that thrill being shopping on saturday afternoons with my mom. we went today and it was not a pleasant experience. my mom wanted a plate from pier one. when we asked about it the girl said that they were out because a lady had come in right before us and bought both of them...since when do you run out of something by one person buying two of them!?!? then we went to kohl's. that was actually a good store. i helped my mom pick out some presents for bean and jbaby and i got to pick a present for myself too. but, then we ran into my grandma and my aunt in the parking lot. they were returning the birthday present my mom had given my grandma...awkward! target was ok, got some of those heated sticker things for the muscle i strained in my back. lunch was good and the waitress was scared of my mom so that was funny. got some cute stuff and had fun looking at all the crazy stuff in the store next door. that's when we should have gone home. i've been made the unofficial shopper for school uniforms for our closet at school. people at church and work have donated a lot of money to help out some families. problem is...most stores consider school uniforms to be seasonal items and they are really hard to find. which is how we ended up at wal-mart. that is why my mom and i have decided that saturdays will now be reserved for crafting until Christmas is over. we had to wait for a buggy, there were screaming and crying kids everywhere, but you'd cry too if your trashy, tattooed, stupid parents were hitting you all over the store. we found some clothes and i got an awesome kermit the frog Christmas shirt. we found a line that wasn't insanely long, no kids were in the line, just one lady and then an old man with one item. but, outta no where his wife cut in front of us with a buggy full of stuff! he had just been standing there holding her place in line while she was shopping. the poor girl checking was supposed to be leaving soon, but her manager came by and reopened her lane without telling her. the old lady tried to tell my mom that we had to move because the lane was closed, so my mom told her we weren't going anywhere because we would already be checking out if she hadn't cut in front of us! then that stupid manager took the people BEHIND us and let them go to a new lane that had just opened and the redneck laughed at us when they walked by. we finally got out of there and were trying to leave, but this trashy person was walking through the parking lot right in our way and not even paying attention because she was too busy yelling at and hitting the little girl with her. all i can say is ARGH!!! i am so glad i did most of my shopping online or during the week and i'm already finished Christmas shopping! every year our saturday shopping is ruined by all these crazy people who only shop during this time of year and have no idea how to act in public. they cut you off in the parking lot, they walk right down the middle of the aisle so you can't drive around them. they bring the whole smelly, loud, inbred family with them. and do a wonderful job to perpetuate the whole texas redneck stereotype. they totally trash my holiday spirit and it's not even thanksgiving yet! i will still go shopping on black friday. that's just too much fun. when you go out as early as i do, it's mostly people that are good at shopping. most of the trash is still home sleeping off their hangovers. or they're at walmart fighting over some cheap electronic device they have no idea how to connect or use anyway. but other than that, my shopping is finished for the year. good thing i have a stack of crafts and books to keep me busy!
i'm a Christian, wife, mom to the most awesome kid...ever, daughter, sister, texan, teacher, survivor of my grandparents :), niece, cousin, sister-in-law, daughter-in-law, individual that was probably born in the wrong time. i live in a too-big for me house with my husband and our son and some people think i'm spoiled because my mom cleans our house. but, actually, i was spoiled way before that! i teach 4th grade ela and texas history...yes, that means the dreaded staar test! i like being just a little too weird for people around here, taking pictures, modpodging everything, shopping, and music! (Scout has changed most of my interests, hobbies, and free time!)