Today I went out. I went out yesterday too. But yesterday was for an appointment. Today was for fun. Or rather, I made it about fun.
I had to go pick up a prescription and while I waited for it to be filled, I popped into one of my favourite stores here in Arnprior: The Artful Gallery (and yes, it is a Facebook page, sorry). I love the funky, unique clothing that this store sells. And the staff is lovely. A few weeks ago I tried on a t-shirt, and left very disappointed because it didn’t fit. I will admit that since all my clothing fits, I didn’t really realize that I had gained that much weight since this episode began. But I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. Anyway, today I was taking a look at the outside sale rack, when the lovely associate (Penny, I think), popped out and asked how I was doing. I replied “fine,” and she then continued to say that she’d been worried because she could tell how disappointed I was the last time I left the store. And I will admit, I had been. Because I really wanted the t-shirt, but I just felt like a sausage in it. She told me if I had some time, she’d be glad to show me some new stock that she thought would be much more flattering on me.
Now, normally, I hate shopping for clothes. I’m short, fat, and nothing ever fits right. Well, she pulled pieces that made me feel fabulous. I spent over an hour trying on clothes. She put 5 pieces aside so that I could think about them and I will go back on Saturday and try them all on again with a better bra. While I would love to buy all five items, I don’t have $300 to spare. But, I will treat myself to a couple of items on Saturday. Because I deserve to look and feel good.