Mood: Exhausted, feet hurt, purse is empty!
OK. I am done! I have been shopping all day for Tom's birthday, I got all his toys, all his party stuff, sweet.... but lemme tell you in more details!!
I dropped Jack at Sarah's this morning at 10 and already I was running late. We chatted for like half a minute and I drove off not even knowing where to start. I drove past my house again and stopped cause of course I had forgotten my shopping list.
I arrived at the Mall hoping I will only have to go there for the whole of my shopping trip and first thing I did was getting Tom a card.
OK....which one.... There are about thousands there!! I go straight to the numbered cards and look at the section for 4 year olds. I choose about three, Incredibles, Spiderman and Bart Simpson... I also see one which looks really cool called Old McDonald and when you open it there's a cow singing the song.... WOW Tom would love that...I look at the price and Jee... £5 for that!!! No way, it'll have to be a non singing card. So which one..OK Spiderman will do then before I turn around to the checkout, I see in the corner of my.... SPECIAL PRICE Spiderman Card with number 4 at the top only 99p. BARGAIN... so I buy! I saved about 50p but hey... he won't even care about the card right!!!
Now this morning I was watching Will and Grace (I just love that show) and it was the episode of the funerals of Stan. In there Jack talks about a drawing Stan made him on a Hetcher Sketcher and BLING... little light pops up in my head and I suddenly have the idea of getting one for Tom. He'll love it.
So here I am at the Mall hunting for a Hetcher Sketcher. I see a few in the shape of Shrek or Batman or even the Bratz but none of the original Red one I used to have when I was a kid.... Bottom lip out, I come out of the toy shop and tell myself that I will have to go to Toy's R Us after all!
Now I have to get some fillers for the party bags. I know there is a shop about 5 minutes walks from the Mall. SO I decide to go while the weather is still ok (I can see clouds on the horizon) I walk and avoid stinking people asking me for money (no disrespect but hey... I dont like being begged!), avoiding the drunks telling me I rock... Yeah I know... I rock and you don't you drunken pillock and also I avoid dogs poo on the pavement...Oh My!! this part of town is really going down!!! Finally I arrive at the Party shop with all the Halloween decoration everwhere, look for party fillers and NONE. I cannot see any, the whole shop is transformed into a Halloween Groto and I know this has been a wasted journey for me! So back to the mall, avoiding all the crap I mentioned above again and I say to myself...Right... isn't it time for a Latte. Yes...defo... so Off I go to Starbucks, buy OK magazine first, sits there for 1 hour drinking my skinny latte watching the people go by and reading trashy celebrity gossip... Brilliant... I am having a blast!!
Then stop the fun, let's get shopping again. I go to Mothercare and buy Tom some boxer shorts... he asked for them LOL, then I get a new calendar for my desk at work called 'Born to shop' with a joke for each month.... I bought it today cause last year I waited... and waited and was left with crap ones. So this time at least I got one I like! Then I go to HMV to buy Winnie the Pooh and The Heffalump and while I am at it... I bought the new CD of Robbie Williams.... aaaahhhhh he is so yummy!!!!
I realise then that I really need to go to Toys'R us now cause there is nothing else I can do at the Mall.... well... I did pop into that new shoe shop and dribbled on a few beautiful specimen... but I was really good and left without purchasing anything!
Off I go ... arriving at Toy's R us 15 minutes later I walk in without a trolley cause I am thinking I won't need one...then walk past the sweets and think...hey that would be good for party fillers... Bummer, I do need a trolley after all cause I ain't going to carry everything in my arms. So I come out again, through the wrong door and set off the alarm cause I forced the barriers open!! Grab a trolley and stroll back in again without looking behind me...Thank God it wasn't too busy. I hate attracting people attention... especially by setting off alarms in a shop!!
So I get the sweets and look for other party bags fillers.... Sheesh... they are expensive for plastic crap!! I'll see if I find some somewhere else.
I finally find the Hetcher Sketcher...the old original red one, I also buy a whipe board where you can write with a metal pen, I get him the Frisbee (is that the right spelling Jackie LOL) that turn into a ball when you catch it. I also got him a Sponge Bob Square Pants toys...press a contraption and you eject Sponge Bob across the room... that should be fun for him!! I get some batteries too cause I know a few toys at home need them desperately!
DONE!!!! I pay... I won't tell you how much cause I am still in shock and then I think to myself... OK... now what!
I think it's time for me to have a nice lunch. So I drive to Marks and Spencer about 15 minutes away and after queueing for what seem to be 5 days, I order a nice Brie and Cranberry wrap with a bottle of water and an almond croissant...cause I deserve it!!!
I eat nicely, slowly reading the paper and after a nice lunch go and have a look inside Marks and Spencer shop. They already have all the Christmas stuff out. I am not impressed by their Christmas cards...pretty ugly if you ask me but the decorations are just fabulous and I know that if I buy any of them, Hubby will have a fit so I again stop myself! I go to their food department store, buy a chicken to roast and some carrot/potato mash for the kids tonight (cause I am out with Hubby!!) and drive off. Next Stop Asda (from the WallMart family...yes, the American have bought it!!!). There I find superbs party bags fillers for a fraction of the price Toys'R us were offering! So the kids will have plastic snakes, Pads with crayons, Snap Animal Cards and Balloons in the shape of a mouse plus all the sweets I bought!!! I push the trolley around and obviously got the wrong trolley that goes slightly to the left so I have to walk like a weird mamouth and push the trolley to the right direction, I buy Sunflower Oil and Pepper cause I ran out and I also buy a couple of cool Mugs... I am trying to get cool mugs for my every day coffee cause my old mugs are...not cool!!
OK... I jump into my car, I drive straight home, put the bags away and put the kettle on savouring the idea of a nice coffee and think to myself.... AAaaaaahhhh At last..I have done it all.... and then it hits me!
I FORGOT THE FLIPPING BIRTHDAY CAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So I decided... I'll go and get it on Saturday morning before the party hoping there will be one suitable... I really cannot be bothered today!!!!
And now I've typed all that, I forgot to make my coffee and I have to go and pick up Tom from Nursery... isn't it just UNFAIR!!!!
Hope your Wednesday is good