I survived the shopping ordeal...but just barely.
Shoe shopping was the easy part it took less than 20 minutes for me to find some suitable shoes. Can't go wrong with a comfy pair of Hush Puppies, right?
The next store also wasn't too bad, but I was in there for over an hour trying on dozens of items. I'd really like to know why stores have these nice big change rooms, with chairs in them even, but don't splurge on three-way mirrors? It's a pet peeve of mine because I'd kind of like to know how my butt looks, without having to ask a perfect stranger "do these pants make my bum look big?" I think I pulled a muscle trying to twist my face over my shoulder so I could check myself out. Anyway, I walked out with two pairs of dress pants, two tops and two necklaces.
The third store I went in I had to stop dead in my tracks because they were playing Christmas music! I couldn't believe it! Ugh. The store was packed and there were screaming and crying kids running about but still I went in. I picked out two sweaters (one is cashmere) and bought them without trying them on because I wanted to get out of the store as quickly as I could. As expected, the sweaters are too tight and I don't feel good in them. I'll return them tomorrow, hopefully the store will be a little quieter and I can take my time looking around.
So tomorrow is the big day. First day of the new job. Am I prepared? Nope. Mainly because I didn't receive any of the orientation material that I was promised. Guess I'll have to wing it and review the material at the same time as the new nurse. It'll all be ok, and I'm not going to lose sleep over it.
I'll let you know tomorrow how the day went.