Saturday, February 5, 2011

Saturday Shopping

Overheard in the fitting room next to mine:
Very young person: "I like that top, Mommy!"
Mommy: "This is my top..."
Very young person: "But it's green and pretty!"
Mommy: "Thank you."

And then, on a return trip to the same fitting room,
same young mommy next door:
Very young person: "Mommy, I I love you this. . .I love you like the OCEAN!!!"
Mommy: "I love you, too!"
Very young person: "Can we go to the toys now?"

I think this little girl may be in training for sales. Still, eavesdropping on this pair brought a smile to my face, and I hope that Mommy knows what a lucky mommy she really is. If she was ever looking for career advice, I would suggest that she record the audio from today's fitting room experience, load it onto a keychain player, marketing it as "Mom's Favorite Shopping Buddy!" I mean, when I am in the fitting room, I often battle against my inner self. While my outer self is trying to convince my hips and thighs that the smaller jeans do fit, my inner self is laughing wildly, offering bon-bons and throwing the "W" sizes in my direction...

Luckily, my baby girl (now 20) still likes to shop with me, and so does Sweetie, and they make me smile as much as that sweet 3-year-old did. Today, I was shopping for a pair of gray pants to wear to church tomorrow...the choir is singing (I made it!), and they are wearing gray or black pants with solid colored tops. Lately, I have been working on the Eating Better and the Losing Weight, and it is working. It is very slow, but it is happening. This is good. However, all of my gray and black pants are now too big, so I needed a new pair, and we all needed a few other things. Sweetie and Dollface encouraged me to try on many things, and we walked out of that store with quite a haul!
Bonus! Many of those "for me" items are in a smaller size than I bought the last time I shopped at this store. . .the pants are "technically" the same size, but I was able to drop the W.

Now that I have shopped, I have some hemming to do, for I am a short shopper, and then there is the knitting. . .look left to see how far I have come on the scarf for Dollface! I think I will be finishing it tonight, in front of the tube. . .yay!
Once the scarf is done, I can start her flap mittens to go with, then I can knit the gray flap mittens I want to make for me, then I can work on the new pattern I am writing up, then I can start a new pair of socks and perhaps a wedding shawl, and then I have yarn for another baby sweater. . .
So much knitting and so little time! I can't believe I took time out to go shopping. . .but it was worth it. I think the only place that pants are ever optional is in the bathroom, so new pants are a no-brainer on my get-healthier trek into 2011.
And, I got to drop a W. Wahoooo!
Thanks for stopping by, and Knit in Good Health!


  1. Congrats to you Pam! What an accomplishment!!

  2. Congrats!

    Also congrats on the upcoming wedding of Dollface (love the name BTW) if you need a photographer, I might know of someone *ahem*

    Pretty sure my Thursday is free so I will try to get to knit night.

  3. You look great Pam! Congrats on all the hard work. Glad you are rewarding yourself with new clothes!