Saturday, February 4, 2012

I have a plan

Most of the time, I fly by the seat of my pants on the weekends. I try not to plan ahead and just do as I please. It begins with sleeping in, and then lollygagging in my jammies while sipping coffee all morning long. I don't make a plan, period, or at least I try to get away with that.

Except tomorrow, I do have plans. I'm going to get up early and log onto Target's website to see if I can snag a new Jason Wu tote with that cute little kitty, Mischief, on the side. Target's marketing for this new line has been sort of brilliant: Mischief is in the Details. I won't actually try to get into a Target store tomorrow because there are some who think the release of this line is going to trigger Black Friday-like crowds. I'd rather battle slow servers and pray they don't crash mid purchase.

The rest of my plan for Sunday actually begins today. I'm finally going to crack the cover of, Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, and make a mother dough. Tomorrow I'll bake. Of course, this will necessitate a trip to a kitchen store today, too, because I need a pizza peel and a pizza stone. Oh, sure, I can use my ceramic dutch oven and the recipe out of Cook's Country, but I want to start this adventure into bread baking with the Artisan book. Besides, I think I should keep the dutch oven free so I can make a side dish for the bread. I also have to stock up on yeast, flour and other additives, like greek olives, and rosemary and, by special request, cheese.

So it's the mall I'll be battling today. I could go to the outdoor mall where crowds won't be too bad, but I think I should go to the mall with 3 kitchen stores that are all lined up on the same side and floor. I'll have my choice of Sur la Table, Williams & Sonoma and Crate and Barrel. It'll be a busier place, but perhaps the better choice. Hate the mall on weekends!

FYI, I had lunch with my boyfriend on Thursday. Don't worry, honey, it was my 4 year old boyfriend. I think he loves me, but I think he loves my iPhone more. He plays Angry Birds all through lunch and then makes me ride the escalator with him. Truly, lunch with my little man is the highlight of my month. Anyways, little Ethan was playing with my iPhone and I turned the volume low so the adults could hear themselves gossip talk. After lunch and work, I set my alarm on my phone for the butt crack of dawn so I could get up and go to a mandatory staff meeting Friday morning and then a meeting with our team leadership. I woke up around 10:00 AM, having slept through the alarm and both meetings because I'd neglected to restore the volume after lunch. Nice. Apparently, I'm already suffering from short timer syndrome!




14 comments:

Stephanie V said...

Cute ad...cute bag! Good luck with the shopping. I'd love to come and taste your artisan bread...cheese and green olives in the bread or beside? Love it either way. It's best if you bake it, then I won't have to eat it all up. Always a danger when one makes bread...any bread!

Brenda said...

I saw the ad for that bag also. I will be getting one. I wish I liked to cook. Just have no desire.

SkippyMom said...

I wish Target would stop with this b.s. They are making a big fuss over second rate quality goods by "famous" designers to create a frenzy of what are now considered "must have" items.

I know I sound curmudgeonly - but the Mizzoni line was butt ugly and yet the shelves were bare and the website crashed. Silly.

Still, you are my friend and I do, honestly, wish you luck in securing your bag.

And I have seen Pooldad do that a number of times with his phone, but with the vibrate mode. heehee Your boyfriend sounds adorable. :D

The Bug said...

The bag looks cute - and I loved the commercial. However, I will not be participating in the shopping frenzy because that would mean that someone else had inhabited my body (and I include early morning cyber shopping - ha!).

I love the alarm story - my favorite thing to do is to set the alarm but for get to turn it on.

bettyjf1 said...

Love the add. Good luck on the bread!

Joanna said...

My goodness--you are just so busy. Hope you accomplish what you want to on your weekend.

Anonymous said...

I will be heading to Kmart..they are selling wallets with pictures of Donkey's on them..

Knitty said...

Good luck with your tote order. I am not drawn to cat prints, but that is a cute tote and a clever commercial.

Joanna said...

Hey Rudee,
I just saw your comment about my photo of the tulips. I would be happy to email you the jpeg of it if you send me your email address. You can find mine on my blog.

Gail said...

I love the early mornings when I have no schedule.

Hope you got your bag...and your bread supplies.

Making bread is so soothing and eating it is very enjoyable.

distracted by shiny objects said...

"I have a Plan..." usually the most dangerous four words in the English language until I saw "shopping". Break a leg, girl!!

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Lollygagging is our most famous thing to do and it takes us all morning. Thank goodness I do not have to shop much. I did like that ad too. Now the bread is something else. I want to try that.
QMM

Sandy said...

I have no idea who Jason Wu is except I just saw something on the news. I do know now that he designed Michelle's dress..

Sandy said...

okay, just watched the commercial and that cat is awesome! ha.