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» Sunday, October 25, 2015Groceries, Christmas, Books, and All That
It would have been nice to sleep in, but it wasn't to be. We were still both restless and there were things that needed doing, like laundry, since I'm completely out of socks. But the first thing that needed to be done was a trip to Kroger to get some milk in the house, not to mention Those Damn Bananas :-) and sandwich bread for work. We went to the Battle Ridge Kroger because their bread is better, and also picked up some cucumbers, turkey thighs, plain tomato sauce on clearance, a Sunday paper, and...too funny...the small Susan Branch calendar I was looking for in Bunch of Grapes Books on Martha's Vineyard (Branch lives on the island and I still didn't see one). I usually have one in our bedroom. Now the calendar complement is complete.
After putting the groceries away, we went to Walmart to pick up some new diabetic socks and other clothing items. Then we could enjoy ourselves: in the pile of mail from the last eight days, we found Barnes & Noble coupons! James was looking for a book about the history of Dungeons & Dragons that he'd seen up in Burlington (Lord, that store was huge!) and I wanted the new Thoreau mystery. I bought it, too, only to find out there's a volume in between the one I've read and this one. Ah, well, it's not like it's the next book in the queue. I also got a Victorian fantasy/mystery (there were two coupons) called The Lazarus Gate.
I also found the Christmas issue of "Victorian Homes" out, but was disappointed that the three other magazines that I usually buy at Christmas, "Bliss Victoria," "Victorian Bliss," and "Holiday Cottage" were not at the bookstore, although they had been at Kroger. I'd rather wait and get the ten percent off, but I don't want it to be like last year, when I didn't finish reading my Christmas magazines until after St. Knut's Day in January. :-)
By then it was after two, so we had a late lunch at Tin Drum, sitting outside under "our tree" (some type of little Japanese maple that sits outside in an outsize planter), and then, tired, came home.
Later Aubrey came over to collect her house/pet-watching wages. She's a big Harry Potter fan, so we bought her two chocolate frogs at Sanborn's, and, because she's having so much fun conducting baking experiments, a glass mixer ornament from the Yankee Candle Flagship Store. Spent most of the afternoon and the evening watching Alaska: the Last Frontier (after watching an annoying episode of Love It or List It and, later, America's Funniest Home Videos).