It was National â€˜Mean Girlsâ€™ day recently, and I know youâ€™ll make fun of me but I LOVE that movie!Â So, as offended as I was, when this next thing happened to me, I thought it very appropriate:
Iâ€™m going away this weekend on a much needed mini vacation to Catalina Island. Â Iâ€™m really looking forward to turning off my phone and just disconnecting for a while. Â I havenâ€™t really had any time to just relax and enjoy the amazing weather weâ€™ve had this summer (I know…sad).Â
So anywayâ€¦I went to Nordstrom yesterday looking for some swim shorts and when I asked the sales clerk she replied â€œThat season is over, you can try Ross.â€ Â I was mortified! Â But being National Mean Girls Day I took it as festive. Plus, she really got me thinking about how fast the seasons are changing! That means the Holidays are fast approaching!!! Â I somehow always forget to start shopping, so I guess Iâ€™m grateful?Â Now Iâ€™m stressing out and starting to think about how I can get the most gifts for my buck. Getting to the mall to shop is not an easy task, especially when I start thinking about lack of parking and the unorganized shelves. I really would prefer to do all my shopping from home, if only I could not pay for shipping.Â
Â I wish I knew more people that needed dance equipment, gymnastics orÂ cheerleading equipment.Â We have many great productsÂ that are really affordable.Â Â In fact, that is even before you take into account that a lot of theÂ dance and gymnastics equipmentÂ includes shipping!Â That really makes life easier because when I am budgeting how much money I will spend on all the people in my life, I rarely think about shipping costs. Â I also never think about shipping errors, which is odd because I see how often shipments get lost or damaged. Â By the way, if that ever happens follow the procedures from who you are ordering from and you will be protected.Â
We can do everything weâ€™re supposed to, toÂ get your cheer mats or other package and out on time, and stuff still happens! Â You wouldnâ€™t believe how often a storm delays a plane, or a truck breaks down or some overwhelmed delivery guy accidentally delivers the package to the wrong address. Â I figure I should probably start shopping now, and attempt to avoid all the chaos or at the very least have enough time to rectify the problem. Oh wellâ€¦as soon as quitting time hits, Iâ€™m stress free!