about me!!!  I’ve been doing things for the kids A LOT lately, so I’ve decided that I need a little spoiling – nothing big, just me kicking back on the couch reading a book and if I feel like it, maybe a little shopping, and definitely a run. I’m ready for a break!!


Oh I almost forgot!  I went to see the Nurse Nazi yesterday after being MIA for a month and weighed in.  I lost a pound so I’m down to 153 – woohoo!!  One pound in a month is not great, but I had to fight for that one pound, so I’m happy!! 


Hope you all have a great weekend and remember to eat a couple of pieces of your favorite candy! (I said a couple of PIECES, not a couple of bags!!)  J

6 thoughts on “The Force was sooooo with me

  1. I am very impressed,Jill! Your boy is so cute!

    You used a term I haven’t heard for a while–
    Tornado Alley–did I tell you I lived in Wichita Falls TX for quite a while?

    Congratulations on the pound–I really get fighting for a pound. I’m kinda embarrassed at the number of people who check out my weigh in page. ; but it is what it is.

    Well, Jill, I amat a hotel with a terrible keyboard. So I think this will be the only comment I will be leaving this morning. Oh, yeah,I walked/ran on the treadmill this morning, and now I’meven more impressed with your 20 min. run. HAVE FUN Saterday.

  2. Fabulous costume. He will remember this the rest of his life. Way to go, Super Mom!

    Enjoy your YOU day. I’m reading “Pillars of the Earth.” Have you read it? So big, but so good.

    Look at your weight, skinny minnie! And I beg to differ with you, girlie. 1 pound a month is awesome, when you are at the weight you are now and haven’t been to check in with the Nurse Nazi for a month. Every pound is very hard earned at these low weights. So good on you.

    Enjoy your weekend with the family.

  3. The costume is awesome – his friends are gonna be SOOO jealous (unless someone else had their mom make a killer wookie costume… then you’ll have competition!)

    That pound is awesome; better than maintaining, or gaining!

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