This has been SUCH a long day.
I rolled out of bed at 5 so I could be at work by 6:30. Worked from 6:30-noon. Hey, guess what?
It started snowing/raining/sleeting late last night and continued throughout the night. This morning, it turned to snow. We now have probably 4-5 inches of snow on the ground. And it’s March 20th. Not cool, winter. Not cool.
The upside is that it’s supposed to be in the 40s tomorrow so hopefully it will all melt. But still, sucky.
I was absolutely determined to get the shopping-related errands done today. They’ve been stressing me out for the last week and I was tired of it. So I forged ahead and did my errands, snow be damned.
First stop: Ulta, for shower hostess gifts. I have 7 hostesses (roughly) so it had to be something reasonably inexpensive. I’m going to wrap them up with a note hoping that all their showers will be as nice as mine!
And a nice flatiron for my hair. My straightener right now is a joke—I think I bought it at the drugstore for $9.99 my freshman year in college, and it doesn’t work. I’m so tired of long hair, but I want it to look nice for my shower/bachelorette parties/etc, so I figured I should splurge on a nice one.
Then I stopped by the running store to a) restock on Gu and b) pick up some odds and ends to wrap up for my sister’s maid of honor gift half marathon registration. My friend/the owner Bob was there, and of course he asked about my shoes. Guiltily, I told him that they just weren’t working all that well and showed him my dead toenail/new blisters.
He felt bad and gave me some new cushiony insoles to try.
They are so wonderful there, but I think they think I’m a lost cause at this point. Bob admitted that he can’t think of one more thing that would help me that I haven’t tried, and recommended I see a doctor. (Which I plan to do after the wedding—things are just too crazy now.) It makes me sad that there’s really nothing else they can think of that will help my poor feet. 😦
Bob even said, “I’ve never said this before, but maybe you should just go to a sporting goods store, find a pair of shoes that feels good on your feet for $50, and keep trying that until you find something. At this point, you don’t have anything to lose.” (Except more money. But…a nice sentiment.)
Anyway, I got this. I’m not sure if it’s going to be for my sister or for me quite yet. Oops.
And an array of goodies to give my sister—non-cotton socks, sport beans, shot blocks, various Gu flavors, and Body Glide.
I also bought a whole box of Chocolate Gu. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right? This should last me awhile, and it’s discounted if you buy by the box.
Then I headed to the mall and picked up some bronzing airbrush spray while I waited to get my eyebrows done.
Got my eyebrows waxed, came home, ate dinner, and now we’re watching The September Issue and possibly The Hurt Locker later.
Anyway, not a cheap day, but I think I’m mostly done shopping-wise for my Chicago trip. Tomorrow’s MUST GET DONE LIST:
- thank you note for the gift we got this week
- print/cut/assemble/address rehearsal dinner invitations
- write out cards for shower hostesses
- try to get as much Chicago packing done as possible
Anyone else getting unseasonably awful weather?