So - I received a Christmas gift card to T. J. Maxx to buy clothes, which I desperately need. I finally got around to going there yesterday, and had my shopping cart filled with pretty things. When I left the dressing room my cart had only a night gown in it - nothing fit! Can I blame it on peri-menopause?
Now, I'm used to putting on about five pounds or so every winter. Spring through Fall I'm out in the garden most of the day, so I get enough exercise and/or don't think about eating. I had stepped on the scale a few weeks ago and had gained the five pounds, thought it not bad, and would be working it off soon. But that five pounds all went to my hips this year. Boy was I dismayed!
So at Maxx I just got my nightgown, teen dd an Aeropostale t-shirt, and pre-teen dd a black & white shirt (she asked for something black or red) and a pastel shirt. My local Maxx is attached to Home Goods, with a big opening to go between the two. As I wheeled my cart through the arch, I stopped and picked up a bottle of Pecksniff's Lily & Cottonseed room spray and a big spray bottle of Asquith & Somerset Lavender Linen Spray.
At HG I picked up the garden stone decoration, an "L" pad of paper for dh's birthday this weekend, two pretty mugs for the girls for Easter, this cute bunny head decoration (needs ironing), the two cherries kitchen towels, and a case for pre-teen to store her "stuff" in (like a mini-suitcase: hinge, zippers, and handles on either side).
And, yes, a sure sign of Spring (besides Daylight Savings Time and two days of 60F weather) is flower bulbs! My Snowdrops have sprung!