What did I purchase you ask? Oh, I spent large, friends, I spent LARGE.
A trash can for my office. Because I'm tired of leaving my trash on the floor and then realizing that no one will clean it up for me. A cheese grater for my sister, as well as a gift certificate for her birthday tomorrow. A little thing for my mother-in-law that I can't tell you about in case she reads my blog. And not one, but TWO little rugs to put over the carpet where Lulu routinely takes a crap every morning. When she shits on it (and she will) I can just throw it in the wash, and put that other one down. just. like. that.
Where was Joe-Henry during all this capitalistic hedonism? Why he was in Smaland(does anyone know where the umlauts are on the qwerty keyboard?) playing amidst the other urchins in the trees that hung from the ceiling and the large wooden shoes, and I walked away with only a beeper to keep me company. It didn't tug at my shirt, or whine about being hungry, but I got used to it.
And there were meatballs and ice cream cones to celebrate at the end.