On Saturday morning I had three errands to run- the library, Target, and the food store.
When I got in my car, this chicken plate was sitting on the passenger seat, looking at me.
(Pay no attention to the Cheeto on the bottom right.)
I'd never seen the dish before in my life and had no idea where it came from, but I tossed it in the back seat, as one does with newly discovered housewares of unknown origin, and made a mental note to ask Matt about it when I got back home.
I arrived at my first stop of the day and as I opened the back door to grab my purse and books to head into the library, I realized that I did not in fact bring my books. Since I am a terrible library patron, I had a late fee and knew I wouldn't be able to take new books out until I returned the last batch and paid up, so I drove down the street to Target to use the $5 off $10 coupon that was burning a hole in my pocket.
I picked out my items fairly quickly.
(Shampoo, a pumpkin candle, and 8 bars of Ivory soap.)
(Matt planned to hang the Ivory soap from the trees in our backyard to deter deer from eating his fruit trees, which we planted back behind the chicken coop.)
(We might officially be those neighbors.)
Anyway, the line was long so I took the time to stare at my coupon and wonder why it said "Save later!" in big red letters across the top. I read the fine print and couldn't figure out what it meant, but I had another coupon that said "Save now!" so I figured Target's current marketing scheme must be "Save now, save later, save ALL THE TIME!"
When it was my turn, I handed my coupon to the cashier and he said, "This isn't effective until October 2nd."
Well, I guess that's what save later meant. My face turned as red as the cart I was pushing and I left the store without buying anything. Live it up, backyard deer. We won't be hanging the soap until October 2nd.
My third attempt at an errand was the grocery store, which was a raging success until I got out to my car with my paid for groceries and realized that the housewarming card I'd picked out for my sister-in-law was under my coupon folder and most definitely not paid for.
I walked back into that store so fast, and as I speed walked, I scanned the parking lot for cops.
As if my $2.99 greeting card was the biggest crime in town.
On Sunday afternoon my mom and I went to see Sully. I loved it, but we both agreed that we didn't expect it to be such a tear-jerker. I don't often cry at movies, but when
When I got home Matt was watching a documentary about the Titanic, so it's safe to say I am never going to travel by air or sea again.
I asked him if he knew where the chicken plate came from and he said, "You know, I saw that in your car and was wondering the same thing." Normally I can tell if he's messing with me, but this time I couldn't. I'm going to hope he put it there, because if not someone is breaking into my car and leaving me poultry themed dishware.
And that means I'll have to cross car travel off my list too.
Time to get a bike.