I had a couple of coupons and a few (very few) needs so it was a good time to take a trip to the mall.
As usual, the things that I really wanted were excluded from the coupons (that’s listed in very tiny print on the backside) but eventually I found some items to buy. I was able to restrain myself. At least pretty much.
Shopping this time of year is all about the colors — bold, bright and beautiful! It’s a promise of better (or at least warmer) times to come. I don’t know if the colors are brighter than usual or if they seem that way after a snowy white winter.
It took all my will power not to buy the new prints. There were gorgeous tee-shirts, blouses and beautiful printed crops.
Although I love the “look” of print pants, I find I rarely wear them. (Question to beloved husband: “Do these make me look fat?” or “Why is this big flower positioned at this bad spot?” Of course, husband mumbles something soothing. He is not dumb.)
I came home with my purchases. Then I put away my gingerbread candle. It’s an absolutely wonderful scent but it is associated with winter. I pulled out my rose-scented candle. That is so much better.
The turnover to the new season which is not yet here, has started. Perhaps if Mother Nature peeks in the window and sees my forsythia bouquet with pussy willows, she will have mercy.
In the meantime, I am storing the winter wine and bringing out the limes for the spring margaritas!
I have a date with Jose Cuervo!
Come on spring, bring it on!
Photo credits: Forsythia by thegardenhelper and clothes by Lands End.