Saturday, October 20, 2007

I've Been Tagged and Did Some Shopping

Laila tagged me for the Meme and I'm finally getting around to doing it.

4 jobs I've had:
library aide
waitress, waitress and waitress
switchboard operator in a department store
Director of Sales & Marketing Administration

4 films I could watch over & over:
Gods & Generals
Tora, Tora, Tora
Sound of Music
(yes, I generally like war movies)

4 TV shows I watch:
The Unit
Criminal Minds
Patriots football and Red Sox baseball

4 places I have lived:
Blaine, Minnesota
Orlando, Florida
Norfolk, Virginia
Dover, New Hampshire

4 favorite foods:
Coffee (is that a food?)
Did I say steak?

4 place I love to be right now:
Right here in Dover, NH
Australia (meeting my online quilt buddies)
Anywhere there is snow
In bed

4 names I love but would/could not name my children:
Amanda Michelle

Since this Meme has been going around for a while, consider yourself tagged if you haven't done it yet.

On another note, DH and I went shopping today. We were going to shop in Boston, but the city was packed with people seeing the Head of the Regatta, along with 2 conventions, a hockey game, and if that wasn't enough, the Red Sox play tonight. Instead we went to the Outlet Shops in Kittery, ME. I usually have very little luck when it comes to clothes and shoe shopping. But today I was 3 for 3 in shopping. First DH took me into the Cole Haan store. Not a store I would have ever thought for buying clothes for me. As we walked into the store, the clerk told us that all the coats in the store were on sale for $99. OK, so I thought I'd check them out. I need a new winter coat. I took this coat off the rack and tried it on. I like it. The hood is very furry, but I couldn't resist it. I looked at the price tag and the original price was $695 and I got it for $99! How cool is that? Bring on the winter.

I've been whining about not being to find boots that don't look clunky and don't have spike heels that I can wear in the office in the winter. I've been looking for these boots for 3 years. I found this pair in the 2nd store we walked into. These boots were half price - $40.

The last store we went into was Van Heusen. I thought they only carried men's clothes. But I was wrong. I walked out of there with a pair of black trousers and a gray pinstripe suite for about $90 - again less than half price!

I was so psyched to have found all these deals. I don't what I did to deserve such luck, but I'm enjoying it.

DH is home from Europe and will be home for 3 weeks. He said the same thing I've been thinking - I can't wait for life to get back to normal. 9 - 5 work days and no work interruptions at all hours of the day. How sweet it is to have him home. (Especially since he paid for all my purchases today!)

Tomorrow I'll be able to get back into my sewing room. I have some HSTs to make for a baby quilt. We are going to look at a house tomorrow. Our never ending house/condo hunt continues.


dot said...

What great buys you found. Enjoy them.

pam said...

I really like the boots!

House-hunting...ugh, what a task...ugh.

I bet you are enjoying having hubby home for a while, I think I could easily get used to having my hubby gone for extended periods of time, but would so enjoy his return as well.


paula, the quilter said...

The hood has the added benefit of keeping the snow off your glasses. Love the boots!

Becky said...

It's always nice to find something we are looking for, especially when you get a good deal. Happy house hunting.

Solstitches said...

I love to shop. You got a great deal on the boots - nice jacket too!


Kim said...

happy house hunting and great deals in the retail shopping.
Good luck with the Sox tonight- and thanks for the good wishes for the the monsters...we spent the afternoon getting them checked out medically but they're going to be fine :) thank God!

sewnut said...

The boots are a super find! Enjoy the time home with your honey!