Yesterday after we dropped D off at the airport we made a trip to Trader Joe's to cheer us up. AJ snagged a mini shopping cart that she drove like Nascar through the store. When it was time to leave she threw a massive fit and now won't stop talking about the little cart. Its too bad the nearest Trader Joe's is like an hour away. While we were there we picked up some mini pumpkins and some heirloom tomatoes (amongst other things) to snack on.
My college football team is playing today and the game is on tv here where we live, on the other side of the country. Its not often that I get to watch my boys play anymore, so I'm doing what any sane football-loving person would do, I'm DVRing the game so I can watch it and get other stuff done, like a trip to Tarjay with my little lady. I love watching home games on tv because I get little glimpses of the beautiful campus and Midwestern foliage that I miss so much now that I live in the South.
Anyway, its rainy and cool(er) here today and D is gone, so I packed AJ up and headed down to Tarjay for a little retail therapy/grocery shopping. What a great idea, huh? Payday + Rain + Saturday = Worst Idea Ever. it was seriously so ridiculously crowded there were no shopping carts left. How does that even happen? I decided that since it was insanely crowded, and I was already in what I can only describe as Purgatory, that I'd open the Target red card that is linked to your debit card and get the 5% off every time you use it. If that wasn't bad enough, it didn't go through so the cashier lady was trying to figure out what we wrong with their computer and ended up just giving me $3 off my bill, which was nice. I almost never go to Target, unless I'm already running other errands in town, mostly because we live like 45 minutes away so I figured that getting 5% off would be a nice reward for the few times I actually need something there. No dice. Oh well.
On the upside, I bought AJ's Halloween costume while we were there and I told D that it was like divine intervention! They only had one left and it was her size, plus it was only $20! I even bought a 5 pack of fake mustaches for her to wear. She is going as a pirate this year because I figure next year (and every year after) she will insist on dressing as a princess and this might be the last year before she has an opinion.
Also, on a super random note, I recently discovered that you can order Peppermint drinks at Starbucks all year long. Who knew?! While we were at Target today I ordered myself a half-caf Peppermint Mocha, which was heavenly. Speaking of Starbucks, I think this is the first time ever that I've actually completed the Millenium Cohort Study that the military conducts every year. My reason? They are sending me a $10 Starbucks gift card. I'd say 45 minutes of my time is worth 2 cups of over-priced coffee. ;)
So, obviously my life is just about the most boring thing ever right now since I managed to write an entire post about shopping. My apologies to you all. I'll try to be more entertaining in the near future.
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