Saturday, February 11, 2012
Yesterday's blog was about my excitement in partly reaching the goal of donating my too-big clothes to a women's Clothes Closet. That project came about as I determined to spend the afternoon doing serious cleaning and sorting. Wouldn't you know, the first thing I tackled was the pile of clothes in my bedroom, which meant going somewhere to donate the clothes, which is why it hadn't gotten done in the first place! SO I decided to combine it and another errand some distance away--which is why THAT hadn't gotten done--and loaded up my trunk.
Setback #1 - it occurred to me on the way that I should have called ahead to make sure this place was still offering a Clothes Closet. Answer when I got there: No, they're not. OK, no problem. The third thing I was going to do was stop at the charity's thriftshop, off my usual path, with the coupon I had, with the intention of looking for some "new" clothes to replace the old ones. So I could just take the clothes and donate them there.
Off to errand #2, the farthest away. No problem. Off to the thriftshop.
Setback #2 - where WAS that place? Oops, must have passed it. Turned around, looking at numbers, here we are.
Setback #3 - DARN! The store is still open, BUT...no donations taken after 3:30; it's now 3:45. Ah well, I can still shop. I found one top, bright red, MEDIUM - woohoo! Not enough to use my coupon, but the lady in front of me had a cart full of stuff and was happy to use it since I couldn't.
OK, it's getting close to dinner time, and my snack has long since worn off. Husband is working late, so I'm on my own, and I want steak. Aha! I just passed a grocery store. Turn around, park--and see that next door is an outlet store. Well, maybe I can find some clothes there. It won't kill me to be hungry a bit longer.
No setbacks here! Wow! I found two fitness items I wanted, resistance bands that are much better than the ones I have, and a fitness ball in just the right size at outlet prices! Woohoo! It gets better. I remembered that I bought the favorite jeans I'd just packed up at this line of outlet stores and went looking to see if MAYBE there was another pair in my current size. I found the size I'd just parted with, but not the size I was looking for, SIGH....I really liked the cut and style and fit of those jeans. But wait--persistence pays off! On the wrong rack, I spotted a pair in the next size down. OK, these are mine, I WILL be able to wear them eventually.
Now what about dinner? It's WAY past my dinner time, I'm starving, and I'm about to go into a grocery store? BAD BAD and DANGEROUS. But I really want the steak. Oh everything looks so good, I could eat everything right now, I could buy something to eat in the car on the way home...OUT, FANTASIES, OUT! NO NO NO. I've done really well today, and I'm NOT going to mess up now. I bought my meat and a bag of tostitos. I like to have half a serving with hummus as a snack. But I'm still starving and home is 30 min away. Solution: PUT THE BAG IN THE TRUNK so I can't possibly open the tostitos.
After dinner (FINALLY!), I try on the jeans. AWESOME. They fit like the other pair did when I bought them - they zip, barely, and I'm not ready to wear them out of the house yet, but it's a good thing I didn't find my current size. They wouldn't fit for long!