Hi there! I’m just getting all set to take Miss Paisley for a trot on the nearby trail. We haven’t made it there for sometime so we are both super excited this morning to get our derrieres back out there again! We have had the most glorious weather the past few days; there’s nothing like a beautiful day to put me in a good mood. The autumn clematis is blooming all over town and I’m dreaming of a blue jean kind of day with a pot of hot chili on the stove. But they’re saying things are going to heat back up soon and the humidity hasn’t left us for good — Oh my.
I can’t wait for jeans weather to return so I can shove my shorts down to the bottom of my dresser where they belong. If it’s hot enough out I’ll suffer through a day in shorts, but I always feel like such a dork in shorts. I went jeans shopping this past weekend mostly because my two favorite pairs are starting to look so rough and worn, but also because I’m looking forward to the cooler air that I’m hoping is just around the corner. Jeans shopping isn’t easy for us ladies, and now they come in so many different sizes and styles it gets so overwhelming and confusing. The only thing worse than jeans shopping is bathing suit shopping, and I have resorted to catalogs for my last couple of suits. And that’s worked out pretty well.
So back to my jeans. I tried on a few that looked pretty good except for the fact that I had to suck in the gut so hard that I could hardly breathe. There was a time when this is where the story would end, I would have given up there and headed home empty handed. Instead I did something wild, I tried the next size up. Oh dear ladies of blogland, how I hated trying the next size up. The next size up fit great and better yet — they are so comfy! So I left with two pairs of jeans one size bigger than I thought I was and two sizes bigger than I wish I was. Who cares, I can’t wait to wear them!
PS I’ve just finished day four of Fitness Blender’s Five Day Workout Challenge with Kelly and Daniel. It’s hard, my muscles are sore, and I’ve definitely been dishing out my fair share of whining! But it feels great to be almost done and I’m going to try to stick with their workout routines.