Sunday, November 14, 2010

My marathon

My Mom came to town on Friday for our annual Christmas shopping weekend. She lives where there are basically no stores, so we shop like there is no tomorrow when she is here.  She got here about 10:30 Friday morning, and we have shopped non-stop until today at 1:30.  I shopped until I dropped on Friday, but then we kept going and going and going.  It was my personal version of a marathon.

Friday we hit up Target and Toys-R-Us and got all the toy gifts for the Angel Tree kids that we buy for every year (We know who the kids are because Mom's in charge of the Angel Tree at church.  We buy for the exact same kids every single year.  We know what we have bought them in the past and what they like.  Mom also lets the browse through the Toys-R-Us catalog and make their wish lists).  Then we did the outlet mall and Dillards.

Saturday we went to a real mall for Nordstrom, Sephora, Williams-Sonoma, Bath & Body Works, JC Penny, etc.  Then we left the mall for The Container Store and Sur La Table.  Then after eating lunch, we went to look at a Building Supply Store for Mom's bathroom re-do.  Then Hobby Lobby, and Lowe's for the remodel again.  We were in Lowe's for a considerable period of time and Mom then decided it was too late in the day for her to go on home, so we continued to shop and went to TJ Maxx/Homegoods until they closed.  We grabbed some Chick-fil-A and then went to Wal-Mart at about 10:00 last night.

Today, we went to Half Price Books, JC Penny (again) to return what we bought yesterday and re-purchase it with a $15 off coupon that was in the paper today, Target (again), & TJ Maxx (again...see a pattern?).

Whew.  I'm beyond tired.  Mom got all her shopping done... and I'm very excited about the selection of Christmas presents I'm getting!  I got some of my shopping done, but pretty much know what I need to finish everything out (after the next payday!).

4 comments:

Miss Madison's Mommy said...

Wow, now that is my kind of marathon!!

Holly said...

Yea, sounds like my weekend only delete mother and insert sister. When I woke up this morning I felt as if I had worked out on Saturday. Ha! On the bonus, the weather was pretty nice in DFW over the weekend.

Scrappy Girl said...

TJMaxx and Home Goods are my favorites! I go with my mom for a 2 day shopping marathon complete with a night in the Marriott. Bliss!

Ann said...

Sounds like so much fun. I'm jealous you got so much shopping done! Your version of a marathon sounds much more enjoyable than a real one- and the only kind in which I intend to compete.

 

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