Friday, January 6, 2017

Florida Shooting Heartbreak And A Green Puffer Vest

My heart sank when I saw the news of the shooting at the Fort Lauderdale, Florida airport.  That's my hometown.  The place where I've flown in and out of more than anywhere else.  It felt so incredibly close to home.

America does not need to be in the business of building a racist monument {aka the wall} and it does not need to be up in my vagina.  But we do need to give citizens full access to health care and put more checks and balances in place for gun access and ownership.

Priorities are so bloody twisted right now!  

And this little crocodile is fired up!  But instead of ranting, I made a quick little video reminding {mostly myself} to focus on the good that comes in every day.  That's my wish for all of us!  

To shake myself out of feeling so sad and stunned, I decided I should take an hour to do two quick holiday returns.  I just needed to run into the two stores {unfortunately, at two separate malls} to make the returns so it was a good quick escape plan for a bit.

I tried to buy this green vest from Lands End in November, but they were sold out.  And remained sold out for all of December.  But as I was searching high and low for a human to help me, look what I found!  On top of finding it, it was on sale.  

Okay, while this does end well, I will just note that it's a big pet peeve of mine that Lands End won't let you do an exchange.  They make you do the return first and completely.  And if you want a gift card, they will only send it back to the person who made the purchase.  This sucks when you get a gift.  I mean, I have always been able to get the gift card in the end, but it's kind of a crazy policy and forces one into an uncomfortable conversation with a loved one who gifted you something you decided to return.  This is the third year in a row I have had this experience.  

That said, because I made an online return, the cashier said I earned an additional 10% off my in store purchase.  Sweet!  I'll never turn down a discount.  I think I paid about $22 in the end for this cute green vest, which is so similar to the Lilly Pulitzer vest that I never snagged.  

What a strange and emotional Friday though.  

Also, I'm still kind of sick.  I'm like hovering at 70% and it's now just annoying.  What are your tips and tricks to getting over a cold?  I need any help I can find right now!!


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