non on-line shopping

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.

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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.


Love that color blue.


Sparkly pumpkins!!!!

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I did get the giggles over these:


Best dish towel ever.


And I bought one of these, much to the bafflement of Banjo Man, who was not impressed with my shopping purchases.


No more naked wine bottles.

I thought these were cute:

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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:


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