A few weeks ago my daughter and I planned a shopping trip up to the Big Suburbs about 35 minutes away from home. She had an appointment first, so she dropped me off at a shopping center where I enjoyed some coffee at Panera Bread and then, with plenty of time on my hands, I drifted down the sidewalk to see what else I could find.
The used bookstore was closed, as were several other specialty stores.
Because I do 99.9% of my shopping online, going into a store was like walking into a new world. Funny how unusual–and exciting–it was.
And so pretty.
I did get the giggles over these:
And I bought one of these, much to the bafflement of Banjo Man, who was not impressed with my shopping purchases.
I thought these were cute:
I bought a tree ornament wine bottle stopper and an LED cork that turns any empty bottle into a light.
Don’t ask me why. I’m sure it will come in handy.
It was a good reminder to step away from the computer once in a while and venture into the real world to see what is going on. I’m sure my local stores would appreciate it.
Except this one. I did not go in here: