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Friday, July 25, 2008

A Whole Lotta Nuthin...

This weekend, we'll be doing just that. The past few weekends have been spent exploring the beaches and parks, but this weekend we're just going to putter around and get a few things done here, enjoying our pool and maybe a cookout with neighbors. Bruce has the always fun job of putting the car top carrier on to make sure it fits on the new car for our vacation.
I'm not staying home tomorrow...I've pretty much had it with the shopping here. With gas prices the way they are, I hate when I have to drive all over God's southern creation just to hit a few key stores. Who knew I should have been more appreciative of the shopping mecca that is Frederick County, MD? So, I'll take a drive north to kiss the feet of my beloved Kohls (oh how I've missed you!), JoAnn Fabrics (the Wal-Mart fabric department is pitiful to say the least) and, be still my heart...a MALL! with TWO LEVELS!! that I can safely go to even if the sun sets!!! ok, so you're probably not as excited as I am (I know my husband is not excited but I DO have a wallet full of gift cards!).
And can I also say how much I hate the library system here? I know I was totally spoiled having the public library less than ten minutes from my house in MD and I apologize to the people I secretly laughed at in Costco who paid actual money for books when there were libraries everywhere! There are NOT libraries everywhere in Florida...and the ones that are here should be ashamed to call themselves libraries. Overdue fines are TWENTY FIVE FREAKIN CENTS A DAY! The selection on the shelves is laughable...the wait time for requested books unbearable...and when said requested and reserved books become available, you have a mere three days to haul your sorry self the twenty minute drive to pick them up or they vanish! So, I now too have become one of the masses who pays money for books. Bargain hunter that I am though...I shop on eBay, and half.com first, read the books then resell them. If MD had palm trees and a beach and year round GOR-GEE-OUS weather...I might consider returning!

and one more thing, ponder this...

Why does the freezer get dirty? Everything in there is sealed or frozen for crying out loud!!
...borrowed with permission from DogsandJeans

4 comments:

Kathi said...

Love this post! Have fun shopping.
I thought it was bad here in good ol E-burg! At least I can be at some real stores in 15-20 min.

Jen said...

We'll take you back ANY time! I can get to 4--count em FOUR--Kohl's in less than half an hour! :-) Wish I could shop with you today!

Debbie said...

Shook my head and laughed through this whole thing....so funny! And I find our library here in Northern VA to be lame. We can never find the books we want, we have to wait forever when requesting them and we have to get there in 3 days or else. So your library in Frederick was better than ours. So yes we get our books at Costco as it is pretty cheap comparatively. I hope you have a great day!

ali said...

OMG! you sound like I did when I first moved here! BTW - the Kohls sign is up on University - still no sign for when it will open. I'm guessing you're headed to Brandon Square Mall area - we shop there a few times a year. Goodwill has 2 great bookstores - one on 70 and one on Bee Ridge - lots of great deals.