Kicking Tires & Laughs
I swear it’s Murphy’s Law. The weather turns to crap on holidays.
Do the Weather Gods know that it’s a holiday and everyone wants to be outside so they decide to just rain on everyone’s parade? Literally.
Because we can have 364 days of endless sunshine here in San Diego…
And then a holiday comes and it’s dreary, overcast, windy, and drizzling.
Can’t go to the beaches. Actually didn’t want to.
Didn’t want to drive to the actual mall. Insanity, I’m sure.
So Skylar and I walked around our neighborhood
Just kind of kicking tires and seeing what we saw. No big agenda.
We went into a vintage-meets-punk-meets-new-meets-recycled store
Lots of feathers
All synthetic. Don’t get your undies in a feathery wad.
I told you feathers are the rage here
Skylar tried on a feather barrette
An Owl necklace caught my eye. Along with a million other things.
We carried on to Urban Outfitters
The last item I purchased from U.O. were some jeggings. Blast from the past. Can’t believe it’s been over a year!
I drooled over the new fall merchandise
And the knick-knacks that I never knew I “wanted” until I saw them
Oh the fun I could have
And then I spotted this knit owl phone cover
I already am rocking the white iphone case that I love..
..But this owl is so cute!
Owls are all the rage lately, too:
Anthropologie Owls I saw
West Elm Owls I saw
It’s Owl Mania! Makes Janetha happy, I’m sure. Our resident Owl Queen.
While I was looking at owls and knick-knacks, Skylar found this Sound Machine
It makes 10 different sounds from toilet flushing to burping to farting sounds. Classy.
Oh, the simple pleasures. From ages 4 to 84, certain sounds always make people laugh
So it was a rainy day, but we just kicked tires, as my mom used to say.
Didn’t spend any money.
Did the just browsing & talking myself out of it thing. Bonus for my wallet.
And we had some Bonding Time. Bigger Bonus.
And then we bonded over Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
1. Do you have any favorites activities you do to just pass an hour or two? Favorite tire kicking things to do?
Normally I am extremely busy and really don’t have time to just “kick tires” too much these days.
But it’s a holiday. I downshifted gears and am glad I kicked a few tires with my Pumpkin.
After all, one day I sooner than I know, I will be deemed uncool and it will be heresy to be seen with your mom out in public. I hope that never happens but junior high and hormones do a number on us all.
2. What was the last thing that you got a great big belly laugh from?
Just listening to Skylar laugh hysterically gets me laughing.
I hope everyone had a nice holiday and if you’re not celebrating the holiday, hopefully Monday was a good day.
P.S. Winner announced on the next post for the No More Pests Giveaway