Oops, We Did It Again

We really didn’t plan it this way. There might have been an element of “oh, this was so fun last year, we should do it again.”

My mom, Hope and I went shopping on the Friday after Thanksgiving. It’s not as crazy as it sounds. We go to La Encantada in Tucson, which is this lovely outdoor mall that isn’t crowded. We don’t go for Christmas shopping, either, but more to screw around and enjoy ourselves. We had Italian for lunch. And really, Hope did the most shopping, which is a major reversal.

All was well until we hit the Black/White store and found these great tops that were neither black nor white. My mom loved the sweater and went to try it on, while Hope and I waited in the dressing area. We’d previously spotted and admired the tops with the roses, but left it there. Then this young gal came out of a dressing room and looked so fab in that selfsame top, we felt compelled to try them on, too.

It was meant to be, don’t you think?

I got Hope’s for her as a birthday present. She promised to put it away again after Mexican food night, and re-open it on her special day. We’ll see if she does.

This was our Thanksgiving. Nothing profound. Nothing earth-shattering. We did silly things and ate great food, drank a lot of wine. We slept in, sat in the sun, took walks, read.

Perhaps a happy life gives one little to report of interest.

Still, I’m thankful.

8 Replies to “Oops, We Did It Again”

  1. Wonderful time! Loved the shopping with my daughters! Loved the colorful sweaters! Loved having the family gathered! I am indeed thankful.

  2. Loved the tops. Hey, to others it may seem of little interest, but you have had wonderful time with people who mean much to you. Trust me as someone who had tons of upheaval in my life that's something to report and celebrate.

  3. Terrific color and very flattering design, indeed, KAK!

    Thanks Mom – we are lucky!

    Sorry to hear about the upheaval, Chudney. Here's hoping for wonderful times for you, with people who mean much to you.

  4. Gorgeous colors!

    I didn't shop…oh, wait. I did. I went grocery shopping and had to wait 15 minutes for my receipt because right when I checked out, the entire computerized register system crashed. Yay! 😉

  5. Sounds like a fun holiday! And you guys look MAHvelous. 🙂

    Also, I couldn't figure out your comment on my blog until I realized I'd left you off my list. D'oh! I knew this morning I was going to wind up doing that to someone. (Actually, several someones. I've been adding people all day. *grins sheepishly*) Like I said–sieve for brains. Sorry! Anyway, you're on the list now. 🙂

  6. What a great way to spend it. I like how for each of us, how we spend our day and day after is very revealing about who we are. Keep up those traditions, because they do mean something.

  7. Probably a good thing your sister didn't make you hit the mall then, Danica!

    Okay, Linda. I'm totally mollified now!

    Very true, Kelly – I love those insights.

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