Monday, August 31, 2009

Girls' Day Out: The Report

What a lovely day. Jane and I took one of our not-often-enough days out. We drove up to Qualicum Beach, where our favourite consignment store is. This photo doesn't show the consignment store. It is the railway station, which is also quite charming. The photo comes from the wiki site that I've linked. There are photos of the shop, My Girlfriend's Closet, here.

Robin went along for the ride, but he didn't come with us on our shopping trip. When we got to Qualicum, we dropped him at the beach. He entertained himself there for the next three hours. Meanwhile, we went to MGC and I bought two pairs of long pants (one of them French Dressing), a pair of pedal pushers, two tops, a belt (Abercrombie and Fitch), a beaded bracelet, and a pair of shoes for what I would have paid for the one pair of French Dressing pants, had they been new.

Jane bought a sweater and pants, but I was the shopping champion today. Giddy with our shopping triumphs, we headed to the local Quality Foods supermarket, which features a very attractive and comfortable cafeteria-style restaurant. They serve something they call Wicked Chicken Thai soup. That soup, and the shopping heaven that is My Girlfriend's Closet, are the reasons we drive all the way to Qualicum for our getaway days, instead of playing in Nanaimo.

At two o'clock, we picked Robin up and headed back to Nanaimo. On the way home, Jane mentioned that she reads The Turtle every night, and that I have been remiss of late, not blogging every single day. I want it on the record that that was pretty nervy, given that she was the one spiriting me away for a day of frivolity when I could have been at home, sitting here in my big comfy chair, blogging. And then, she was the one who brought Franco and some food and wine from her house to go with the prawn curry that Robin and I made for dinner tonight, so that the four of us could while away a couple of hours out on the deck, eating and drinking and chatting. Nervy. Just nervy. Nice, and a great friend, but nervy. ;>)


John Hayes said...

Sounds like a wonderful day. Your blogging voice is missed when you're busy with other projects, but working on other writing projects is a good thing; blogging every day can be difficult at times!

Sandra Leigh said...

Thank you, John.I told Jane yesterday that I should treat blogging like cooking - spend all day Saturday (for example) making blogs for the week, and put them in the freezer. Then, I could just pop them into the microwave every night. She said that then my blog wouldn't really be a journal - but it's only a journal sometimes, right?

Sandy said...

Wow, that just sounds fantastic. It has been so long since I have been able to get away and I so look forward to doing it again SOON!

Sandra Leigh said...

Sandy, I'm a firm believer in Mental Health Days. I felt wonderful today, and I'm sure it was because I had had that time away and a bit of self-indulgence.

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