Best Day Ever

 Happy Sunday Everyone!

Yesterday my “unplanned plans” for the day fell through, so I decided to take myself out. My mission: Clothes shopping at the mall.

This may sound like no big deal… but for me it was. Due to my size I have never purchased clothes from a “mall store” and was limited to assisting my trim sisters in looking for items and holding their purses so they could try them on. Ugh… This got old really fast and I became unwilling to be a style consultant/purse holder and eventually stopped going out with them.

As I am now free from the confines of the plus size category I have been enjoying a freedom I forgot even existed; shopping in the regular clothing sections. There are so many more styles to choose from and I judge whether I’m going to purchase the item based on if I like it – not if it fits. Being confident in my now “average” size helped snag me another small victory this past week: I asked one of my coworkers where she bought her cardigan. TBH I’ve never asked anyone that question, because even if I knew where they purchase their clothes – the store wouldn’t have my size anyway. So why ask?

I drove to the mall, deliberately went straight to the store my coworker specified, grabbed a few items to try on and headed to the dressing rooms. The attendant escorted me to a room, hung up the clothes and left. I pulled on the items and looked in the mirror… See image 2/2015.

Transform!

I am now fitting in mall clothes! 😀

Thanks for reading!

-Anna San

 

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Happy Labor Day! 2013: Tako-kuns, a leaf bug and a get-together

Happy Labor day everyone!

Today was a jam packed day! I recently scored a promotion at work (\^o^/) and am in need of some new duds so first thing this morning I went with my mom to Salvation Army to get in on some Labor Day sale action. (All clothing 50% off~!)

After we checked out, there on the hood of the car across from ours was a real live leaf bug!!! So cool! 😀 😀 😀 I snapped a couple pics with my mom’s cell and let it crawl up on my shoulder. Totally giddy I called out to my mom and said, “Hey Ma, can I keep it?”  Surprisingly she agreed that I could take him for a ride so I could get my camera! XD

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Just chillin’ in the car.

He looks like a cross between a grasshopper, a praying mantis and a leaf. It’s just so cool!

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Me and the Leaf Bug!

After a while the leaf bug got tired of the attention and flew away. I won’t forget you Bug-ly!

My brother and I also hosted a family get-together this afternoon and the shocker – all of our siblings made it! There are nine of us and have very different schedules so we usually are missing someone – but it was not the case today! 🙂 Overall everyone had a nice time and I was able to finish my stack of Tako-kuns (Poll results are in! Thank you everyone who voted!) while they were visiting.

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Finished!!! :3

So much for not working on labor day eh? XD

What did you do for Labor day?