Retirement is a week filled with Saturdays and Sundays interrupted only occasionally by a holiday.

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Sunday, October 7, 2007

Practically Empty-Handed

So here's my report on our shopping spree yesterday.

As usual, I managed to spend Lynn's money without any problems. She bought a shirt and 4 skirts and, let me tell you, those skirts were an incredible bargain. They were marked down to $9.99 each PLUS they were having a "Buy One, Get One Free" sale so the 4 totaled a whopping $19.98. Do we know how to shop or what?

Although the prime motivation for this shopping excursion was to buy Elle a skirt and some nice black pants, she (now being a teen) just wasn't in the mood to like herself in anything but jeans and a sweatshirt so she came away empty-handed although I did buy her a black sweatshirt as a belated birthday gift.

Me? The practical side of me kicked in and so I decided to wait until I've lost some more weight before indulging in a new wardrobe. will give me more time to go through that jam-packed closet of mine and dispose of all those articles of clothing I haven't worn in years. Doesn't that sound like a fun way to spend a glorious Sunday afternoon?


Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

well no it doesn't! i hate doing that! and i need to do it sooooo bad! sigh...

smiles, bee

ms chica said...

It's funny that you mention getting rid of the old. I've been working on cleaning out my closet for a month. I don't have the fortitude to do it all at once, so I make a pass every few days. I should be embarrassed by all the clothes i had and didn't need, but I'll get over it after I donate them to GoodWill.

Renee said...

I need to go through my stuff too. There will be a pick up this Thursday and I'm so not prepaired.

meno said...

I need to go through my husband's stuff in his closet because he never throws anything away and it's starting to encroach on MY space.

That's where i draw the line and start tossing his stuff.

Renee said...

re: moving & stuff. I have never lived anywhere 18 years. And as an adult the 6 years we have lived in this current house is the longest we have ever been in one place.

Lynn said...

FYI, the only reason that I was able to purchase those skirts, and top, (besides that they were practically giving them away) was because I had gone through my closet (quickly) on Friday afternoon, before Ten's piano lesson, and had already filled one garbage bag for donation. BTW, the skirts were actually $9.90 each with the buy one get one free, which actually brought them down to $4.95 each :~) p.s. I went and got the right size skirt this afternoon;~) Now I just have to go back to the store tomorrow and return the two duplicates.

rosemary said...

Going thru old clothes is a good for the shopping trip....what about shoes and handbags, bling, hair doodads and makeup. I need to take you shopping next time in am in California.

Joan said...

Empress bee: Cleaning closets never sounds like fun to me. No wonder it never gets done.

Ms. Chica: I commend you on your least it got you going! I wish I could say the same.

Renee: Maybe I need a pickup deadline to motivate me. Usually we take our donations to the thrift store when it piles so high it starts to fall over. Also...when I was young, I lived in the same place until we moved when I was nearly 16. I envied the kids who got to move...their lives always seemed so much more exciting than mine.

Meno: Hubby and I have separate closets and his is as neat and tidy as mine is overflowing and a mess.

Lynn: So when are you coming to help me clean out my closet?!?!!?!

Rosemary: So when are you coming to California to help me shop?!?!?!?

Lynne said...

I hate cleaning closets! Luckily, mine is now almost empty. One of these days, I'm going to have to get Shelby to tackle hers. What a mess!

Patti said...

I need to go through stuff that I will never wear again and give it away. And I need fall/winter duds. Badly.

What a great deal on those skirts!