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A very good day

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

DH had his lengthy checks at the hospital this morning and the results were good. There was actually improvement.

Tomorrow I’m going to a lunch where there will be some bigwigs present, so I can’t go there looking a mess, but I really don’t like shopping for clothes. It’s got much easier since my BMI got into the normal range - I can get into the top normal size of Japanese clothes now - if I’m lucky. I went out to buy a blouse and if possible, a handbag, since mine is battered and a zip broke. Another difficulty shopping in Japan is that I don’t like a lot of the styles for older women. After three or four hours of tramping around department stores, I found an amazing blouse which I tried on. Dismay! It plunged down very low. Well, I never liked displaying my non existent cleavage even when the skin was young. Now? No way!

I went to a coffee shop to regroup, still feeling battered by all the caregiver stuff. I thought of Naomi Osaka going for a bathroom break, terribly upset between the second and third sets of her Australian Open Final, and coming out all together and calm. OK do a Naomi Osaka and stick at it! I went to another shop, bought a top, some junk jewelry, and a handbag, the price totaling less than just that blouse. Very pleased with them. And I don’t look half bad - though I do say so myself!

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    Great! Well done you.
    343 days ago
    This is such a lovely story -- you found what you wanted at the price you wanted to pay and felt confident and comfortable!!
    348 days ago
    I never thought of how hard it would be to shop for clothes in a country where people are generally smaller. I would bet they don't have plus size shops either. That's rough. Do you shop on-line? Can you get European sized clothes that way? hmmm. If I couldn't shop I'm not sure I would be a happy camper.

    Well - congratulations on sticking to the task and ending up finding a bargain. And good to hear your DH is doing better. I hope that continues and you enjoy your long vacation.
    348 days ago
    So happy that there is improvement in your DH's test results.
    Score! Well done on the shopping trip! I share your dislike of clothes shopping. I'm in need of new clothes for work and even thinking about an upcoming shipping trip makes me cringe.
    Hope your lunch was lovely!

    350 days ago
    Now, that's a happy story! I really like it when things like this happen. You ended up under budget and with more stuff than you expected. I hope you felt happy and confident in the presence of the bigwigs!

    Oh, I do so agree with you about clothes shopping in Japan! It has always been torture for me, so much so that I avoid it at all costs. About three years ago, though, my Japanese nephew was getting married, and I needed a rather formal dress. I enlisted my younger daughter Mari to go with me to find a dress. It was just a few days before the wedding was to take place, and I was getting desperate. Mari was home for her winter vacation, fortunately, so we went to the three main department stores here, and it was NOT fun. (Except for the part about being with Mari.) I had to go the big sizes, just like when I was a kid in fifth grade, on a clothes shopping trip with my mother, and I looked up and realized she had led me into the "chubby girl" section. I was shocked, completely mortified. On the trip with Mari, too, I could not find happiness, though I tried to be a good sport. Mari was so sweet, encouraging me all the way, and that's the only good part of that memory. I ended up buying an expensive dress I didn't like and felt uncomfortable at the wedding. Telling you this story now--as I'm finally, finally starting to lose weight seriously--I wonder why that episode wasn't the last straw, why I didn't get serious back then, but I guess we all have our personal limits, and I hadn't reached mine yet.

    Well, here I go again, taking up your comments space with my own story. So I'll just go ahead and summarize by saying I was cheered up by the story of your happy outing. I admire your good attitude and hope that you were rewarded with a lovely time at the lunch!
    353 days ago
    Happy to hear your husband's appointment brought some good news. And, glad you stuck it out and came away from the outing successful.
    354 days ago
    Alls well that ends well! Good for you for persevering!
    354 days ago
    emoticon good news about your husband's health improvement! Great that you took a break and went on to score a win!
    354 days ago
    Awesome find for your shopping. I can so relate to you on shopping in a Japan. In order to find what you like and price range is very tough!! Lol.
    Enjoy your new out fit.
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    354 days ago
    Good for you, enjoy today's luncheon.
    354 days ago
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    354 days ago
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    Two thumbs up for DH’s improved test results AND your success in shopping due to perseverance and true grit!! Isn’t is wonderful to have a “very good day” ?! Hope that the caregiver trauma and drama eases
    and the good days multiply! emoticon

    354 days ago
    Margaret I love your attitude and am elated that your hubby'a appt bought some much welcomed good news.
    If ever I see a plunging neckline top I consider putting a contrasting colour camisole under it and it can look very stylish!
    Glad you found something to boost your confidence for the bigwig lunch get together.
    I hope the good news continues emoticon
    354 days ago
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