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It’s My Birthday… And I Bought Myself A Milkshake!

I turned 29 years old today. Can y’all believe that? I feel so old. I’m almost 30! Whaaaat?

Wanna know what I did? Woke up and went shopping. As if I don’t shop enough already, I used my birthday as an excuse to do more shopping.

I bought a pair of jeans at T.J. Maxx. Really, I love that store. I could live in it. I’d be quite content there.

I’m kind of funny about my jeans. So it was a stroke of luck, or rather, a blessing from above, take it how you will, that I found them. I don’t really care for extra stretchy denim. I know most people love it. But I am just not one of those people. I prefer that tougher denim, the kind that was more popular back in the 90s, and has a little less stretch in it, a little less give until you wear them for a few hours. I don’t really know how to describe it. (Some author I am, right?) Maybe y’all know what I’m talking about, maybe y’all don’t, I don’t know.

Anyway, when I come across that kind of denim, in a pair of jeans that fit me just right, I snatch em up. More than one pair if I can. I found a pair about a month ago and I absolutely love them. But they only had the one pair. It’s a brand I wear a lot of, and the jeans are actually from like two seasons ago. 2018, I believe. So they aren’t just hanging out on the shelves everywhere. I’ve been popping into the store about once a week hoping to find more, but it’s been nothing but stretchy denim. A lot of new arrivals and stuff, but stretchy.

I was looking around today, and on a whim, because I rarely check out the clearance section. I probably should, that’s the smart thing to do, but I just never do. It’s no where near my section of clothing, so I just never think about it. Anyway, low and behold, but what did I find… one pair of the same exact jeans I bought a month ago. For… half the price!

Can you say Happy Birthday to me? I sho did!

That’s all I bought though. I looked at purses and kitchen stuff, but in the end I left with only the jeans.

I did go by the Cookout and get a chocolate syrup milkshake, which I’ve never had. It tasted like my childhood, by the way. Fitting, given it’s my birthday and all. It’s like when I was a kid and I’d ask my mom for a glass of chocolate milk with the Hershey’s syrup? It tasted just like that, in milkshake form. Delicious!

Also, a little tidbit completely irrelevant to the rest of this post, I worked yesterday, and we have gone from 30,000 words to 35,000 on novel number three! (For anyone curious, that’s a total of about 140 actual book pages.) Woo-hoo! Progress! (Don’t remind me that I’ve still got 50,000 words to go, just don’t remind me.)

Will see y’all later!

Heather!

Somebody Went Dress Shopping!

My day went like this…

Shopping, shopping, and more shopping!

Seriously though, I did a lot of shopping.

There’s a company party for my husband’s job coming up, and I needed a dress. Some of y’all know that in 2018 I lost 40 lbs, well, I dropped several dress sizes and none of my fancy black-tie affair dresses fit anymore. Last year, the party was a weird theme, and I bought a different kind of dress. This year, it’s back to regular ol’ black-tie affair, and, well, I didn’t have any fancy dresses. — Hence, the shopping.

I went and picked up my mom, who lives an hour away, then drove forty-five minutes to town to shop. So, it’s been a long day, but a good one! Quality time with mom is always fun, and so is shopping. Can’t beat that!

I shopped, she shopped, we went out to eat, and had a good ol’ time.

Oh, and I bought my husband a coffee mug that says, ‘I love my wife.’ I was looking for one at Christmas and could only find ‘I love my husband’ ones. Popped into tjmaxx and walked right by one. Lucky for me, eh? (More like lucky him! 😘)

Anyway, I’m exhausted. It’s after 10. I told myself… blog post, then donut, in that order. I want my donut now, so I’m going to run! 😘 — See ya tomorrow!

Heather! ❤️

My Shopping Disaster…

Me (Indecisive person) + baby shower shopping + having no children. = total disaster! Lol. Why, you ask?

My brilliant idea. Baby wipes & diapers. Because let’s be honest… new parents are going to need tons of both. Who better to help them out with that than me, right? — Wrong. Lol.

I went to the wipes first. Looked around… and that’s when it started….
Who in the world knew there could be so many options for baby wipes?! Lol. Baby fresh, sensitive, refreshing cucumber? (Fruit, huh?! When did this happen?), one & done, green tea (& since when does that have anything to do with baby bottoms?), shea butter, all natural, hypoallergenic, Frozen characters on the package… (Haha, those were my favorite!) — I mean really, how does one decide? — Lol, I thought I’d just go over, toss a few packages in the cart & be done. — Nope.

I googled. I made several phone calls. Consulted with several experts. (Moms!) …..& then bought 5 different kinds! Lol! I could not choose. So now my sister-in-law gets to try out a bunch & see what she likes best. 🙂

On to the diapers… same problem. Lol, just not quite as bad.

There were like 6 different types, 5 different brands, all sorts of sizes, and some with cutting edge technology (the little strips that tell you how wet they are, lol.) — So once again, I made phone calls, consulted with experts, googled, …and I cannot tell a lie… I watched to see which ones the other shoppers bought, Lol.

After all was said & done I had 5 different types of wipes and 2 different types of diapers, lol…. and some rash cream.

I definitely think I deserve shopper of the year award, Lol. 😀

Heather!