Since arriving here and settling in, Dan and I have been playing two different lotto games. One is the mega millions and the other is the power play.
We both get a tinge of excitement when we see that the first number matches either one of us.
For years, if I wake up in the night and look at the clock it always is 4:10, so I've been playing "gun gauges"...4-10-16-22-33-44. ONCE I won about $50 from the 410 numbers (ages ago). So I've stuck with them. I'm not sure what Dan's numbers are, but he always plays the same ones.
Soooo the drawing for the $76 million was the other night, and with anticipation I looked up the numbers....
THEN we went to Kohl's. I've never been there before! I'm still shopping for bras and a sports bra. I wanted a sweater or maybe two and Dan wanted me to get a jacket that "fits better".
Everything was on sale!!!! And I've never seen so many undies in one place!!! And I found many, many sweaters! Pretty, warm, cuddly sweaters! Sweaters that were marked down from $50 to $15 or from $35 to $10.80. I picked out about 4 of them and found another one I thought about. Then I realized that yes, I had read the care label but this one stated "Lay flat to dry". I have NO place to lay ANYTHING flat to dry! Then I checked the 3 or 4 I had in my arm and they also had to be laid flat to dry!
So, they all went back on the various racks from which they came.
BUT I did find a jacket! A cute short denim jacket! But I really didn't want to spend $44.00 on a jacket that wouldn't get worn a lot. The bras were all marked down to half price and these were good, quality bras. But I still needed to find a sports bra.
A nice lady directed me to a selection of about 1/8th of an acre (the other bras were in about a 1/2 acre...so many, so little time!!!) where the sports bras were. With her assistance I found what I needed for my comfort/bounce level and it was over $45.00!! GOOD LORD!!! The jacket was already going to be $44.00, and I had 3 bras at 1/2 price (which was still about $20 a piece) and now THIS!? HOLY WAH!
But I needed these things.
I went in search of a checkout counter (Good old Dan was sitting in the truck ALL this time. He knew I'd be a while because things had to be tried on, etc). When the gal rang up my charges, she said "You saved $18.01 on the jacket and another $15.60 on the sports bra!"
I HIT THE JACKPOT!! It was ALMOST as good as winning a lottery! Actually I really WOULD have had at least a PART of that lottery jackpot, but this was a good shopping experience and you KNOW how I hate shopping!
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