Bitter, party of one, your table is now available. (just kidding, honey, you deserve every second of this little weekend away. Remember...you love me and you couldn't live without me! *wink, wink*)
Anywho, I had a coupon for a FREE pair of undies from Victoria's Secret and a coupon for 30% off at NY&Co. so I figured while Chris was away for the weekend today would be a perfect opportunity for Kaiden and I to get out and go to the mall. Now, if you read my 101 things about me post, you know that I really hate shopping. I mean, really hate shopping. I don't know why, but I don't have the patience to go to stores and rummage around and try things on over and over again. I have a little more tolerance with the small stores where I can make a quick sweep through, but department stores where there are racks and racks of things to look through are a no-go. It isn't long before I get frustrated and leave empty handed. And stores like TJ Maxx, Ross and Marshalls....for-get-it. I like a bargain just as much as the next person and while I totally admire those that can go in there and find a bargain, (my mom is the QUEEN of these types of stores!) they are not for me. The thought of having to hunt through racks and racks of clothing makes me anxious just to think about it. So, I guess those are some reasons why I hardly ever buy myself new clothes, even though I desperately need them!
Where was I...oh, yeah...my shopping trip. I think I picked the "perfect" day to go to the mall. A Saturday, when it's hot out and everyone wants something to do in the A/C, and apparently it's the weekend before school starts....it was so crowded! I never said I was the sharpest tool in the shed, did I?!?!? In the course of the 3 1/2 hours that I was there I only made it to three, yes three, stores and by that time I was pretty wiped out. Shopping with a child gives whole new meaning to shopping. Ugh. People were everywhere, my stroller wouldn't fit through the racks and people wouldn't move so I could go around the racks, Kaiden needed to eat, then he needed his diaper changed, I needed to eat, the elevator was full to the max so I had to wait for the next one...yada, yada, yada. But, I must say, I am pretty happy with the purchases that I made and hubs will be happy that I got everything on sale! That should hold me over for another few months when I will have to brave the stores again to shop for next season...phooey.