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BullSheetCakeMom...formerly known as (Kitchen)Sink or Swim!!

Madness takes its toll. Please have exact change. 
 
Dec. 4, 2011 9:06 am 
Updated: Dec. 8, 2011 1:45 pm


I wished my first "Merry Christmas" yesterday.
Savana needs a pair of black pants for her Christmas program, or I would have never ventured out into shankville...I mean, Walmart.

It is a madhouse there on the weekends, even without all the Christmas shopping.




It turned out that I actually ended up at Walmart not once but twice...

The only suitable pants we could find for my horizontally challenged child were too big in the waist, so we left and went to a couple other stores.

Only to return to where it all began...and by it, I am referring to the headache I got from trying to shop for pants, talk on the phone to various family members and negotiate the junk food/potato chip isle...a nice lady talked my ear off about how she thinks she is coming down with that bug that's goin' around.

I hope she wasn't just handling the bag of tortilla chips I chose.

Have I mentioned that I am not much of a multi-tasker??
About the only thing I can do while doing something else is cook...and even then, if it weren't for my stove top timer the house would have burned down long ago.

So, where was I? Oh, yes....Christmas.
We made it to the express line at Walmart and as the cashier hands me my change I say "thank you and you have a Merry Christmas"...she smiled back and said "Merry Christmas to you too. " 

That felt good.

On a side note...a trip anywhere with my daughter would not be complete if someone didn't stop her and mention how they love her hairdo.  That happened on our first trip to Walmart yesterday.  A woman actually stopped us to tell Savana that she had seen her come into the store and noticed her hair, and felt compelled (when she then saw us as we were leaving) to let Savana know that her hair was really cute.

She will be looking just as stylish at her Christmas concert this week with her hair all fancy and those slacks that were too big, pinned together so they stay on her narrow behind.
 
Comments
Dec. 4, 2011 9:25 am
Great blog! Not a fan of Walmart, but I will admit to going there occasionally when I can't find what I am looking for elsewhere :) Merry Christmas!
 
Dec. 4, 2011 12:15 pm
LOL. . .*NEVER has exact change :\* Merry Christmas (MY FIRST!) Hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family! HUGS!!
 
Dec. 4, 2011 1:50 pm
Here in the south, taking a second or two to wish someone well, give a smile and greeting, well, it's just a requirement. Seriously, I think it's been legislated. Hubs and I take the holidays so seriously that we wear various Santa hats for the entire 2 weeks before Christmas. We have almost a dozen, all different, and never leave the house without one on our heads. Before retiring, he wore them to work. Yep, Christmas cheer is not for sissies!
 
Dec. 5, 2011 9:36 am
Loved the blog! Where's a pic of Savana? I wanted to see her hair too :)
 
Ponygirl 
Dec. 5, 2011 11:35 am
From one vertically challenged person to another, have you tried the GAP? (Old Navy is okay, gap is better). Yes, it is a bit expensive, but they have great sales and such. GAP has both a Long and X-Long.
 
Dec. 5, 2011 11:38 am
Hi, Cowgirl! Nice blog!
 
Dec. 5, 2011 12:20 pm
So....where is the picture of Savana's hairdo? Walmart this time of year? - You deserve a huge hug from that child. I would rather tame lions LOL! Merry Christmas!
 
Jager 
Dec. 6, 2011 1:25 am
Got to love that Duncan Wal-Mart. I tend to go in the middle of the night. Less people. I would venture to bet we know each other, or at least our kids go to school together. My daughter goes to MMS 7th grader. How small a world is that? lol
 
Dec. 8, 2011 1:45 pm
Jager, HI!!! Long time no see, LOL My daughter is in CES...south of Duncan (don't want to say on here.)
 
 
 
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