Triathlon Challenge: $120 for Children’s Hospital of LA
I went on a shopping bender this weekend. Bought way too much stuff — and I don’t really need any of it. Why, you might ask? I’m preparing for my husband’s brother’s wedding. Weddings are a big deal to me — probably because mine was such a big deal to me, I think everyone else’s should be too. It’s only fair to them, right? Actually, I’ve always had an issue with needing to be dressed nicely & put together. Not that I always am, but for anything important, finding the PERFECT dress has always been a big deal. Second grade choir concert? Yep. Eighth grade graduation dance? Plenty of big flowers. Prom? Amazing white clearance deal. They say that clothes make the (wo)man. I realize that that isn’t really true, and I’m not that shallow, I promise. But I want to look GOOD, darn-it. And that means something new & shiny.
I don’t have a thing to wear to this wedding. Actually, that’s not true, but nothing that I WANT to wear. So I’ve been shopping. Bought 3 dresses from Macy’s and 2 from Nordstrom’s. Of the 3 from Macy’s, 1 was completely wrong (truly — I ordered the wrong dress!), 1 was nasty fabric and too small, and 1 could work, but it isn’t the best fabric in the world). Of the 2 from Nordstrom’s, 1 has arrived and is a contender. But it’s really frilly at the top, and I’ve got kind of a big chest, so it’s weird. The dress is also really tight. Not sure if I can sit down-tight. The other dress *should* arrive today. Cross your fingers. It’s an aqua satin-stretch material. I hope it fits & is pretty!
So, I had to buy jewelery, a wrap, and shoes for these potential dresses. Knowing that I’ll return most (some?) of it. I bought 5 pair of shoes this weekend. 2 pair of sunglasses. 3 earrings, 3 necklaces. A bunch of stuff from the running store, and literally hundreds of dollars worth of stuff at Target and Costco. Shopping has always made me feel better. But I didn’t think that I was feeling badly — I really need to get in touch with that…
I HAVE been eating really well (decently, anyway, even when going out to eat). Having a piece of salmon and a sweet potato for lunch (did I mention the corn muffin that was calling out to me from the “not-so-healthy” side of the cafeteria? It’s in my box too…) Dinner out tonight with friends for someone’s going away party — kind of want to skip it, because I have NO idea what Persian food is healthy…