I had a nice, long lie-in this morning, trying not to feel guilty, like I should be up and doing something.
After I eventually roused myself and got ready for the day, I enjoyed my coffee and a simple breakfast in my room. I always travel with the dark roast coffee I like and the Richardized make-up bag designed and hand-made by Guylty. (You can find some of Guylty’s RA items at Redbubble.)
Finally I had a chance to catch up at least a bit, on things like cleaning up my personal inbox and reading a few blogs.
With the sun shining, I decided to venture out to see the high tide… well, I missed it by half an hour, but close enough.
I went into town after that and when I came back to the beach around four hours later, the water was halfway to low tide. Check out the difference.
In between, I went to this great women’s clothing store. Amazing to find a shop like that in this small town, with stylish, quality clothing for mature (but not old) women. I always make a point to spend some time in there. And even better today, there was 20% off everything, even the already deeply discounted items — some of which were as low as $17 CAD before the 20% off! I couldn’t resist, and I really could use some new options in my closet, particularly as I’ve put on weight (due to stress-eating). I found quite a lot that suited and fit me, and I was proud of myself for going way outside my comfort zone — I usually wear solids, tailored business jackets, and plain cardigans. My blog doesn’t generally feature my shopping sprees, but please indulge me while I take a page from Zee‘s book.
Definitely outside my comfort zone, in terms of being more feminine, lacy, and flowery than I normally wear to work. Except for the two t-shirts, which look great with jeans. (The bottom one on the left is actually more of a green colour, so I’m not sure why it looks grey here. Poor lighting I guess. And come to think of it, the top blouse on the left is actually a blue pattern.)
Hmm. I wonder if this was why my husband thought it would turn out to be an expensive trip… At least they were on sale.
Last item of the day was dinner, this time at an Indian restaurant. Vegetable pakora, chicken korma, and garlic naan, eaten while sipping a glass of Pinot Grigio. Of course I have leftovers — I wonder if pakora are good for breakfast?
I feel so much less stressed than I did even yesterday, and I can see the difference in my face. One more day before I turn back into a pumpkin.