8.12.2010

One of Those Days

Well, what a craptastic day it has been. I realize, just as I'm going through the toll booth, that I left my phone at home. Crap. I hate that. It's like forgetting to put on underwear. It just feels wrong. So excited am I, to be going to the one store in this area which is great, that I do not care that I don't have underwear on forgot my phone. This is a store that not everyone has. I have no Ikea, no Home Good, not even a Hobby Lobby. But I had a Restoration Hardware CLEARANCE CENTER. Had people, had.  This funny feeling crept in as I pulled up to the outlet mall. I could not see the sign on the building. I was craning my neck at the stop light. It's not there. There is no sign. This is so not good. I pull up and there is paper covering the windows. I had to park and inspect it further. It's been closed since January 31?? No, has it been that long since I've been there? I desperately drive around the mall hoping that they just moved. Nothing. It's gone. I would have taken a picture of myself weeping beneath the closed sign but I forgot my cell phone. 

I stopped in a store called Journeys because, the nice mom that I am, I decide to look for some Vans for my son. He's been looking for a certain color that is nowhere to be found on this earth or online. I ask the young hip girl, wearing way too much make up about Restoration Hardware closing. Do you know what she said to me? "What sorta store is that?" They didn't have the shoes and now she's giving me attitude. Just great.

I decide to stop at an antique mall on the way home. I should have known better. This is Destin. I knew prices would be high because of the area. I was just going to browse. But man, that was the highest priced antique mall I had ever been in. It was a very pretty store with lots of pretty things. I was shocked when I was in the back and saw the area where the sold stuff was being held. There was a lot! Those multi gazillionaires with their boats that look like floating condos don't mind those prices. I however do. 

So, I came home empty handed. Ate a pbj sandwich and called it a day. Oh, one last thing. The pottery barn shade I showed you the other day that so many of you liked. Sold out. Yep. Icing on the cake man. I'm ordering a plain one from Lampsplus.com. It's $30 and I'll probably have to trim it out a bit but I'm tired of looking. Thanks Beckie for the idea of trying Old Time Pottery. They did have great inexpensive shades but not the size and shape I needed. I will keep it in mind for a smaller one.

Hope you all are having a good day!






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21 comments:

  1. I'm sorry...that really is a bummer, but I'll bet it was fantastic while it lasted.

    -Rene

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  2. Booooo, I hate those shopping excursions!

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  3. I have days like that all the time and I hate it because I only have the weekends to do my runnning around and shopping. Maybe next week you will have a great shopping day!

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  4. Phooey! Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day! I've had days like that myself!!

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  5. Oh, what a bummer! I hate it when stores I love close.

    Tomorrow will be better.

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  6. Totally sucks. I love R.H. and an RH outlet? Must have been awesome.
    Um, one other question? What are Vans? Am I hopelessly out of touch?
    And BTW, I hate being w/o my underware too. :)
    ♥ maureen

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  7. I feel your pain! We have nothing here but Walmart and some very high-priced "antique" stores. Hope tomorrow is better!!

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  8. This is a cute post. Very funny....I feel bad for you that you dont have any great stores around you - but you have a great sense of humor about it!!!

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  9. LOL, Oh Anita I had a craptastic day too. Let's hope for a better one tomorrow for the both of us. :)

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  10. My husband is from FWB and every time we drive up there to see his folks who are now in Navarre we are just amazed at what has happened to Destin. We used to drive up to that desolate little fishing village as 20 something year olds to hang out at their bars at night. But that was it, It was a tiny little fishing village. The transformation is the polar opposite of what it once was. I wonder what the fishermen think.

    Sorry to hear about the Restoration. I was just getting excited hearing about it.

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  11. Bummer! Sorry you had such a bad day. It seems when they start out that way it lasts all day long.Hope you have a better day tomorrow.

    Remember, a shopper never gives up!

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  12. Wishing you a much better day tomorrow!
    Happy to hear the remodel is coming along.....

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  13. So sorry about your bummer of a day! That really sucks. Hope you find a new favorite shop soon.
    Can't wait to see your reveal of the new bathroom.

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  14. I heard these are great stores!! Sorry it's gone! I did enjoy your post, though (made me laugh) but not at your bad day... just the way you wrote about it!! :)

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  15. Anita, Oh man... what a bummer! Sorry to hear you had such a bad day. We've all been there... it sucks! Hope you have a better weekend!
    ~ Jo :)

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  16. Aww chin up. This sounds like one of my days... I find a cup of tea helps out, but that's a Brit's cure all. Hoping you have a lovely weekend. Lx

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  17. Nothing worse than a grown woman crying over a store closing. Oh well not meant to be. Love that store...Better luck next time on your journey. Debbie

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  18. Sorry about your store closing! Enjoyed the post though- you are too funny! Thanks for stopping by my blog- I don't know about if those chairs are too low to sit in- I haven't tried yet! They are really neat but I haven't figured out what to do with them! Thanks for your comment! :)

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  19. No wonder you wanted to weep! That store looks fantastic!!! I understand about some bad days...but this too shall pass. I just had one the other day too.
    ummmmmm...hope you weren't wearing a skirt with the no underware thing.
    Have a better day toots.
    Debbie@houseatthelake

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  20. I am having that sort of day today..... thanks for posting, it's nice to know I'm not alone.

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