Monday, January 11, 2010

Molly's stamp of approval

1-11-10 acquisition brain
Saturday morning I escaped the snow-bound house and spent a few hours shopping with Molly. The sun came out and it was a bit warmer, perhaps 15 degrees.

Greg doesn't mind when I go shopping with Molly, although she can be a bad influence on my spending money, Greg knows that Molly is trustworthy at steering me in the right direction. Molly helps dress me well. Molly is a friend who will be honest and tell me what looks good and what is in style.

So Molly and I are out shopping and at our first stop, a cool art shop, I was surprised when she suggested “Judy, this hat looks like you!… I think you need to buy it.” Well, I tried it on, and I had mixed feelings. I felt it was kind of a cool-funky hat, but also a bit “Fargo-ish”. BUT Molly said “yes“ …. she would not be embarrassed to be seen with me wearing it“….. so I bought it and wore it out of the store.

Stop #2, bookstore, Molly went one way and I went the other way. After while she found me and approved of my music and book purchases. Stop #3, a new Chocolate Store…. I splurged and bought some hot chocolate on a spoon, which you then stir into a hot cup of milk..... we both approved of this, and decided this was a place we would have to visit again.

Stop #4, was Talbots, and by then I had decided that my new hat didn’t match my coat, and this was a good time to buy a new winter coat… good SALES! Molly went one way and I went the other way.

I did pick out the coat on my own, then Molly found me, and put her stamp of approval on my coat purchase and pointed me in the direction of another spring coat…. OK, I really liked that one too, so bought both… since I was in the mood to spend money…. Why stop? … Boy this is not like me…. But then again, I do tend to shop seriously only once or twice a year, I buy in spurts ….. “But I’m helping to stimulate the economy“ …. was my planned justification to Greg.

Somewhere between stop #3 and #4 I had a weird thought… was the real reason Molly had me buy this hat was so she could easily spot me in a crowded store when we got separated? I started to feel like I was sticking out like a sore thumb.

But my fears were put to rest, when Greg met us for lunch, he thanked Molly for helping me make some good purchases. Greg approved of the winter coat, and the hat too!

PS: Greg hasn't seen the spring coat yet.
PPS: Happy Birthday Teresa.
PPPS: Molly and I are already talking about the next girls weekend at the farm for summer 2010! Stay tuned.


  1. Oh my goodness! You and Molly sound so much like me and my friend Cindy! And we have girls weekends every year, too! We're always trying to finagle how to work in more than one.

    I think you made some great purchases and you look cute in your new hat!

    "...I'm helping to stimulate the economy." is exactly what my DH and I always say when we go shopping for some big ticket item! And you know, we really are! :)

  2. Excellent on all fronts. When you shop, myou shop. Girls weekend at Molly's...I hope I make the cut.

    Great to have you back in what music?

  3. Yes, we did stimulate the economy. I really love the hat. I found a denim trench coat likes yours on-line for only $14.99! It's from Travel Smith, and usually they have good quality. We shall see when it gets here.

  4. Gee, Molly THAT is a sale!
    Also, guess what, Greg look at my hat and found it said made in China! Here I thought some local artist made it!