I’ve had a few difficult days this week, but Friday…Friday just about made up for it. First of all, Ryan took the day off, so he was here doing projects around the house and yard. It’s just nice to know if John is outside playing, then there’s someone else who might be watching over him. Since Dad was here, I was able to go and workout after the kids left for school, and stay longer than 30 minutes. That was nice.
John actually went to school happily, and while he was gone, I did my errand running. I stopped by Toys R Us to see if they had a certain item (they did not), and picked up a baby gift for a friend, some games for birthday and/or Christmas presents and a couple of other things. At the checkout, I used my gift card from way back when I won a gift card to Toys R Us in the amount of about $1000.Ã‚Â I’ve been using it for almost two years, and while it’s been a great thing, it’s almost gone.Ã‚Â But yesterday’s purchases were still free, and I think I have about $14 remaining.Ã‚Â So,that was a successful errand, don’t you think?
Then I stopped by Mimi’s Cafe, where I had spoken with the manager a few days ago and he told me that he would give me free kids meals certificates for EVERY CHILD who entered reflections.Ã‚Â Woo-Hoo! The manager did indeed give me enough certificates for 200 free kids meals.Ã‚Â Isn’t that nice?
The weather outside has been absolutely glorious this week, so that even running errands the clear blue sky just makes me happy.Ã‚Â I stopped by the mall to go into Bath and Body Works, since I had a coupon and no kids with me.Ã‚Â I got two things at 50% off, two things at 75% off, and one for free.Ã‚Â Then, since I spent $30, I got a free $10 gift card.Ã‚Â Score.
My last pick up was at Hale Center Theater, where they gave me 50 free tickets for my reflections winners.Ã‚Â I also picked up the ticket packet for the Jr. High, since theirs hadn’t been picked up yet.Ã‚Â When I called that lady and told her she didn’t have to make a special trip to Orem to pick up her tickets, she was very grateful, so I’m glad I could help.
On the way home I decided to stop by Macey’s and get some hamburger, and was greeted by a nice smiling lady who invited me in to their store’s holiday open house.Ã‚Â All the employees were dressed nicely, wearing skirts or ties, and there were samples and drawings throughout the score.Ã‚Â That’s one way to make grocery shopping more pleasant!
We ended out the day by having a girls night out with me and my three girls and my friend Lisa and her three girls.Ã‚Â We all went to go and see Anne of Green Gables, playing at the Grand Theater at SLCC (of course they were free, and yes, I did win them.Ã‚Â It was the consolation prize I got when I didn’t win the pink jeep).Ã‚Â Although a bit too long, it was a very nice production, and the girls all had a good time.Ã‚Â The girl who played Anne was very talented and we all loved Matthew Cuthbert.
So, yes, that was a NICE day.Ã‚Â Even though my house is a mess and I didn’t getÃ‚Â a whole lot of things done, it was a good day.Ã‚Â Today?Ã‚Â Well, there’s traffic school, but other than that I think it will be a good day, too. I’ve got to take advantage of the last of the wonderful weather and get my tulips planted.Ã‚Â I hope you have a wonderful weekend as well.