The previous week had worn me out, physically, mentally and emotionally. The whole truck fiasco and the associated expenses. I was in panic mode for 24 hours and on edge for almost an entire week. The previous weekend I was a bit of an a-hole to two of my dearest friends. They went out without inviting me, assuming from a bunch of emails that I was busy. It was not at all their fault and I could not have made it, but it still hurt not to be asked (all me, not them).
I have one very close friend (local) with whom I cannot sync up with schedule-wise. Life circumstances stand in the way. It has become exhausting for me. I am resigned to have no real friends that I can simply call and go out with and do so without extensive travel and planning. Kandi remains a solo act and I am afraid that is all she will be. Been at this for nine years, so this is not a knee jerk reaction. While I do have many, many friends, very few are local to me. Many are virtual. Do not feel sorry for me and I am not complaining, I am just telling you how I feel. Women do that, men swallow their feelings.
June 29, 2022 I got dressed very simply and went to the local mall and walked around. I only intended to be out for an hour or so, but I poked around for three and a half hours. I just had to clear my head. I went from store to store, looking. I tried on a few bras at Victoria’s Secret. OMG, what the right bra can do! But I own, let’s just say quite a few, bras already and I was in a “spend no money” mode.
Then I went into Forever 21 and they had stuff all over the place, as the staff organized things into boxes based on sizes, everything $5 per item. I weeded through the boxes and picked out a few things. Into the fitting rooms. Picked out a few more. Back to the fitting room. Did this a few times. I ended up with three stellar sweater dresses for $15 (Erie outfits?). I found an adorable and too young-for-me little dress, but when the cashier rung it up and it came up $12, back it went! I must have been there for well over an hour. I would have loved to walk a festival or something in it, but you have to stick to your principals to be a stylish bargain shopper as I am.
A little about what I wore. The earrings and necklace I made myself with a few things from a local craft store. The top was a $2 Walmart pickup and uber-comfortable. I went with a headband to add another feminine touch.
It was nice to get out and clear my head.
Doing this still puts a smile on my face!
Click here for a sneak peak at one of my upcoming films, “Calendar”. If you pan all the way down to the last set of photos, you will see yours truly tending her bar for the opening scene of the movie!