I got to check a lot of things off of my to-do list today. I love that. Even if my list is more figurative (in my head) than literal.
After finishing up some work at home I ran some errands. I had to return a few items that had been previously ordered online. Check and check. (Also, yay for free returns!)
Let me just say that I love REI. Even though I'm not a rugged ourdoorsman, I could wander around looking at things in the store for hours.
Today, however, I had a mission. My rain jacket died last night. The zipper came undone from the bottom and the pull on the zipper snapped off. I was going to have a hard time staying dry in that piece of clothing.
But REI is awesome because they take it back anyways. Luckily I had given them my dad's membership number when I purchased it, so they had a record of how much I spent. I got that amount towards the purchase of new jacket. Now I have a fully functioning, even nicer rain coat. It's lined. Quite the step up from the last version.
I count this purchase as more of a need than a want. The Pacific Northwest is known for its rain and we don't use umbrellas here. I kid you not.
Like I said, a raincoat is a need. And I met that need quite nicely.
I finished up my errands with a couple check deposits (thank you IRS for my amended refund) and dinner with a good friend.
Okay, so the dinner was more pleasure than errand, but by the time I got home I felt quite accomplished.
And was really looking forward to sweats.
Now I'm going to bed. Literally.