went shopping tonight after the kids were in bed.
the shopping part.
found a red shirt for family pictures on saturday.
tried on a pair of jeans.
didn't know my size.
picked a pair too big.
felt better than trying a pair too small.
i told the girl in the store it had been awhile since i had shopped.
when she asked me how long it had been,
i said 2 years.
she looked at me like i was crazy.
i sounded crazy to me, so it was a fair look.
then as i was trying everything on i thought,
"really, has it been that long?"
really, it HAS been that long.
which may not be long for some,
but it's an accomplishment for me.
and it feels really great.
to not shop.
and then to shop with a set of brand new shopping eyes.
the kind that blink "budget" in the reflection.