(I've kept this post purposefully vague--don't want the recipients to figure it out.)
On Friday we had carryout Chinese for dinner. The clerk didn't put enough fortune cookies in the bag, so Hubby Tony and I shared one. We received this fortune:
Tony thought that sounded negative, but I figured it could be fun to turn "challenge" into "hunt" as we set out to do the first of the Christmas shopping.
Last week I figured out a great idea for a present; the idea was obscure and might be a challenge to find. A Google search turned up several potential stores, and yesterday afternoon Tony and I headed towards one of them, a specialty department store.
Traffic was backed up at the light to turn into the parking lot, but once we pulled in it was easy to find a space. As Tony locked up the car I looked across the parking lot and saw an interesting-looking small store dedicated to selling one type of merchandise. We decided to check there first. When we walked in the first thing we saw was an end cap holding a selection of goods for sale. They didn't have exactly what we were looking for, but there was something that would work. I needed more than one and there weren't enough on the shelf, but the clerk told us he could check with other stores and get more.
I felt compelled to check the original store, but when they didn't have anything close to what we were looking for we walked back across the parking lot and I placed the order. They'll call me when the it arrives in a week or so.
That challenge was so easy, I'm wondering if we should pick another one!