And on Saturday, that is exactly what Nichole and I did.
We were on a mission: to find outfits for the Wedding of the Century.
This is particularly hard for me, because I can never find anything that fits. I tend to hate shopping for clothes just for that simple fact.
But we started the day on a positive note, with Nichole meeting me in the parking lot in front of TJ Maxx in the style of the Grey Poupon commercial.
We really should have begun our shopping excursion a little sooner than 10 am, because we stayed out in the parking lot for a half an hour exchanging items that we brought for one another. And once we got inside, the clothing wasn’t the first thing that caught our eyes.
It was the shoes.
There was one person that popped into my head when I saw these shoes: my SIL Tabatha. This woman L O V E S shoes. She may not love these shoes, but it was the thought of her that counted.
And when I found some funky Hooker Boots (Nichole’s term, not mine), I just had to see Nichole try them on (she likes to make her Mama happy).
They’re totally you, honey!!
Not that I’m suggesting that you’re a hooker or anything, but you do make them look good.
Ahem, moving on.
But not to the clothes yet. You see, it has been almost 30 years since I have set foot in a TJ Maxx, so there were lots of extra things that I just had to look at.
And of course, the funnier the better for me and Nichole.
Gawd, this place was a riot! And we were having so much fun!!
After we got all the silliness out of our systems, we remembered the real reason we went on this little expedition: Clothes.
Yeah, we didn’t find anything we liked. Not for the wedding anyway.
Next stop was the Borders bookstore next door, because how can you be that close and not stop in? Besides, it was going out of business and that meant DEALS!!! How does up to 70% off sound to ya? We couldn’t get there fast enough.
We walked through those doors and I knew that we were in trouble. When will we ever learn? Since we are both book junkies, this was probably not the best place to stop when we had limited time. But after an hour, our stomachs started yelling at us and we lugged our treasures to the check-out lane.
Red Lobster, here we come! This is one restaurant that my daughters and I enjoy, and whenever there is a chance to go to one, we grab it!
And you just have to stop and take a gander at the live lobsters.
We ordered drinks and waited in anticipation for the crab legs and shrimp to be served. And it was divine. The succulent crab meat, tender shrimp, oodles of drawn butter…
Oh, and don’t forget their signature cheddar biscuits. We would definitely have fallen in a food coma if we weren’t careful.
Thank goodness for the espresso joint at the mall we went to (after I dropped some ching at Shopko). That gave us just the right amount of jolt to venture onward to complete our quest.
It was looking pretty bleak at the beginning, but at the last store we stopped at (it always happens to be the last store, doesn’t it?) we hit pay dirt! High fives for both of us. And, we got sale prices too.
Nope, not gonna tell ya what we got, because it is going to be a surprise for Christine this Saturday.
Don’t worry, there will be pictures posted after the big event.
I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. Heck, you might even be surprised!