Friday, December 16, 2016

Sleepwalking in the Shopping Center

Of course, now that |I've taken her photo 20+ times, I've grown to like her. . .

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 !


  1. Glad you guys are making it through the wintery blast! It's supposed to hit here this weekend, but you'd never know it by the typical Dec. crowds at the local stores. I suspect that there won't be any getting into some of the shops soon for all the people.

  2. We're expecting some sleet this afternoon after having had a tiny bit of snowfall this week. Nothing frightening.
    It's good that you're able to feel when you're beginning to get run down and rest before it gets bad.