Tax Free Weekend & Other Shenanigans

Lately if I do not write something down right away, the thoughts fly outta my head.  Good thing there are always more thoughts waiting in the wings.  This post will likely be a hodgepodge of random rambling musings.

Ah now that’s the stuff.

My new tag line!

I am high on life, I tell ya.

Today Lulu and I went out and about to spend some time together before she goes back to school later this month.  August already? WTH.

First stop was Tommy’s Mexican restaurant for breakfast.  We call it Tommy’s tacos but they offer so much more.  Three Tommy’s are all around town.  We went to the one closest to home.  Imagine our surprise when we found they moved.  Same street – San Pedro just on the corner of Basse and San Pedro not further down on Montan and San Pedro.  And you’re bored.  Directions, she is giving us lay of the land for some place we’ve never been and won’t ever go.

This is our place!  Our Cheers!  But different.  That’s traumatic.  Light trauma but still.  Why’d you have to go and do that.  Can’t she stay little.  Uh wait!  I am projecting!

Tommy’s the restaurant grew up … doubled in size BUT still serves the same delicious food.  Papas con huevos on maize.  With the BEST coffee on the planet. Special day allowed me to splurge and drink coffee again for first time in a while.

Ah now that’s the stuff.

Second stop was Old Navy.  I stocked up y’all with four pair of pants that fit.  You know since my current pants shrunk!  Wink Wink. They are the exact same style but different colors.  I almost got five for something new each workday but Friday is my jeans and wear red day.   I also got three shirts, two dresses, and a headband  With no tax and a discount for breaking down to get their credit card, I saved $100 smack-a-roos.

Third stop was Quarry Nails.

Ah now that’s the stuff!

Truly.  But they changed too.  The store next to them closed and Quarry Nails expanded.  Always packed but now?  Oh my!  I told myself … SELF no more Mani-pedis for the remainder of your life.  Your hubby is self employed and the cost is not warranted.  Such a wasted indulgence.  BUT Lulu wanted to go and we used to do this stuff a lot before the big awful.  Doing so again kind of makes up for things.  Kinda. And besides it feels fan-freaking-tastic.   Nails done with massage and drinks!  Vodka for post-breakfast, pre-lunch.  Okay not vodka but you get the drift.

After that we quickly perused Nordstrom Rack and Chicos before heading home WHERE  I took everything out of my closet.  Put back only what I can fit into.  And fit or not, if I had not worn an item in forever, out it went.  I have six bags to donate.  Shoes were included in the purge.

Ah now that’s the stuff.

As always, more to come.

13 thoughts on “Tax Free Weekend & Other Shenanigans

  1. WOW – that’s an impressive excursion you went on and WAY to go getting rid of the old to make room for the new. I love Old Navy pants, they seem to always fit me too. You’ve inspired me to consider doing the same for my closet. I miss school clothes shopping. Congrats!

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  2. Sounds like a fun day, minus the mini traumas with the new sites for old places. I’m about to go through my closets too because I shrunk some and the clothes are too big for me now. Sad because some were my favorites that I’m sure I didn’t get enough wear out of but not gonna gain weight just to enjoy them one more time. Prolly won’t have to go shopping though since I have things in my closets that I was holding on to “just in case” I lost weight again. LOL Happy Saturday!

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    1. Nice to go shopping in your closet sometimes. At one point I had 3 sizes to choose from up or down but now I have one size of clothes. My goal is to maintain. I’ll let you know how that goes for me. Happy Saturday tuned into Sunday!! 🙂

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