Tuesday, February 5, 2013

When will I learn?

I am currently out and about running errands (and blogging from my laptop - look at me, I'm so 2008!).

I swung into Panera bread for a quick bowl of soup between errands and as I entered the restaurant, I thought to myself you look pretty good today!

I had a MOMS club meeting earlier in the morning and Peter has a basketball game tonight so I actually put on an outfit.  This one in fact...which is still extremely casual but much dressier than what I would wear on a normal day where my only activity is driving through the car rider line at school.

Please click over and note the boots.

So, where was I?

I was strutting through Panera thinking you look pretty good today!

And it wasn't just the fact that I had on a real outfit, today I felt thin - even though I am struggling with 5 extra pounds. (Yes, FIVE pounds I gained in January.  Not over Christmas but in January! Who gains FIVE pounds in January?  Me, that's who, apparently.)

Anyway, these cords made me feel skinny this morning because I've worn them three times and haven't washed them so they are loose.  Because if I washed them then they would be too tight thanks to the FIVE, count 'em FIVE extra pounds I gained in January...not December....January.

But like God always does with me when I'm feeling a little too proud of my bad self, he likes to bring me to a more humble position...

Remember this?

And more recently this?


As I was sliding into a booth with my creamy tomato soup (and not the cinnamon crunch bagel I really wanted, because, did I mention the FIVE pounds I gained in January...not December?) an older woman with sensible shoes and even more sensible hair, asked "Do you ride horses?"

I chuckled and replied, "No, I don't."

She quickly replied, "Well, I saw the boots and assumed you rode horses.  I was going to ask you where you rode."

So once again, pride goeth before a fall...

Luckily this time, even though my boots would say otherwise, it's not a fall from high atop a horse!


Colleen said...

I love your stories about your lessons in humility. So funny!

deborah said...

Haha! You just never know what people are going to say. I think it's a cute outfit by the way. And you're not the only one who has gained weight. Although my source on this-which will remain anonymous-isn't sure what month her extra weight came from. Sigh.

Anonymous said...

Delightful story....people do have a way of keeping us humble!


Kim said...

Well I thought you looked great yesterday, remember I even commented on your pretty boots at M.O.M.s!