Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Uplifted...in more ways than one.

Today was simply a wonderful day.

I had some Mother's Day money to burn, and oh how I love to shop. I could literally just walk around in stores all day and look at things, try them on, not try them on, imagine where cute little decorative items would go in my house. It's just something I adore.

My husband and I don't exactly rake in oodles of money with our prestigious jobs as a teacher and a social worker. So, when occasions like Christmas, my birthday, and Mother's Day come along and I get a little extra cash flow in my pocket, I get SO excited.

I'm not even joking. It's like I have to contain myself from doing little cartwheels across the room, so instead, I just do cartwheels in my head.

Shopping is great, but shopping with an infant? That's just asking for trouble. I knew if I wanted to enjoy my shopping experience, the child would have to be elsewhere.

Whenever I get a day totally to myself, it's usually because the baby has put me on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

Today - well, today I just wanted to go out and have fun. By myself. Doing something I love.

Some of my experienced mom friends have ever so gently reminded me how very important it is to have time to myself, and to do the things I love to do. It's refreshing, rejuvenating, and absolutely, positively necessary in order for me to maintain some semblance of sanity.

So, this morning Kaylee and I went to our Mommy and Me exercise class (where I felt like my lungs were literally going to explode on about six different occasions), and after we walked out of the gym alive, I promptly dropped her off with her wonderful auntie.

As I walked to my car after handing over my sweet child, I began to sing..." 'Cause I'm as freeeee as a biiiiird noooowwww." I sang it in the privacy of my own head, of course. Duh.

It felt so great. No diapers. No temper tantrums. No chasing my child around on the floor trying to get her to eat. No lack of naps. No constant whining for me to pick her up. No Veggie Tales Silly Songs Countdown blaring in the background.

Just me, my wallet, and a whole day full of nothing but possibilities.

I went to a little hole-in-the-wall resale clothing shop that I keep forgetting exists, and I managed to score a pair of Lucky jeans for under $30. That in itself would have made my day, especially since I've been jonesin' for a pair of those jeans for quite some time.

I browsed in a cute specialty shoe store, stopped at home for a quick bite to eat, and then I was out on the town again. This time, I was headed back to the Land of Glory.

The mall.

I waltzed into Victoria's Secret, determined to leave with perkier boobs than when I first arrived there. After a frustrating experience not finding any bras to fit my deflated boobs the previous night, I decided I wasn't messing around anymore.

My boobs had served me well, and they deserved nothing but the best. So, I got fitted, did some trying on of the over-the-shoulder-boulder-holders and left feeling like a whole new woman.

You know you found the right bra when the word "uplift" is actually in the title of the bra. They knew it would uplift more than just boobies - that magnificent bra uplifted my whole dang spirit.

Oh, happy, happy day...

15 comments:

Mom said...

You are so funny! I'm glad you had a great day.

April said...

LOL! I went to VS the other day and said "Measure me and find me a bra that makes my boobs look great and is comfy! They did a very good job!!!!!!!!

Molly said...

You are so funny! I could use a trip to the old VS. Uplift is much needed around these parts!
I have yet to spend my Mother's Day money. The hubs demanded that I bring him reciepts. He thinks I am going to spend the money on diapers or something. Silly boy.

sometimessophia said...

You have a lovely, sweet blog. (I found you at Jenners.) Being a new mom is tough, especially during the first months and years. Life never is the same - you know, care-free and rested. Your optimism is wonderful to see, though. Keep up the good work...

sassy stephanie said...

A good fitting bra does change your life!

Mimi said...

Hooray for you & your uplifted girls!

Thanks for stopping by my blog & helping to make my SITS day special!

Kelly said...

Shopping days alone are the absolute BEST!!! I always hit up the bookstore when I have one of those days/afternoons!

PINKMONKEY said...

Really nice template! You have skills..girl.

septembermom said...

I'm dropping by to visit after reading your post on Jenners' blog! I need one of those uplifting miracle bras too:) I've had 4 kids so you can imagine what gravity has done to my pair! Glad you got to get out and have some fun on your own. It can really help keep a mom's sanity some days!! Glad that I came by to check out your fun blog today.

Letti said...

You are such a great writer. I hate shopping for bras because they feel fine at the store but when I get home something is always wrong like when I lean over. Well you know. I am glad to hear you had a fun day alone.

Dani said...

Love this!

Becky said...

What a lovely day! I wish I could just dropped that babies off with someone for a day - or even an hour!!
New bras really do wonders for your self esteem. I think we should all buy a new bra much more often than we do.

Summer said...

It all sounds so delicious!!! I moved on Mothers Day. So, ya...that was fun. And I think I'm going to be returning those shoes Jimmy got me...I can't have shoes that expensive. It's not me. =)

EdenSky said...

Well, I'm just every shade of green with jealousy. A little retail therapy would do me a world of good. Happy Mother's day!

Kristen said...

I love Mommy's Day Out! Until I start missing J-bug and feeling guilty.

 
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