holiday fun,  the anomaly that is me

waffling festiveness

I am supposed to be decorating this weekend. I didn’t get anything done today (of course I was gone from about 10:45 am until after six tonight) but I still haven’t taken the boxes out of the storage closet and I haven’t really felt like it. But then there are times when I do, but by golly, I am just so exhausted I don’t care for very long. I will try to get some done tomorrow. I just know that by Monday, which is December first, that I will be very out of sorts if my house isn’t Christmassy come then. Chalk it up to OCD, but I need Christmassy in December. Oh, well.

Today was fruitful in other ways. We took my mother-in-law out shopping with us since she was going to get Shawn’s winter coat for him for Christmas. He was in somewhat dire need of a winter coat that wasn’t falling apart as badly as his was. So off to the Big & Tall shoppe we went. Got parking and his coat in under 30 mins. Wow. That was a first. I also needed boots (which I think I might have mentioned) and I have not been able to find any, though my MiL was determined to get me boots today. And I hate shopping. But off we went to the mall and went in our usual way through Sears, and I stopped to look at boots there but before I got to the boots I saw this really cute shoe. Yes, singular. It was sitting all alone on a sale table. In my size. (Ok, so I am normally a 5 1/2 and this was a 6, but that just makes it similar to a 5 1/2 wide, which is more comfortable on me). Not that you cared about any of that. Anyhow, I found an employee and she found me a pair in that style and size and I thought, yay! So I was going to buy them because I actually needed a pair of nice shoes for the office since all I have left are sneakers and converse type shoes. Not always all that professional (though comfortable!)

My MiL stole them from me as I got to the cash and paid for them. Grr. They were 40% off though, so yay. And I now had cute shoes:

No luck with boots though. And this sort of broke my “I Shall Never Buy Anything At Sears Ever Again” rule, though I guess since my MiL ended up paying, I’m not technically breaking that rule… right?

We made our way through the retarded and self-centered crowds toward the middle of the mall. Half in search of boots and half trying to get to BestBuy where Shawn was going to help his mother with her gift to his father. (Not telling, in case they read this! :)) We passed FeetFirst and my MiL made me go in (she can be a real bully for hardly 5 feet tall!) even though I thought I had looked in that store when I was downtown. However I ended up finding boots there. Go figure. She’s a bully for a reason. 😉

And they were the style I liked.

So now I have both new shoes and boots.

And I am very happy.

What made me happier was that there were exactly TWO copies left of A Colbert Christmas on the shelf at Best Buy and I have been trying to get this since I saw it last Sunday and found out it was going to come out on Nov 25 (last Tuesday). No one downtown had it and was selling it for $23 (!!!) with shipping in 12 to 14 days! Good grief! I am thankful I held off putting it in my shopping cart this morning because it was $15.99 at BestBuy and even though I had forgotten to print out my $5 discount coupon, the awesome (and cute) sales girl let me print it out there and so I got it for $10.99! Yay! I don’t know if you have seen this yet, but it was hilarious. Shawn and I laughed the entire hour with tears in our eyes. I am not normally a huge Colbert fan; I think he’s great, I just seem to prefer the humour of the handsome Jon Stewart more often. This special though had us in stitches. Can’t wait to check out the bonus features!

So that was our day. We also got stuck in traffic due to construction on one of the bridges, that was fun. Nothing like being stuck in traffic on the weekend after 5 days of being stuck in rush hour traffic. Good times. But that’s ok. We also got free lunch out of the deal. Heh.

Perhaps I shall decorate tomorrow like I had planned too. Right now I am just going to bed. Yes, it’s not even 8:30 yet. Shush.


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