Friday, March 30, 2007

Busy day

Today we have to do a bunch of errands for K. He is doing consulting in north Tampa on most Fridays, and we need to drop of some payroll for one of his clients, make a few deposits, and oh: he gave me his credit card and told me to get the stuff for S's Easter basket. And treat us to a nice lunch on him. So we will do just that. Maybe a visit to the Olive Garden? That is a great mother-daughter place. But we are going to be in between our two local restaurants... too far. I know, I haven't been to the Longhorn Steakhouse for a while! It is next to the Target we are going to, and they have a great kids menu. Wonderful salads too! OK. That would work.

I usually try to get more toys rather than candy for the basket, she will get enough of that at the Easter Egg Hunt at the park and home, but K made me promise to get her a big, chocolate bunny. His mom never got him one as a kid, so he really want her to have one. She got one last year. They are huge! We ended eating most of it, it was enough for 3 people.

Out of the big "everything stores" (Wal-Mart, K-mart and Target) I like Target the best. Wal-Mart irks me with its sordid reputation for being a lousy employer, taking over an area so the small "mom and pop" places can't make it. K-mart has just gone down hill in this area after the bankruptcy problems. target, on the other hand seems to reinvent themselves every year. I like the hip vibe, the designer collaborations and the fresh feel. They opened a huge Super Target here in October, and you can walk around in that for hours.

We do have an almost brand new Wal-Mart just around the corner, but I rather do the drive to Target. The only thing I like about Wal-Mart is their self check out system (I helped translate the Swedish version!). Before I would go crazy waiting in their lines, now you can get through must faster.

Oh, and on another note, I think I might be getting a little better. Just small things here and there. I have noticed I have more energy, probably because instead of going to the bathroom 6-8 times a night it has been more like 2 the last few nights. Big difference! The energy translates itself to other areas: the house is clean, the laundry is done, I work more, play more. So I am keeping my fingers crossed that the steroids have started working their magic finally... Still haven't gained any weight, oddly enough.

I better get in the shower to get ready, it is already after 9.

1 comment:

Annika said...

I am so with you! I cannot even walk into a Wal-mart. Just because the fact that they treat their emplyees like crap. No mercy!
Target is lovely, and it feels so modern and up-dated! You think you will only spend 30 bucks when you walk in, but you come out 200 dollars later...That's Target for you.