Saturday, August 8, 2009

Shop till you drop, baby!

That's certainly what today felt like.

My grandma was already planning to take Chelsea shopping for some clothes today. But I gave her a ton of shirts last night (seriously, it was like an entire new wardrobe worth of tops) so she really only needed maternity pants and shoes. She decided that since the temperatures are only getting higher the next few days, she wanted to go ahead and get the shopping she was going to do for me out of the way, too.

Well, I only got like 4 hours of sleep last night, so I wasn't too thrilled. But then again, who am I to complain when someone else is spending money on me?

First, we went to the bank to deposit money for Holly and cash a check my grandma wrote me that came from my inheritance and a savings bond from 10th grade I found.

Then, we went to Shoe Carnival and I sat around while Mom helped Chelsea get three pairs of nice shoes on sale. (Don't you love those words?)

Then, we went to Olive Garden for lunch. Who knew a meal as simple as Chicken Gnocchi Soup and breadsticks could taste so good? And if you've never had that soup at Olive Garden, you should totally try it!

Then, we went to Sam's Club. We got a ton of food stuff for me. Plus some stuff for the house and stuff my grandma wanted.

Then, we went to WalMart. School supplies, more food, more random stuff I need.

Then to JCPenney's. Chelsea needed more pants. At least I got to sit in the air-conditioned car for this stop.

All in 90 degree weather, mind you. I don't handle heat well, if you hadn't figured that out already. I nearly passed out in the middle of WalMart, but thankfully didn't.

6 hours has never exhausted me more.

And then we had to unload all the stuff.

Did I mention it was 90 degrees?

And I was running on very little sleep?


It was a long day.

The good news?

I have almost everything I need for college. All that's left is garbage bags and cleaning supplies because we were so tired we forgot those two. Oh well. Only forgetting two things is pretty good for us. :)

1 week!


Side note: I just realized this is my 88th post on 8/8. Hah. Cooooool.


  1. Sounds like a very productive day -- my favorite kind of day to have, LOL!!!!

    Wow... only a handful of days left. Where does time go anyway? Have you seen the month of July? It was supposed to come before August, but it seems as though we just skipped it altogether!

  2. I am so excited for you. Getting all the things you need and packing (have you started yet) all for you new life as a college freshman. Just enjoy it and when you get a bit anxious about leaving home, you are never alone after all, we have this promise: "The LORD himself will lead you and be with you. He will not fail you or abandon you, so do not lose courage or be afraid." (Deu 31:8).

  3. I'm always a reluctant shopper. The last time we were in Hickory my sister in law & nephew kidnapped me (well, maybe I asked her to take me shopping) & kept me for 5 hours! At least I got a really nice sandwich at Jason's Deli out of the deal...