Saturday, November 13, 2010

You spent HOW MUCH?

I can’t believe another week has gone by so quickly!  My plan of doing at least two posts per week just didn’t happen this week. I have the best of good intentions but sometimes lift just gets in the way and it’s not always bad. I did lots of fun things this week and here are a few of them.

About once a year my three sisters and I like to take a trip to our state capital and do some Christmas shopping.  It’s usually after Mom has gone back to Florida but if not she goes too. We made our plans and my sister that lives here in town, my niece and I headed out about about 8 in the morning for the hour and 15 minute drive.

It always goes fast when there is someone to talk to and our family is very verbose so there wasn’t a quiet moment.  I let my sister drive as she drives faster then I do. I kind of poke along. We met up at The Christmas Tree Shop which is one of our favorites.

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We hit a few bargains and continued on to TJ Maxx another of our favorites.  We do have one here in town but they have different stuff at each locations so we wanted to check it out.

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Next we went to Sears as my oldest sister needed to get a new washer and dryer.  We were greeted by a very gracious young man that helped her decide which set was best for her needs. He was not pushy at all which was nice.  He probably was a little overwhelmed with the five of us there all talking at the same time but was a good sport and the washer and dryer will be delivered on Tuesday.  :o)
No I was not hitchhiking!
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We always like to eat at The Senator when in Augusta. Their food is homemade and delicious with nothing fried in sight. :o)

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I always have the chicken pot pie in puff pastry with the cinnamon apples which is to die for.  Our waitress was a hoot and took really good care of us.

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We were revived after such a good lunch so off we went to Target.  We hit the jackpot there!  I had my Christmas list with me and found almost everything I was looking for!!  We all came away with things checked off our lists.

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It was time to head home after that so they headed west and we headed north.  It’s nice that two of us live near each other and the other two live near each other.  I also have a brother here in town but needless to say he wouldn’t want to go on a shopping trip with his sisters!  :o)  We love spending time together and make a point of getting together whether it be to shop or just visit.
I ran up to see the boys after I got home.  They are doing well at the stable and have settled right in.  Miss T rode Kipper and gave him a good workout which he needs.  He is such an easy keeper, too easy, he gains weight by just looking at his food! Sounds like ME!
                                Augusta shopping 019                  This is from the back looking at the back of the inside arena, the stalls are in the L shape that juts out and goes all along the front.
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Looking the other way is the river.  We used to ride down there bareback and take the horses in when we were younger.  Now we are too wimpy.  sigh….

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  I always have so much to be thankful for and today I am thankful that it is my Dad’s 87th birthday!  Happy Birthday Dad!!  xoxoxox

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Mrs Mom said...

Happy Birthday MM's Dad!!!!

Wow you are a whirlwind, all y'all! ;) Glad you had such a great outing.
(I'm jealous. Spent the week on the couch, feeling.. well... pretty poorly.)

Kiss the ponies from me!

Needled Mom said...

Happy birthday to you dad and fellow walker!!!!

Surely looks like you guys all had a fabulous time shopping. It also sounds like you did a great job checking off items on that list. Isn't it fun to have someone to shop with????

Chicken pot pie - yummers!!! I love it. Did you save me a bite???

Did you do this post with Writer? If so, did it work better for you? I just did another one with it and I love how quickly the photos load on it. It goes faster than my mind thinks!!! That is bad!

Glad that the boys are doing well. It is nice to have T help out with their workouts.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend. xoxo

Patti said...

What a fun outing!! I've managed to get a bit of my Christmas shopping done too!

Hollie said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad! Wow, what a great sounding trip! You all are just beautiful! Your lunch looked yummy indeed!

Val said...

Happy Birthday to your dad!!! Tell him that I need that wood here at the Sparta Hilton!! Sounds like you and your sisters have a great time. Is that one of those 3 crockpot thingys in your buggy? I want one of those too.

Mikey said...

Happy Birthday to your dad!
Your post gave the biggest shopping craving! I want to go shopping with you girls!!

Julie Harward said...

Wow. 87 and he is still so cute! And this sounds like such a fun day...I love the TJ stops too! Nothing as fun as being with the sisters! :D

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PEA said...

Well let me first start off by wishing your Dad a very, very, very Happy (belated) Birthday!!! He looks wonderful for 87 years old!

It's so good to be back to blogging and visiting my favourite people:-) The renovations on my living room took a bit longer than expected but it's finally done! Now to get into the Christmas mode and start planning for that! lol

Ooooh what a fun time you had with your sisters and doubt the store clerks get a kick out of all of you! hehe And the food you had in that restaurant has me drooling all over my keyboard. Love the picture of all of you, all beauties:-)

Glad to hear that your boys are doing well at the stable where they are for the winter months. I know how much you miss having them home but at least you can still go visit them:-) Yup Kipper is like me as well, I just look at food and I gain weight! lol

Are you still going to go private with your blog? I thought of doing that as well so that I could post pictures of Lily but that's as far as it went...just a thought! lol With me, though, I don't have many pictures of her while you can take new pictures every day of your grands and post them so I can see where you'd be lost not being able to do so.

Love you to bits! xoxoxoxo

hippo chick said...

Happy Birthday to your dad. What a blessing you have to have your family so near. Looks like you gals had a great time shopping and lunching.

Glad the boys are settled in too.

Like you, I only posted once last week. I look back and wonder what I did, but I'm always busy.

~hippo hugs~

Margaret Cloud said...

Hope your Dad had a great birthday and full of fun and surprises. Looks like you gals had a nice fun outing. Liked the pictures of the boys. Have a nice week.

Dawn said...

It is so much fun that I can visualize exactly where you were! I haven't even begun to think of making a list, much list checking it twice and checking things off. Ugh!!

Dawn said...

I forgot to tell you that Kev called a few minutes ago to tell me he was in Bangor, had just gone by your neck of the woods, and was heading to "Stinkin' Lincoln" -

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

My sisters and I meet up on Black Friday and do some major shopping and eating. It is so fun to spend time with them as we have many laughs...and I see you all do too!

palmtreefanatic said...

Happy Birthday to your dad!!!

What a fun shopping trip! So nice to catch up with your sisters!Do you go shopping on Black friday or not??? Sounds as if you may be done:)

the boys are looking good!:)

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