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Monday, February 11, 2013

Daughter is home from her hospital stay and has cabin fever. It's snowing outside and reeeaaaally cold, so I didn't want her to go out in it until she's built herself up abit. Compromise - I agreed to take her to the local mall so she could stretch her legs but at least stay reasonably warm.

*Rant Alert* .....

What is it with teenagers and designer shops? There is one in particular that makes my blood boil and my teeth clench. Of course, ALL of daughter's friends love it so she does too. I won't name it but it begins with H, has carrier bags featuring scantily clad males and it's an American export. It's like being in a disco. It's dark (too dark for me to be able to read price tags ), it's noisy (music too loud for me to hear what the cashiers are saying) and it's always packed out so I spend the whole time being jostled by teenagers. And it's blimmin expensive and there's always a huge queue to pay. I decided today that I won't be going back again - if she wants to shop there in future she'll have to take her dad.

In other news, despite it being bitterly cold I managed a little run today which makes me happy. Open countryside, peace and quiet, perfect for letting my mind wander and stresses dissipate. 3.1 miles done in a slow and steady 34 minutes 32 seconds. All is good once again.
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LOLABLACK69 2/12/2013 4:52AM

    Ahhh... open country side... I'm going to my cottage this weekend, and even though it's really cold again, I hope that I'll get a chance to walk a little. Miss being in the nature, to be quite honest.
Hope you'll enjoy run in the country side soon again. emoticon

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1BEACHWALKER 2/12/2013 2:01AM

    Nowadays, well at least in the past 15 years or so, it has all been about teens wanting designer this and that. My brother was that way and about bankrupted my Mom and Dad when he was a teen! Don't know why they gave into him so much. But, I never had kids, so I guess it's hard to say no sometimes. Glad to hear your daughter is doing better!
Good for you on your run...and even in cold weather!!! emoticon

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ALIHIKES 2/11/2013 9:06PM

    Glad to hear your daughter's recovered enough to enjoy shopping! I agree, it is painful to go into the shops that are geared toward teens. Your run sounds very nice, glad you got out!

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WILSONWR 2/11/2013 8:02PM

    I'm glad my daughter is grown and I don't have to deal with that. Although she had her eccentricities as a teenager, she took it pretty easy on us...

Glad you got a good run in!

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PRINCESSAMY 2/11/2013 3:23PM

    I am glad that was you and not me!

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STRONG_SARAH 2/11/2013 1:10PM

    When I read the blog title I thought you were talking about me! LOL, I feel that way too.

You might find this interesting. A friend of mine in the clothes industry said that H&M and ZARA have found a sneaky way to avoid both labor laws and taxes. They take their chinese employees out on boats into international waters and have them there for weeks at a time making clothes on the trip over to Europe where the clothes are distributed.

Sneaky, huh?

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UNSWEETMAMA 2/11/2013 12:33PM

    I'm so glad that your daughter is on the mend and that you got your run in despite the cold.

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BIGTHINKER_HD 2/11/2013 12:32PM

    Very glad your daughter is home and doing better. I bet that run did a lot to clear your head after going to the mall with a teen. Keep up the good work.

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LIS193 2/11/2013 12:05PM

    Teenagers and shopping... those stores are an assault on your senses not to mention your wallet.
Glad she is feeling better and well enough to get out and about.
Way to go on your run - nothing like some fresh air to blow the cobwebs out!

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RUNNING-TURTLE 2/11/2013 11:43AM

    That's why I don't buy what my teenager wants for things like that. I told her when she can buy it all on her own, she can shop at those places. Sounds like you had an awesome run.


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BROOKLYN_BORN 2/11/2013 11:15AM

    My sympathies on the shopping. I'm glad my daughters are grown with their own families so I don't have to deal with this kind of thing.
Nice happy run!

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