Thursday, December 16, 2010
Better Late Than Never
I called out at work. They wished me a happy day! G and I were off to Honda in Portland for the Fit's oil change and check up. We stopped at G's little McD's for breakfast a bit after 8 am and I got to meet and greet his employees and the large group of seniors who have breakfast club there several times a week. They were exchanging Christmas cards and small gifts. They were so happy to meet me and let me know what a great guy I married. Then off to Honda for the oil change with magazines to read and coffee to drink while waiting.
Then the Mall. Pottery Barn, William Sonoma, Apple, Gap and Eddie Bauer etc and etc. (G met his boss and another manager outside Eddie's and they had a short manager's meeting while I browsed). I even had a Peppermint Mocha at Starbucks with whipped cream. I bought See's candy from a push cart. The nuts and chewies collection with a handful of caramel samples thrown in the bag because I said I loved them. I bought a new cookbook, resisted the iPad, resisted the Cuisinart processor, resisted the 1.5 carat diamond ring (but had my diamond wedding band cleaned for free), bought striped tee shirts ((I'm crazy about stripes right now) and embarrassed G by being rude in Macy's. I asked if a sweater was on sale and instead of answering, the clerk kept trying to sell me a Macy's card. Finally, I said "is this on SALE?" I guess there was an unpleasant edge to my voice that made G wince.
Late lunch at Longhorn. Too much. And now G has "gone to pick up the dog" but really he has gone to the phone store to get his phone upgraded to an iPhone because I said he could and he can't wait another second and needs to get it immediately. I married a man with NO impulse control. He CAN'T understand why I didn't want the iPad, the $280 food processor or the ring. But I didn't.
I was just happy that all the snaps on my down winter coat snapped today. Meaning: it fits. At least it did before the McD's breakfast sandwich, Starbucks and Longhorn.