Saturday, November 14, 2009

Happiness Is...

... an actual weekend off to spend with my Beloved!

It's been over a month since my Beloved and I had a day off at the same time. He works in an office and I work retail, so our days off rarely match up. My 'weekend' is usually Tuesday and Wednesday. Normally it's not so long between my real weekends off, but taking two weeks off in September threw things out of whack.

This weekend, though, is about us just hanging out.

Today we spent the day Christmas shopping at a new huge mall, about an hour south of here. It was fun exploring new stores and hinting at what I would love to see under the tree. We had lunch at a great burger place in the mall... who knew that goat cheese on a burger would be so darn good?!? We spent a couple of hours going our separate ways to actually buy presents for the other... and I can't tell you what I got him (because he reads my blog) but I will tell you that I'm pretty sure he's going to love it!

Of course, I also found a few things for myself. Ever the bargain shopper, I am proud to say that I found two work appropriate tops (in a rather high end plus size store) for less than $70 combined. Now I know that some of my friends south of the border are probably raising their eyebrows at that, but things are a titch more expensive here... and did I mention that it was in a plus size store (yes, the bigger ladies get burned all the time with the cost of our clothes!!!)?

But my best find of the day (other than my Beloved's gift) was this beautiful new handbag....


I know it's not a great picture, but it is a truly awesome handbag! I got it from Fos.sil. It has multiple interior pockets (I hate the bottomless abyss purses), it's red (officially the colour is strawberry), leather trim, and because of a tiny little defect on the front I saved $90!!!!! Woohoo!

Tomorrow is church, and a quiet afternoon at home. I might put the Christmas lights out on our balconey... if I feel motivated.

Humble Readers, I hope you are all having a great weekend!


  1. Sounds like a fantastic day! As a lover of all things shopping, I'm living vicariously through you. Your new handbag is gorgeous - and what a deal! I've admired some at Fos.sil before too.

    Oddly enough I just discovered that I enjoy goat cheese on a burger having had one just the other day at South St. Burger!

    Are you in Canada too? If so, would love to know where it was you found your tops -- feel free to email me: fertilitychick at gmail dot com

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  2. Hey, it was so cool that both of you could synchronize your offs and have fun together...I love your bag...I am a big bag person, and currently what I have is your dictionary abyss bottom bag, but I still love it deeply.

    Plus you got a good discount, and that is so hugely good!

    Hoping you have many such trips in the offing!


  3. Awesome job on the bargain hunting. That purse is cute :)

  4. OMG that is a really really cute bag. Congrats on your great shopping spree but mostly I'm happy you got to spend time with your Beloved. Not having the same days off would drive me batty. You are a better woman that I am MrsG.

  5. Cute! I'm a handbag junkie! It's a problem! (I'm coming from Mel's un-game.)


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