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~


DeeJay said...

So fun. I'm happy for you and your mall find.

LazyTcrochet said...

I'm glad it went well for you. I hope you feel better and get to go out more often! I spend a lot of time at home also. I'm definitely a home-body.

Loree said...

You know, I'm someone who would potentially like pricey jeans, but when we were in NY, I went and tried on some pairs at Bloomie's and ,uh, they totally didn't look any different than my good old Express jeans (the brand I've been rocking since high school). Glad I saved some money that way.

Aly The Red-Bliss Monkey Studio said...

I hope you feel good soon!! Wait till those nesting instincts crop up! So much fun.

I love your work. Esp the dolls and the special coffee cozies.

Fellow coffee cozy maker,

Marilyn from Pulp Sushi said...

I wish I could have joined you. I've only been home for a week and I'm already getting a little stir crazy. My little walks to town aren't enough for me anymore. I gotta get a driver's license. :(

I'm glad you're doing better!