Since I'm still recovering from my surgery, I am sleeping a lot. In fact, today I got up around 11am, ate, and promptly fell back asleep until about 3:30 when I woke up and forced myself to leave the house.
So what did I do? I went to Penzy's Spice Shop! They lured me there with a coupon for free BBQ seasoning, and while I was there I picked up some spice replacements. Usually I like the Savory Spice Shop, since they are a local company (and I prefer supporting local joints), but I figured this one time wouldn't hurt. When I was finished, I walked up and down mainstreet looking in all the shops that were still open. Lo and behold, just a couple of blocks down there was another Savory Spice Shop and I hid my face and my Penzy's bag as I walked by so they wouldn't know I was cheating on them for other spices.
By about 6pm, most of the places were closing on mainstreet, but I still wanted to walk. So I drove to nearby Aspen Groves and walked up and down the shops there. I even went into a Lane Bryant, but wasn't feeling any of the clothes there. I can't imagine being able to shop in a "normal" size clothing store, but I'm hoping that it will someday happen.
I still wasn't done walking and so I drove over to Park Meadows mall--the greatest mall ever (seriously, it's even a tourist destination). I went to the Beauty Bar hoping to see my friend and Makeup Guru Amber, but found out she had taken a management job at Godiva. Oh well. I probably won't be visiting her there! Then I walked down the mall and UP THE STAIRS to Sephora. If you don't already know, Sephora is like Mecca to me, with Nordstrom being my Mother Ship. So I would have taken the stairs before to get to Sephora, but I would have had to stop halfway up to rest instead of walking down the entire mall, directly up the stairs, and then right down into the store.
By the time I was done with the walking, I was pretty sore. Right now my ankles are feeling it and my right knee. But with that soreness all I can think about is the day that I am strong and fit enough to walk all day long. It may be a ways off, but I can feel that every day I choose to get off the couch and move somewhere--anywhere--no matter how slow--I get a day closer to that fitter, healthier, stronger me.