Thanks to being on maternity leave hibernation, I hadn't been to some of my favorite places in almost four months.
And oh how I missed thee.
Last night on my dinner break at work, I found myself driving past the glowing red bulls eye. Then my car mysteriously merged into the turning lane and wound up snug in a parking spot.
Who am I to argue with that?
I know it sounds strange, but it was great to be baby free and wandering the aisles. I didn't need anything other than the need to be there. If I hadn't been in a time crunch, I probably would've tossed down a ton of throw pillows, opened up a comforter and snuggled in for a nap, breathing in the inviting scent of newness.
Even though the best part was shopping solo for the first time in a long time, my only purchases were for the people I care about: Easter presents for Allison, a mini stuffed dinosaur for Toby and a bag of jellybeans for Jer.
The trip itself was present enough for me.