"I am feeling panicky," mom told me this morning. "I am supposed to go get your Christmas presents today, but don't think I can make it. Your father told me to go."
"Don't worry about it," I replied. "We'll go together some other day."
I had asked dad for an Apple I-pod classic and a new harness and leash for Maggie for Christmas. This was going to help keep me walking by having music on-the-go and I felt uncomfortable with Maggie wearing just her collar on the busy highway we walk next to. The harness was supposed to be escape proof. Maggie has been known to wiggle out of her collar and it is a frantic and frightening affair with heavy traffic just mere feet away.
"Come by the house and get $400," mom then said. "I have it in my closet."
My jaw dropped to the floor. I never get to shop other than groceries and haven't in years. I got so excited! I was going shopping even if it was only Wal-Mart. I still can't believe mom trusted me with such a large amount of money. Dad would skin her hide if he knew. He would be thinking about me having beer parties and lots of drugs!
Well, I bought my I-pod classic for $245.99 and then bought Maggie the cutest little harness that was fuscia with pink polka dots. I also bought Maggie a new coordinating leash. She is going to look so festive and cute! I used the rest of the money to buy a few groceries that I normally can't afford and several packs of tighter fitting underwear. I've lost so much weight that my current underwear is too large and my dangly bits hang out very uncomfortably. I know. I know. Too much information. All-in-all it was a grand afternoon and I had so much fun spending lots of money.
Mom called me when I got home.
"Bring me the change and the I-pod," she said. "You can't have your big Christmas present until Christmas. I want to wrap it and put it under the tree."
I laughed and drove right over to hand over the spoils. Did I tell you I am grilling ribeyes for supper tonight? I even splurged and got Maggie one as well. We are going to eat like Kings and Queens tonight! Now it's time to go get my Christmas tree dad supervised. Dad has gone to get his and Charlie's truck. Boy, what a busy and eventful day!!!