so anyway…

Lex's buddy and my mother's helper was over today so I got to go shopping. By myself. For clothes and food and home accessories. The first two were for our place, the last for my mom.

I started at Marshall's, where I bought two new bras, size ginormous (because my merely enormous ones no longer fit, and are giving me ugly red welts along my ribcage), for $10 and $12 respectively. Pretty much the deal of the century, as 1) they were Walcoal and 2) the original price of each was *sixty bucks*. So the girls will be transported in great lacy style for the next seven weeks (or so).

Also hit Linens'n'Things for my mom's place. Bought her some soft throw pillows (the ones that came with the rented furniture are scratchy and not conducive to napping), cute curtains for the kitchen, room-darkening curtains for the bedroom, a TP stand and a towel holder. Oh, and a chrome over-the-door hook thingy.

Old Navy was kind of a bust — they had about three summer items left so I bought two of them. The other one was ugly so I left it alone in its cavernous space. It's 92 degrees today and you know they're going to be unpacking their autumn/winter styles this afternoon. Retail makes no sense to me.

Finally, I went to Trader Joe's. Kinda stupid to have a Trader Joe's that doesn't sell Two-Buck Chuck (that's a cheap but reasonably palatable wine, for those of you who don't know), but I'm not drinking much swill these days so I guess the point is moot. Did buy an enormous tub 'o coffee beans for eight bucks, and more food for our freezer, and snacks for Monstro whilst I'm in labor. Then I asked the cashier if I could have a red balloon to give to my at-home two-year-old, and she said I could have it even if I didn't have an at-home two-year-old. Very sweet.

In other news, bending down to pick things up off the floor is a Herculean task, and I'd take a bath but I'm not convinced I could get myself out of it. 🙂

2 thoughts on “so anyway…

  1. Trader Joe's is relatively new to Pittsburgh (about a year). Fun store… my daughter likes the bulk white chocolate. I used to be fond of their habanero pepper salsa.

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