Tuesday, August 31

day two - here I am

maybe writing about the trivial things that happen
will help me start to dig deep and bring out some of the
stuff I want to be writing about but just don't have the
capacity to right now.

trivial in the sense that these things happen to me,
but I in no way, look lightly upon, and/or do not
appreciate. because I appreciate a lot in my life.
trivial in the sense that they can and do happen
to everyone, probably. and trivial in the sense that
my life is so much more about the bigger picture
right now.


so last night we went back-to-school shopping.
clothing/shoes shopping. (school supplies - that's
today's project) this, mind you, was after having the
local Barnes and Noble try to locate a book that Connor
needed to read and answer questions, over the summer,
which here in this house, translates to - two days
before school starts. west hartford it was, so we headed
out there and got the book, which put us at Westfarms
Mall for shopping. not a bad thing.

after perusing Nordstrom and finding nothing that I
could afford, the next stop was the Gap. we hit the
motherload. seriously. all jeans - $15....or so the sign
said. come to find out - MOST jeans were $15. some were
$20. i love Gap jeans for the kids. as a matter of fact, I
still have all of Connor's old jeans from there, that Garrin
will probably be able to wear next year.

oh wait, did I say "the kids"? that would be the BOYS.
Hannah was practically getting hives in there. it's like
she allergic to the place. she couldn't wait to get out of
there and go to "her" stores.

back to the jeans. Garrin got three pair, Connor two.
not only did we get them for a smokin' price, when you
buy 5 pairs - you get one free - WHAT A WAY TO SWEETEN
THE DEAL. so BAM. boys pants - done. for now....until
it gets colder out.....

so off we go to see what is out there calling Hannah's name.
got sidetracked a bit when she decided she "needed" to get her
(not that I want to really....) I don't know - is this a back-to-school
must nowadays for 13 year olds? she does look pretty awesome
with it!!

well her score of the night was at Hollister. even though I am
pretty sure you can clothe an American Girl doll in their clothing..
it's so.....I don't know.....little??? the deal there was - if you buy a
pair of jeans you would get 20 percent off your whole purchase.
CHA-CHING!!! SCORE!!! so she found super-skinny jeans, as they
are called, on sale for 20 bucks and was able to get the rest of her
stuff discounted! and who doesn't need a deal like that when you
are clothing three kids for school???

so a small but successful dent put into school shopping. our plan
is to hit a Nordstrom Rack this weekend on our way back home
from a family Labor Day party we are going to in Maine. shoes...
clothes.....can't wait to check it out!!

today. athletic shoes and school supplies. tomorrow is the big day.
not looking forward to it. i've been clinging on to my kids a little
tighter lately. boo for me......

1 comment:

SwimMomTrishA said...

Day 1 of school and Sam decides to tell me that NONE of his school shorts fit !! I am like WHAT??? Appears that when you grow taller, you grow wider too - - I thought it was just older and wider !!! And when you wear athletic shorts all summer, your momma doesn't notice the snugnes against ones ARST !!! So last night, before bday dinner, we head to the mall to locate 4 parts of plaid shorts in various colors . . . thank goodness they were still on sale !!! YIKES !!