Friday, April 4, 2008

Of Life, Plans, Friends and Fun

Roy didn't get home until after 9:00 last night. He has been putting in long hours because that is the nature of the beast right now. Several software systems being implemented with one going live in May and a quarterly close has most of Roy's attention right now. In our conversation last night he mentioned that it is difficult for him to do the hours along with the plethora of office politics and difficult for me since he's not around to do very much. It is a good thing I can spend lots of time alone, that I can always find something to amuse me and I have great friends who love to talk, eat and shop.

This week I have been planning my trip out to the new outlet mall in Fairfield. Had my map of the mall, the stores I wanted to visit circled and my time mapped out to get it all done in record time. The one thing I didn't plan was my oversleeping this morning until 9:00 am. I had just about decided to put off my excursion because the forcast forbode lots of hard rain. But by 10:30 I was dressed and headed out 290. Wow, I don't get out that way very often and so much has been built up on the feeder roads. I began to recognize subdivisions of co-workers and I cannot believe they make this drive in to work every day. My commute of 2 minutes sometime 5 if traffic is bad is nothing in comparison. There was still a bit of sunshine when I arrived, but dark clouds loomed out to the West. One decision became fairly easy for me, not to stand in the line around the building to get into the Coach store. Forget about it. I went into Michael Kors where I bought a large brownish tan purse, an additional 40% off and 3 pairs of shoes from the Clarke outlet for about $109.00 US dollars. Because of my knees and my desire for good health in them, I have had to change my shoe preferences. Lower or no heels helps or platform shoes seem to be the best choice for me. Sometimes when I think of Clarke's I can think of dowdy type shoes, but these shoes are stylish, fashionable and above all, deeply discounted. Went in to Eddie Bauers and New Balance to find some stuff for Roy, but I realized he needs to be there to try on and pick out shorts and shoes. I can pick out dress shirts and pants for him...no problem, he takes my word they look nice. His casual wear, he is very particular about. I didn't go into very many of the stores, but I got what I had come for and left just as the skies darkened. I headed back into Houston and ran to the Kroger for a few groceries.

I just got in and had finished putting things up when my phone rang. It was Dena and Lisa P asking if I wanted to meet them for a quick snackie type lunch. Lisa wanted to go to the Ruggles Deli in Rice Village, but we talked her into Pot Belly in Uptown Park. We had a blast laughing and talking both serious and funny topics. Lisa shared her ice cream sandwich which is made from two of their cookies and ice cream. It was delicious. We had great fun reminiscing about our beignets in New Orleans and how our table looked like a battle zone once we were finished. The time went by too quickly.

Dena and I have decided to run some shopping errands and do a later type dinner this evening. That's what I mean about having friends to do things with while Roy puts in so much time. Then when Roy gets home tonight and asks about my day, I will have all kinds of fun things to tell him.

Last night I had a pedicure appointment at SPA Nord. I was Julia's last client and she spent a good hour and a half on readying my feet for summer. How relaxing to drink my Depth Recharger and have my feet renewed, massaged and polished. Now my feet are beautiful to bring good news.

Oh, Kelly, I will be doing the 7 thing this weekend and Dana, just about have my questions answered.

7 comments:

Amanda said...

I have not made it out to the outlet mall yet, but I can't wait! You passed our neighborhood on the way out there. You know who to call if you ever need a lunch buddy (and little buddy) out in this neck of the woods.

courtney said...

I soooo very badly want to make it out to that mall!

Lauren said...

I TOTALLY should have come to see you at the church when I was there! How much fun would it have been to meet?! I'm sorry my brain didn't remind me to do that. But you might not have appreciated our presence, anyway, considering that we had a MAJOR poop blowout between meetings.

Anonymous said...

I was there on Thursday - Shoot, we just missed eachother!That would have been really fun. I found a few things,but not a ton. However, I'm glad it's so close to my house!! That will be great for Christmas shopping!!

BeckyM

Tillie & Gene said...

Yea! I'm glad to finally know your blog! Your outlet trip sounds just like mine!! too hilarious!

Dana said...

I still need to use my Spa Nord or is is Nord Spa card. I am nervous and excited and not so sure how to go about using it...is that silly or what?

I can't wait for your seven things. I was tagged too...

And I can't wait for your answers. Hope you are feeling better today!

Cynthia said...

I was out at the outlet opening weekend and my was it crazy, with long lines just to get in the stores! Glad you were able to get in and get what you needed.