Fast forward a decade and it’s not cutting it for me. Shopping in general has changed. With so many people buying on-line, stores carry less merchandise. Most of it is not in my size. The pickings are slim. I recently attempted to “treat” myself to a mall excursion with the promise of food at the end. It didn’t work.
Underwear – I thought I’d stock up on my regular style. Most of the ladies underwear doesn’t cover your butt. Considering the tiny scraps of fabric they use, the per pound price rivals gold. I’d go commando before I pay that but I did find three pair of my favorite granny ones. (No they aren’t those nylon baggy ones but I’m sure the younger generation who wear butt floss would classify mine as grannies.)
Sleepwear – I wear the same sleepwear year round, changing my bedding for the seasons. A long time ago I would switch to flannel nightgowns but in these days of sudden heat flashes, a flannel nightgown can’t be thrown off like a fleecy throw can. Sadly at this time of year it’s all long sleeved fleecy or flannel night clothes that’s available. I must make a note to stock up in the spring.
Sweatshirt – A fresh one or two every winter is fun. I was looking for something that didn’t yell old lady (those would be the ones with kittens and teapots on them). My choice was absolutely plain or else the designer’s name on the side of my body. You want to advertise on me, you play me royalties!
Tablets – No, that’s not the kind you write on but the electronic ones. It’s the new pacifier. I saw a mom with two kids in a stroller. The oldest was around 3 with the baby maybe 6 to 8 months, head erect but couldn’t walk. The oldest started to fuss so the mom popped a tablet in her hands to play. Yikes! It worked. All quiet but I’m not sure what she was looking at.
At the end of this trip, I didn’t feel refreshed. I foolishly treated myself to a hot dog (what was I thinking?) which gave me a bellyache. I should have had pizza, a cinnabon or a Starbucks. There won’t be another trip just for fun in my near future.
I’ve lost that loving feeling and it’s gone, gone, gone!