You know that song by Nina Simone? It's a new dawn, it's a new day...I'm feeling good. Love that song, which is good since I can't stop singing it inside my head. This may have something to do with my mood as well...
I bribed myself into going this morning with the reward being a pumpkin spice latte when I was finished. I also told myself it was okay to take my unshowered self right after dropping Annelise at school, wearing the t-shirt I slept in and my schleppy black knit pants. My apologies to fellow TarJay shoppers. But you know what? There were other people there that were just as schleppy, so I must be part of a trend. Who knew?
There was no traffic, the store wasn't crowded, I was able to get my groceries AND pick up Dan Brown's new book, The Lost Symbol. I know, I know, I fell for the hype. I resisted reading his other books, but gave in to this one because the story is set in Washington D.C. What can I say, I'm weak. It was conveniently stacked right beside the checkout line, those TarJay people are so clever. I grabbed one from the very back. Do you do that too? I never, ever take one from the front because the ones in front have been touched, opened and perused. The horror.
I also picked up my favorite lipstick from 1989 (you may have noticed I've been a little stuck in the past lately). It's by L'oreal and I'm worth it. The color is Mica, somewhere in between pink and mauve with some sparkle. I needed a little sparkle in my schleppy pants.
On the way out I picked up my Pumpkin Spice latte reward and enjoyed the slight breeze on the way to my car. The temps are hovering in the low 70s, so I guess it's finally fall.
Happy Wednesday everyone! Let's let Nina sing us on out...