I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Even though turkey day has now come and gone, I think I still have to post gratitudes until November is over. I guess. I mean, I have nobody to answer to but myself, but I think that's what I said I would do.
Today I'm grateful for my mom and all her shopping prowess. The woman is amazing at finding a deal, knowing which jeans I should buy and keeping her shopping stamina alive long after I've lost steam. It is one of our favorite pastimes as a mother/only-daughter team, and I'm grateful that I get to have her all to myself during these trips, even though I still wish I had sisters.
On Wednesday, after we arrived at my parents' house, Joel and I went with my mom to buy him a new suit. Poor guy. He didn't even know what he was getting into. He desperately needs a new one, what with his new calling and all (he hates wearing suits and avoids it whenever he can), so we really had to get him one before he resorted to wearing his tuxedo to conduct Sacrament meeting, complete with tails. Wrong kind of conducting, unfortunately for him.
We found him a lovely suit. Just perfect. And an even lovlier tie to go with it. Then, my mom mentioned she had some great star rewards at Macy's, and off we went, with just one stop at Build-a-Bear, where she had some sort of coupon and quickly made a bear for Sophie for Christmas. Well, it's a dog. But whatever.
I do believe we were in Macy's for a good 3 hours. Until the mall closed. I am also pretty sure that I tried on every pair of jeans in my size (which is a size less than it was last month!) in the entire store. Then there was poor Joel, carrying all of our bags, and sitting down whenever he could find a chair. His eyes glazed over and rolled back into his head and I could only bring him back from zombie land by asking his opinion on this blouse (it looks like you're an extra in the Scarlet Pimpernel!) or that sweater (that is the ugliest, most frumpy item of clothing I've ever seen!).
And all the while, my mother was still going strong. Like the Energizer bunny.
Today is Black Friday, and somewhere I am fighting the crowds with my very energetic mother. It is one of my favorite days of the whole year. So festive, so fun, and I get to spend it with her.
She is a joy to shop with.
And be with.