|It was dark by the time we got home so indoor artificial lighting will have to do!|
I woke up at 7 and made everyone some coffee. I figured we were going to leave fairly early for our shopping trip so I stayed downstairs and played some Diablo 3. I ended up eating some eggs while waiting, then Dad and Will hopped on and we spent a fair amount of time playing.
By the time we left to go on post it was almost noon. It was a nightmare. The drive into the city was crowded, the stores were crowded, the lines were long, the cashiers were slow. It would normally really get to me, but I've been in a great mood all day and besides acknowledging that the traveling was a pain I was pretty carefree about the whole thing.
At the PX Mom and Dad bought me some winter boots for when I finally reunite with Michael, as that place gets very cold in the winter. We picked up some stuff for my brother as well.
We ate in the food court at a place called Gyros. They got the pita sandwich while I got the salad. The whole reason my Mom had wanted to eat there was because it was supposed to be a lighter food option. The meat was icky and greasy and I had about a third of my salad before I couldn't eat any more. We all ended up with upset stomachs and complained about the quality of the food. I don't know if it was just a bad day for the restaurant or what but it tasted... well, bad.
We hit up Bath and Body Works along the way home and went gaga over all of the soap. I think between the three of us we picked up something around 20 soaps? After that Mom picked up a Vanilla Bean Noel body cream to get us at the $50 mark for the $20 off $50 coupon and overall we spent $43. I picked up quite a few soaps for Deb. I felt like a detective stalking her blog trying to figure out what she liked and didn't like. So Deb, expect a little Christmas care package in the next week or so! :)
Along our way back we stopped off at the grocery store and I finally remembered to buy some goats milk. Yay!!! Expect me to either post about or just talk about making some goats milk soap tomorrow!
We got home around 3 or 4 and I had to take another nap, after doing some quick calculations and setting up some goats milk to freeze overnight. I'm not sure if it was the food or just general tiredness but I was feeling pretty sick. Surprisingly my nap only lasted about 40 minutes.
Will wanted to play some Diablo 3 with Dad and I so I hopped on and tried to play. I still felt pretty bad, though, and it felt like sitting around was only making me feel worse so I asked Mom if she wanted to go to another B&BW location as well as a Target that was nearby so we could pick up some card decorating items.
Traffic was a lot nicer since it was dark out (it was a little before 7 when we left) and the stores weren't crowded at all. It was a nice contrast to the chaos from earlier. We ended up going to the Half Priced Bookstore, where Mom picked up a few books from a new to her author that she has been enjoying. I didn't see anything that caught my eye so I abstained.
After that we went to B&BW, where we found several fragrances of the hand soap that had not been available at the other store we'd gone to. We ended up picking up another 15 or so soaps...
I think over the past 4 days we've picked up somewhere around 45-50 hand soaps. Overkill? Naaaaaaah.
At the Target we had some trouble finding Christmasy decorations that would look good on a card. In the end we just grabbed some decorative tape and a few ribbons. While there we went to the Starbucks to pick up a coffee my sister had requested and I ended up picking up a peppermint mocha frappuccino for myself. I think the last time I had Starbucks was when a friend bought me some for my birthday in April. I do not have Starbucks very often, so when I do it's a nice treat.
We got home around 9:30 and I chitchatted with Mom and Dad about our plans with our colossal stash of soaps. Between all of this and the soaps I have made and continue to make, this will be a very clean family. I'm intrigued about this B&BW sale that I keep hearing about for next Saturday. I've yet to get any specifics on it but it sounds like it's a pretty big sale. I hope it's not just overhype. I'd love another excuse to shop, hehe.
So now I'm here finishing up this post and talking with Michael about his day. After I post this I will try and do a round of commenting and responding, but I may crash half way through. It's been a long day. I still feel leftover nausea from the food. I wonder if it was bad in that it gave me food poisoning, not just flavor-wise.
How often do you drink Starbucks? Do you think it's worth the price tag?