IT ALL STARTED WITH A BRA.....
And 5 hours alone.
I haven’t shopped for a bra, in I don’t know how long and was not looking forward to it. But I couldn’t ignore the ragged straps any longer.
I am not
a big shopping fan. Truth be told, I can’t stand it and if I ever become independently wealthy, I would cheerfully pay someone a hefty sum to do this hateful chore for me.
But as my current income dictates, for now, Ho Hum
…I must shop for myself.
Wal-Mart should have what I’m looking for and I can food shop at the same time. I’m practical if nothing else.
So I set off on my hated Bra Quest. Dragging my feet in a perfect rendition of my son’s
I don’t wanna foot drag.
Isles searched. Bra found. Off to the dressing room. Then, oh joy
, on to the canned goods.
Fighting with hangers and tags, I shrugged out of the old and slipped carefully into the new.
Shifting The Girls
into place, I turned to look in the mirror.
When I tried on the bra, I was amazed.
Amazed that the lift was not only showing on the gals, (oh how the mighty have fallen
) but also in my spirits.
I quickly put my tee back on and noticed that it had a definite bounce that it didn’t have before. Wow!
What a difference a bra can make!
This cool bra was $9.50 and can be worn five different ways to Sunday and if I don’t strangle myself, it will be a good time.
After playing wannabe stripper poser in the mirror for a good three minutes, I realized that the only thing left for me to do was….to buy matching underwear to go with my bra ($8.00).
I was really starting to warm to this whole non-food shopping thing. Must be the heat.
I had a sudden urge to flash someone. Where is
David Letterman when you need him? Whoa…. look at that! T-shirts and underwear aren’t just for sleeping anymore. Who knew?
I then ventured on over to T.J. Max (I needed a new bag to go with my bra). Could heat stroke affect your brain?
Found a big gorgeous black-go-with-anything-anytime-bag for $15.99. Then I bought a pair of earrings for my bra at $5.50.
Thinking that I was almost feeling as good as a new haircut but not quite willing to walk into a salon for an impulse Doo, I did the next best thing and stopped over at Target and scooped up the most delicious Lime/Mango smelling shampoo, conditioner and hair goo for $21.00. The matching sample lotion was free with the purchase. Whoohooo! Lucky day!
My bra also needed a neutral citrus lip-gloss ($2.50).
I practically skipped home to take a shower.
My purchases in total were way under $ 75.00 but I felt
like a million bucks
It has been so long since I fed my Inner Girl and in these economic times, I normally wouldn’t even consider spending that much on anything other than food or basic necessities but, you know what? This was a necessity! Damn it
The rich feeling lingered. Evidently, a happy me equals a happy everything else and I didn’t even have to break the bank! I have forgotten how important it is to spruce and tend your internal garden every now and then.
Now where is my speech?…um…uh…oh here it is: Ahem
: My bra would like to thank the plastic makers of credit cards everywhere for making this whole peppy and uplifting experience possible.
What more could a bra ask for?