happy Friday to you!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Today it's been a great day so far. I woke up early but I felt sleepy when I saw my husband asleep in the room. He ended up waking up and we got on the road. I had been shopping for 'fun' house things - trash can liners, laundry detergent... - and I decided to look around at other stores. I had to go to a beauty supply to buy more oil for my hair and a new comb and next door was a women's clothing store. I had not been there for years. I used to go there every week when I was in college. When I smelled the perfums, I remember the stuff I used to wear in college. The prices were low but I realize I'm a new person now, I require new fragrances. I'm not a snob. When it comes to perfumes I have developed a new sense of the scents I wear. The stuff I like might cost more but nothing compares to the feeling of smelling like a million bucks when you leave home. My number one, favorite scent so far in life: Dolcce & Gabbana. I haven't had a bottle of that in a while but when the time is right I'll get one. I guess the last good deal I saw was in NY. After going through the perfumes I went to the sale racks. I don't care where I am, I always check them. I believe in paying full price for some things but if there's something good on sale, sister girl is going to grab it - and remember the deal forever. Moving to the clothes rack, I found a great looking skirt for $5.99. I got a size smaller than I had been buying in the beginning of the weight management program and it fit! It actually looked great! I couldnt' remember having that feeling in a while. My husband told me I could have had it all along but it's hard to feel good about yourself when your mind is in bondage. Zeke always taught me that you can look and feel good about yourself, no matter what your size is. I believed it for a while but deep inside I kept feeling that was the wrong size for me. As I've said before, I'm on a journey. I can't let the holidays spoil months on this journey. With Christ I can do all things. I still have a while to go but with Christ I can. I also can enjoy myself on the way to where I am going. I'm certain the skirt I got today will be too big for me one day, just like the pants I have on now. For now I'm enjoying my life. For now I'm staying encouraged. What about you?