We went to:
- The Dollar Tree
- Payless Shoe store
- The Diner for lunch
- The consignment shop
- Drove Squirrel back to college
- Bob Evan's restaurant
- Barnes and Noble
- Countless 7-11s [gotta' get my Slurpee fix!]
Winter? Winter who?
Things I learned:
- Slurpees have restorative powers. I swear.
- The Dollar Tree sells real greeting cards for .50 cents each. I love sending cards, but I hate paying $4-$6 per to do it.
- The "new" JCPenny's lives up to hype. Things are cheaper, everything is priced to the dollar [$15 as opposed to $14.99] and their selection is great. We bought a lot for the kids and saved a lot too. I could have spent all day in their accessories department with the jewelry, hats, scarves and belts. So pretty. I wanted it all.
- I bought 3 books at B&N, all classics. Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, Thoreau's Walden with Civil Disobedience" thrown in and Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin. What is so great is all three only cost $16. I know everyone loves their Nooks and Kindles, and Pooldad has offered several times to buy me one, but I just prefer the printed word on paper. I may change my mind one day, but for those prices I'll keep buying the books.
- The Dollar Tree sells obscure hardcover books for $1. I bought The Great Swim - the story of the first women to swim the English Channel. It is a great read and I am already half way through it because it is so hard to put down.
- The following restaurant foods are very low in sodium and make me so happy because now I can eat tasty when we go out - Bob Evan's beef soup and strawberry smoothie are both so delicious - but I have to avoid their luscious rolls. Those are addictive, but one has 260 mg. [I only had a half :)] Plus Domino's/Pizza Huts "Thin & Crispy" pizzas. This has always been my favorite pizza and when I checked the sodium I was surprised just how low it is for how much I eat of it. With my favorite mushrooms on top I am in heaven. Pizza night is back in rotation. Yippee.
I slept 8 hours last night and then another 6 today. It was so worth it to be out and about with them and not sitting at home, waiting to see what they bought or to hear about their shopping. I know the girls liked it too. Pooldad especially liked it because as he says now he isn't outnumbered. Two vetos are better than one. heehee
There were a few minor hiccups, as to be expected, but we made the best of them. The funniest one happened when we were eating at the Diner. About halfway through our meal I felt myself begin to get nauseous from my meds and excused myself. I tried to make it to the bathroom but knew I wouldn't so I ran outside and around the back of the building where the garbage cans and such are stored. This part of the restaurant faces a busy 6 lane parkway lined with sidewalks [i.e. lots of people] As I stood, bent over, hands on my knees, heaving for all it was worth Pooldad came out to check on me. When I was [ahem] finished I stood up, wiped my mouth and while pointing at the busy roadway I said to Pooldad "Well, I don't think I am exactly the best advertisement for this place, do you?" He smiled and I could tell he wanted to laugh but he didn't. He did say "If I didn't feel so bad for you Skip that would be really funny." And it was.
Gotta' keep your sense of humor. :D
I hope y'all have a great week too and are enjoying the beautiful weather we are having here. Take care and we'll see ya' on the flipside!