Friday, December 15, 2006

S*nta's na*ghty h*lp*r

Bin shoppin' lately, haven't we all... but I have been a very b*d S*nta's h*lper, and along with buying for everyone else, I have been shopping for MYSELF! Caramba! (Catalan expletive used by older women, on par with 'my god') To date I have gotten, 4 pairs of tights, two pairs of pants, the thong I mentioned earlier, two turtlenecks, including the one that my eldest daughter said made me look like a cricket. I waited till she was gone then went back and got it. I thought once we were mothers we would be able to stop this sort of subterfuge.

Hmm lets see, got another shirt, very cool one, a broach, and today a scarf. It is a thing of beauty. Nothing dull or grey about it. Loose knit, large, 6 ft by 3ft, intricate diffent stitches and yarns. Loving it. I did heroically resist the incredibly spectacular lapis lazuli (sp?) bracelet for only 125 Euros, and the giant amber pendant and necklace for 150. That took some doing though. Walk away slowly...don't make any sudden moves and you won't have a problem....don't look back....don't start to run..... They were lovely and are going to haunt me for a while.

What I am dying for is some shoes. Found ones I liked. Mean looking pointy toed and had a 2 inch heel, pushing me over 6 feet. Mmmm MMMm GOOD. Didn't have my size damn it. Turns out I am some sort of giantess here. Having a hard time finding anything large enough, which I find amazing. Granted the general population of women is not huge, indeed a lot of them are downright short, but I am not freakish, and I have seen people taller than me....

Funny thing is I usually HATE shopping, but they have some very cool stores and it isn't a mall (bleach ptew ptew.) Indeed it is generally outrageously lovely old streets and cobbles, no cars.

Topped it all off with a tasse de xocolate amb dos croissantes. Yup, a cup of hot chocolate and two mini-croissants. The hot chocolate here is actually just called chocolate. You order a glass of chocolate, and it is. None of that quick shit, this is thick and rich and creamy and the machine has to stir it all the time. If you ever make it here you have to try it.... If it is well made, it has actual chocolate melted into it. This was well made and very very good......

The husbands Chrismas dinner for work is tonight. I am all psyched up. Got back from my shopping today, and found his note. Dinner STARTS at 9 or 9:30. What these people must pay in babysitting fees. Fortunately the rug rats are with my folks..... I think I will have a nap. Gotta keep up with the Garcia's you know, and I don't have the stamina. If I get in before four, I'll update this and let you know how it went. Yee gads.

7 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

I'm not much of a shopper. The chocolate and the croissants sound divine though.

Have fun at the party.

Beth said...

The dinner STARTS at 9:00 or 9:30??!! I'm in bed with a book by then (or watching a hockey game).
As for your shopping - you go girl! Sounds like a wonderful place to shop. I HATE malls and I love chocolate...mmm. Shop, eat, shop, eat. (Eventually, nothing would fit.)

Dorky Dad said...

I love shopping. Like I love gum in my hair. Or surgery. Without any pain-killing drugs, that is.

Most of my shopping trips are spent hoping the dang thing would END ALREADY.

oreneta said...

hdd, beth and DD: I usually loathe shopping, but haven't bought new cloting in YEARS and it was getting desperate.....had more fun than I expected...

Nomad said...

Oh yeah, shopping in Europe can get bad...very VERY bad...
Wait til you come to France...

Hmmm...guess since it is 2:30 THE NEXT DAY over here in our time zone and I see no update, not only have you guys not gotten in before 4 but maybe you have not even made it out of BED yet...

Ha. Weekend witout kiddies...

Do tell...

:-)

Trish said...

That liquid chocolate thing sounds...sounds...I am at a loss for words!

Starbucks had something like that last year but pulled it a few months later for some inexplicable reason. It was beyond heavenly.

oreneta said...

It was very very late, and yes, a little slow out of bed this morning...aaahhhhhhhh

The chocolate is excellent....I may even try and score a recipe.....

how unlike me.