Things to do at the mall
I found myself at the mall today. I can't remember the last time I was there -- it sure wasn't for any Christmas shopping!
While I was there, I exchanged a J.Jill shirt that Katie had given me (too big) for a sweater (with the sale prices and discounts, it was an even exchange) and also bought another shirt on sale.
I was mad that I forgot the Williams Sonoma gift card I also received at Christmas because I want/need a baking stone for bread! I am so anxious to try Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes A Day after all the wonderful things I've read.
I find I'm becoming more and more particular about the food I eat -- not even so much that it's "good for me," though there's been some more of that lately, but mostly that it's just plain GOOD. Good to eat. Food made fresh, with real ingredients, quality stuff that tastes good and is worth the effort to make or the money to buy. I use to LOVE going to McDonald's -- loved their french fries and fish sandwiches -- but everything is made so far ahead now, it sits there, is nuked, is yucky. I'm not willing to spend my money or waste a well-earned "treat" on crap like that.
Woo. Didn't mean to go off on all that. Best get that baking stone soon, eh?
Anyway, my nephews had a great time in the mall's play area. This is me entertaining Mack on our way out, keeping him busy at the tall/skinny and short/fat mirrors while the people we were with completed their last transactions (or made a last bathroom stop).