I wished at that point that I was home in bed. Very tired, I was. And hungry. And without my rice cakes! I decided right then and there, on the bus to take a detour. I hopped off at Burgerville- they have gluten free buns. And electrical outlets so I could charge my ever dying Kindle. I felt the need to sit and contemplate my life so far over a hot meal.
And hit the pause button for a bit.
Best decision I made in awhile! I tried my daughter's cell again. No answer. I sighed peacefully, enjoying the moment. I looked out the window at the traffic flowing steadily on SE Powell Boulevard. Then I noticed it. My pulse quickened. I grinned, downed the last drop of my coffee and flew out the door, heading towards the Goodwill Store across the street.
I had not shopped for clothes since the summer. I planned on going in and trying on a pair or two of jeans and maybe a sweater and a workout shirt.
I walked into the store. Right away I noticed the clearance colored tag of the day was yellow. I was a bit disoriented. They had moved things around since my last visit. I wandered a bit, searching for the plus size section.
When I found it I laughed out loud. People stared. But I didn't care. I had just realized that I probably did not need to shop the plus section any longer! I walked briskly and merrily to the "regular" women's jeans. I grabbed five pairs and a shirt and practically skipped back to the dressing room.
I tried not to call attention to myself by YEEHAWING when 4 out of 5 pairs slid right on! The fifth pair slid up my newly svelte legs, but would not go around my belly. Probably those chocolates last week.
I stepped out of the fifth pair, a like-new pair of black "Jones Jeans". I looked at the tag. I covered my mouth and stifled a "whoop-whoop" of joy.
Size 12!! I did a happy dance right there in the dressing room.
I bought all five pairs. The size 12 pair had a yellow tag.
They cost $3.49.
No more chocolate for this woman. At least not until I can button those size twelves!
CAN I HAVE THAT YEEHAW NOW?!!!