Potential TV stardom is hard work. In addition to the approximately 1 hour each day I (should) spend studying, I need to have clothes for my Jeopardy appearance. The clothes that are already in my closet will not do. They are "old". I have seen them before . . . never mind that 99.9% of the world has not seen them before. I must have new clothes. Fabulous new clothes, not just a new t-shirt from WalMart.
Fabulous new clothes required a field trip to Miami, where there are real stores, i.e. different stores than we have have near The Zone. Miami is less than two hours from here and is my old stomping ground. When I was young, single, and fabulous, I lived in Miami for about 8 years. There are a couple of specialty stores in which I have shopped for nearly 20 years. (For those that haven't met me personally, I am a plus-size woman; the stores sell high-end plus-size clothing.) Now that I'm old, married, and decidedly not fabulous, I still shop in those stores because of their good service and reliable selection. So, off I went to Miami yesterday, sans husband and children, thank goodness. I won't bore you with the details of the trip other than to say I did find three beautiful knit pieces by Misook.
Here's a picture of a jacket I got on sale for half-price. The store didn't have the yellow shell, so I'll just wear a cream-colored one.I bought another jacket much like this one, except the contrast color on mine is plum. I also got a coordiating black shell with variegated plum trim to go underneath. These pieces were all half-price, thankfully, since they were really expensive to begin with.
I'll plan my "show wardrobe" largely on black pants and skirts with colorful tops. It will be easier and quicker to change that way. I'll check out the few stores closer to home to see what else I can add to my show clothes.
Oh, yeah, I'm supposed to be studying every day. An hour is clearly not enough – and some days I don't even get that – but, being home with three boys is not exactly conducive to a quiet study hall. I also need to complete another contestant questionnaire and fax it and the confidentiality agreement back to the contestant coordinators. I also have some more travel arrangements to make. Not sure how I'll get it all done unless I allow the boys to watch TV all day. Hmmm . . . I see a lot of "Spongebob" in their future this week.