Saturday, November 15, 2008

Christmas Shopping

I had the nicest morning today! I got up at the crack of dawn, and my mom, sister, and I headed out to the Younkers Community Day Sale. I got some awesome deals, like a crockpot for $19 (my old one was something I bought at a garage sale in college), a rice cooker for $14, and dress shoes for Jeff for only $35. Actually, looking back, the whole trip turned out to be Jeff themed, as I also got him a dress shirt, dress pants, a new belt, and his three big Christmas presents. I think I can cross him off my list.

The best part though was being with my mom and sister, without any kids. These moments are fewer and farther between since the kids came along, and so I treasure them more when they happen. Living with all boys, I think I crave girly moments like these more than ever. It's just so nice to be around other people with estrogen in their systems, ya know?

The end of the day wasn't as grand. The lights and fan went out in our hall bathroom after dinner, and even after flipping the breaker switch, they won't come back on. After this happened, Evan informed us that for the last couple of weeks the lights have been flickering in there while he has been taking a shower in the mornings. Fab. Luckily, my brother is an electrician, and he will be over in the morning. I'm hoping it's something simple.


Chris said...

I haven't even started shopping yet. I am still trying to figure out my budget.

Christy M. said...

Glad you had a time. I totally know what you mean craving those outings without children. I LONG for them ;) I just told hubby this morning that I've racked up several child-free weekends for next year!!

Way to go on starting your Christmas shopping too! I planned on starting mine last night (online) and ended up buying winter clothes for the kid instead! I'll try again today.

Hope you have enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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