Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Are you ready for the Sparkle Girlz ?
Today was a lot like yesterday, just for different reasons. Got up early to get Emmy-car over to Mal-Wart for two new tires. The ones she has now are dangerous, and tomorrow, I gotta drive m’self over to the CapitolCity VA for my medical appointments – out on the highway, and Beloved’s busy at work. Yeah, it could have waited ‘til later today, especially since it was raining, but early in, early out, and Beloved Hubby was up at that hour, too. Dearest Son wanted to go with me, of course, so he was up and dressed, and we were on the way right at 7am. Did some banking for Beloved, and the only car at the Auto Center ahead of us was just getting an oil change.
So we had breakfast at the McD within, and wandered around. Dearest is very reluctant to spend his yard sale fundage – and FIL actually paid him for something FIL got out of the yard sale, he deserves credit for that - but we looked at everything. Their MH section is still half-empty, with lots of the newer stuff, like the Recharge Station (pricey !) and some of the old, like the Die-Ner and Hauntlywood. No Invisi-Billy, but I’m only halfway looking for him. If I find him for twenny bucks, great, if not, oh, well.
Their knockoff DP&M dolls don’t even try to look like cover-band Princesses, they just wear fairy tutus or long regal gowns. Probably not a bad deal for the same ten bucks as the Family Dollar Wannabees, but the colors of their clothes are such lurid shades of pink, purple, and burgundy, I’m amazed the dolls aren’t stained up to their hairlines.
I bought three Barbie-sized ‘Sparkle Girlz’ outfits – would have bought more not too long ago, and did have to keep m’self from buying twice that today, but I really wasn’t as into it as I normally would have been. We’re looking at rentals again, so it’s not the time for reckless spending, even if it is just a few bucks. But I like what I got. The middle outfit is a sporty shirt with glittery blue bubbles, paired with pink Capri pants. It reminded me of Lagoona, so I got it for her. The graphic face shirt and pants was just too awesome to not buy – I’d seen it before and wanted it, it was the only one in the display box – and the black dress on your right, well, I really want to see that on Elsa. There, I said it. Since Diz Store billed me today, I think she shipped !
But as for true luxe splurging, you can’t beat candy. Found two Cadbury ‘Scream Eggs’ for 33c and bought them both. I am so gonna feast on one tonight ! Most of the leftover Halloween stuff was in carts – the gondolas were already being restocked with Christmas candy and gift sets - but not yet marked down. Weird. The eggs were the only candy visible, the rest was decorations and costumes.
More laundry – maybe two more runs before I’m done, depends on how much is piled up in the living room and Study (sigh) – and I’m currently putting off dishes. I hate dishwashing…