Friday, February 26, 2010

And Now For Something Different

Today's exercise is going to be way far out of the ordinary....for me. I am going mall walking. Not with a group, just by my little lonesome. It's kinda a big deal for me, cuz I detest malls. I'd do anything to avoid them. I'm fortunate that my Barnes and Noble has an outside entrance and I do not have to enter into the mall at all. However, today I'm goin' in!!

Sunday is Hubby Dearest's "kinda birthday". (He was born on Feb. 29th, and is a leap year baby.) So, in order to celebrate the day, I'm off to get one of his favorite gifts...a Barnes and Noble gift card. I know, it seems an odd thing to really like, but he does. Truthfully, we both do. Ordinarily, I'd zip in and zip out, but today, since the snow is still covering our walking path, I thought perhaps something a bit different would be interesting.....hence my plan to mall walk. I am going to stroll thru the B & N, then out to the mall itself, walk for 45 min. to an hour, then reward myself with a shopping spree in B & N. I'm thinking that ending up back inside the friendly confines of my favorite store will soothe my mall- jangled nerves. :)

Now, in all honesty, this is a perfectly lovely mall. It's new, it's full of wonderful stores (or so I've heard), and it is really close to home. While I don't plan to make mall walking a regular part of my exercise program, once or twice hither and yon, probably won't kill me. New scenery and all that, ya know. While I'm in the neighborhood, I'll zip over to Bed, Bath and Beyond and get him another gift card. He's been complaining about the absorbency of some of our bath towels, so I'm going to let him pick out the next set. I'm tired of his complaining. He would rather have a limb removed than shop, so this should be interesting. It'll teach him to complain!!! :)


  1. I really like the name of your blog. Thanks for stopping over.

    We have several sheet sets because my DH doesn't like the feel of the ones I buy. So he bought a set on his own. Took him an hour. :)

  2. LOL, I love the bed bath and beyond idea. I'll have to be creative about some of my hubby's complaints. Great idea. Mall walking will at least get you out for a bit. Remember to swing them arms, it burns more calories. :)

  3. Do you have an iPod or something along those lines? I find malls much more enjoyable if I don't have to deal with their Muzak.
    Love the idea of getting the husband to do the shopping :)

  4. Hi:)
    Oh my gosh...just reading this one post, I see we have alot in common already, hehe

    My son, who will be turning 18 this a LEAP YEAR BABY too...he was born 02/29/92
    Tell your hubby that we said Happy Birthday.

    AND...I absolutley hate malls, lol
    The last time I went to a mall was early January, and only because my sister dragged me there, lol (I was on vacation and couldn't tell he no)
    These days all stores that I "have' to go to is a "in and out quickly" kinda thing.
    I'm so glad YOU found me...and now I am really happy to have found you too.
    Way to go on your weightloss so far. Keep up the good work!

    chat with you soon.

  5. I love book store gift certificates too, and your post reminds me that I have some from Christmas in my wallet! Maybe I'll treat myself on Sunday. :)

    Have an awesome weekend!

  6. I get in so much trouble at bookstores - too much temptation and so many still unread books at home. Love your plan about making your husband shop. I've been forced to do the mall thing once or twice and practically got mowed down by the old ladies who go there every day and feel the need to mark their territory. Hope you don't come across any of them.

  7. teehee! did you get a pink tracksuit to wear while you were mall-walkn'?!! :)

    I love B&N and also love that I can get in and out without having to go in the mall too!! :)


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