Shopping! Glorious shopping!

January 21, 2010

Cooking, Gadget, Journal

Today was an amazing day. I’ve been staying at work rather late this year, so by the time I go home the downtown stores are closed. I’ve had a hankering for quite some time to visit Et Cetera, our local thrift store. (The lack of an oven has put a crimp in our dinner-making, so I wanted to find some alternate food-heating appliance.). Sadly, Et Cetera is always closed when I leave work.

Today, though, Lloyd called to say he’d be staying late at Lincoln Lutheran. I got the call at 4:15, and on the spot decided that since I had to walk home anyway, I was going to start walking at 4:30. Did you hear that?? Four-thirty!! A full half-hour before Et Cetera closes!

Of course I didn’t make it out the door until 4:35, so I was literally half-running the six blocks to downtown. (Shopping! Shopping! Shopping!) Along the way I checked my wallet, and DANG! I had no cash! That meant a precious 3 minute detour to the bank. (Seward is really, really small.) I ran across the street, got some money, dashed back across the street and got inside the doors at 4:46. Guess who was inside?? Beth!

Beth, I am really, really sorry that you had to witness my pathetic, sweaty delirium. Seriously, Beth was calm and normal and I was dripping buckets and hyperventilating . It was glorious, though! We had 14 whole minutes to walk around and see STUFF. Plus, I scored my Snack Master, or whatever it’s called!

Welcome to my kitchen, friends.

After we paid for our purchases, she offered to drive me home, but I declined because now I was going to Dollar General!! “The stores are open! The stores are open!” I shouted as I ran onto the sidewalk! Well, I didn’t really shout it, but I sure wanted to.

I bought those cookies, and I ate six of them with gusto on the way home – with my coat open, trying to cool down.

Yes, I am pathetic. I also do not care.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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12 Responses to “Shopping! Glorious shopping!”

  1. Lloyd's Mom Said on:

    If your snack master is like the one the boys had, you can make lots of good sandwiches. Congrats on your buy!


  2. Amy Said on:

    Grammy made snacksters for us when we were little!!!


  3. Ribs Said on:

    Hehe, I totally get that coat open business. I always walk too fast and end up partially stripping off when it’s freezing cold out.


  4. Brad Said on:

    Did you try making a sandwich with the cookies?


  5. Lloyd Said on:

    What about a quarter for scale? I can’t tell if the peanut butter fudge stick cookie things are big enough to be worth getting up and going to the kitchen.


  6. Peggy Said on:

    I can’t wait to see what you make with your new contraption!

    I have one of those & I can tell you … pizza pockets come out darn good in that little machine !

    You’ll need bread, pizza sauce, mozz. cheese & any toppings you like. Mouth watering now….


  7. Marisa Said on:

    There really and truly isn’t anything better than wandering around, looking at STUFF. It is one of my favorite pastimes.


  8. Deanne Said on:

    We really like our sandwich maker. It turns a blah sandwich into messy-yumminess.


  9. Rachel in Cali Said on:

    when I saw the pic of the snackmaster next to the cookies, i was CERTAIN if I scrolled down I’d see some sort of snackmastered cookie creation ala Lauren.


  10. Christina Said on:

    Brittney has made some delicious muffins in ours and I think she made corn bread once???


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