I’m Getting There

I ventured out for Black Friday today and maybe it was because I waited and wasn’t waiting at the doors when the stores opened this morning, or maybe it was because the sales just seemed sorta lackluster and not really worth getting my heinie to the mall for a 4 a.m. opening (Um? No)… but the malls definitely weren’t as crowded, and the people even seemed… nicer. It was pleasant.

Because the sales weren’t really anything I had to have, my mission was to go out and see what there was and hopefully get a couple items crossed off my list. I had been eyeing a sweater for myself (I know, I know) and I also wanted to get something to read, so that was sort of on my list as well.

My first stop was Macy’s where I found adorable Christmas ornaments for the kids – I found ALL THREE names, and they were all spelled correctly. This is no big feat for Stepson, who has a fairly common name. My girls, however, while they have names that are common, they are also a myriad of ways to spell those names… but… I found all three names. Yay. I like to get each kid a new ornament every year. Mission accomplished.

Onward to some random perfume place. My mom’s fave perfume was discontinued, but I was able to score a bottle of it (yahoo!), along with one for my sis. The store also gave me a sample of Perry Woman, which I can only describe as stinky, and “no wonder they were giving it away”. Not my thing.

Moving on, I found a few things at Barnes & Noble. One for me, one for mom. Onward again to pick up a few clothing items for the kids at Old Navy (including a hot pink puffer vest for The Princess that she is going to LOVE because a) it’s pink, and b) wearing a vest means she doesn’t have to wear a coat). Went to the Gap where I have been eyeing this very orange sweater. Figured I’d pick it up and see if one of my kids wants to give it to me for Christmas (love the way we shop, don’t you?). I also wandered into Gap Body because I love their undies – so cute and so comfy. It might have been the funniest part of my day when the young guy ringing up my undies had the worst time getting the price to come up – you could tell all he wanted was to get done and to be able to put the panties away! At one point, they rang up as $80 (!) and his face just got redder and redder. He looked like he wanted to crawl into a hole. I thought it was funny. In the end, it all worked out, though, and I have a funny story to tell because of it.

Also, while shopping, I tried a Gingerbread Latte from Starbucks (You can’t be surprised there was a Starbucks stop in the midst of this all, can you?). It was surprisingly yummy. I may have a temporary new favorite. At least for the holiday season.

I’ve still got plenty of shopping to do, but I did make a decent dent in the process. I had already started shopping and expect a big box from Amazon.com to show up anyday now. I told Hubby, “I have got the practical stuff taken care of for the kids – it’s up to you to buy the toys!”

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Sarah is a book nerd, a music lover, an endorphin junkie, a coffee addict. Oh, and a goof ball. She writes, she tweets, and she sings off key.

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