Junking. It's one of my favorite things to do. I just love junk. I'm not alone in my junking passion. It's turned into a huge industry. Who knew? For years, we had to be closet junkers. Now, we're out there. Loud and proud. And, we junkers are a very friendly bunch. You can always find a friend and kindred spirit when you're out there junking. Junking can soothe your soul, lift your spirits and make you feel just a little less lonely. And....you know what else? Most junkers....because they love all kinds of junk.....love shoes and purses and bracelets and necklaces and rings. Yes, they are my sisters through and through. So, a little junking trip....even if it's for a brief period of time....can do wonders for me. That's what happened the other day.
There's this great little junk store around the corner from me. It's one of those places where you have to step over stuff to walk around. Just delightful. I always feel so triumphant when I uncover something amid the masses. Oh, I can't tell you how many treasures I unearthed there. It's just a fun place to go. And, when I walk in.....I am greeted as if I am family. The owner--an absolutely stunning and stylish woman--is not only all about junk but she is all about chit chat and fun. Over the years....we've chatted about everything from diets to martinis. Last year when I decided to have my lapband--I told her.
So, the other day, as I walked in....she called to me from the back office...."Hi Judi!". Instantly, my mood brightened. A friendly voice. A store filled with.....junk. What could be better? Well, I'll tell you.....as she came to greet me she said...."Look how much weight you have lost! You look beautiful!". Yes, that's how it could get better. And, so our discussion began. As it turns out...she has been thinking about getting a lapband. She told the right person. You know me....I am madly in love with my lapband, I am all about sharing information (well...I like to talk) and I want everyone in the world to be happy. My perfect stage! Every worry and stress left my being as I talked Lapband.....surrounded by junk.....with a friendly person who thought I was beautiful. Now, it doesn't get much better than that.....does it?