What do you get when you put 4 young women and a mom together with a mall and half a day of nothing to do?
Right. That’s exactly what I got last Friday.
My girls got wind of some sales going on and asked me if we could go into the city and do some shopping. I couldn’t say no since they worked their tails off for me the 2 previous weekends for the Homeschool Moms’ Winter Summit. So off we went into the world of retail and elevator music.
Speaking of music, in Macy’s they were playing 80’s rock and that can only mean one thing. Momma’s gonna dance. I can’t help it. One bar of Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” makes me start moon walking and grabbing my pretend fedora. I got moves and I can’t hold them in.
My girls have mixed feelings about me trying to break dance in public. It’s not pretty.
While I was there I picked up a couple of things on the clearance racks. Oh, and I must tell you that if you’re looking for pretty, long skirts now is the time! They are everywhere. The key to having a good wardrobe that’s modest is to buy it when you see it and you will find plenty out there right now. Rush to the mall and pick up yourself something nice. Tell your husband I told you to.
On Saturday we filled shop orders and generally poked around at cleaning the house and putting away piles of random things that had accumulated since we recovered from the Great Flu of 2013. There was a mound in a corner of the living room containing donation clothes, a can of paint, some playing cards and a CD that I have been looking for. How does this happen? I haven’t even bought paint recently or painted anything. Where did the can come from? And where are the rest of the playing cards?
I’m a thinker. A thinker and a pile maker. And a break dancer.
Sunday was looking to be a normal go-to-church-come-home kind of day until our big van wouldn’t work. In order to get all 11 of us where we need to be, we have to have all vehicles in full running order. So I skipped my morning walk and drove Jacob to his church (he attends a different church…long story) and then came back to pick up the home crew and we took 2 cars to church, then afterward swung back through town to pick up Jacob. What did I learn from all of this carting people around you ask? I learned to take the big van to the mechanic first thing Monday morning, that’s what.
Besides my extreme driving experience it was an uneventful day. Mostly filled with naps and some afternoon cold temps (which is getting old….this is Texas….home of warm weather).
Have a great week.