Yesterday we had a day made for shopping. As it was SO had to go into work for a few hours. This was anticipated and not a biggie. We’d decided I’d go into the nearby city and he’d meet me there.So I was in town by 11 am. Just as stores opened. It is that time that I prefer for shopping as it is easy to get around, find a place to fit and people to help. I am not a big fan of shopping, just industrial shopping and I hate shopping in crowds. So this was good for me. I went into the sales from the bijenkorf and generally was quite turned off by the hum-ha dark grey/black and depressing colours that were on display. Then I saw myself in the mirror with my grey turtleneck on my red pants and really that did not cheer me up either. Something clicked and I said to myself; ‘if what you see in the mirror does not cheer you up, you need to change it’
From there it was fabric shopping. I have a few pants that need replacement as they are either fading or falling apart (walking had a detrimental effect on most) I found some wonderful if not cheap fabric and also fabric for a Burda top I just fell in love with. I found a place to sit down and SO picked e up there. Form there we went to buy hims some sweaters as recently he lost a few loved ones. One his elbow developed a hole and though he can still wear it because of the patches I put on it is a housesweater now. The other is a wee bit small now. There was fat on it and I tried everything to get it out and preserve the wool. Wool setting on my machine, in water with ossengal etc etc. All tricks were used even the ones on internet :-). In the end it was either wash it too hot and get it out and hope it would not shrink or throw it away. In a well it is a desperate attempt I did put it in the washing machine and it did shrink, was clean though. but it looked bad. End of story there. He found two new ones though and a new suit.
On our way out of town we picked up some more fabric for me and that was that. But anyway it cheered me up having a bright blue sweater in my wardrobe again. It does worry me though that it has taken me 2 whole weeks to come back to a level which I would consider normal. Need to do something about that. Dressing a bit more cheerful will help me I think. I mean if the image in the mirror is making me cheerful and I like what I see it will make me feel better and that will help me again. Wearing bright pink today 🙂