Feeling sick was disappointing for so many reasons. I hate to miss church because, one. I like the corporate worship, and two. I like the fellowship. But I was also disappointed because I had planned to go to Perimeter Mall this afternoon because I have a Anthropologie gift card burning a hole in my pocket. (Thank you, mom and Ann!!!). I had even worked very hard to pump some milk, using my measly little manual pump, and I was crossing my fingers that John would drink the milk out of a sippy cup. I tested the sippy cup earlier in the week using apple juice, which he loved, so I was hoping he would also take milk from a sippy cup.
Well, Scott and I evaluated the situation, and I decided to head to the mall despite not feeling well. So, off I went, all alone, headed to the mall to shop at Anthropologie. You can see why this was a strange situation for me. Alone. Shop. Anthropologie. What?!!!
So, I got to Anthropologie and headed straight to the sale section with hopes of making the gift card stretch as far as possible, and here is what I found.
I don't think this picture does the sweater justice. I really love it in person.
I tried on lots of other clothing, but I wasn't finding anything else that worked. They didn't have much in my size in the sale section. So I headed to the home section. There I bought these
I plan to hang these in John's room, and I am so excited to have them because I think it will make his room look much more complete. I also purchased a candle with a M monogram to go in our downstairs guest bathroom. It was marked down from 26.00 to 4.00. Yes, even at Anthropologie I am finding deals!! And guess what, I have almost 30.00 left on the gift card. I think I can easily find a sale shirt for not much more than that.
Okay, at that point, I called home to see how things were going, and Scott said good, so I decided to browse through Forever 21 for a bit, since I am never near a Forever 21. And this is when things got really crazy. I tried on and bought a pair of skinny jeans!!! I can't believe I did this. The only reason that I bought them is because they were only 9.50. And I want a pair of jeans to wear tucked into boots. I will only wear the skinny jeans with a tunic type shirt that very much covers the rear end area. I'm just saying. I mean, 9.50. Really. And by the way, Scott informed me that he doesn't like the jeans in boots look. Oh well.
Here are the jeans, and, by the way, my legs do not look this skinny in the skinny jeans. (side note--thanks for the blue jean feed back. Obviously this jean purchase was based on price not on recommendation)
Now, in the midst of deciding whether or not to buy the jeans (for 9.50), I called home to get Scott's input, and I found out that John refused to drink the milk out of the sippy cup. Come on, John. 8 months, and we have never been apart for more than 3 hours. Cut me some slack, buddy. So, I hurried my way through the check out process and headed home, slightly panicked that John was going to freak out when he realized that I was not there. (no worries, Scott fed him two jars of baby food and he was fine. He did start crying as soon as I walked in the door, but he often starts crying when he sees me. I have that effect on him. Who knows).
So, overall, it was a very strange day. And now, at 9:00, I am about to go to bed because I still don't feel well, and I think sleep is the best solution.
By the way, I would love some advice on getting John to drink milk from a sippy cup. I know that I prayed that he would nurse, but at some point in his life I do plan to wean him, and I don't want to wait until that point to introduce the sippy cup. And I would love to have another option other than me to give him milk. Thoughts? Suggestions?