Yesterday we went to the outlet mall. I wanted to go to the Disney store to get a Frozen figurine set for
I mean how cute is he??? Yes I spent $40 on a stuffed animal. But I didn't even care at this point. I'll admit that I have a shopping problem but it makes me happy when not much else does right now. And this morning when I woke up and saw him sitting there, I smiled. How can you not?
We also got a carpet cleaner. A Hoover SteamVac something or other. It was at this direct tools store I think. We only went in cause it was a "man" store and I felt like Roger should get to look at something :) Anyways it was $129.99 and 35% off. We get our carpets cleaned twice a year professionally. The cats just make that many stains. I love it when they are clean. That costs somewhere around $100 I think. So we figured we would try this. If it fails we will sell it. But hopefully it works and we can keep up with the carpet ourselves. Or at least have it professionally done only once a year.
Oh and I got the Under Armour slash tights. They are cold weather tights. I saw them last time I was there (Nov) and didn't get any. I should have cause they only had this green-ish color left in my size. Well they only had yellow left in general. This color looks yellow, but we noticed it's slightly different. Normally I wear a large in UA, but I got XL in these. They just looked better and showed the lumps and bumps a bit less. If that's possible. I don't have my own photo, but they look like this. Honestly in person they look more yellow though. Eh - not the best color compared to the choices they had 2 months ago, but the price was acceptable and I wanted just one more pair of cold weather tights.
After we left the outlet we went to lunch. What an ordeal. I was hungry! We saw this restaurant called Mimi's Cafe. It was cute. It was not small (like cafe would imply). I fell for the roof of the building as lame as it sounds. There was sign in the lobby that said sirloin pot pie. Ok great. I wanted some kind of nice hot comfort food. The wait was short but as we were waiting we decided it seemed like a french cafe. We got seated. After a brief look at the menu I said I didn't want to eat there. I didn't want some fru-fru croissant that was overpriced. I'd rather just eat at Bread Co. So before the waitress could come get our drink order, we left. Just walked out. We went down the road to Brick House Tavern & Tap. Cool place. Good food, but the waitress was SLOW. I got a turkey club actually cause it sounded so good. It was topped with deviled eggs if you can believe that. But really the bill was $35 and we tipped $2. I was so mad at how long everything took. Even getting our check. . . then getting our receipt. Ugh.
We did stop at Dillard's on the way home to see what this big New Year's sale was about. OH MY GOODNESS! That place was trashed. For such an "uppy" store the place looked like a tornado went through. I rarely shop there cause it's just too expensive. It looked horrible. I wanted to find some bed sheets or a new comforter. But we came up empty handed.
I want to run a half marathon. It's my next running goal. In 2011 my friend came to St Louis, from New York, to run the Rock and Roll half. I almost signed up cause I was going to have hip surgery in a few months and wondered if this was my last chance to run. You never know how you will recover. We were walking around the expo and saw a booth for the KY Derby Half Marathon. We both love (and own) horses. Oooh how fun to run through Churchill Downs!!!! But it's always been the same weekend that I am in Lexington KY for Rolex. Except this year. This year it's the weekend prior. It's Easter weekend. The race is on Sat the 19th. My friend now lives in CO and said she'd fly to StL and we could drive to Louisville and do the race. Ironically the 20th is her bday. Expensive gift to herself huh?! But we kind of need to sign up. And I'm kind of worried about my knee. Today I got a $5 coupon code. Is that a sign? Do I just take the plunge and sign up? Figure out my knee as I go? I was going to sign up for a half on April 6th and training wasn't scheduled to start till mid-Jan. With the race a couple weeks later I wouldn't have to start for a couple more weeks. Maybe even beginning of February. So I can rest. I was going to run yesterday but ran out of time. Now we have some really cold weather settling in. Monday will be below 0. That doesn't happen too often here. So I don't know. . . do I run a few times before deciding? Or just rest and suck it up and sign up? I can't decide! But my friend would need to book plane tickets soon and we'd need to book a hotel. I suck at decisions!