Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Shop 'Til I Drop? Doubtful..But Worth the Try

Today is the first day Hubby and I are actually adventuring out in to the wide world to do some fun kid-free activities.  Yes, the kids have been gone since Sunday...don't ask why it's taken us two days to actually do something.

This morning, Hubby sent in my new alarm clock to wake me up at 7:30am.  That would be Katniss, my kitten.  I've had to keep her out of the bedroom the past couple of nights, because she's started wanting to play at 3am.  And by play, I mean start biting my fingers to try and get me to pet her.  Yeah, it's cute - and I know she just wants attention - but I don't feel like playing at 3am.  So, now, the minute the bedroom door gets opened in the morning, she's waiting to pounce on me to wake me up.

So, as soon as I'm finished writing this wonderful, informative blog, I'll be going to get ready so that Hubby and I can head out.

We're going to spend the day in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  To go shopping.  It's about an hour and half away from me - and I've been there many times... but never to shop.  Actually, I've only ever gone to Tulsa for the zoo - and to pick my parents up from the airport.  Both are located on the outskirts of I've never really gone in to the city to see what it had to offer. 

Up until last night, I had no idea that Tulsa had 5 malls.  FIVE.  One being a million+ square feet of shopping gloriousness.  Two are outdoor promenade type malls.  Hundreds and hundreds of department stores, boutiques, artsy, unique stores.  My heart is accelerating at just the thought of it.

The sad part is, though, I'm not really that excited about the shopping.  I'm still too big to think about buying clothes.  I don't want to buy clothes that fit me now... but it will be a little exciting to shop for some stuff that I'll be able to wear eventually.  Not to mention the fact that I also have a new classroom that will need stuff.  And there's shoes.  Haven't had a new pair of shoes in a long time.  Or a new purse for that matter.

But, regardless, I do love a day out shopping...and I'm excited about how much walking I'll be doing.  OK, so it won't be the normal cardio-focused walking.... but it's still walking.  And, as long as I'm moving - I'm happy.

I've realized that coming up with a week's worth of activities for Hubby and I is a lot harder than I thought it would be.  While I'm blessed beyond belief to have a Hubby that actually enjoys shopping - there's only so much shopping we can do.  The rest of the time, he wants to be out on his bike, and I want to be walking or working out.  Both things neither of the other enjoys. 

Tomorrow, both of us are going to enjoy doing our own stuff.  I'm going to they gym - despite saying I wasn't going to this week... because I miss the gym, and I need a really good work-out.  And Hubby is going to go for a long bike ride. 

Friday, we're going to catch a couple of movies....possibly even Magic Mike again.  I will officially have the coolest freakin' Hubby in the world if I can pull that off.  And, he wants to see Ted.  After the movies, it will be a romantic dinner at an Indian restaurant - and then home to enjoy each other's company.

At the end of the day, I realized that it's not about how much stuff we do but the time we get to spend together.  And that part has been wonderful.  He hasn't had to work, which has been the time has been about quality time.  And I'm OK with that.

Alright, I'm getting the look that I need to get off here so that I can get ready so we can hit the road.  And I have to eat breakfast, first.  So...

Till next time. ;)
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