Saturday, February 15, 2014
Hey spark family!
It's been awhile since my last blog, so I figured I'd actually take advantage of a quiet moment and post an update on my life.
This past week has been a doozy! A terrible (by southern meaning) ice storm rolled into town Tuesday. We were doing pretty good until our power went out about lunchtime on Wednesday. We got word this morning that the power to our home finally returned. I am very thankful for my mother in law, who lives next door to us. She has such a tiny little old country house with one tiny little gas heater, but it was good enough to keep all 5 of us warm and safe for a few days. I was out of work half day on Tuesday thru Thursday and returned to work on Friday. I am also thankful for my gym. They had power, and I was able to go there Friday morning and take a much needed shower and get ready. Although the ice storm was a nuisance, it reminded me of all the things I take for granted every single day and made me so thankful for what I have and for my wonderful family. And made me realize that I never EVER want to move up north!
Yesterday we traveled to my parents' house to spend the weekend. They got alot of snow, but they never lost power. It was nice to sleep in a bed again since my husband, my 6 year old and I slept on a cold floor piled with a couple of quilts. After we have lunch with my parents tomorrow we will go home and begin the clean up. I am so thankful I was too lazy to buy groceries on Monday. LOL I am going to lose all the food in the fridge and freezer, but not so much that it hurts.
So, getting to my title - While here visiting my parents, my mom and I decided to go out window shopping. We stopped at a little boutique that pretty much dresses rich skinny women. I was just curious to see if anything would fit me. The shop attendant was really nice, and she was so willing to help me dress my changing body. I let her know that I have lost about 75 lbs in the last 2 years and that I really don't know what size I wear outside of the plus size stores; that I'm still exploring my options since the shopping world has opened up a little more to me.
The store didn't sell anything over a size Large...which in boutiquy terms means size 10 and 12 if you can suck it in really good. LOL I tried on a few things. Some I couldn't get over my head, some things my arms were too big for, some things I got over my head and body but they showed off all my lumps and bumps. Then I tried on this beautiful chiffony blue top with gold stitching. It fit! I was so excited. The lady told me not to get discouraged. She was very encouraging and kept bringing me clothes she thought would look good on me. Apparently she thinks I'm thinner than I am. LOL Well ,anyway, back to this blue chiffony top... I was gonna buy it until I flipped the tag over. ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY EIGHT dollars. FOR A SHIRT. Um no. I CAREFULLY pulled that top off and put it back on the nice wooden hanger. LOL There were a couple other tops that fit, but they were way out of budget for me. I can go to Clothes Mentor or ROSS and just about replace my wardrobe for $168, and right now until I meet my weight loss goal, I refuse to buy anything at retail value if I can help it. So, I feel pretty darn good and proud. I actually can wear something from one of those skinny rich women she she poo poo boutiques. Maybe one day I'll be able to afford it. LOL