Today has been one of my longer days. You know the quote “expect the unexpected?” Well that pretty much describes my day. I didn’t know what today would bring, but I went along with it. With that being said, I regret waking up at 4:48am this morning. It’s 4:17pm now and I feel like collapsing at the moment. My parents woke up early and my mom came into my room around 8am taking my wheelchair into the living room to be charged up. I actually freaked out a little because I didn’t understand why she was taking it out of my room this early in the morning and smiling like a crazy person. She told me we were going to the mall. I freaked out but I was excited. Before she came in, I could have gone back to asleep and I would have slept all day like the past four days. I was glad that I wasn’t doing that today.
We first went to Dick’s Sporting Goods, to get my sister’s shin guards and shoes for soccer. Let me just say, it was weird for me. I was totally out of element considering it’s a athletic store and I couldn’t do sports in school because of my disability, unless you count Powder Puff Football. Which everybody in my family did just to make me feel better since everybody else has done at least one sport in school. My sister has done pretty much every sport she could and now she’s doing soccer and cheerleading this fall. God help us all! Anyways, while she was getting her stuff. My dad was in “the lodge” part where they have guns and fishing stuff. I didn’t know that was part of sporting stuff. I went back and forth between the two of them because I was a little down. I was very happy with we left though.
When we got up to the mall, I only wanted to go to two places. Before we left, I had enough time to look up online about sales in my favorite places. I looked at Vanity and Hot Topic. Found out that Vanity was having 30% off clearance sale and I was a very happy person. I looked on Hot Topic for a Nickelback shirt. So when we first got there, my mom went to return some uniforms and my sister and I went and did some window shopping at Maurinces. Emily found three shirts that would have looked great on her and she was going to try them on and I kept reminding her to try them on before mom came in because mom would have the final say in the shirts and she wouldn’t get them. And she complained about me being a complicated shopper.
We went into Charlotte Russe and Wet Seal afterwards. Emily and I have had good luck finding clothes we like in both stores, but I mostly like going into Charlotte Russe because of all the shoes. Everywhere you go, they’re high heels. I saw my first pair of heels with spikes on them and saw another pair that was leopard print that was blue and was covered in glitter. I was in love and I hated myself even more because of my feet. If I could, I would have bought both and put them in a glass box. I know I’m officially weird. Mom and Em got scarves there and Em was loving some of the shirts at Wet Seal. I was just loving the fact that the first two stores we go into and hardly nobody were in them. Thank god for school! I didn’t feel guilty of being in the way like I usual do everytime we go shopping.
We went to Body Central after, and that’s where I got the pants I’m wearing now. They look like leather pants but they’re not. They look like what Sal Costa from My Darkest Days would wear. After we ate, mom and I went into Hot Topic. There was a pretty big difference between the last time we were there. I could hardly get there and the place was packed. This time around, nobody was really in there and it seemed like they had more space for my wheelchair. Maybe the last two times of complaining I couldn’t get through helped. Wishful thinking. Mom ordered a Nickelback shirt for me. I also got another Five Finger Death Punch shirt. Which means I have two now. I love my obsession with band merch! If I could I’d buy all my favorite bands shirts and be the happiest person on this planet. I would need lots of money though. Downfall right there.
The last place my mom, sister and I went into was Vanity. I love that store and that store actually got on my favorites list by accident. My aunt wanted to buy me something for my birthday and we were at the mall during Black Friday and I wanted to go into this store and I saw this camo shirt with neon orange font that said, “Camo is my favorite color.” She bought for me. Sadly, I can’t fit into it anymore but I visit that store a lot. I like to be a little bit girly with this edgy side to me. Vanity has that. Thank god!
By the end of our journey around, everybody was starting to get tired. I think I was the most exhausted considering I’d been up since almost 5am. Emily wanted to go back to Wet Seal one more time, so mom went with her and my dad and I went into this little candy shop. My dad and I love our sweets. I love hard candies, gummy stuff, chocolates, and sometimes sour candy. Apparently he was in the mood for the sour stuff. As soon as he saw those sour ribbons, it was like a rocket went off. He got Strawberry, Banana and Strawberry, and Watermelon. He got the Peach for me because I thought it would taste good and I was right. Right after he paid for it we went outside to leave and we both fell in love with the Peach ribbons. I think between the both of us, we were regretting getting only two of those. He originally was going to go back and get some more but decided not to. I kind of wish he did.
All in all, it was fun day, but I am soooooo glad it’s over. I have missed Dr. Phil and will probably not watch Blue Bloods tonight. Mom also got me movies too for this weekend, I think I’ll watch them tomorrow. I have to keep myself up though. It’s only 5:01pm and I’d rather go to sleep around 9pm. Hopefully I’ll hold out until then. I’ll put some Five Finger Death Punch on to keep me awake. So that’s my post. Sorry for not updating for the past few days. Been kind of busy sleeping.