mom picked me up at 3 & we went to WM. i found the 2 $13 shirts i wanted to get, and mom found some shirts that she liked. : ) i saw a couple other shirts that i liked, but decided to look at the mall first. we went to hallmark & mom got grammy a birthday card - i still need to do that, whoops! i read this really cute book called Smitten, about a friendship btwn a sock & a mitten. also saw some really nifty snow globes that i think will make great christmas presents. except that everyone is getting blankets this year. i reeeealllly need to not overbuy christmas gifts! lol i mean, even tho i like buying presents.
we went to lane bryant, and they had some AWESOME sweaters, and a 40% off sale. however, even w/ the 40% off, i didn't want to spend that much on sweaters. mom was cool, saying it's my birthday & now would be the time to spend the money ... but idk, i just didn't want to! so we went to cj banks & i found 4 skirts that i really liked, but narrowed it down to 2. : ) can't wait to put them into my skirt rotation!! mom found some jeans she liked there, too. cool beans! final stop was victoria's secret for my perfume (heavenly, love iiiit!). i got a secret giftcard, too, which i can use starting december 1st, and it's at least worth $10, but could be worth up to $500! how neat would THAT be?! so, around december 1st i'll go in & buy a purse sized something or other for $10, use the gift card, and see how much it's worth! woot!!
after the shopping, we went to the olive garden for dinner - but there were ppl outside waiting, and we didn't have time to wait. so we went to el rodeo for mexican. yes, i can eat mexican two nights in a row. or three or four... heh. i got a taco & beef enchilada w/ white cheese sauce. YUMMY, and chips, too!
then, it was time for PHANTOM!! we got there about 40 minutes early, got a great parking spot, and met up w/ brad, brandee, baylee, boo, nathan, brandee's friend (trent??), aunt janie & uncle ron... hugs & chatting & so not enough time together! the play was A.MAZ.ING! brilliant! faaaaabulous! bub did so awesome, i can't even describe it. the gal playing christine was amazing, too. i wish i had some cash cuz i would go again tomorrow! aunt carol even has a cameo. : ) during intermission, we got a snack & mom outbid aunt carol on a couple of things on the silent auction. it was funny - there was a $15 olive garden gift card that aunt carol had bid $16.50 on, so mom bid $17 or so just to play w/ her. then the boys behind us were talking about it & mom said, "she's my sister, that's why i did that." LOL it was really funny!!
after the play, mom dropped me at home. i hadn't been in the house for 2 minutes before she called me, because apparently there was a fight going on down the street & she wanted me to call the cops. idk why she didn't call them herself... LOL anyway, while i was busy pushing buttons to get to a live person (seriously, even if you're calling the police for a non-emergency, is it really necessary to have at least 3 automated systems? yeesh!) the cops & fire dept were arriving at the house. i could hear the shouting, but didn't get close enough to see anything, really. thank God no one came running down the street w/ a weapon or anything!!
oh! before mom dropped me off at home, we stopped at my mailbox & i'd received a postcrossing from Las Vegas and a much-loved card from Kate, in the Netherlands. (*waves to kate* hi kate! thank you for reading my little bloggy!! : ) )
favorite!! those shildpadje (baby turtle)s are just adorable! *grin*
so, there you have my stories for today! no UPS visit. *pout* i may have to call them & get an ETA, cuz bret & i will be at work on monday. hmmm.
i hope your saturday was spectacular! : ) i'm off to bed - oh, don't forget to turn your clocks back an hour! i love fall back. extra hour...yay! of course, it's currently almost 1, so even w/ fall back, it's almost midnight! gotta sleep.