Sunday, August 30, 2015

New Pants

A few weeks ago, my husband and I went to Plato's Closet to look for wedge sandals for me.  For those of you who don't know, Plato's Closet is a consignment store but upscale.  Nothing with stains or tears, etc.  They have name brand clothes, shoes and purses for great prices.

I found a pair of wedge sandals for $6.00 and then Joe found a pair of Hollister (that's name brand!) sweat pants.  They were in the mens' section under "small".  He put them next to his body and they looked like they would fit so he bought them for $14.00.

Later when we got home, he tried the sweats on.  And then we laughed and laughed and laughed.

Yeah...........they're WOMENS' sweats, size small, someone had put them in the mens' section and then we noticed the word HOLLISTER going down the leg was sparkly ha ha.

So I have a new pair of sweats!!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A Day in the Life....

My husband and I love going to Saratoga and spending the day and/or evening. I especially love it because one of my best friends lives about 15 minutes away!

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This past weekend, my husband, mother and I went to Saratoga for the day. We went in a ton of shops and I splurged on a HOT little dress and necklace to match. Can't wait to wear it out!!

My best friend drove down and met us and we sat outside at the Wine Bar which is so lovely! 

 Me with my BFF

We had a couple glasses of wine and watched as a drunk man (sitting nearby, not AT the Wine Bar) threw beer all over, yelled incoherent things, and finally was taken away in an ambulance. Good times. But after that we had great conversation and a lot of laughs.

mom and I
my husband Joe and I

After a few drinks, my BFF and I realized we needed to eat!! But not before trying on some lovely Saratoga hats!

My husband and I had, in the past, eaten at a restaurant in Saratoga that we loved and that we thought was called the Circus Cafe. Turns out it was a place attached to the Circus Cafe (maybe same owners?) and not the same thing. We were seated at the Circus Cafe and there were not only tons of people but tons of children as well, which wouldn't have been a problem but we wanted to treat my mother to some place nice and....well, not loud! So the waiter told Joe and I that we actually ate next door previously which was called The Crown. We had lunch there and the food was great and not terribly expensive. Well....we moved next door, were seated and handed menus and GASPED at the prices. Sorry, I'm not spending $34.00 per person on dinner. Apparently the menus change. So much to the embarrassment of the others in my party, we got up and walked out. $34.00 wouldn't have been bad but the menu was small and limited and since my husband and I were treating, we were feeling that was a bit much.

We ended up eating at the Stadium Cafe which had great food and environment.

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Sadly, I had to say good bye to my best friend as she had to go home. But then mom, Joe and I walked around and it was neat seeing all the bars “hopping” at night. Finally we left as we were exhausted. The ride home was uneventful until we almost ran out of gas on the thruway! Thankfully there was a nearby rest area. Phew!!!

All in all it was a great day and I can't wait to go back!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Pet Peeves

When people put an “S” on the end of the name of something when there is no “S”!!

Hannaford has no S on the end so it is not Hannafords!
Walmart – no S!

Now the store Aldi does not have an S on the end of the name but I do think it should. However, it doesn't so no one should say it (including myself)!

One day while at Hannaford, I walked past a woman who was talking on her cell phone and I overheard her say “I'm at Hannafords”. Ugh! I wanted to say “No, you are NOT at are at Hannaford!”

Get rid of the S, people!

Not putting your shopping cart back!

My 80 year old grandmother doesn't walk well and uses a cane and SHE puts her shopping cart back. Every. Time.

Is it really that much of a walk, people? Would a little exercise kill you? I see all these advertisements for weight loss pills and shakes and powders and I think “For crying out loud, eat healthier and exercise and you won't need all of that processed crap!”. I think Americans have become lazier over the last several years (not all Americans, I'm not trying to be judgmental). No one wants to put a cart back. No one wants to walk back to return an item in a store that they decided they don't want after all (so they leave it on a random shelf). I could go on. But I won't.

Ahem, the shopping cart issue.

Recently at the grocery store, I watched a man load his groceries in the trunk of his car, leave the cart behind his car and get in the car to leave. Well, the man put the car in reverse instead of drive and the cart that he so rudely left behind his car scraped against the backside of his car until he noticed that he was backing into it. He quickly put the car in drive and took off. Still left the cart but I had a good laugh because no doubt his car was a little scratched.

Leaving your cart in a parking lot is rude. They roll away and take up parking spaces OR they're left in parking spaces. I can safely say [pat on the back] that I have never left a shopping cart out; I always always put it back!

I am sure some of you are thinking “But what about mothers who have small children?” Easy solution for that one. Unload your groceries while child is in cart. Put cart back while child is in cart. Pick up child and walk to your car. You're teaching them better that way.

Put your carts back where they belong. It won't kill you.