Saturday, November 17, 2012

Decorating, Date Night, Getting Old, Project Me

Oh yes,
it finally arrived
the day of decorating my Christmas tree...

I actually started yesterday afternoon
(hooray for only working until 1:30 p.m. on Fridays!)...

But I had to stop and get ready for
Friday night 'Date Night' with Stanley!
Which we usually do but this Friday was special.
We had tickets to a concert featuring the band
Honeymoon Suite.

I have my original ticket stub from 1985
when my girlfriend and I went to see them.
It cost me $14.50 and included the band Glass Tiger.
The new one cost me $25.00.

Look at that 80's hair!
The band's and me and my girlfriend's... LOL!
And enjoyably they sounded just like they did back then.

But there's nothing like seeing a band
that you listened to 27 years ago
like a blast from the past
to remind you of how old you are getting...

the 80's hair is gone
(mine and the band's!)
there's wrinkles
there's grey hair
there's age spots
there's progressive glasses...

but I am MUCH healthier
I'm happier
I'm smarter
I'm more comfortable with who I am...

and thanks to
20 months of
Weight Watchers
a treadmill
Just Dance 3 for wii
Zumba for wii
a weighted hula hoop
the Suzanne Summers Thigh Master
I did NOT have to photoshop my butt for this photo!  :)

(I can't believe I'm posting that photo...but yup...there it is...)

Project Me
I refuse to take this getting old thing laying down...


Kerri said...


Just Who I Am said...

You look GREAT!! Be proud of yourself!!
XXX Elisabeth

Anonymous said...

KOOL! I say post that butt as often as you want. Be proud of it! Must buy a hula hoop!! WOW.

BeadedTail said...

Who knew dancing and hula hoops can do that to a body! Great job! I had wild 80s hair too! Is Banjo helping with your tree? :)

Christine said...

You look fantastic!!!! What an encouragement that I too can get back my body I left behind. I agree about the smarter comment, what I'd give to have that and go back to do it all over again. Only I'd like to see The Police on that one, not that Honeymoon Suite weren't sweet back then too.

Eileen said...

You look amazing Catherine! I am so impressed with your drive to be healthy at any age. I'm afraid mine got lost a long time ago.

Have fun decorating!

It's me said...

You are looking great darling !!!...enjoy your from

Katnip Lounge said...

Helluva tush there, girlie! Good for look fabulous. A weighted hula hoop, huh? Must look into that.

Oh, and nice cowl neck sweater! What were we thinking back then?

Terra said...

You have a super fun attitude about aging and you look very cute in your new photos. Wow, that 80's hair, I don't miss that style.

Mr. Black said...

That 80's hair! Boy, did that bring back memories!

You look fabulous!

Cat said...

You look FANTASTIC!!!!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

If it makes you feel better, had hair like that too!!

Catherine, you really look great, you should be proud of yourself and are an inspiration to someone like me who needs it!! :-)

TexWisGirl said...

hooray for you!!!!! awesome, catherine! just awesome!

Tamago said...

You look really fantastic, Catherine! I can't show my butt like this, it's too huge! Maybe I need Project Me, too! But I'm with you about "I'm happier." I'm older with wrinkles and age spots, but I'm happier :-)
Great post! Yay!

Ann said...

I kind of sort of had 80's hair but it took a ton of hairspray and it still always ended up going straight and flat on me.
You look fabulous.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Catherine,
WOW and WOW; then and NOW!
Enjoy your Sunday.

Pam said...

Yay for blasts from the past, tree decorating, and non-photoshopped butts!

Katy Noelle said...

=D !!!


Brian said...

Good for you! This the season to be jolly!

Susan said...

Ah, the 80's. My favorite time! Love, love hair bands still! You look wonderful Catherine.

Deb said...

You look great, Catherine. You deserve to show off the new tush. Let's have a pic next to the Christmas tree. :)

SweetMarie said...

Love your photos! I had Farrah Fawcett hair! lol
You look absolutely fabulous!!! Great butt!!! :)
You know when I would go out dancing every weekend with friends I never had to worry about diet and exercise. :)
I'm looking forward to seeing your Christmas decorations!

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Girl you ROCK!!!! Oh my gosh you look great. Way to go, now pass the hair gel.

PS: We saw Honeymoon suite at Expo 86? in Vancouver, they were just hanging around playing their songs on stage, nearly swooned when we figured out who they were, lol.


S. Etole said...

You look fantastic! Well done.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Catherine,

Lovely to discover your blog.
Great how bands that you listened to when you were young, and now being able to see them again today.
You look great and must be proud of yourself.

Happy weekend

Betsy Adams said...

Wow Girlie.... You do look AWESOME. I am so proud of you.... I have the same feelings since I've also lost weight and feel good about myself. (Did you see the pictures of me that hubby put on his blog this past week???? I was at my son's wedding --and felt pretty proud of ME!!!! I just keep saying that 70 isn't all that bad!!!!)

Glad you enjoyed your Date Night... I know you will enjoy putting up your Christmas tree.


Becca said...

You look awesome Catherine!
We saw Steely Dan in Vegas last year...we were looking around thinking how old everyone was there...hum...great concert though!

a-l-t-i said...

Екатерина, вы замечательно выглядите!счастья вам и удачи!)

Heather said...

Way to go Catherine! As is said, age is only a number, it's what we do when we age that reflects our value of life! Love the hair shots... reminds me of mine! lol! Cheers.

Catherine said...

You look great! Well done Catherine!

Anesha said...

Great photos and your look great Catherine. Have a wonderful week. Hugs ANesha

Sandra said...

hoo ray for you and your project ME... you look fantastic. ummm i am so old i have never heard of this band....

Carolynn Anctil said...

LOL...I suffered bad hair days through my entire year of Grade 10 high school and wore a head band every day in an attempt to deal with it. I think the experience irrevocably scarred me.

I can. not. believe you've already got your tree up. Yikes! I'm feeling the pressure.

I confess, I don't know who this band is. My girlfriend and I were into the Bay City Rollers. *snort* Same hair, different wardrobe.

My first thought when I saw your photos was (and don't think this is creepy) "nice butt". I really have to get mine moving. I've put on a good - make that bad - 10 or 15 pounds in the last year. Eeek! My waistline is all but gone. You're providing excellent inspiration.

Donna said...

i know Stanley is liking the new and comfortable Catherine, with your great appearance and personality I am sure you could get in a few more dates throughout the week!

I personally have never heard of Honeymoon Suites, but yet I am so much older than you LOL!

great post, loved it!

Linda R said...

You gotta love that big hair. I have such straight hair it was a lot of work to get my hair big. But I did it. So glad that big hair is out.

You look fabulous my friend. High five to you on sticking with the workout programs. That not so easy..


Penelope's Beehive said...

BRAVO Catherine...well done indeed! Happy date night to you and "Stanley."
Judy xx

Magia da Inês said...

╮✿ °•.¸

Você está ótima!!!!
Boa semana!

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Tammy said...

Wow! That is a blast from the past. I don't miss the 80's at all. I mean, could my bangs have gotten any higher? I don't recall that band -- but I never was good with knowing the names of bands or their songs, I just liked certain kinds of music. Mostly 70's classic rock. :)

Lin said...

Dang! Girl, you look better now than back then!!! Seriously!! WOWEE!

I'm sure the band didn't look like they used to either, right?

Hey, how do you make your header? Do you use Photoshop? I can't make one like that for the life of me! Any hints like parameter size or how you do it???

Nancy Claeys said...

You look fantastic Catherine. Flaunt that gorgeous bootie, girl. :)

~*Connie*~ said...

You so look fantastic! Way to go.

Lúcia said...

You look gorgeous my friend!
Lucky Stanley. :)

Naturegirl said...

You look fabulous darling!! Man you butt shot is ..well I know the feeling ...I've been there several times and yes once again I am struggling. 3 different sizes sit in my closet...waiting..waiting..
Dang I must get inspiration from this post!


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