July 29, 2010

Committing Commerce

   Hi, there. As of last night, I absolutely could not stand the thought of sitting in this house one more day. There isn't a lot to do here in our new town that does not involve being outside. And, since it's so hot, we have pretty much been sitting in the house doing nothing but watching tv and playing with Legos.  Here are a few of the boys' creations:

A Lego City

A Lego Helicopter and Helo-pad  

   I decided that the boys and I needed a day trip to Savannah to do some shopping. I hit Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Sam's Club and Toys 'r Us (or "Toys for Us" as Boy 2 calls it). We even went to Chick-fil-A - twice! Oh, how I miss CFA! I could have literally spent all day looking around in BB&B. I went there to buy some T-discs for my new Tassimo coffee maker my in-laws gave me for my birthday. 

Tassimo T-DiscsImage via Wikipedia

I think I actually stopped in mid-sentence in awe as I walked in the door and saw HOW MUCH STUFF was in that store. I've forgotten what it's like to have a selection. Of course I had a fist-full of those 20% off coupons I'm constantly receiving in the mail. They are worth saving.

   Adjusting to the limited number of quality buying opportunities that a small town offers has been tough. (Now, if you're looking for something made in China that only costs $1, we have 4 different stores for that.) I haven't needed to do a lot of shopping, but it was nice in our former town to be able to run out and get whatever I needed whenever I needed it. Plus, I LOVE shopping and have really missed  it. Savannah is 90 miles away, and I can drive there in about 90 minutes. It's not too far if I have the better part of the day to spend, but I definitely can't just go whenever I feel like it. 

   I'm thinking that I need to do a couple of things when it comes to the shopping transition into my new surroundings. First, I need to do a better job of keeping track of what we need so that I can take care of all of it in one big day trip to Savannah. I'm the queen of lists, so this won't be a problem. Second, I need to become the master of on-line shopping.  I'm a long-time Land's End customer, but I need to expand my horizons.  Any suggestions? 

   The upside of all of this is that we have been spending WAY less money since we moved than we used to, which is nice. I plan to keep it that way. You just don't need as much "stuff" in a small town - less pressure and simpler living.

   Any-hoo. Time to tuck in the boys (45 minutes late). I hope that wherever you are, you're keeping cool. And, let me know if you have any on-line stores that you recommend.

Good night, ya'll.

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July 27, 2010

My First Post

I've been trying to think of some clever thought to post for my very first blog entry, but it seems that I've drawn a blank (had too many glasses of wine). So, I'll just pretend that I've been doing this for years and go with it. I know it's summertime and all, but I just cannot get over how hot it is here in South Georgia! Really, how am I supposed to meet my future great friends if every time I walk out of the house I'm a mess? It's so humid here that every bit of makeup slides right off my face before I can walk across the driveway to the golden chariot (mini-van). My only consolation is the knowledge that my wonderful future friends are the kind of quality gals that will understand, because their makeup has also slid off of their faces. I guess there's always the ten weeks of winter that I'm told will begin around Christmas when I can stop perspiring (sweating like a pink pig) and really "shine."

I just read about a great super-cute apron giveaway on another blog, Five Great Kiddos. Here's the link: http://fivegreatkiddos.blogspot.com/2010/07/not-your-grandmas-apron-giveaway.html You should definitely check out her blog.