So, the plan was to get up and go to Batesville and shop this morning, but when I went into the bathroom to start getting ready, I got all gung ho and ended up cleaning the bathroom from top to bottom. Except that I didn't mop.
I said gung ho, not fanatical.
It was actually cool enough that I was able to wear my new White & Nerdy hoodie,
but that didn't last long. It got warm enough that I had to shuck it for shorts and a t-shirt. It actually got so warm here, I had to break down and turn on my air conditioner. I was miserable, sticky, and stinky. And just a week ago, I'd been complaining how cold it was. That's winter in the South for you.
I love the feel of new fleece, before you wash it and it gets all hard and scratchy. I wish they'd invent a fleece that stayed that way. Funny thing is, as I was uploading this photo, I stared at myself for a long time, trying to figure out what was wrong with me. I just didn't look right--aside from the fact that I'm apparently leaning to my left. (I don't know if that was me, or the tripod. It's frightfully hard to take decent photos of oneself using a tripod and a camera with a timer.) Finally, it hit me. I didn't have my glasses on. That's what it was.
Just for the record, I don't really like that lipstick. It's too dark, and not the right shade for me, but it's all I have right now. My new Avon order should get here early next week (I buy from someone at work) and hopefully, the new lipstick I bought will be better.
I looked out the window and spied with my little eye, these beauties.
The first of the year.
I finally made it up to Batesville and did a little shopping. I went to Wal-mart first, thinking that since Batesville is bigger than Grenada, they'd have more stuff. I was disappointed. They didn't have hardly anything compared to here. I was going to pick up a couple of new bath towels, but their bath selection was pathetic. So was their craft section. They didn't even have a shoe department. That stop was a total bust.
I left there and went to the outlet mall. My first stop was the Wranglers/Lee jeans store, where wonder of wonders, I finally found some jeans that fit! They only had two pair in my size, and I got them both.
I was fussing the whole time I was in that store, because everything was that "Instantly slims you" ***. Pardon my French. I don't want to be instantly slimmed. I want to be comfortable. Plus, everything seems to be going back to the hip hugger style. Those just don't work well on my body. They aren't comfortable to me. I need something that the waist sits at my waist.
Now, I know most people don't blog about buying new clothes, but for me it's such a rare thing that I had to show you the shirt I got.
I'd browsed several stores, and despaired of finding anything I liked, until I went into the Bass store and there it was. They had several things that I liked, but they were kinda out of my budget. Just the one top, and the pair of khaki pants I got to go with them were over $50, so I had to restrain myself.
I didn't find any shoes that I liked, though. I went into the shoe store, and the Timberlake boots I'd wanted had been marked down from $100 to $65, but they'd sold out of my size. Bummer.
I found some other boots that were similar, but as I was opening the box to try them on, I remembered the line from the movie The Blind Side. Leann takes Michael shopping and she said, "The store is where you like it best. If you don't absolutely love it in the store, you're not going to wear it". I looked at those boots and realized, I didn't absolutely love them. So I put them back.
I browsed a couple more stores, and not finding anything I liked, bought a large chocolate milk shake from Burger King and came on home.
Where I knit on the hat and watched Netflix streaming for the rest of the day.
And that was my Saturday off...
What did you do?