Today was different.
Actually, it started yesterday.
So much for a January, post-holiday spending freeze.
On my way home last night, I decided that I needed more Quest bars. I have been eating Quest bars since they were only available online from Quest years ago. They're the only bars I eat.
So, I stopped at GNC for a case of my favorite Raspberry White Chocolate flavor and a case of the Cravings Peanut Butter Cups. But then, I decided to try the Quest protein chips as well.
Not bad, but a little impulsive.
Since the wind chill was projected to be -25 to -30F below zero, area schools decided to delay classes or cancel altogether. Mine cancelled. It was a bright sunny day, so I decided to layer up, venture out, and go get the probiotics I was planning to start up again.
I started at Target...mostly because they have a Starbucks. Although I thought about the Flat White, I opted for the skinny mocha.
Then, I decided to see what I could find on clearance....success...a long sleeved tee, compression shorts for the gym, a sports bra and a picture frame.
Then, I went to the Vitamin Shoppe in the same plaza. Kudos to the man working there today, because I asked, what seemed like, a million questions.
I got my probiotics.
And flip flops.
In January in New England...that's optimism.
Nevertheless, pants, I found...and a foot roller that will hopefully alleviate recurring plantar fasciitis.
Thinking I would grab lunch at Panera Bread, I stopped by the mall; however, the 60% off clearance sign at Old Navy was too much to resist.
Long sleeved tees, a henley shirt, draw-string lounge pants, a button down shirt, a cami, a cowl neck pullover, pajama bottoms, and a package of Pop Rocks...because apparently, I am 5.
Next door to Old Navy is a Panera Bread, but there is also a brand new Burlington Coat Factory. Panera would have to wait.
Here, I found I could not bear to leave without gym socks, a new gym bag, a cooling towel, a weighted jump rope, a workout tank, a workout long sleeved tee, a draping cardigan, a sports bra, cute underwear and a work blouse.
I never made it to Panera Bread. I gulped down a Quest bar I had in my purse and decided to go home before I bought more stuff.
But, I did end up replacing old, ratty staples that I held on to far too long.
All in all, my snow-day turned shopping day turned out quite nice.
If this is all I buy for clothes in the next six or more months, it's not bad. Most of what I bought was on clearance and replacing worn out items.
Still, it gets my minimalist tendencies in a tizzy.
Are you a shopper? Do you have any non-shoppers in your life?