Today was a good day.

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.


  1. raincoats are def needed here too!

  2. Aw, I miss raincoats & REI! I need to visit Seattle again soon. :)

  3. I just got a new raincoat--it's so nice having one that you know will not leak! :P I love REI's return policy too, it's fantastic.