My sanity is hanging on by a thin strand. This may be the last week for the deck project. Before you start rejoicing that you won’t have to put up with my deck rants, he has said this before. Many times before. Will this be the real ending? Not sure. Maybe for the big stuff. Stay tuned.
Hello darkness my old friend! After a week of frayed nerves, I reverted to an old, trusted friend – retail shopping. It isn’t like it used to be. Back in the “old days” department stores had wonderful displays that made you want to buy an outfit and strain your pocketbook. Now the merchandise is jammed together without a flair. There are no coordinating outfits or displays with beautiful things put together. Everything looks bland. Lots of geometric prints. Everything looks the same.
After quietly bemoaning that fact (starting to sound like my mom!) I pushed ahead and rooted through the clothes like a pig looking for truffles. Spoiler alert! No truffles. I did find two new tee shirts, both were mid to dark blue prints.
As I checked out, the clerk talked me into opening a credit card with the store. There were promises of huge savings. HUGE SAVINGS! Despite not being the avid shopper I once was, I decided to do it. It’s the closest department store. My former favorite bit the dust a few years back and I can’t buy clothing online. I also believe the salesperson gets a bonus for each card she opens. Technically I’m doing a good deed. Right?
It didn’t take long (my credit line is $800 which is fine). I had to show my driver’s license. The salesperson commented that I must like blue. The new tees were blue and I was wearing blue for my license picture (which isn’t a bad picture!). I do like blue but I like shades of pink from blush to fuschia best.
Today’s treat will be a cookie mocha Frappuccino. No blue in that! Maybe next week I will have the eulogy for the deck crew. Don’t hold your breath though.
It’s a Simon and Garfunkel kind of week!