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Friday, September 27, 2019

Just an ordinary not-so-ordinary day.

Yesterday I headed to town (because we live in the country and doesn't that sounds so very 1890's?) to return some purchases I made last week when I hitched up the horses to the wagon and went to town. 

I had to return a shirt I purchased for Sarah at Target and while I was there, I had to treat myself to Starbucks!  Well, technically the bestie treated me because one of the things she gave me for my birthday was a Starbucks gift card.

My new go-to Starbucks order is a grande cold brew with two pumps of sugar free vanilla and heavy cream. Delicious AND low carb!  This is also Sarah's new Starbucks go-to order.  So creamy, so sweet, so delicious.  And like I said - LOW CARB!

After the coffee drink, I needed to use the restroom before I made my other returns and had to use this lovely thing:

Target has been renovating their bathrooms since last week and while I appreciate the toilets that are basically fancy port-a-potties with running water for hand washing, and two stalls with faux wood floors and grey walls that Joanna Gaines would sort of be proud of, they still smell like port-a-potties.

It wasn't until after I used them that I remember my friend Wendy telling me that somewhere in this Target is a family bathroom. But alas, I forgot she mentioned that AND I'm not sure where it is.  (Wendy - where is it so that if they aren't done next week I can use that??)

After my use of the fancy port-o-potty, I stopped into Ulta to use another gift card given to me by my favorite friend Jennifer.  In addition to her gift card, I also had a $10 off purchase coupon that they had sent me for my birthday.  So I splurged and got some new foundation and some new pore primer.  I have the world's biggest pores that seem to suck every drop of make up off my face no matter what brand of primer or foundation I use.  So I'm hopefully but realistic.  I'm sure this will be no different but it's always fun to try to find the perfect thing!

After Ulta, I made a return to Kohl's and then a return to Marshall's and then headed home.  I had the rest of the afternoon free because Peter had football practice after school and Sarah was also staying after school to watch the boy's soccer game.

She has a teacher that occasionally gives extra credit to students who attend sporting events that no one goes to so she and a bunch of her friends decided to go. (This meant I didn't have to pick her up from school and also didn't have to take her to swim practice.)  Between school and the game, one of the moms took the girls to Dairio - the local hamburger and ice cream joint.  Then she came back to watch the game and Dan picked her up on his way home from work.

After football practice, Peter decided to go with one of his friends to dinner and then they headed back to school to watch the JV boys play football. 

When Dan got home from work I decided that I wasn't going to  cook dinner if it was just going to be the two of us so we at leftovers.  I love it when I don't have to cook!

I managed to get quite a few things done around the house since I wasn't driving anyone anywhere and I wasn't cooking so yesterday felt like a very productive day!

Today the kids are out of school.  Peter is getting a hair cut this morning.  I'm taking Sarah to one other store to look for a dress.  We will be packing our bags for our little beach trip and we will be going to an away football game tonight.  It's going to be another busy day!

Have a great weekend and I'll be back on Tuesday with pictures from the beach. I know you can't wait!


Busy Bee Suz said...

HAHA. I often say I'm going into town as well. :)
Isn't it draining doing the returns? Or is that just me?
Have a nice weekend at the beach-i hope you have great weather.

Madeline said...

Ooh I hate returning things. I almost always just don't. Have a safe trip!

Gigi said...

We always say we are going into town too! We have a couple of grocery stores, restaurants and convenience stores but if we want to hit Target, etc. we have to go to town.

Mari said...

Doesn't it make you feel good to get a lot done like that?
Enjoy your beach weekend!

Ernie said...

I am the kind of shopper that buys things and then tries them on at home. Then I kick myself during the return process. I live for leftovers and with two boys away at college and the other 4 occasionally taking turns getting invited to friend's houses, etc the food is stretching much farther.