We got caught away from home for the weekend - working - and not having warm "enough" clothes.
Forget the wedge Volatiles - flip floppy type shoes.
It's socks and sneakers for me right now.
I/We went home during the day today and yesterday, and the girls and I made the most of that time.
Lots of running around using up bits and pieces of small gift cards ($5.00, $10.00...) that I've been given -
-- gift cards for perfect attendance at work
-- gift cards given to me by a local chamber of commerce for a teacher award
-- small, leftover amounts ($2.53, $7.45) on a few cards given to me or the girls for our bdays (We appreciate gift cards!)
Anyhoo - we,ve been to eat authentic Mexican food, get cookies, buy organic strawberry lemonade, purchase colorful writing pens, mooch pickles and croutons at a restaurant where we had "one free dessert", go to Toys R Us (or Toys FOR Us -- as Mary called it) and get a stuffed animal horse with a gift card that was probably 4+ years old.....
Making the most of "off time" between work times
I recognized and chatted with (via interpreter) one of the Hispanic employees -- mom of a former student at my school.
Made on the spot vegetarian tacos and guacamole
Mary's first time at this kiddie joint "Toys FOR Us"