Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Today's Adventures

We went back up to the Tuscola outlet mall to pick up some pants on sale that Doug wanted.  I also found three more pairs of boot socks, and a very nice white-and-blue flannel shirt.  \o/

On the down side, at least two of the stores we stopped at are closing, including the Corningware store.  :(  Every so often, the owners dick with the contract and lose stores.  You'd think they would try to avoid this since the place is already at least half empty.

We stopped at Denny's for lunch.  I tried the new chicken apple sausage.  It costs a bit more than the regular links, but has way lower calories, is nearly as much food, and is quite yummy. :D

Then we went to the mall in Mattoon.  Saturday before Christmas, and only some people there, clustered down at the far end.  Only about half the booth spaces were full.  Used to be, it was wall-to-wall people all through November and December.  *sigh*  However, the holiday village statuette display was adorable.  I also found a long-sleeve t-shirt tie-dyed in blue and purple.  <3  So that went well.

Much of the snow has melted off, although we did get to see plenty of it this morning when we set out.  It was just a beautiful winter day to be out shopping.  There were large flocks of sparrows and mourning doves all over the birdfeeders today too.
Tags: birdfeeding, holiday, illinois, nature, personal, wildlife
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