FYI: Retail therapy proved somewhat effective in lifting my mood to just under thunderous yesterday. I found what may be the perfect "all weather coat," one professional enough to wear with a Master's degree, yet not so fussy as to be termed vain and/or stuffy.
Then, a dress. One that would look great if I lost about thirty or forty pounds. But it only cost $ 40 on sale. A dollar per pound! Sounds reasonable.
Oh, and a few pairs of nylons, too. In a bigger size vanity prohibits me from admitting - a size that allows me to pull them up high enough to hit about three inches below my armpits.
And from somewhere in the heavens I heard an unsuccessfully muffled chuckle.