Thursday, August 7, 2008
Becoming a Functioning Member of Society
After calling the doctor's office, I found out all my tests regarding stomach issues were negative. So I just continue to keep dairy far away- as I longingly remember all the fun we had and I giddy up towards almond,soy & rice milk instead. Armed with imodium in my stomach I was determined to get a pair of jeans. Where do other functioning members of society go? Um in the suburbs? Usually the mall. I high-tailed it over to the closest Mimi Maternity/Motherhood Maternity shop.
Having bought all of my preggo clothes at either thrift stores or target sales racks up to now, i was a little shy when the uber-bubbly saleswoman acosted me. I told her I wanted jeans- plain & simple,that I work from home- so I don't need anything too fancy. With that she promptly walked me over to the Mavi/Lucky/Mimi jeans section.
I humored her b/c well I don't usually speak up- err at first anyhow. She explained that these are the "hip jeans" and that these are the jeans for people who shop at Banana Republic. oh. She then went on to tell me the back of the store was Motherhood Maternity and was more for Old Navy lovers & she sort of said it in a way that I should be ashamed if I went back there. strange.
I ended up being less hip and went for the $20.00 jeans in the back of the store. I don't normally buy jeans that are $118.00 especially when I'll only be wearing them for the next 7 months or so ( taking into consideration after the bebe). Needless to say my sale-hunter blood would not allow me to purchase the more exspensive pairs- so I didn't even try them on, I did get two pair for a fraction of the price of one.
Overall I felt like a true functioning member of society. toting a shopping bag & a chai latte- buying jeans! If I'd known how to make them I would have. But for now these will have to do. When you're tied to your home b/c your sick, once you get out you really appreciate the little things.. be them lattes or snooty saleswomen!
Afterwards a trip to the library- landed me the jackpot. Free, Better Homes & Gardens! Later I drove my under-the -weather friend to Joann's ( thread & fabric remnants) and Michael's ( large embroidery hoop,scrapbooking stickers & ribbon). It felt good to get out- we'll see what tomorrow brings~