Thursday was an unexpected snow day from work. New York City had nearly 20" of snow, no buses were running, schools were closed and the mayor had declared a snow emergency by 5:00 am. Still, by the time I needed to leave for work at 8:00 there was still no word about my offices closing. That notice came in the way of a phone call at 8:40 am: CLOSED...as I was about 5 minutes from work.
After circling block after block and finding that every parking lot was closed due to the depth of the snow, I headed back for the highway and thought about what I could do with a bit of surprise time to myself. G was safely at home with his sitter and surely I could come up with some errands to run. I started off by finding (on the third attempt) an open Starbucks for a leisurely caramel macchiato and bit of reading on my Kindle. Then, made my way toward home stopping for a
sorely overdue oil change.
As I was sitting waiting for my car to finish, I remembered the incredible deals I had gotten on clothes for G earlier in the week at the Old Navy clearance sale (with an extra 50% off all clearance prices). I had picked up 4 long sleeve tees, 2 long sleeve polos, 1 Steelers jersey, 1 fleece sweatshirt and 1 fleece jacket plus a playground ball for George, several in size 2T for next fall/winter, all for $19. That day, he was getting impatient and there was no chance of looking for anything for myself. But, with this free time? A quick trip to the mall was in order.
There was so much inventory that it was a bit overwhelming to look though and try to find sizing but, I was able to walk out with two pieces that I really like and for a steal:
And this black, button down tuxedo shirt was $3.45. Can't beat that! Moral of the story, always make time to take advantage of end of season clearance sales.