Whew! Today… Plum Market (breakfast stuff), Kiwanis Thrift Sale (3 boxes & a bunch of old suitcases dropped off (us), 1 egg-pan lid purchased (The Uncly Uncle)), Argus Farm Stop (coffee & veggies), Best Buy (new rooooooomba!!!), REI (various small camping items), 640 (retrieve boxes from storage unit), Rackham (folk fest pre-glow dinner), Kilwin’s (visit my Mouse), home (whew). The Plum Market trip and the trip from Rackham to home via Kilwin’s were on foot, thank you very much, plus I took my 0-skunk-30 neighborhood prowl before all of this other stuff. Actually, I started out toward the Plum shortly after I returned from that little hike only to remember that the Plum doesn’t open until 8:00. It was 7:38. Fortunately, I remembered this as I was walking down the driveway and didn’t have to hang around outside the Plum Market for 15 minutes. Although I suppose I could’ve spent that time in the warmth of the in-store Zingerman’s outlet, which opens at seven.
So it was a Shopping Day. I hit my limit very quickly at Best Buy. I grabbed my new rooooomba and was headed for the checkout when the Twinz of Terror got distracted by a TurboTax display. A “discussion” ensued and my eyes glazed over. It’s tax season again. Sigh… I went out to the Ninja and sat there doing the crossword on my phone. Same thing at REI. At least I am now a member in my own right. When they ask, “Are you a member”?, I no longer have to simper, “My husband is.” I have my own card. And he *is* a long-time REI member but he joined under my phone number so there have been some awkward moments when I’ve been at the checkout without his card and his phone number doesn’t match the one they have on file because they have MY PHONE NUMBER ON FILE. I think this dates from the time he lost his old “dumb” phone outside The Ark. He went without a cell phone for eight months or so and then… dun dun dun… The iPhone came out. And we can haz those. Although, at that time, with only one salary and a child in college, it seemed crazy to make that purchase.
I hit my limit big time at the Folk Festival pre-glow dinner tonight. Not my shopping limit, my social limit. The food was wonderful, the bartenders were more than friendly. The folks at the table were were fun. But I was done done done. Love.