I absolutely HATE shopping when I’m overweight.
You go into the store expecting to wear a certain size – but none of them fit! Thinking its the item you try another item – still looks terrible. Finally you have a heart to heart with yourself and go up a size (or two) and find that things in the right size look so much better and actually FIT!
BUT by the end of the shopping trip last night I hated everything about my body and the idea of having to wear a dress to this event 🙂
So my sweet hubby and I decided I should wear what I feel comfortable in; and that is dress pants, a cute top and heels! I have always been a tomboy and preferred pants over dresses/skirts. Also I’M SHORT, I may have mentioned that yesterday as well. Being short makes it hard for dresses to fit properly and look like I’m not wearing my mamma’s clothes. And seriously; most of the dresses out there that I like really are not appropriate for the event. I prefer to reveal a bit more than would be considered acceptable in that setting. They would be more accepted in a night club or a late dinner out.
So tonight I will shop for tops – I already have pants and heels that I like – I just need a top that is sexy while still being appropriate for the occasion. Oh And wearing the right bra helps. The one I had on yesterday is tight in the band causing much back fat…making everything look even worse.
On another topic, I have been dreaming about building a new home for John and I. Whether we stay or go – I’m looking at NEW! I have always wanted to have a new home. Open concept, dark cabinets, wood floor, Lanai, pool, hot tub 🙂 I recently found a new development in Florida that is 55+ 😊 That makes me super happy – because I don’t have to worry about a bunch of small screaming kids in the neighborhood – I don’t want to sound like a bitch, but screaming kids is one of my anxiety triggers. My kids will tell you, screaming and playing LOUDLY was never accepted. So the idea of a 55+ community appeals to me and my anxiety related to moving.
Check this place out “Del Webb – Lakewood Ranch” I have found several models I like. Maybe in the spring if we decide we are going, we will take a trip and check out some of the model homes. I truly look forward to taking this next step in life. So many people have made commented to us about “leaving our family”. Making is sound like we are the worst parents ever for wanting to move out of Michigan and leave our kids and parents here. But if we did a good job, our kids don’t want us running their lives anyway. We will always be there for them. Face time, Skype, Google Hangouts. So many ways to stay connected these days. And seriously – with the way air travel is, we can be home the same day if something were to happen.
I HATE the cold and today is just the tip of the iceberg! And I am sooo cold. Have been since I got out of bed. I’m sitting here in a hoodie and sweat pants and heavy fuzzy slippers WITH socks! So Dumb!!!!
OK I’m done complaining 😃 Have a great day!