I may have mentioned (about 4000 times) that we are moving. Well, I determined that Sunday was a good day to catch up on all of my shopping, as well as get stuff for the new house (and, we still need toilet paper). So, I made the most epic list Target has ever seen. Color coded, listed by department, and coupons affixed to the pages of the list. It was awesome.
I actually started our shopping spree earlier on in the day, courtesy of Target.com. Greg and I have a huge california king bed, and finding bedding is down right impossible in an ordinary store. So... thanks to Target.com, we have a new bedding set coming Friday.
We also got new bedding for the girls at the store, as well as new shower curtains, a curved shower rod, new trash cans (because I really don't want to bring the gross ones with us to our new home), and general toiletries and household cleaning items that I've been putting off getting.
We got A LOT of stuff.
And it looked something like this.
Yep, that is THREE of our FOUR pretty full carts. We were like a little family train of carts like the Amish hitting Aldi.
I texted the picture to Tam.
Lori: And there's another cart not pictured. FOUR CARTS. And an online order. Target hearts me.
And then, my epic Target trip turned into an epic fail.
Lori: I GORGOT MY RED CARD AR GLME!
Tam: What about a gargoyle?
I should mention that I texted Tam while I was RUNNING TO MY CAR FOR THE SECOND TIME!
Perhaps I should back up a bit.
While unloading the second cart, I went to get my wallet out of my purse.
I started to panic. All of my work, to get my 5% off with my prescription rewards card AND 5% off with my Target Red Card... all for nothing.
I thought maybe it was in the car so I ran out to see if it was there.
I should also add that the store was closing in like 12 minutes.
I didn't know what to do. I panicked, ditched Greg and the girls with the stuff, ran to my car, and drove as fast as my little PT Cruiser would carry me... all while freaking out and
Greg called as I was talking to Tam, so I had to let her go. He wanted a status of where I was, so he got a play by play. My mind was racing as to how this trip could be salvaged. I thought maybe if I just read the numbers of the phone to them, that it would work. Alas, it was against policy.
And, of course I caught EVERY LIGHT to and from.
The store closed... my family was still inside with the FOUR CARTS of stuff... and I am driving around like a crazy person trying to make this all work.
I finally got there. The cashier met me at the door to get the card and 5% rewards discount card. I called Tam back to let her know I hadn't imploded, and patiently waited for my family to leave the store, as we loaded the loot into the cars and headed home.
So... all is well. I seriously freaked about how I screwed things up, but I love Greg's reaction. He said, "I'm sure they'd rather wait on you for five minutes than to restock FOUR CARTS of stuff." And, he's right.
And, we now have toilet paper.