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Friday, December 16, 2016
Sleepwalking in the Shopping Center
Hadda go to Mal-Wart today, and if it weren’t for Dearest Son’s prescription, I would have stayed home. The ice storm last night that caused over 100 injury-related accidents and three fatalities was gone, but I still kept my eyes wide open – although they wanted to be shut with sleep in the worst way. Fighting sleepiness is never a good idea, but there’s lotsa times ya just gotta.
Two hard-boiled eggs for breakfast evidently wasn’t a good idea for my system either, poor Dearest had to wait outside the restrooms with our cart twice. But he was amply rewarded with $5. to buy the lunch of his choice, plus some Bubble Tape gum, and all the time he wanted to look at computers, video games, and DVDs. As for me, I claimed a pretty (if large print) cat-themed fat quarter, and he snagged a My Little Pony one, planning to drape a few ideas before deciding on anything specific. I’m thinking the cat print material will be a skirt paired to a black bodice for either the Disney Princess & Me girls or the Timey Tell size dolls. Maybe both !
Found three new ‘Curvy’ Barbies, and wanted one, especially at just $8. each, but which ? To tell the truth, the blue-haired one I have is far from my favorite, but I wanted a Curvy in case Mattel’s experiment began and ended with the intro dolls. There was a black-haired one with deep brown eyes, an Asian style lovely with brown hair and eyes, and a bubblegum pink-haired one with gorgeous green eyes. I wished the pink haired doll could trade scalps and clothes with the Asian, but I can always reroot. Bought the Asian, but may go back Monday – I’m not going near a M-W this close to Christmas on a weekend, it’s more hazardous than two inch thick ice on the roads ! – and trade for Pinkie. But if I know Beloved at all, he’ll encourage me to buy and keep all three.
Our store had the Barbie for President – the First All-Female Ticket ! – pair for only $9. Several pairings from which to choose. Not a bad deal at all for two fairly well-dressed dolls, but my eyes are still on the Curvy prize.
Got what we needed and a few ‘snowed in’ supplies – soda and chips, we already had plenty of milk and bread – for Saturday’s expected storm. While Beloved’s not on the job, he and Dearest are planning on working on a trailer he bought, but we’ll see. ‘Icy Mix’ has kept more than one Diesel home all day !
On our way out, we passed an older gentleman bearing a lushly beautiful potted poinsettia. We smiled, and I said, ‘How gorgeous ! Plant’s not bad either.’ and he beamed at me. By now, I was seeing the ‘impending exhaustion’ warning lights on my personal dashboard, so I let Dearest load and unload for me while I returned the cart and caught my breath for a few seconds. He enjoyed his pizza while I let some last bits of leftover Chinese warm up a bit. Felt good to get out – and have his medicine a couple days early, just in case.
I hope I don’t sleep tomorrow away, ‘cause I desperately need to sew something !