Saturday, October 30, 2010

Singing in the rain...


I went out shopping today. I had it in my head that I was going to go to some discount stores and be successful and find some good loot, so that's what I did. I made sure I was dressed properly and that my hairdo was halfway presentable and got on my bike and rode it to the shopping center. 

It wasn't very cold outside, nevertheless, I wore my winter coat and my thick scarf and was toasty warm. I was only wearing one pair of thin leggings, but I didn't get cold legs, so I must be tougher than I think I am. Or it must help to keep certain parts of you extra warm, such as your feet and neck and arms. 

It's only a theory, of course. I know you are supposed to keep your head warm and I certainly don't do that with my short haircut and no hat. I have a hard enough time keeping my hair looking nice without ruining it with my snow hat. I must find a better hat and for that I'll have to go to the department stores downtown where they have a large collection of hats to choose from. 

Anyway...I went to the textiles shop first where they have wonderful discounts and the first thing I spotted was underwear. Good cotton ones with a little bit of stretch in black. Four of them into the basket. A pair of gray leggings, also into the basket. A powder blue top with a cowl neck for 4.99, into the basket. My favorite deodorant on sale, two cans and you know where they went... I checked out a lot of other things, but they were not deemed good enough buys to go home with me, so I went to the cash register and paid a ridiculously small amount of money for my purchases. 

Then I went to the drugstore and made my way to the discount aisle. The bins were a bit of a mess and I had to poke around very well, but I did come up with a couple of items. A black scarf, which I didn't have yet, a black cardigan, which was packaged and which turned out to be much too small when I got it home, but I will give it to my much skinnier sister, 3 pairs of stud earrings that look like they're silver, but luckily are not because I'm allergic to silver, and to top it all off, I got Tyke 4 small containers of chicken and rice dog food. Oh yes, I also got 2 candy bars. 

When I got outside, I saw that it had rained and my bike was soaking wet, but that didn't matter because I went into the fashion shop next door where I saw a neat pair of boots on sale for 15 Euros, but not in my size. I also saw scarves there, but noticed that they were very delicate and that they would have runs in them in the shortest amount of time and they weren't worth the money. So, I left empty handed from there.

I rode my wet bike home and just as I got there, it started to rain and it hasn't stopped yet, so I was just on time. Tyke just about tore the bags out of my hands thinking rightly so that there was something in there for him, but I let Gandhi have some of the food too because she likes that stuff very much, even though too much of it makes her barf. Tyke loved it and had two portions of it and seemed like he was a happy dog. I ate my candy bars and was a happy woman.

And now I've got to go lie down for a little while because I'm tired. I've only had one tranquilizer so far today, so that can't be it. I must just be tired. I'll go lie down on the sofa with the red fleece blanket over me, nice and cozy. 

Hav a good rest of the day!

Ciao,
Nora

6 comments:

aims said...

Your day sounds wonderful! Even with the rain.

What great discounts you got - my goodness!

I think that the expedition kept you on a straight level, you were just tired from all the biking and exciting shopping.

Good work my friend.

Babaloo said...

Wish I'd be as lucky as you with the discounts! The reduced items or the ones in the sales are never my size, so I end up paying full price for nearly everything.

And it's funny, you're allergic to silver? I'm allergic to the nickel in earrings especially, so I can only wear silver ones. Or gold. But I kinda go more for silver usually.

Well done on your bargains!

Wisewebwoman said...

Great bargains nothing like it and nice you got an accidental gift for your sister out of the shopping.
XO
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Lane said...

Excellent bargains. That expedition was well worth it.

I usually wear gold earrings and even then, they sometimes irritate my ears. Strange.

COUNTRY GAL said...

Sounds like a good day. I like wearing the leggings as well with a bit baggy longish top of some sort I also use them under my jeans for the winter, I find them better then longjohns ! I think a winter brimed hat would look great on you ! Have a good weekend.

Gail said...

What a marvelous outing! I seldom have time to shop so this was very exciting to me since I do love bargains.

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