It’s not everyday I get a moment to myself. But today, I got several. After dropping Kelly off at preschool this fine fall day, I took myself to downtown Naperville. The streets were adorably fall-icious with gold and rust colored hues, along with the rustic elegance of tall wheat grass and pumpkin decorated urns adoring nearly every entry. The wind blew ever so slightly and I knew I was “home.” Well, seasonally-speaking anyway.
I wanted my moments along the riverwalk and the boutiques to last forever. Just me, myself, and I. Drinking a pumpkin-spiced latte from Starbucks, I sat and people-watched (which if you know me–I love to do). Must be the psych nurse or inner author in me.
I traded in some old pairs of jeans at the Gap. If you take in any old pair of jeans, you can get a new pair for 30% off. Not only that, but I had a $10 “you’ve earned it” towards my purchase. Yeah, sneaky credit cards, I’ll admit. Overall, I walked out with two new pairs of jeans–sexy and curvy, which I love the sound of–for just under $80. Not too shabby. Now if I can just keep my bottom from ballooning over the “carb season” of fall and winter, then I’ll be in good shape. So to speak.
The bookstore was next on my list. Not that I really have the time to read much anymore these days, unless it has to do with girls with ADHD or Apraxia, or how to get more out of your day, it was still fun to just browse. I loved it. I got all charged up thinking about the knowledge that could potentially flow from those books and into my brain, becoming a part of me.
And that’s what I’d like to leave you with today. I spotted a mug at the bookstore that read, “Life is not about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself.” Now, that is something I can relate to.
And that’s what’s in my brain today, Thursday October 14th 2010.