It is actually possible that today might be one of the best days of my life. At least one of the most enjoyable.
Yesterday Cate and Meg went to spend a week with my parents, which leaves Chris and I completely childless for the first time in nearly 4 years. ‘(Yes, we hire a babysitter occasionally, but we still have to be awake at 6 am with them. This time, nope. We can both sleep in.) Even better is that I have very few responsibilities with the girls gone. I can get up when I want, shower when I get around to it, and spend all the time in the world getting ready. Talk about a feeling of luxury! While I miss them terribly already it is really nice to have a taste of freedom again, and I’m determined to enjoy the time while I have it.
This morning after sleeping in (only til 8:30 folks, so don’t think I’m too spoiled) I drank coffee and watched TV, then got ready in time to pick up Chris for lunch. Lunch was a bust because the line was too long (so we ended up with McDonald’s), but I still got to spend an hour with him alone just talking.
I dropped Chris off at work and then went to the mall to buy myself a new pair of running shoes. I decided to stop by Dillard’s to see if I could buy a plate to replace my Fiestaware plum plate Cate broke; unfortunately they don’t sell it individually there so I’ll have to order one online.
But wait – here comes the good part. See all the Fiestaware below?
Typically this would retail for $101 dollars. Just so happens they’re discontinuing the color, so I got a deal. The best deal ever – I’m not joking. I bought it all for $9.95. $9.95! I can’t tell you how excited I am about this. Sure, Evergreen may not be my favorite of all the colors, but it’s nice to have a mix. And for $1.99 a piece, how could I pass it up? (The salt and pepper shakers are a set so they’re considered one piece.) That pitcher alone is normally $28.
It really just blows my mind.
Next, I went to buy my shoes. I expected to pay $100-$150 for a decent pair of shoes. Nope. $59.99. Awesome. They’re just what I wanted, too.
So there’s plenty of time left for today. Since lunch didn’t work as planned, we’re going to grab dinner instead. And then go to a movie. And if it ends at midnight, who cares? We get to sleep late.
So keep on coming, today. I’m loving you so far. I can’t wait to see what you bring a bit later.