Yesterday my family and I traveled north a little so my husband could attend a meeting. While he was in his meeting, the girls and I did a bit of shopping. My 6 year old is at the stage where she wants to wear the same type of thing (leggings) every day....and mommy's not willing to do laundry every 2nd day. Also, both girls needed tennis shoes, so we were looking for those as well.
Shopping was a success! However, I realized later that I unlike I usually do (buy something for every other member of my family but myself), I actually bought something for myself! It was a nice feeling... I now have the perfect hand cream to use after washing dishes (thank you, Bath & Body Works). I also eyed the swimming suits when we walked by them and said to myself, "This will be the first year IN MY ENTIRE LIFE, that I will go swim suit shopping." I can't wait!! I will be nowhere near my goal when it comes time for our vacation in August, but I'll be down quite a lot and it will be nice to actually shop for a swim suit rather than just pick over what they have in the giant sizes.
Anyway, after my husband was done with his meeting it was past noon. We decided we should go out and eat since it was an hour long ride back home. So we did. I admit I was a little panicky at first, thinking I'd go back to my old behavior and just order whatever "sounded" good. But I didn't!
We ate at Ruby Tuesday's. The one close to us has a fantastic salad bar and I decided on the soup and salad combo. I had a HUGE salad, a bowl of chicken tortilla soup with tortilla chips, and for dessert? A big plate of grapes that I shared with the girls.
That was a big success in my book!!
I felt so empowered after we left the restaurant!