Tuesday, 24 April 2007

Relaxing day

I love not working when everyone else is working. This mini-break was a great idea. I'm glad Janet's performance was on so close to Anzac Day.

Before I forget, Janet was brilliant. Not that I'm biassed of course. She sang "Mack the Knife", "Habanera", "I Think It's Going to Rain Today", a Dusty Springfield medley and "Miss Otis Regrets". Her patter was entertaining and I was enthralled the whole time she was on stage at Chapel Off Chapel. The other two performers were also terrific.

This morning I went for a walk around the creek. It was a lovely morning and I quite enjoyed my relaxing exercise session. It didn't work off the doughnuts though. I'm planning to run again tomorrow and I'll be playing squash in the evening. Back to the gym on Thursday, so I'd better do a weights session then. On Saturday it sounds like the runners from Team Black are planning an ambitious long run. I think 16 km is too far for me, but I'll certainly go along with them for part of it. I can always walk the rest and there's some sort of plan to park cars along the route. I guess I'll discover the details over the next few days.

During this visit to Melbourne I saw quite a few people who hadn't seen me for a while. It was great to see how happy they all were to see me looking so fit and well. I certainly surprised people when I told them I'd become a runner.

I also had a funny experience in a clothes shop. I bought an outfit to wear last night. I'd done my usual sketchy job of packing and would have been showing up in jeans at Janet's performance if I hadn't found anything. I spotted a skirt I really liked in a shop over at Werribee Plaza. Unfortunately, they didn't have my size, so I decided to try on the smaller size to see how much it missed by. I also took a skirt with an elasticized waist to try, as I knew that would fit me, even if it wasn't exactly what I wanted.

Anyway, to my pleasure, the skirt fit me. When I was looking at it in the long mirror outside the change rooms I mentioned to the saleswoman that it was the first time I'd fit into a size 14 skirt in years. She then said to me, "Our skirts are cut very generously." Talk about deflating!!! Fortunately, I was in the mood to be amused rather than offended. I ended up buying the skirt, a jacket, a shirt and some matching beads. The outfit looked fantastic.

5 comments:

deege said...

What a terrible thing to say!! Seriously I think some shop attendants don't want to provide you with a good experience or make you want to shop there.

MorseyRuns said...

I was chased out of a shop in Thailand by the Thai saleswoman who was shouting at me "No no, big hip!" and pushing me away from the rack of pants I was looking at.

Arie said...
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Sarah said...

Sorry, A was signed into google, and I posted under the wrong name ... try again shall we!!

Kathy - I agree with deege ... what a horrible thing to say.

Good on you for fitting the size 14. I love that feeling of knowing you fit into a size smaller.

Janet's singing sounds like it would have been right up my alley -I often joke that I was born in the wrong decade!

16km would be a bit daunting for me too - I'll be interested to see how you go.

Andrew(ajh) said...

Clothes shopping certainly does change from a real pain to an absolute pleasure as the weight drops off doesn't it!