Saturday, March 18, 2017
Today was a mishmash kind of day. I had a meeting to attend this morning, then this afternoon the whole family headed out to Old Orchard mall to get shoes for Dan and the girls. We did some shopping, had an early dinner and then came home. Since I bought tickets for the girls and me to see Beauty & the Beast tomorrow morning, Dan and I did the grocery shopping this evening.
This change to my weekend schedule threw me off a bit. I almost forgot to write my post!
There was a time when I loved to go shopping. I could spend hours wandering in and out of stores at the mall, browsing, maybe buying something I didn't really need, maybe not. Lately, though, I've HATED shopping in an actual mall. The girls are not fans of shopping, either. I have to say, though, it was kind of pleasant this afternoon.
We started at the Vans store (of course... those are pretty much the only shoes Dan, Abby, and Molly will wear right now), hit Macy's for a couple of things, and ended up at Barnes & Noble. I nearly fainted when Abby asked me if she could buy a book she's "already read but wants to read over and over again." This, from the kid who doesn't really read! Of course I'm going to buy her that book (You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour and David Levithan), only not from B & N, since they didn't have it in stock.
I think dinner at Shake Shack was my favorite part of the day, though. Both girls were in great moods, and we laughed and talked and generally enjoyed being together. Now we're back home, Dan and I are hanging on the couch and the girls have retreated to their rooms.
Back to a typical Saturday night.