Today was a lovely day, but definitely an example of things aft going agley-y. Izzy and I were up at 5:30 (gah) and out the door a little after 6. Why I bothered to put on make-up I have no idea, yet there it is. I made up. Covering the zit on the tip of my nose may have had something to do with it. I didn’t really feel like going around looking like Faithie the red-nosed faithdeer.
We stopped for gasoline, and, well, to tell you the end of the story at the beginning, the cashier apparently stole Izzy’s card number, because she got a call from her credit card company saying that a charge had been made taking her all the way up to her credit limit. So thank goodness for responsible anti-fraud divisions of credit card companies, because it was immediately caught. I hope the responsible employee (well, irresponsible, actually, and criminal instead of employee) gets fired promptly. I realise that’s no way to start the holiday season, but neither is stealing someone else’s credit card number and maxing out their card.
When we got to Half Price Books, we were a little dismayed to find out that there were definitely more than 100 people there. So we didn’t even bother getting out of the car. We stopped by Izzy’s office so I could transfer some funds around, and then we went to a different HPB. Only there wasn’t really anything either of us needed, so we left and went to Ross, where Izzy got a couple of tops and a baby shower gift. Then it was off to Hobby Lobby to buy some things for some Christmas gifts we’re making. And then we went to the Dollar Store. Then we were ravenous, so we went to eat. However, we didn’t make it out to Ft. Worth to Spiral Diner. Alas. Instead we went to Campo Verde, which is awesome at Christmas-time because it looks like Santa and all of his elves puked up tinsel and lights all over the place. I’ll get some photos up maybe tomorrow. And then we went to Enchanted Garden and got a couple of items for the gifts we’re making. Then it was time to see Breaking Dawn, and I’ll confess I kind of liked it. Then Target, where I unwittingly shocked a woman by letting loose with a loud belch. Didn’t mean to offend anyone, but dang! It was at least a 7.5. I’m just sayin’.
Then we went back to Izzy’s house, where I retrieved my overnight bag and a really great pair of boots she gave me, and I came home. No sooner had I walked in the door and put things down than Joe called me to go pick up him and Emmylou. He’d taken Buffy in to get 2 new tires and get her inspected. So I went to get him, and we ended up leaving Emmylou in the car for half an hour or so while we looked at furniture in Room Store. We found one couch and chair that were both comfortable and reasonably attractive, even if they’re not necessarily our number one choice. But we aren’t buying anything yet, obviously. Have to wait until we’re ready to move back home. And then I took Joe back to the car place, and brought Emmylou home and ordered a pizza.
So that’s my lovely day, and even though it didn’t go strictly according to plan, it was still very nice. Except for Izzy getting robbed but since the company caught it before she even knew and reversed it, I think we probably shouldn’t complain.