I think I've -- gasp! -- almost come to the end of my feverish CD/clothing shopping spree I've been on since April. (Well, just 4 more things I "need," clothing-wise: dark blue espadrilles, a white purse, an earth-toned belt and purse.) I finally reached the near-saturation point this past Monday with my first trip to a mall in years, where I got 6 more summer shirts, a purse, 3 Ts, 3 tanks, a raspberry pair of shorts. After 5 or so years of being poor and feelin' shabby, I think I've finally gotten to a point where I feel decently dressed! :)
One irony: I'm currently unable to wear the majority of new shoes that I've bought! (I just went and counted: I've bought a whopping 10 pairs of shoes and 2 pairs of sandals this spring! Oh, and 4 pairs of flip-flops.) For some reason, my ankles started swelling around a month ago and have remained that way almost constantly. Because I'm constantly sitting at a desk during the day and again, at my computer, when I come home? (But for the majority of the past 10 years, that's exactly what I've been doing; and now I'm also walking a mile-and-a-half a day from the bus to work and back, so it seems that would HELP the circulation...) Too much drinking? (I'm drinking LESS now that I'm working steadily.) Onset of diabetes? Cancer?! (Without health care, I can't go anywhere to find out about those possibilities.) God's punishment for bragging about all of my new shoes??!! (God, give me a break! You know as well as I do that I've had a crappy wardrobe for a VERY long time; is it so bad to momentarily revel in niceness?! Once the temp job ends in August, I'll be back to struggling again, so can I just ENJOY these few months??) ;)
So now, dammit, I have all these nice outfits that I want to wear with EXACTLY the right pair of shoes, and instead I have to rotate between the 4 or so pair that will fit with the CANKLES! Arrrrrrrgh!