Today was Leap Day. I've heard that you should do something different or take a leap of faith today. I had grandiose plans for an adventure of some sort today, but ferocious storms moved through late last night and had me glues to the TV until nearly 3:00 am. The weatherman said it would be wise to take cover, but there weren't any tornado warnings issued and the sirens weren't going off. So, I watched it closely to see if the storm would intensify. It moved through quickly, but the winds were crazy. The storms eventually did pick up steam and hit Branson, Mo which is about an hour from here. I hate storm season and I really hate the fact that it is already storm season on February 29th. We should be having snow storms - not actual storms. Boo!
So the Leap Day plans weren't so exciting. We did eat at a new to us place today. It was "Eh" at best. Luckily, I had bought an online deal so we only paid half the bill. But, it was still sorta pricey for what we got and the worst part - it was right next door to our beloved ChickfilA. We could see what we were missing while we ate our so-so food. Oh well. It was something new to do.
Off to my old Flea Market Booth to straighten and *cross fingers* that the checks might be ready even though it wasn't technically the 1st. They weren't - no surprise there. The owner that figures up the tickets and writes the checks is sooooooooo slow. Did I tell you that I gave my thirty days notice there? I will be moving out March 26th and concentrating all me time and inventory on the new booth. I also start working there on Tuesday. Tomorrow I go learn the ropes and how to run a register. I've never ran a register! Ack!
Next stop - Shoe Carnival. Oh. My. God. I hate shoe stores. I hate shoes. And what is the only other thing in the whole store to look at besides shoes? Purses! I hate purses too! Give me one comfortable pair of shoes and one sturdy purse and I am DONE. For some reason, both the boys love to look at shoes. The Bean tried on a two hundred dollar pair of polo motorcycle riding boots. Uh, why? I wish I knew! But, he thought they were cool. He did get new shoes, which he needed and I actually looked around and bought the ugliest pair of slippers that was ever made. I swear.
I bought those hideous BRIGHT HOT PINK and GLARING ORANGE ones in the top left. The top unfolds and they go halfway to my knees. They are so ugly. (But they are so freaking comfy!) They were $26.00, but 60% off. The Bean's shoes were on sale for $39.98 and I had a coupon for $10.00 off $49.98, so in the end, I only paid $1.28 for those ugly slippers. I don't actually have to look at them when I wear them - other people do! :)
So, how's that for a pathetic Leap Day? I guess we did do a few new things and I did go out of my comfort zone and buy hideous shoes! So, what did you do?
***(Thanks for all the comments on the Angel Story. I'm glad it touched everyone the same way it touched me. I heard from Charles again and he shared my blog with his co workers and they were all crying too. I'm glad we are all sappy folks!