Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Back To Kohls

First off, does anyone know of a good crib? And where you bought it? We're looking for one of those 3 in 1 cribs--the ones that turn from a crib to a toddler bed to a full size bed. I've seen some at Wal-Mart and Toys R Us but I wasn't sure what a good brand would be. We need something sturdy, obviously, but most important, something easy to assemble so I don't have to hear Tom cursing every few seconds when he puts it together.

Our price range is $200-$350. We don't want anything cheap but at the same time we don't want anything overly expensive.

In other news, I just got back from my favorite store Kohls.

Kohls, Kohls how I love thee!

I had $40 Kohls cash that I needed to spend before Saturday.

I decided to get a warm jacket. I have a basic one, you know, one of those sweater jackets but people kept telling me, "That's not going to keep you warm in Wyoming!" My Mom was freaking out the most, worried that her only child would freeze to death so she started tossing her old warm coats at me.

"Here's one," she said handing over this lime green thing that looked as though it had stepped out right from the 1980s.

" thanks," I said as politely as I could. I couldn't cover the wrinkle of distaste in my face, however, and Mom caught it.

"It doesn't matter how it looks, so long as it keeps you warm!" she lectured, trying to get me to try on the hideous thing.

"I'll be fine," I croaked out, ducking away.

Mom sighed and rifled through her closet. She pulled out a black jacket that reminded me of something a trucker might wear.

"Try this on," she instructed and I did as she was told because, well, she's my Mom.

I suppose I looked horrified again because she sighed and went, "Well now what?"

I felt like Anne of Green Gables when Marilla was making her try on all these dresses. Marilla asks her, "What's wrong?" and Anne says quite politely, "Well, they're not very pretty.." Or something like that. Then Marilla lectures her on vanity and probably quoted something from the Bible.

I explained to Mom that I didn't care for the jacket, that I felt like a trucker.

"But it'll keep you warm!" Mom said, not understanding.

Needless to say I left Texas without a jacket. Even though Mom was still worrying. And she sent me an e-mail the other day saying she was sending the black jacket to me regardless.

I realized that I would need a jacket in Wyoming when I checked the weather and realized it was 15 degrees there.


For some reason I had it in my head that it was going to be in the 40s and I survived the 40s before in England with my sweater jackets.

Somehow I don't think they'd take 15 degrees..and sometimes even lower than that.

So into Kohls I went, with Tom following close behind, asking if I planned on taking forever.

"Who knows?" I said brightly, because no one can get me down in Kohls. "This is Kohls, the possibilities are endless."

Into the jacket section I went. Where almost everything was 50% off! I found a warm one that was originally $140 marked down to $64. I tried it on and wallah, it zipped up over my large stomach with room to grow.

"Do you like?" I asked Tom, twirling around.

"It's lovely. Can we go?" was the reply.

"And it's comfy too. And warm!"

"Fantastic. Are you done?"

"And it's a pretty blue color with a hood in case it snows or rains."

"Wonderful. The cash registers are that way...wait--where are you going??" Tom looked bewildered as I walked towards the opposite direction of the exit.

"The rest of the store of course. You don't expect me to just look in one section do you? This is KOHLS!"

I heard Tom muttering behind me. He was probably saying, "Actually YES I did think you'd look in one section because that's how men shop. We go in, find what we need buy it and leave.."

But I wasn't listening.

Off into the toy section I was. Then the kid clothing section. Then the PJ section where I found some warm fleece bottoms for $9.99.

"Okay now why are we in the houseware section?" Tom asked as I stared at pots and pans.

"I'm just looking," I explained.

"But why? We can't even buy these now, we're not in Wyoming yet!"


"Can you research later maybe??"

I ignored him.

Then I spotted signs around the store that said Senior Citizens take an additional 15% off.

"OOO," I said excitedly. "I wonder if I can borrow one of these older people.."

"Amber!" Tom looked shocked.

"I was only joking.." I said, but then eyed an old woman who walked by.

"Okay are you done?" Tom gave a long sigh.

"I'm done."

My Kohls cash paid for mostly everything so I was happy.

I <3 Kohls.

Tonight we're going to a diner for dinner. I love diners.

Especially the desserts.


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