It's a peaceful, albiet windy, morning this Thursday morning. I can't believe I've haven't even opened my computer in almost a week. And, if I have to be honest with myself, I have enjoyed the break. We had a wonderful family Christmas and I've been enjoying having all my family together for the holidays. We've laughed together, ate way too much together, spent time just hanging out together, caught up on lots of episodes of Flashpoint together and just basically enjoyed life and relaxing over the past days.
Oh and we made a little day trip into the bigger city, a little birthday present to me from my hubby. So much fun. We went to a newly expanded mall, expanded with all sorts of designer stores. There was lots of teasing and laughing as we looked over items that were just crazily priced. I think I jokingly tried to get hubby to purchase a ridicuously priced purse, basically a box with handles in the designer's signature pattern, that was priced at $1000 something dollars. Seriously? Who buys this stuff? It wasn't even nice. Or cute. Or practical. But I guess when you're buying status, cute and practical are not on the list of desired elements of the purchase. Name is what it's all about. (And if you think that one was ridiculously priced, check out this one on their website. I am at a loss for words.) Oh, and the matching wallet to the one I saw was a steal of a deal at $365. Cloth and plastic. I cannot fathom that craziness. My son got me an oh so much nicer wallet, leather to boot, for a heck of a lot less than that! Like $340 less than that and I'll have it any day over the "designer" one. Yeesh. I guess you can have stores like that do well in an oil rich city. It would never fly in my city, that's for sure. But it was fun to go and touch and look at all that kind of stuff. And more fun, to me anyway, than laying down that kind of money for one item, was walking away with two great sweaters, boxing week priced, for under $30 which was under what one of those sweaters would have cost before the sale. Now that felt so much more satisfying. Yes, I'm the girl who gets a high off of a great deal rather than a brand. Lucky hubby! :v)