last week, i took four days off (five days really, since it was attached to our thanksgiving monday).
it’s amazing how fast the week goes, though. and believe me, if i had more vacation time left, i would have done two weeks. one week is too short. i wanted to rest, which i did, but i also wanted to get some things done. which i did:
- cleaned house
- extra load of towels for the laundry
- re-organize front closet
- go through chaeli’s old winter coats/jackets
- take hobbes for his vaccination and annual check-up
i did get all the above done – only two things on the list never got touched:
- go to toys ‘r us to get some christmas presents (yes, i plan to start and finish early)
- go shopping for my wardrobe
the wardrobe part really was more important but i slacked off. why? i’m just not that into shopping. some one said to me that i might feel differently if money wasn’t the object. true – it cuts down on all the decision making since a good portion of my shopping is adding up the price tags in my head and trying to justify buying anything that isn’t on a sale (or a good enough sale). but even still… i could come up with a list of many other things i would much rather do then go shopping.
in fact, let me shop online if money wasn’t an object – i could do it at anytime of the day without leaving my house.
anyway, point is, last year, i used a sad belt to hold up most of my pants. it worked – sort of. but this year, that belt is sadder and while i’m tempted to just go out and replace that belt, doug’s voice rings true in my conscience, “it’s not the belt – GO BUY NEW CLOTHES!”
it’s true – the pants are now bigger even and there’s no way i can get away with cinching them up with a belt anymore. i do plan to get at least two of them taken in only because they are very nice dress pants and i’m not at all sure if i can find ones like them anymore. still, that’s just two pairs of pants. plus, i’m now needing new tops – most of the ones that i own are just getting too baggy – making my fashion statement, “the frumpy look.” which… well… doesn’t exactly spell out ‘professional’. ugh.
i did attempt to go shopping a couple of weekends ago. really, i did! i spent what felt like forever looking for more professional wear. and what did all that shopping amount to? one pair of pants and one blouse. that’s it! which brings me up to 2.5 wearable work pants for winter.
the 0.5 is for a pair of new-ish black slacks i bought the end of last winter that are starting to get loose on me. i can pull it off but for how long, i’m not sure.
what i need is a personal shopper.
no… wait. i don’t know if i would like that. to have some one so intimately close to my body which would include every curve and dreadful bulge. no thanks.
as for the rest of the week, i watched three movies, got together with a good friend for a girls’ night in, read a bit, worked out everyday and then on saturday, while chaeli was with my parents, doug and i had a belated 8th wedding anniversary celebration. we went to niagara on the lake and visited five wineries. i packed a lunch and we came back for a steak dinner at home – that way, the money was splurged on the wine we purchased. photos to come…