We commented that this sunset was not unlike the sunsets that we enjoyed in Maui last year. .watching for whales .. and eating dinner while the sunsets. ..
However . .I have realized that the difference I enjoy about "tropical" vacations in winter . .is the clothing .. .less of it .. I've been more bundled up than usual this vacation .. but it's been an adventure.
A good adventure. .
Speaking of clothing. . Shopping this last year has taken on a whole different emphasis .. We used to spend hours running back and forth from one surf shop to the other to find perfect hoodies .. and shorts and now. . .let's just say we've figured out where the hugs come from.
Yesterday morning we had a call from one of our wee ones. . .made us want to pack our house up and rush home .. but alas. . Even though I was certain I heard. . ."I love you Grammie .. come home quick" .. it could have meant something else entirely .. .so we shopped instead.
Our sons were raised in good sturdy Dr. Denton pajamas .. .they had not a large selection of colors. .the ones I purchased were light blue. .and they lasted through two strapping lads .. .but now. . oh the selection .. and wouldn't it make a bit of sense then to snap up pajamas that have a short option. I thought so to.
OH . .and fantastic news. .I was paying for a purchase today .. and the clerk said. .
"are you shopping with anyone 50 years or older?"
I said .. ."I am 5o years or older .. (didn't bother to explain my year of jubilee to her). .and I rushed to show her my ID. .with pride. .
And she said . .."well then you get an additional 10 % discount". . .I was delighted. . my first senior citizen discount.. . I wanted to document it.
. ..later on we were making a purchase in a "younger" persons store . .that has the most unique fragrance . . (I always wonder . .do they spray that when we aren't looking to draw us in? .. .well no matter. . .I asked the youngster at the till whether they gave discounts for people over 50 and she looked at me as if I was daft .. .I kindly explained to her that the store next door was offering discounts to their senior citizen shoppers. . and she said . ."oh .. that is why I keep getting asked that". . .and I smiled at her and said that she may want to bring it up at her next staff meeting. . .and she looked at me as if I was a bit daft again .. .no matter. .