Tuesday, October 28, 2008

it's nice to have new things

it has just occurred to me that i forgot to write about my fun shopping time on friday. it wasn’t that fun (because i do not like shopping) but i love having new things so that is fun. i do actually like looking at things in stores, but trying things on and crowds are very annoying.

so friday, after work, i went to canadian tire and bought a rice cooker for 50% off. great deal! it’s black and decker brand too. i tried it yesterday and my rice was pretty delicious. i also bought some cleaning supplies on sale. i hate when you are trying to clean but are nearing the end of a spray bottle. and really there is enough to use but not enough to have a full spray blast if you have to tip the bottle at an angle for whatever reason.

after canadian tire, i went to linens n’ things because i had a gift card. i had never been there before because there aren’t really any linens n’ things in my area but i made the trip since it’s going out of business. i really couldn’t believe how ridiculously expensive everything was there! everything there was horribly overpriced and i was just wandering the aisles thinking about how i could probably buy everything there for cheaper elsewhere. but that doesn’t matter when you have a gift card. i bought a car air freshener for $5 (christmas cookie scent), a garlic and sea salt grinder (for $8, and yum yum), an electric nose hair trimmer ($25!!!) and my new pride and joy, a rainfall showerhead ($40). i have wanted one of these since my dream shower in laguna beach, california. it’s very awesome and relaxing, and the water pressure is great too.

so that’s that. yesterday i was completely on plan and it was grrrrrrrreat! i had a 40-minute swim as well. this morning i woke up and was going to use the elliptical, but decided to do an incline (up and down) walk on the treadmill so i could read magazines while i did it instead. i walked for 3 miles, then did lunges, push-ups and sit-ups.

speaking of reading, i just started the first book in that twilight series (for teens) and it’s really good! i can hardly put it down. and there is a movie coming out in december. really, it’s really, really good. can all of my “really”s emphasize it enough? i don’t know!

here is today’s planned menu (room for ytbd snacks):

regular oats (2)
1/3 cup pumpkin (0)
¼ cup all bran (0)
½ cup fresh cranberries (0)
vanilla tea (0)
yogurt (1)
total: 3

coffee (0)
whole wheat bun (2)
peanut butter (1)
source yogurt, 2 containers (1)
baby carrots and yellow pepper (0)
2.5 tablespoons hummus (2)
total: 9

coleslaw (0)
yogurt dressing (2)
2 hard boiled eggs (4)
2 low fat hot dogs (1)
total: 16


Jen said...

YAY! I love getting new things!!!

I don't think I have ever been in Linens and Things...but I don't like overpriced things (unless they are shoes and handbags)...

I have heard amazing things about the Twilight series (and I HAVE the book, I just need to read it!!)

Bi0nicw0man said...

Linens and Things is basically like Home Outfitters. I wonder if they are all going out of business, or just the one near you?

I would love that showerhead, but all the ones I've looked at hang quite low, and since we are both tall I don't want to have to squat under it!

I have wondered about those Twilight books. Chapters always has a MASSIVE display of them, but I have so many other books to read I just haven't gotten to those yet.

Oh, I meant to tell you, it was my turn to pick a book for my book club and I chose Lullabies for Little Criminals because I remembered you mentioning it. I'm about half way through and I really like it!

Vanessa said...

Oooh, your new showerhead sounds nice!

Sara said...

we had to use up some gift cards too - and we had the same problem with the prices. We ended up getting a fabric shower curtain liner and a set of dishes.

fittingbackin said...

You don't like shopping?! What?! :) The Twilight books are AWESOME - I own them all, have read them all multiple times and am obsessed!!!!! You'll probably buy the next 3 all in one trip - awesome! I can't wait for the movie!!! Yay!