Having a day without GFJ has its advantages - especially when I want to purchase an "all-in-one" foundation undergarment for use when I attend the wedding of Lili's son. GFJ had to go to work today, and then have dinner followed by fireworks watching with one of her girl friends. So I took advantage of the late afternoon and early evening to take care of tasks that require the presence of Marian.
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As I mentioned in an earlier post, GFJ left my apartment early enough to get in a full day's worth of work. It may have been a little exhausting for her, as she hasn't been getting enough sleep these days. But it was productive, as she was able to take care of a few tasks related to the liquidation of marital assets - one of which is the signing of the contract to sell a commercial building.
On my end, I took it easy most of the day, as I didn't get enough sleep the night before AND I had the luxury of sleeping until the afternoon came. But when I got moving, I got out the door and on my way to Catherine's in Paramus just in time for the Pre-Independance Day rush hour traffic jams. And even then, I was near the store by 5:30 or so.
While in the store, I struck up a conversation with a lady who was looking at some dresses. Both of us had similar feelings about a dress, but she articulated her point much more clearly than I would have. At $70/dress in a "B1G1@50% off" deal, I wouldn't even consider this dress a good value. And that was the start of a very nice chat, where my feminine voice was in perfect form without any glitches. I picked up an "All-in-One" which was slightly too small for me (I knew this would be the case - I'd prefer buying a size 50 instead of a 48. But I can squeeze into the smaller size if needed.) Luckily, I had a $25 off coupon which brought the price of the undergarment down to $30.
Somewhere along the way, I called my brother. The monthly rent check for the family homestead was deposited, and my brother told me that I can withdraw another tranche of cash to pay off a debt he owes me. So this month will be one of the last bonus months I will get when it comes to money coming out of the house.
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Arriving home, I took above photo to show what I looked like when out and about. The saleslady at Catherine's commented that she loved the necklace I was wearing, as well as the floral top I was wearing to help make the dress pop. She said that I was very well put together. So I captured it in this photo and the photo at the top of the page.
While I was taking photos, I changed into the All-in-One, then put on the outfit I'm wearing to the wedding. It looks much nicer than the last time I posted a picture of this dress. Given that we're likely going to have good weather on Saturday, I can't wait to go to the wedding. It'll be nice to look really pretty for a change!