Saturday, September 29, 2012

Will Summer Ever Quit?

Or Stop Being Soggy?

Rain off and on these last few days--nothing like the torrential rains in Britain, however. (Sending my best for some sunshine over there!)   But it really didn't matter too much on the riding front.

I decided not to ride on Thursday, mostly because my knees were sore, as was my back. I think I slept in a bad position.

Friday I decided to swim.  I went to the pool for the lunchtime hours and nearly had the place to myself.  When I came out to drive home, the temperature and humidity were quite uncomfortable. I was sorry I was wearing my terry hoodie set instead of one of the sleeveless dresses I often slip on after a swim.

On the way home, I stopped at Kohls.  For those of you unfamiliar with this store, it is a large department store carrying all kinds of clothing and housewares such as bedding, bath, and kitchen items. The selection is huge, but better than that, their prices are wonderful, especially when they have sales.

Here was the deal this week. 15%, 20%, or 30% off all purchases with either a coupon from a flyer sent to my house, or a scratch off coupon in the store. Top that off by nearly everything in the store on markdown, and a $10 Kohl's cash reward to be spent at a later date for every $50 purchase.

There are plenty of brand name items in the store too, so these are not low quality products.

I went in looking for a new pair of jeans. I came out with several pairs of colored jeans, the ones I was looking for, and several really soft knit tops....and some Kohl's Cash so that I will have to go back next week to spend that. (They are SO clever with their marketing.)

I think I have only gone into that store once without making a purchase. Obviously, I am an easy mark for their tactics. *G*  But they do carry a lot of really nice items exactly in my style and price range. Oh, yes, they also have racks of clearance items at up to 80% off. I once got a dress there for $8 that had originally been priced at $80. (Chaps)  It's always worth a shuffled through the clearance racks if you want a real bargain.  And, those percent off coupons work on the clearance items too.

It was still miserably warm when I got home, so once more I gave up on riding. I had swum for an hour, so I didn't need the exercise and it just didn't seem worth it to get both Chance and me all sweaty.

Scott is coming so shoe today, so Tucker will be back in action soon. Here's hoping summer finally breaks and we get some of that lovely fall weather that inspires me to ride. I still plan on swimming twice a week, so that leaves five days of saddle time to fill in.


  1. It has been raining here too. Quite a storm yesterday which I wouldn't mind if my female dog would go out in it but she couldn't possibly get her delicate feet wet.

    Kohl's is a great store. I often shop there too and I know my daughter buys all the girls clothes there too. Glad you got some great bargains and a swim in too.

    Hopefully, the weather will cool and you'll ride soon.

  2. This time of year we are all so impatient for the cool weather of fall to start. Soon!

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