I shopped until I dropped this morning! But, I didn’t buy a single Christmas present.
Last night, Mal created a “Honey Do List” for me, which mostly included driving around to different stores and buying specific items that we needed for the house. After all of his hard work this past weekend, it was the least I could do. Plus, I really like to shop. I guess you could say it was practice for the big game! 😉
My first stop was IKEA for a couple of lamps. But, you know how it goes at IKEA. Somehow, I left the store with two lamps, a set of bowls, a holiday candle, decorative plate, light bulbs, doormat, toilet brush cleaner, and a small vase. Um, yea. IKEA owns me.
After spending way too much time (and money) at IKEA, I headed to the mall. On the drive, I snacked on an Element Bar, which was sort of stale after being in my pantry for a good 6+ months. 😕
At the mall, I popped into Sur La Table to cash-in an old gift card. (Love this store!!)
Then, I visited the Country Marketplace to checkout their sale on TV stands. (We’re still in the market for one.)
How are you doing with your holiday shopping?
I worked up a serious appetite running around and shopping all morning long, so I threw together a quick lunch as soon as I got home.
Food is almost always on my mind, so, before I left the house, I started preparing lunch. I planned to make Salt & Vinegar Chickpeas, so I opened a can, drained the liquid, and let the chickpeas soak in vinegar for a few hours while I shopped. When I returned home, all I had to do was baked them in the oven.
On the side, I had a couple of carrots and a bunch of grape tomatoes.
I rounded out lunch with a blueberry-flavored Chobani yogurt.
After lunch, I enjoyed a bunch of peanut M & M’s along with a hot mug of tea.
Up next: cleaning, pug walk, and dinner.
Hope your Monday has been fabulous! 😎