Yesterday, I went to Neighboring City for an appointment with my new doctor, and, while I was there, I ran a number of very important errands.
Shopping. I went shopping.
But, not just any shopping, nooooo; for the first time in over a year, I went shopping sans mask, and, friends, trust me when I say that going Commando, Pandemic Style is glorious. Major props to Neighboring City for relaxing its' Covid restrictions to make it possible (a large portion of the county population is vaccinated, so please relax the grip on your pearls).
The first stop on my Covid Comeback Tour was Sam's Club, where I spent a good deal of time fawning over the wine selection.
My absolute favorite wine of all wine is Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio; it's expensive enough that I only buy it on occasion. But! Sam's Club had it at a significant discount, so, I bought enough to cover any occasion.
I also bought a bottle of this wine because the label is fun.
Yep. Made a blind wine purchase based on the label, alone. I'm living dangerously over here.
After Sam's, I went to the new Homegoods store in the mall. I had high hopes. I was disappointed. It wasn't the only disappointment of the day; I also struck out a Lowes and Walmart (I was looking specifically for new cushions for the wicker set on my porch; looks like I'll have to cough up a lung to pay for some online).
My luck took a turn at Penney's, where I found a new purse and then again at Ulta, where I found my usual primer and concealer after having struck out on both items at Sephora earlier (I'm totally breaking up with Sephora; I've been cheating with Ulta, anyway).
After all my shopping was done and I had finished up with the good doctor, I took just a few minutes to wander through the garden section of a local nursery. I'm not ready to purchase bedding plants yet (I'm waiting to see if the hydrangeas I planted last year actually make a comeback), but wandering through flowers soothes my soul and, yesterday was all about self-care for me.
Speaking of which, I made a snap decision to take today off, too. My super-awesome office manger has been gently reminding me that I have reached the point where I am no longer accumulating vacation time, so, I needed to use a few hours. I'm not sure what I am going to do with my time, but, a pedicure could be in my future. It will be a nice treat, even if I am not allowed to go commando.