|Snow-capped Mountains in the Distance|
Last night's storm, which brought us rain, had brought snow to the mountains; my daughter took these pictures of the snowy mountains in the distance while we were stopped at a traffic light, this afternoon.
|More Snow-capped Mountains|
Today, my daughter and I went to the mall to do some after Christmas sales shopping!
My daughter was anxious to get me a Christmas present. Every time we went shopping before Christmas, she would tell me to let her know if I saw anything I liked - a blouse or a sweater or something. But, I didn't see anything I liked.
What I really wanted were some scented body lotions and perfume as I had come to the end of my bottle of lotion and my perfume. Although my daughter had wanted to buy me some lotion from our favorite bath and beauty products store prior to Christmas, when lotions were on sale for "buy 3, get 2 free", I had refused to allow her to buy me any as that would still come to $7.50-$8.10 per bottle (regular price was $12.50-$13.50, depending on the scent). Today, however, the store was having their semi-annual sale, with up to 75% off selected bath and body products and they had sent me a coupon of an additional 20% off any purchase of $25 or more! My daughter bought 10 bottles of lotion, some for me and some to be given as gifts to family as part of their New Year's gifts. With the discount, the lotions came to $2.49-$2.79 each, depending on the original price. I now have at least a year's supply of lotions!
Then, we went to another store for some perfume. I no longer wear perfume on a daily basis, but, I do like to wear some when I go out, even if it is grocery shopping. I wanted something light for daytime wear. I picked something with a green tea scent - a perfume and lotion set. Unbeknownst to me, my daughter also picked out another bottle of perfume that I had said was good, but had put back on the counter; she hid it from me until we got to the check out counter and then, insisted on buying that one as well!
Then, on the way out of the store, I saw some jigsaw puzzles. The Christmas themed ones were on sale for $2.99 each and I really wanted one. Daughter bought me two as part of her Christmas gifts to me!
|Christmas Jigsaw Puzzles|
She also bought a gift for one of her friends and a bento box and some costume jewelry for herself, using a gift card she had received.
After that, we came home, feeling well pleased with our afternoon of shopping!
Daughter has a bit of a scratchy sore throat, so I made her some coriander tea. I hope she isn't coming down with whatever it was that I had!
Today, I am grateful for:
- A partly sunny day after yesterday's rain
- Being able to see the snow on the mountains in the distance
- After Christmas sales!
- Bargain holiday shopping
- Christmas gifts from my daughter
How was your Thursday? Do you shop for gifts during the after Christmas sales?