I DID go shopping yesterday, and I survived! If any of you have been reading my blog very long, you already know that I HATE to shop, and rarely, RARELY do. Yesterday, I went SHOPPING with my daughter, to buy her some new things before she leaves for North Carolina. And I made it! teehee
It was a good day, the roads and highways were still pretty awful, but I just stuck my nose farther into my book and let her drive, all my kids are good, safe drivers, and that's saying alot, I don't say that about many. But I think it's because I taught them well (and yes, I know that sounds bad but I mean it)...and although they have all had their issues in the car, (like going too fast) I would ride across the country with any of them.
She got several new things, I am not one to pay much attention, I just pay. Her outlook is very good for the situation, and I am proud of her.
I actually bought a few things for me at Sephora, a store I had never been in, but have shopped at online many times. While I was there, I had my hands full of small make-upy type things and my damned phone kept ringing, either my boss or my employees...lol, I would talk first to him and explain things and then, instead of him telling the employees what I said, he would have them call me...but anyway, I had my hands full, and I was struggling with my phone. I didn't realize I was a thief until we were well into the drive home, as I found a STOLEN eye liner pencil in my purse...that was a shock! I considered driving back to pay for it, but the weather was so crappy that I decided that they surely overcharged for something I actually paid for by $4, and that was that. Of course, Janelle is making me out to be half of the Bonnie and Clyde duo now, but whatever.
Another day, back to work, and that's probably a good thing. Yesterday was spent digging out from the lastest storm, so I didn't miss much, but I do have work stacking up - and it feels like it is literally stacking up on my head, so I have got to get it under control again. Janelle leaves for NC in about an hour, I will miss her, but her being gone will be helpful to me in getting caught up, I have had my attentions turned to other things for the past weeks. I think she IS ready to take off for awhile, I have worried that she will be too far away from me if she needed me, but I really do see good progress in her, and this vacation will do her good. She is going to look for work while she is there, she is considering moving...I'm good with all of it, if she is ready. All of my kids are homebodies to a degree, they don't need to live with me, but they do need me nearby. The two older ones have moved quite far away, only to understand that family is more important than they thought, so they returned to the area. I support ALL of them leaving this area, none of them like the weather, the opportunities are somewhat stunted, but I guess roots are hard to walk away from. I would like to leave this area myself, but I am not able to as long as my mother is here. Someday maybe.
Along the same lines, my boss and buddy, asked yesterday why I didn't just move to Florida when he does. He listed off the reasons I should, number one being that I had just been bitching about the snow. I was surprised and told him so. I asked if he was going to miss me, and he replied that he seriously didn't know what he would do without me. That's about as good as it gets from him...
I hope you all have a great day - :)