Friday, June 25, 2010

Shop, Sing, Eat, Cut, Eat, Shop and a Drive By

How am I getting the computer on a Friday evening? Well, the new Consumer Reports came in the mail today and Praise the Lord, they're rating cameras. Since Roy has been researching and reading about cameras, he is immersed in all things being reported by Consumer Report. That frees up the computer for a little bit of time. Buddy is trying to help me type and I don't think she understands that she is hindering not helping. Now she is sitting here in my lap and we are touching nose to nose. Typing is rather slow with a precious little kitty trying to keep my attention on her. She has seen the suitcases, so she has been on her best behavior. Of course I'm not letting her know she won't have another round of camp coming up. Well, that's what we call boarding at the vet.


I spent most of the morning out in the Land of Sugar. My appointment was at 12:45 so the usual schedule was in reverse. First stop Academy. Roy has found some shoes that he loves, Reebok Zip Tech. Since he has a difficult foot to fit, I thought I'd see if they had any of those shoes in his size. Eureka! Yes! And how fortuitous that there were two pairs of Nike long shorts calling my name. Long shorts...oxymoron? You be the judge. Then off to Super Target with my additional 10% card in hand. It was a good trip, a rewarding trip. I still had some time before my appointment at Emmanuel, God with us so no bad hair. Stopped in at the Family Christian Bookstore. I miss not having anywhere to pick up Christian themed cards. This particular shop tries my patience each and every time I have been there. So, I prayed before going in. I was doing good until check out. They have three registers, 2 people behind the counter and only one of them is checking us out and there is a line almost the length of the store. This is a regular occurrence the two or three times a year I visit. Still had ample time before the hair cut, so I amused myself in line. I sang... The lady behind me kept backing away but yet she was intrigued by someone who was singing at a normal voice level. I was singing that great Christian standard, "give me three, give me three give me three steps mister....by that lovely Christian rock band, Lynard Skynard. No, I sang along with the Muzak. Me and Amy Grant did a mean duet. I let her take the hard parts. It didn't make the line go faster, but it did make me be in a good mood and gave people in line something to go home and tell their loved ones about. After that, Whole Foods for lunch was next. 14 farmed responsibly boilded shrimp and cocktail sauce for $4.99 and a zero calorie soda that had 11 carbs. What's with that? Then it was time for my appointment and it was great. Sprint is in the same shopping area, so I picked up a phone charger for my BlackBerry and just got in the car when the rain came a pouring down.


So this evening, Roy and I went out for dinner and then headed to The Nord to pick up his pants. Since we were close by, off to the Academy on 59. Roy found another pair of those shoes. And well...since we were so close to Greenbriar I thought we should take a little trip to the Med Center to see where this building and oh so more importantly where the valet parking is located for my appointment in July. Nothing like planning ahead. We took two passes by the building. Man, my heart beat increased just doing a drive by. I don't think the sun even ever is seen on the street level of Fannin in the Med Center.

Keeping an eye on the Gulf and hopefully Alex stays away from the Gulf Coast for many reasons and more so than just affecting my trip.

3 comments:

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Jack is in Panama City and says it is a mess...and they closed more beaches today....

courtney said...

I almost called you this morning, but I thought it might be too early. I had this song in my head: "And the chumbly wumbly bear came a tumbling down...did he sell beans? LORD, NO! did he sell eggs? LORD, NO! and he couldn't and he shouldn't and he wouldn't so they stapled it down!!!"

Nancy Mon said...

Oh CourtneyS, I lerve that song! Now I'm singing it and it is making me very happy.