The Bloggy Dare writing prompt I’m writing about today is “I am finally learning…”
I am finally learning the wonders of wearing yoga pants. Yup, my conversion to 100% SAHM is almost complete…I LOVE my yoga pants! I should clarify that, at this time of year where we are experiencing 30+˚Celsius weather (approx 90+˚Farenheit), plus humidity, I’m not wearing yoga pants per say, they are more like yoga capris. They truly are the easiest thing to throw on in the morning, and they are comfy all day long. When I have meetings to attend, I will put some more effort into my clothing by wearing “respectable” capris (with heels if I’m not having to chase after the kids too) but otherwise, my morning choice is “which pair of black yoga capris am I going to wear today?”.
I realized the other morning that I ONLY have black yoga capris…no other colour, and as a result, I’m pretty much always wearing a black fitted t-shirt too. I have EIGHT black fitted t-shirts, all with different necklines and of different sizes but nevertheless, I have EIGHT of them! People are probably starting to think I only have one outfit that I keep wearing every single day. Ugh.
The question is, what am I going to do about it? I could donate all my yoga capris to get them out of my home and then they aren’t even an option in the morning, but I won’t. I could “report myself” to TLC’s What Not To Wear, but I won’t. I could buy entirely new wardrobe but, I won’t.
So, until then, I’m just going to happily wear my yoga capris. If only wearing yoga pants would motivate me to actually do yoga more often than once every couple of months…
1. A nervous habit I have is hmmm…I’m not sure. I used to crack my knuckles when I was nervous, but that was when I was a kid/teenager. Now, I’m not sure what I do when I’m nervous. I guess I don’t find myself in many situations where I am nervous. Thinking back, I think I flap my hands to release some tension but that’s just a couple flaps…and only in front of someone I trust to show that nervousness to.
2. Something that makes me sad is when my daughter mentions that she misses our dogs that passed away. She’s said it a few times recently, and then she seems to move past it quickly enough, but it makes me sad every time.
3. Today I am thankful for being able to volunteer in my daughter’s Grade 1 French Immersion class. Since I’m one of the only parents of the kids in her class who is fluent in French, I was able to work with 6 of her classmates individually on their counting assignment booklets. It was a great afternoon!
4. My favorite room in my house is my bedroom. All earthtones, pillows, photos, books, etc. It’s a very calming room…when the kids and I aren’t wrestling in there of course.
5. I can’t stand when people think they know everything about how to manage kids with Autism because they met someone once who had Autism. I can’t remember who said it but “when you meet someone with Autism, you have met only one person with Autism”. There’s a reason it’s called “Autism Spectrum Disorder.
6. If I had an extra $100 to spend on whatever I wanted today I would replace some very worn down articles of clothing I own. Our clothing budget is basically zero so, whenever I can allocate money towards clothing, it goes to the kids’ needs rather than my own.
7. The last person I hung out with was my man. My days are filled with tons of appointments, school bus schedules, and being taxi to get my son to IBI so I don’t have much time to “hang out” with people unless they come to me in the evenings. When I do have free time, I usually spend it with my man.
Day 26- Favourite clothing store.
I’m not really a “shopping” kind of girl. I don’t find enjoyment in shopping, especially for clothing. I only go shopping when I need something. Those damn mirrors don’t reflect reality!
My favourite clothing store is Reitmans (hint, hint PR people at Reitmans!). Their tagline “Designed for real life” is so true! They actually fit my curves, AND the “tall” clothing is actually tall enough for me!
Having said that, I ONLY buy pants and jeans at Reitmans. Everything else, I get at Salvation Army…and my little secret is that I look for the Reitmans label on each item. It’s amazing what people give to the Salvation Army, sometimes only because it’s no longer the fashion for that season. I don’t keep up with fashion anyway so, if I like it, I buy it. Plus, if I don’t like it after a season or two, I don’t feel bad donating it back to the Salvation Army. Shoes are GREAT there too. Some of my most complimented shoes were from the Salvation Army and I only paid $5 – $10 for them! Who would have thought?
The “trick” though with buying second hand is to go back often and not to rush. Don’t go in when you have only 5mins as you won’t have time to try anything on and, because the items are second hand, you need to try it on. Someone else has washed them, shrunken them, broken them in, so you need to test it out first.
Now, if only I could find yoga pants that fit properly…anywhere…