I scored some pretty awesome stuff. I decided that my "Welcome Back" theme was going to somehow incorporate fuzzy monsters. Truly, they are adorable and I love them dearly! I got border, letters, cut-outs, smelly stickers, name plates, and a poster. I even managed to find monster birthday cards. The coolest thing I found, though, were two small books of writing prompts. I am moving up to fifth grade this year and I am planning on having my kids journal daily. They will most likely hate it but it will be good for them. My favorite one has a vocabulary word/definition for each day and then a question to answer that uses the vocab word. Here's an example:
pandemonium: wild uproar; complete chaos (noun)
Pretend you are a zookeeper who comes to work and discovers that all the animals have escaped from their cages. Write a short story about the pandemonium at the zoo.I LOVE this little book and can't wait to use it!
side note: OF COURSE it's raining. I went outside earlier and watered all the plants. Hmph!
On the way home I decided to stop at Wal-Mart. They have this wonderful pineapple-coconut flavored fizzy water that I love. I got a couple of bottles and some other stuff. Honestly, between Target and Wal-Mart I spend WAY too much money! I was greatly annoyed at the lack of customer service at the Wal-Mart that I went to. When I got in line the cashier said something to me but, because she spoke softly, I had to ask her to repeat what she said. She got all huffy and told me that she couldn't give me cash back at her register. I told her that was ok, as long as I could use my debit card I was fine. She rolled her eyes and walked off. I did a double take and just kind of stared at her. I don't know what she was doing but she eventually came back and started scanning my purchases. She didn't say a word to me but slammed a couple of my things down into the bags. I was fuming by that point and just really wanted to get out of there. When she handed my my receipt I said "I certainly hope your day gets better." in as frosty a tone as I could muster. She looked a little stunned and told me that she wasn't having a bad day. I said, "Oh, well that's hard to tell, then." and walked off. I contemplated finding the manager but decided against it because it never seems to do any good anyway.
No trip out would be complete without a stop at Dunkin Donuts. Large, blueberry iced coffee with cream, anyone?
Finally, I rounded out my big day out with a stop at the library. I got an e-mail notification yesterday that the second Hunger Games book I had requested was ready for me to pick up. It's an audio book so I can knit and read at the same time. Score!
Have you heard of Group Dealz? OMG! I have found some super-cute things there. Today I couldn't resist ordering the "I love my state" pillow. Texas, of course. :)
Hope you are having a wonderful day, wherever you are!