Yesterday on our anniversary Vince took the day off and we went shopping. (If you know about my dislike for shopping, you’re feeling sorry for me already, right?) We had a great day except neither of us got enough sleep Thursday night. NO!! That’s not why!! I went upstairs about midnight to go to bed and Vince was watching some show on TV where they rescue dogs and cats and try to find homes for them. We don’t have a TV in the bedroom but I ended up staying in the living room and watching it. Twice I got up to go to bed and just couldn’t pull myself away. No, they didn’t find a home for the dog I was hoping had a happy ending . . it did not. The blasted show wasn’t over til 2 a.m.! So, we were both tired and trying not to be grumpy. The problem is that he just loves to shop and I’d rather do most anything than go shopping. Oh, I hate shopping! I can think of a whole bunch of things I wouldn’t mind buying (a new sofa is moving its way to the top of my list) but as soon as I get to a city, I just want to go home!
To make matters worse — (1) it was the first of the month and I guess everyone and their brother got paid and decided to go shopping (2) back to school is happening before the next payday rolls around so it was imperative that every parent within 200 miles of Joplin go shopping Friday . . to beat the weekend rush I suppose and (3) there’s a tax holiday August 1 – 3 where there was no state sales tax on most everything purchased. So, when I say everyone was shopping . . that means EVERYONE!
If I have to go shopping, you all have to go with me! 🙂 First stop was Books-A-Million. We have more books in this house than most libraries. I don’t even know what books Vince bought but there were four of them. I picked up a 2009 pocket calendar for my purse.
Next stop was Office Depot. Not sure what we needed there but Vince found these little Sandisk MP3 players. They were regularly $89 but on sale for $29.99 . . one per customer.
Vince: Here . . you get one and I’ll get one!
Me: I don’t need one.
Vince got one; I got one. I was checking out first and it rang up $89. Vince explained that they were on sale. The sales lady got out the ad . . no, they’re not on sale! Vince gave her this look and she decided she’d walk back there. Of course, there was one person at the registers and 20 people behind us in line and that one person checking just took her sweet time walking back to check the price so everyone in line wanted to bite my head off! She came back with the little signs that said they were on sale and told us the signs were wrong but we’d get the sales price. So, Vince was feeling real proud of himself.
From there we went to eat at the Thai restaurant we both love. It was great, as always. I think I could eat there every day!
Then to Sam’s. Why? We don’t need anything from Sam’s. Oh, we always go to Sam’s. . let’s just make the rounds! My lack of sleep is beginning to overpower my desire to be nice on our anniversary. We go to Sam’s. Vince decided I need a new desktop computer. I do not need a new desktop. I do not want a new desktop. I do not want to move everything I have on my desktop to a new computer. Please . . just take me home!! We did get out of there without a new computer but it wasn’t easy!
By now, it was just miserably hot. Here’s the outside temp per the reading on our dusty dash!
Next stop was Harbor Freight. I’ll just wait in the car . . said Judy! No .. it’s too hot said Vince. Quilting friends have found cool things at Harbor Freight but I found ropes and cables and weird, stinky, man type stuff and was happy when it was time to leave that store. Vince bought a pocket knife box cutter type thing to open the MP3 players which he didn’t open til we got home and we have a zillion tools here to open them so why we had to stop at Harbor Freight, I do not know . . nor did I ask!
Next stop was Target. Didn’t need anything there. Spent less than $50 and I think that’s a record. Don’t even remember what we bought but it must not have been much.
Then Vince mentioned the M*A*L*L. NO!! Vince, Please, NO! Don’t make me go to the mall. He’d be quick. He wanted a new sports jacket and promised me he would park by Penney’s, only go in Penney’s and if he didn’t find what he needed in Penney’s, we would leave. That’s exactly what happened so I was happy.
Best Buy was our next stop. I wanted to look at lenses for the D40. I really just wanted to look and talk to someone who knew a lot about cameras. I think I know which lens I want next but I didn’t get it today.
That was the last stop. On the way home, Vince asked if we had any nacho chips at home. I just looked at him and said “if you stop one more time, you’re dead!”
Saw this Jeep in the Sam’s parking lot.
Yep, Life is Good! I shouldn’t have to go shopping again for a while.