My mind is jumbled today.. not really unusal..
Sunday was a RARE day for me. Since David was home to take care of my brother, my neighbor took me out to get some things done that I needed to do before my trip to California.
The words me and out of the house normally are not said in the same sentence, since my brother cannot be left alone. Also the fact that my neighbor works alot and what little time she has off she has 2 kids to care for and to do her own errands.
But this weekend their father had the girls and she was off of work and she told me she would enjoy being out with just another adult. (a miracle to be sure)
First she took me to an ATM so I could get some much needed money for my trip. I have a charge card but things like a Taxi to and from the airport… well… they frown if you don’t have cash, heh. They also toss you out and don’t take you, heh.
Anyway, after that stop we went to JC Penny’s. I knew I could use some clothes since I can’t remember the last time I got anything new. (that’s not an exaggeration) She took me there because she had gotten some 20% off coupons in the mail, they could be used for sale or non sale items.
I tried on some dungarees (jeans).. I am hard to fit, having big upper legs, and a big butt… but the small of my back remains “small”.. therefore if i can get them over my big butt.. they are big in the waist. So naturally, when one sits down the back feels like your butt is exposed! It’s not… but closer then I am happy with! So, in turn I have to wear oversized tops and shirts to be sure my butt doesn’t hang out… all of this results in someone who could care less about clothes. So, of course I go for comfort.
I am happiest in winter clothes for this same reason.. I live in sweats in the winter.. baggy and no problems with the butt hanging out. But even then I wear oversized sweatshirts as I hate wearing a bra. At my age that’s a HUGE no,no! Talk about “hanging out”.. well ’nuff said.
Anyway, I found some jeans with stretch in them (anyone past a single digit clothing size looks for “stretch”!) I found some Gloria Vanderbuilt jeans (with stretch) on sale and tried them on… holy b’moley! They fit! (not mentioning the size!) And yes… the back of the waist still stuck out, so I will still need to wear oversized tops of some sort. I was shocked to find something on the first trip into the fitting rooms!
After wearing baggy sweats for months now I was shocked to see I still had legs! Overweight, though they may be, they still shocked me.
The sale price was only 24.99 (normally 39.99) I had figured I could get two jeans when I left home, and figured the 40 dollar each price. I went wild at the sale! Got the jeans in white and black and light blue! THREE PAIR! Then I found a pair of Lee jeans (dark blue) with stretch and tried those… comfy!! Now I was up to 4 pair of jeans! I haven’t owned more then 2 pair of jeans at the same time in my whole life!
(I still can’t believe I bought 4 pair of jeans!)
I started looking for tops but was not having the same luck.. I did come across a brown shirt that felt like suede, but wasn’t. I read the inside to see if it was washable and it was. It was on a sale rack for 5.99, normally 24.99.. it was X large… i took it!!
When they rang up my stuff and took off the extra 20% I had spent 86 dollars.. Crimey! Four jeans and a top! I had figured on only 2 jeans for that price!! It was more then I should have spent but I figure I am set in jeans for at least another 5 years now! (hoping I don’t gain alot of weight that is)
The final place we went was Target where I didn’t spend much at all… thank goodness! All I got there was those tiny travel size things like deodorant and shampoo etc.
We went at 10:30 in the morning and got back at nearly 4 o’clock.. my old body and legs are not used to that much time on my feet without a sit down now and then… the evening turned into a mini horror as my calves began getting cramp after cramp! argh! It finally eased off about 10 pm. Talk about paying for a day off…. sheesh.
Today on television all we are hearing is about a storm headed our way “Storm Watch”.. of goody, just what i wanted. (not) It figures that we haven’t had snow yet this winter and now that it grows close to when I have to get to an airport and fly.. snow is on it’s way. All I can do is hope that no matter what weather we get between now and March 5th is that on THAT day the roads are clear and it’s not so freezing cold as to freeze the wings of the airplanes! Instead of excited, I’m getting nervous!
I am looking forward to the visit once I get there though! Spending time with some friends I made while I lived there, and then the convention.
I have to tote the books I am having signed with me…. the first book has a number of autographs in it, the guests coming though were not in the first movie, so I will bring all of them “just in case”… I will have Billy Boyd sign other 2 books since I already have his in the first book.. Pippen was in all the movies. The other 2 guests will sign the last two books .. hopefully these books will be worth something someday.
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