Pre-party prep and the panty parade
(Men, you can tune out now if you want. This is going to be mostly girlie stuff.)
So, thanks to my damned aching back last Monday, I had to bow out of plans to go pre-party panty shopping with Alex and SpankCake. As I’ve no doubt mentioned a time or two or 27 before, new panties before a spanking party weekend event are essential. New dresses are good too, but the panties are a must. You can’t have too many.
Thanks to my chiropractor, ultrasound treatment and a deep-tissue massage, I was feeling much better by Wednesday and found myself with a couple of hours to spare. So, before I went to my gym class in Northridge, I went to a strip mall nearby, where my two go-to stores — Target and Kohl’s — are next door to one another. Score!! I found two cute (and cheap) dresses, a new top, two bras and three pairs of panties. One pair was particularly gorgeous, and I was thrilled to see there was a matching bra. Eagerly I riffled through the bras… but my size wasn’t there. Meh. I bought the panties anyway, figuring I’d find the bra somewhere else, maybe even online, since it was a popular brand (Maidenform).
Aren’t they pretty?
The bra had the same pattern, with purple lace and straps. So I wrote down the style name and number, and later on that night, I started searching for it online.
Shop after shop after shop, I found that style of bra, but not that pattern. Not even on Maidenform.com. What gives?? Finally, I contacted Maidenform, gave them the stock number and asked where I might find this particular bra.
They wrote back the next day. It’s been discontinued.
Oh well. I guess I’ll wear them with a black bra. They will look great on Saturday night with my new dress, which has a print of black, blue, purple and dusty rose.
My hair is cut and the grays have been freshly obliterated. Lots of odds and ends to do this week, but without back pain, I’m feeling a lot more positive. I’ll be seeing Steve on Tuesday for some semi-light, party prep play. And last night, John and I had a fabulous dinner out with Alex, Paul and SC, eating marvelous food and laughing and chatting until the place closed around us. So much fun, and I get to see them all again in just a few days! 😀 It’s great to have Paul back home. Seeing Alex happy makes my heart happy.
Still anxious, mind you. That never changes. But I’m feeling more eager and excited, rather than completely overwhelmed as I did last week. Now I just have to get through the week in one piece, John and I will get there, and the fun will flow. 🙂