First thing on my agenda today was to attend the Vera Bradley clearance sale. I should have known better!
I get to the Charlotte Merchandise Mart (without getting lost, thank you very much!) just as the show was supposed to open and there already at least a hundred people in line, but the line was moving since they had opened the doors. There were already people pushing carts with bags and bags of product who had probably paid to be in the early group that went in at 8am.
I enjoy a good sale/show such as the Southern Women’s Show that comes to Charlotte each year but I was just amazed at the number of women shopping for just BAGS! I took a few pictures which I may post later.
At first I was confused about how I was going to make it through the place but I checked my watch and said–this is your exercise for today, get going! At the entrance they handed you a listing of everything that was for sale and how much it was marked down and what looked like a large pink garbage bag. I decided to use my Disney World theory and I went left first. I took each aisle in turn picking up whatever I thought I, or my friend Jamie (who got me addicted to the bags in the first place!), might want. I was also looking for a birthday/graduation present for my youngest sister.
Two laps of constant movement with a really heavy bag got me extremely hot and sweaty and 1 HOUR had passed. Whew! I called and sent a text to my sister. I called several times to my friend Jamie and finally had a good picture of what I was going to buy. But then, I made another lap and even a spur of the moment decision at the register. $230 later I was out of the building. I completed about an hour an a half of walking with a heavy bag. I think I earned my exercise for today!
What did I come away with? For me: a toiletry organizer (I was going to buy this soon for the trip anyway) for $24, a travel backpack for $47 (the one I was going to buy once I hit my first goal weight is $90–I’m not going to use it until I get to my goal), an umbrella for $10, a wallet for $2 (I bought a bunch of these to give away as gifts) and a $5 pouch that you could use for travel–maybe dirty laundry or something.
I had picked up a really nice microfiber hipster bag but since I didn’t reach my sister during the sale I asked her to look at it online and since she likes it I am letting her have that for her present. My buyer’s regret for a pet carrier is now going to be a really kewl gift for my niece to carry her toys in. Lots of people were buying them for that. My friend Jamie will owe me for a beach bag but I am going to give her one of the umbrellas and a wallet for her b-day coming up. Oh yeah, and I sprung for $1 for breast cancer research.
So yeah. I went nuts. And yeah I’m still not working!!! But tomorrow I have orientation for substitute teaching. Will that help?
Been wanting to tweak the website. This is a pre-made template but I like it. May want to change it a little but working on the motivation.
Now if I could also clear up my house and do the vacuuming which I didn’t get to yet this week or last week. OOOPS!