I decided to go to Amherst today, about a 25 minute ride or so from the Falls. There are quite a few stores out there that aren't around here, including Michael's Craft store. I wanted to get a gift card, and of course, browse at beads! So I set out around noonish. I left the house and said goodbye to my little man sitting in the windowsill in the bathroom! He was meowing back at me, and it was just too cute! I wanted to go back into the house to pet him, but I went to the garage, pulled the car out, and pulled up to the side of the house to roll down my window and say goodbye again. lol I made my way to Amherst, jammin' to tunes and enjoying the sunshine and nice weather!
I got to Michael's, and maybe it was a good thing, but there was just not much on sale in the bead department. Oh, I enjoyed browsing everything, but I only bought 3 items. One was on sale, one I got for 40% off with the coupon I printed out (whoo hooo!), and one was just a purchased item. I wandered the store, bought my items and the gift card, and got back to the car. I wanted to go to Ulta! I had seen it when I glanced to the left as I was driving towards Michael's, and I was very excited! Ulta is lotions and stuff, and we got some as gifts from Lisa during Christmas. I just love it! So I get there, and hmmmm. The store looked like it had a lot of empty shelves! I think they were still working on it. I was a bit bummed, but drove down a bit to the Old Navy store to browse there.
I have to say that I used to LOVE going shopping. I remember in high school and college going shopping almost every weekend with my ex-best friend, trying things on, buying stuff. I can't really remember the last time I bought myself clothes. I just can't afford to do it a lot. Well, hardly at all. I've gotten quite a bit of the clothes I've been wearing as gifts, or as donations from people I know who are smaller and believe I can fit into what they used to wear. So, I told myself a few weeks ago that out of the stimulus money I was supposed to get because I'm on SSD, that I am to take some of it and buy clothes!! That being said, I browsed around the summery items in Old Navy for awhile, but much of the stuff I liked was a bit too pricey for my taste. Yes, I feel like I've become a cheapskate because I don't want to spend a lot of money. But, I do like to try finding bargains! And I did, indeed, find the bargains when I got into the Clearance area! This is what I ended up buying (they are all wintery items, but heck, so what??):
*one black sweater for $3.97
*one tannish sweater for $2.77 (I am so serious!!)
*a pair of black slacks (my mom jokes and always says black slacks, I can't seem to not say it lol) for $8.95
*a pair of aqua jogging pants for $4.95!!!
I was so giddy!! Of course, a teeny tiny part of me felt guilty for spending $20 on myself, but then I yelled at myself b/c it was 4 clothing items I was spending this money on, not just 1!! So, after that I drove myself home, jammin' to the music again. I got near my house, and saw Mittens in the bathroom window!! I highly doubt he sat there for almost 3 hours, but it was just sooooo cute to still see him there! I parked the car in the garage, and came walking toward the house, and he started crying before I even said anything to him! Awwwwww!!
I had some lunch, printed some business cards that I need to cut out, and Mittens and I tried to take a nap, but I ended up being on the phone with a friend for awhile. I wasn't expecting her to be home when I called to wish her a happy birthday, but she was! She loves to talk (well so do I lol), and she just went on and on about stuff. Then Joanie called me, and after that I think I slept for like 2o minutes until my mom called me and jolted me awake. I ended up making dinner and watching tv and hosting chat! Ok, maybe not so much hosting since I was trying to watch the season finale of Lost. lol But I was there!
Tomorrow I go to rehab, and then I think I'm forcing myself to stay home for the rest of the day. I've been out of the house every day since last...geesh, Monday??? I feel like I just need to stay home for a day! I have laundry to do, and I also need to get my jewelry ready for a women's conference that Mandy and I are participating in on Saturday. I want to mark the prices on everything so I won't have to keep telling people how much things cost. So even if I do stay home tomorrow after I exercise, I'll feel as if I'm still not getting much rest since I've got things to do here!! Whew!!
And on that note, I'm off to bed! I hope I don't have any scary dreams about the big centipede I just sucked up with my Kone vacuum. Mittens finally found it again (he saw it earlier, but it ran away too fast before I could get it), and I sucked it up and let the Kone run for a minute or two. I'm not going to like cleaning that out when I have to, *SHUDDER.*