I am counting down the days!

On Saturday, I get to go to the MALL!

Now, most normal people despise going to the mall this close to Christmas. I, however, simply cannot wait. In fact, I’ve spent today thinking that it was Friday – probably in anticipation of Saturday.

Why on earth would I be so excited to go to such a place on such a day? Because I haven’t been to a mall in over 15 months. Yes, it really has been that long.

We live in a little podunk town. Our nearest shopping mall is about 2 hours away. There is no way I would drive 2 hours there and 2 hours back with 5 kids to spend a few hours at the mall. So, it’s been since before we moved since I’ve been to a mall.

When we lived in the Chicago suburbs, I practically lived at Woodfield Mall. I loved that place. They had everything you could ever imagine… and now it’s even bigger than before I moved back to Ohio!

In Ohio, the malls weren’t as nice, but we lived 15 minutes away from 3 different malls. Shopping was never an issue in Ohio. Ever.

Now we’re in the mountains of Georgia. I mean *really* in the mountains. For crying out loud, I have to drive almost 45 minutes just to go to Walmart. And forget Target, Kohls, or Old Navy. You have to drive well over an hour to find one of those. I haven’t seen the inside of a Michael’s, a JoAnne Fabrics, or even a Sally Beauty Supply since before we moved.

Now, I am not one to spend a ton of money when I go shopping, but I do like having choices. Down here, there isn’t much choice. You “get what you get, and you don’t throw a fit” – as I often tell my kids.

So, Saturday, while I’m fighting the crowds, and dealing with all the people, I’ll remember this post and how excited I was to go to the mall. I just hope the excitement lasts all day and doesn’t wear off too quickly.

Angie Vinez (2893 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.


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    Jewllori by Lori says:

    You Mall rat you! LOL!! I love the mall too, and I’ve been twice this week already(sorry to brag!) Glad you get this awesome opportunity..hopefully you are going sans kidlets to get the full day’s worth 😉

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    Gosh…I have to say, reading this kind of makes you appreciate the everyday stuff…like shopping at a mall. And it’s refreshing to hear your excitement about something that most of us take for granted!

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    Have fun at the mall.

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    Ah, it’s the little things, eh? 😉 I don’t think I could ever live so far from shopping. Even my dad, who doesn’t particularly like to shop, moved back to civilization because he was tired of having to go so far for stuff! LOL! That’s one of the reasons I love our new area so much. We get the feeling of kinda living in a country setting but I am only minutes from tons of shopping.

    Anyway…have fun! I will be out in it this weekend, too, because I just have not had any time to shop. It’ll be crazy for ya I’m sure, but I know you’ll enjoy it. Wish we could go together!!!

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    Heather L. says:

    I hope you have a fun time shopping! I will be at the mall, too – but I’m not quite as excited as you are LOL!!! I’ve got to buy gifts from my MIL to my girls (I shop for her). I am somewhat dreading it – but I will try to remember your excitement and keep a positive attitude LOL!

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