26 October 2011

Retail Therapy

Earlier on in my IF journey I used shopping to placate my sadness. Lucky for me (and our bank account!) I discovered an amazing yoga studio and blogging, both of which are much better distractions -- although my love of a particular Canadian brand of yoga clothes has also made quite the dent in my wallet!

After school today I had to get more pencils since my evil class seems to be eating them for their snack, and right beside the St.aples is a really good W.inners (for my friends outside of Canada, it's like TJ Maxx or Marshalls). I spent a good 45 minutes browsing and forgetting about my impending surgery.

And it was wonderful.

I got some gluten-free pretzels, a really cute magnetized notepad for groceries, tasty almonds and two sweaters (I'm returning one since Mr. JB said that it did not look good at all! I thought I could rock faux fur, but I guess not!).

I know that after November 1st it will be a long time before I can walk around leisurely anywhere. My recovery from my first laparotomy was not fun and I did resent not having the freedom of movement that I did pre-surgery. I know that this is all for the greater good and that the Lord has lead us to Dr. Hilgers -- we have had numerous signs showing us we are doing the right thing, despite all of the blood work glitches!

And for those of you that are so inclined, C.oldplay had a concert streaming on You.Tube today http://www.youtube.com/coldplayvevo. If you haven't noticed I may be a bit of a fan.


  1. Sounds fun! I was there a couple years ago when you took part in some retail therapy before your one surgery. If I remember correctly, you got a cute (red?) bag :)

  2. whaaa I didn't know about this concert! Sweet!!! :)

    Glad you had some retail therapy, a girl needs that sometimes :)

  3. AYWH-I think that you and TCIE were with me in Starbucks while Mrs. JB was getting that cute red bag! ;)

    Can't wait for your surgery!!

  4. Oh, gotta love retail therapy! I want to go to Canada now to try our your version of Marshalls/TJ Maxx... :)

  5. I love me some shopping, too! When I lived in Atlanta, my office was one block from a huge mall, and that was bad news for my wallet.

    As for your surgery, trust me, it will not be as bad as your first laparotomy. I had a horrible experience back in 2007 when I had an open myomectomy to remove a fibroid, and I was scared going in to my surgery with Dr. H this past May because of that, but I swear it was not as bad. I think it was the fact that he used a laser incision. The day after I was released from the hospital, my mom and I were walking around a mall shopping. And, I can't believe this, but I didn't need that much pain medication. So, fear not, you will be back on your feet in no time.

  6. retail therapy....yorkdale mall is becoming more and more dangerous...j.crew, top shop..yes, totally bad! it was great to see you this past weekend!! Hope to see you soon in the near future!
    Keep warm!