Sunday Afternoon Shopping
This Sunday we had some last-minute Xmas shopping to do. We went to Bagel Central for a delicious lunch, then to Burlington Coat Factory where I wanted to get a jacket I’d seen on sale. They didn’t have it but we ended up finding one I liked even better. Doody probably felt a twinge of jealousy for seemingly no reason as I bought it (he’s sort of an addict when it comes to jackets).
After that we went on an epic “winter boots” quest for Amme. It is almost impossible to find decent-looking, affordable winter boots for women (sure L.L. Bean has fantastic boots, but out of our price range). All the boots we found were either too expensive, or weren’t really made for trudging through snow and slush (there were plenty of useless, very fashionable ones ). We finally managed to find some at Target, and Amme managed to talk them into giving her 20% off because they had some scuff marks on the uppers.
We braved the mall to get some presents and pretzels at the newly re-opened pretzel shop. Amme had been super bummed when they closed down last winter because she loves the little pretzel bites. I decided to forgo the caramel macchiato I usually get in the mall, then regretted it later. If you want a seriously amazing caramel macchiato that puts Starbucks to shame, get it at the Bangor Mall—I’m not even kidding.
We stopped at the grocery store before heading home, and I made steak, blanched broccoli, and Welsh Rarebit for supper. All in all, it was a tiring but very nice little Sunday.