Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Etymology of Shopping

There’s only so much that a woman can pack for a trip that lasts over a week. Pity poor Lex who had to pack for both spring in Houston and winter in Australia. When she returns home and steps off of the plane in Oz, she’s headed straight for Brisbane. The good news is that she’ll be with her daughter, Kelly. The bad news is that Lex has a dental appointment. Ditto for moi, also on May 2nd, same date as hers, only I have a pap following the dental, have to say ‘ah’ at both ends. Ugh.

What does this have to do with shopping? Absolutely nothing. I’m rambling, reminiscing about Kelly’s first trip to Wal-Mart in Atlanta during RWA 2006. As soon as she realized she was a size 4-6 instead of her usual 10-12-14, and that she could buy a complete outfit for ten to twenty bucks, the poor girl ran amok, zipping from aisle to aisle, squealing her delight. I haven’t been able to shop Wal-Mart since without thinking of Kelly.

That’s where I’m headed today with her mother. We’re picking up baskets in which to put goodies during our book signing, plus baskets for the Goody Room freebies, and we’re buying food to sustain us during the week.

Photos to follow of the shopping trip, Liz, whom we haven’t met yet, the Virgins at the party tonight, as well as shots of non-virgins.



At 1:00 PM, Blogger Merry said...

Have fun shopping! I have to love WalMart now. In my rural part of the country, the nearest store IS Walmart - 32 miles away. There are a couple camping/boating/fishing convenience stores closer, but they don't carry sneakers or curtains or angel food cake for those unexpected guests! LOL


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