My day started off by winning the Table Topics trophy (pic to follow). I am sure the rest of the group thinks it is so weird that I take a picture of the fleeting trophy but let them think what they want. I need to be me.
I left the meeting on a high and hit Target for some early Christmas shopping. Boy did I score! Secret – if you get there by 8:30 you get your own personal shopper in the electronics/toy dept. What fun I had. I pushed my luck by asking about a new toy my granddaughter Hailoh told me about. It is some gizmo that makes all your stuffed animals come alive and talk. Huh, sounds cool. Andy (personal shopper) had never heard of such a thing. Neither had his coworker. It turns out that this was a conversation she had with her mother. She said she wanted that. This is Heidi’s explanation:
Like Doc McStuffins has” she said. Doc McStuffins (if you’re not familiar) ; ) is a cartoon character that’s a stuffed animal/toy doctor and she has a magic stethoscope that makes her toys come to life and talk. She asked me if she could ask Santa for that, I said, “I don’t know if Santa has anything like that but you can certainly ask him and he’ll do his best I’m sure.” She said, “Nevermind, I’ll just ask Geema & Papa.” =P Apparently she has more faith in her Grandparents than in Santa Claus. =) hehe
This is a huge amount of pressure. I now know what the big guy with the reindeer goes through. This will take some serious work.
I finished my morning by going to the amazing sale at Coldwater Creek. Once again early enough to have my own personal shopper. A very dangerous place to have a personal shopper. They have a high need to have you leave with a fancy bag full of stuff. I am glad I made their day.
Lunch was a cinnamon crunch bagel with cream cheese at Panera. Delightful! I sat near 3 women my age settled into a booth with sketch pads and colored pencils sketching away, the growing lunch crowd not even a distraction. Welcome to my Fridays.