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It was a blessed weekend around here. I can't remember the last time we had such a relaxed, just being, kind of weekend. After posting on Friday about loving my day off, I was so hoping that would work out for Saturday. And it did. What a joy to sleep in a bit, get up and just get to hang out in my jammies. And yes, I did get to drink my coffee hot! Can you believe it? A hot cup of coffee. And I caught up on blog reading with my hot coffee! And I read my book, with you guessed it, my hot cup of coffee. Thoroughly enjoyable!
Tweenie girl had a friend sleep over and I promised them a trip to the mall, so for the first time in forever, I went to the local mall. (Yes, I went on holidays but that dosen't count and just going to the mall on an everyday type basis). You must understand that this is a rarity for me. I just avoid window type shopping and making trips to big malls if I can help it. The way I am, I start to see all sorts of stuff I would like. And stuff I don't need but start wanting. Better to stay at home content and blissfully unaware, not really realizing exactly how behind the times in styles I really am. But I had made a promise. So off we went. I actually even had a mall gift certificate to spend. So while tweenie girl and friend browsed in the girlie shops, I went shopping. Well, if you've read me even for a little while you know how I am with decisions. Oh, the agony. I had about 6 things picked out with money for one, maybe two, things with the gift certificate. Finally I decided. I've for so long have been wanting to put a wreath on my front door to make it more welcoming. And I found a beautiful fall wreath that fit my gift certificate funds. I even had money left to indulge in a 6 pack of those wonderful, huge cinnamon buns they sell in malls. How fun was this!
I also ran into a huge sale at the department store and got myself a beautiful fall green colored shirt and a plum colored crocheted top. Now I totally justify this for a very good reason or two. One, every year for about 5 years, my husband hears me whining each Sunday as we get dressed for church: "I have no clothes that are meant for the fall season. " I have summer & winter clothes . So either I'm freezing & shivering in pastel or light colored summer shirts or I'm sweating a bucket in thicker winter shirts or sweaters. The second justification is that I got the shirt for 30% off and the crocheted top for about 70% off. So now my Beloved Hubby no longer has to hear that same old lament each Sunday morning. I have gifted him with a measure of peace and sanity for cheap. How's that for a good justification?
When we got home I topped it off with another cup of wonderful, hot coffee and watched "Akeelah and the Bee". I'd heard from several people that it was an excellent movie, and I've got to say I agree. While rated in the States as PG (G here in Canada) for some language, it did not continue on for the whole movie. It is mostly in the beginning where her background is being laid out as a child from South Central Los Angeles. Excellent family type of movie with so many redeeming qualities such as hard work, dedication, sportsmanship, honesty, dealing with death, friendship. My tweenie girl really liked it and watched it twice before we had to return it.
Yes, all in all, a wonderful, relaxed weekend. Look out week. You never know what a rested mom, who got her fill of hot coffee and shopping, will accomplish.