I forced Z to accompany me to the mall. First we did the responsible thing and checked the clothing store to determine whether there was anything that he liked (the guy really needs a new wardrobe - it's been like 6 years since he got more than a new pair of jeans). He tried some stuff on but none of it really 'called' to him. Which is how I ended up with 920nis to spend as I wished...
I started with the fun small things. A 4-cup measuring cup for pesach, a potato masher, a jumbo pancake flipper spatula, a new corkscrew, a pretty colorful tablecloth that will actually fit my table, cutting boards to replace my way overused ones... Then we moved to the bedding. I couldn't say no to another pair of super-soft fuzzy wuzzy blankets. Now I need to decide whether to keep them in my room or to put them in the guest room. But we still had more points to use. We looked high and low, debated, pondered, thought about not using all the points... Then we saw them. Pillows. Brand new, comfy, head-cradling, just the right amount of hard-support, pillows!!! We've been using our pillows nightly for the last almost 7 years. We decided that since it was 'free' anyway we may as well splurge.
As we piled the mountain of merchandise onto the counter Z muttered, 'I bet there's a catch. There's no way we're going to walk out of here without them trying to get us to pay at least 300nis for all of this stuff. There's no such thing as a worthwhile deal in this country.' But lo and behold - she rang up everything and calculated the points (while I held my breath and prayed because the till read a heart-stoppingly high number) then she hit the button and the discount came off. We packed up our goodies and hightailed it out of there before the store policy-makers came to their senses.
This morning we walked over to The FamBily House. We enjoyed a delicious lunch - cholent, pumpkin kugel, rice kugel, salatim, and (by request) potato kugel. It was warm and filling. We relaxed there allllll day long. Buzz shlepped Z out to the BigPark for a while, there were a few tantrums, the dog buried a teddy in the newspaper basket, and ff brittle for all. All in all a fun day. The Crazy Lady was awesome and even drove us home after havdala.
Buzz didn't go to sleep until 8:30, and now it's 9 and Z is washing the dishes from last night. There is a lot to get done this week but I'm not even thinking about that now. I too busy enjoying the delightful 23C weather and the cool breeze. Tomorrow I think I may bake some more of those sprinkle cookies that Buzz loved so much. We shall see.