I'm not the shopper I used to be. Just over a year ago, I spent 8 or so hours shopping in Columbus. EIGHT. I think that killed the shopper in me. Granted we ate twice and got massages, but I haven't been the same since. It's quite sad.
Yesterday I went to Old Navy which always takes just a quick perusal to figure out if they have what I'm looking for. Today the answer was a most emphatic no. What is up with all the muumuus in the stores?!? I need this trend to go away yesterday. This is not flattering. Nary a shape among them lest a belt step in to do the job. Pathetic. I've seen pregnant people wear better fitting clothing. THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.
Next I headed to the mall on my long list of errands. I actually accomplished a lot yesterday. I went to the grocery store, washed all my clothes so I have plenty to choose from when packing, started packing, took out the trash, finished a good book (The Girls), made my delicious peach lemonade, went to the bank, Target and Chick-Fil-A which is always EXTRA crunk with the lines. I was able to try the strawberry milkshake. Wow. I mean wow... no words. Thanks Organized Noise!!
Once I found the dress I was ready to go and I hadn't even accomplished half of the aformentioned yet. I'd only been in the mall for maybe an hour and a half. Oh yeah, I also bought 2 jackets at Express. One is a short-sleeved black eyelet. The other is beige and very work appropriate. I can always justify work purchases. Must look fantastic at all times.
The trip to Target made me want to claw my eyes out. Remember how I had to shop for one of my co-worker's baby shower? Note to self: thou shalt not shop for that stuff in person!!!! The most convoluted experience ever!! It's so much easier to look at the registry online, say yes, that, then pay and have it sent to said person's house. That's what I did w/Wynel's registry. Most relaxing process ever. Right about now I'm still getting over the shakes from trying to figure out which stuff I was buying and I'd looked at the registry online first. @#$%^&*() horrendous. Please God, never ever again. "That just let me know, she just know what she want outta life." *name it*
X called me out a few posts back and wondered if I'd bumped my head with the excitment over this trip which got me thinking. Why am I so excited? Well 1) because I finally have a friend jumping the broom, 2) I haven't been to the beach in a million years, 3) it just fills me with joy to be near Hampton University again, 4) I NEED TO GET OUT OF PITTSBURGH!! I'm used to blowing this taco stand (I guess that should really be pierogie stand) at least once a month. I haven't been anywhere in more than a month and the last trip was less than satisfying. So a good, relaxing trip is long overdue for the kid.
After that trip, Mommy's coming for the big 2-5 to celebrate with her first born. Then the very next week, I'm off to sunny south Florida to hang with Stace and Dreezy. Miami here I come!!!!!!!