Shopping for me falls almost into the same category as cleaning. I know this sounds weird, but it's true. If I am in the mood to shop, I am like a whirlwind - trying on clothes, shoes, jewelry. If I'm not in the mood to shop and I am forced into a mall or retail store of some kind, there better be shots of vodka and some seriously good music playing if I am going to interact with anyone who wants to keep all of their fingers and hair attched to their proper bodily location and fully functioning. Cleaning is the same way. If I get a burr up my butt to clean, I am a cleaning machine. If not, it's all I can do to even THINK about cleaning. Unfortunately, my heightened mood to shop happens more frequently than my heightened mood to clean. My house and bank account will attest to that!
I recently went on a shopping spree. Off I went to buy whatever. Nothing specific in mind, just some things for spring. After two clothing stores and a shoe store, I.HAD.NOTHING. I couldn't find one damn thing. Who can't at least find a damn pair of shoes? It is almost unconscionable to me to walk into a shoe store and not find AT LEAST one pair of shoes I can't live without. I went home with one shirt that was on clearance. This was not what I had in mind.
I was determined though, and the next day my neighbor and I hit the mall. Clearly, that was my day! I came home full of bags and feeling good. And as if that was not enough, the next day I bought my very own carpet shampooer. What a great way to mingle my shopping and cleaning moods. Yep, I am a multi-tasker. Now, if I could just get the cleaning burr up my butt and get that shampooer out of the box and actually doing it's job!