February 27, 2005

I had a DAY...

I had a Saturday. Like most everyone else's Saturday. Oh I worked, but I took some time and really enjoyed myself.

I had a training class in the morning - it went pretty well. Then I hit a couple of stores and came home.

Slipped into my jeans and a sweater and headed back out.

I went shopping with one of my favorite shopping partners. Shopping to us is a hunt. I can't do it all the time, but every once in a while I enjoy going out with a list - get every thing on that list and only buying it on sale. The goal. How much money can I save. I did real good. Not my personal best, but pretty good. Oh and I should mention that the items purchased were NOT practical. Nope - all fun, girly kinda stuff (except for the books).

The mall we went to was one I hit during my regular runs, but I never go anywhere but the department store I cover. So it was all new to me.

I got everything on my list and saved much more than I spent. It was a very good shopping day.

Then we headed home, picking up some great Italian food for dinner on the way. Watched The Incredibles and laughed our asses off.

It was all so wonderful. Wandering through a mall, no time limit, no guilt. We have similar likes and dislikes in stores so that was nice - not getting drug into stores that I had no desire to be in. (Petite Sophisticate comes to mind...I scare people when I go in there LOL.) We had a wonderful mid-afternoon snack, talked about girly things and all in all just enjoyed ourselves.

And her husband enjoyed the day also. Just him and the girls (their 2 dogs) hanging out at the house, watching whatever he wanted on TV, playin' on the computer....quality quiet time.

It was a fantastic day for everyone. Time spent with friends, lots of laughter, a really good movie and - like icing on a cake - I got some really cute things.....

I'm going to have to do that again! I forgot what a day like that is like.

So how was your Saturday?

Posted by Tammi at February 27, 2005 08:00 AM

How was the "Incredible", and what did you buy me?? :) (Still waiting for a list of music choices.)

Posted by: TNT at February 27, 2005 10:01 AM

Since you asked, I hit Victoria (my old friend) and did some serious damage....then found some fun new tops and silk blouses. Bought some new candles and a couple of books. All my favorite stuff!

The Incredibles was everything I'd heard and then some. It had me lauging out loud several times. And the animation (or what ever you want to call it) was Incredible!!

And that list of music is coming. I'm still pulling some stuff out of my archieve to see what I'm missing! YOU ROCK!!

Posted by: Tammi at February 27, 2005 10:20 AM

I have never, NEVER, tracked what I "saved" when buying something. Not even on a single item. I always only look at what I spent. Wow, that's probably a huge difference between chicks and guys.

I'm glad you had fun shopping, tho. :)

Posted by: _Jon at February 27, 2005 11:22 AM

_Jon...it is what is fun for me. Plus, it vindicates me for spending the money (always some guilt associated with that in my life). I got things I needed/wanted really bad. I spent less than $150 - and per the tags/markdowns saved over $200. THAT, to me, is like baggin' a 8 point buck. That is my kinda hunting.....and I don't have to do any clean up afterwards! ;-)

Posted by: Tammi at February 27, 2005 11:29 AM