March 23, 2010

Adventures in Registering

Saturday morning, bright and early, found Mason and I heading to the Valley, coffees in hand, to do the one thing all engaged couples have happy, happy daydreams about: REGISTER!!

We were headed to Target, Macy's and Bed Bath & Beyond to scan until our hearts were content, and we were stoked. We giddily filled in the requested information on the little Target computer, printed our registry number and handed it over in exchange for our very own scanner gun. (I told Mason he could hold it - this made him entirely too excited.)

Our first stop was the bath department where we immediately fell in love with every single towel on every single aisle. We scanned the grey ones only to delete them for the blue plaid and then the multi-colored stripes. We scanned hand towels and wash cloths and bath rugs and we were having SO MUCH FUN - until Mason checked his watch and realized we had been in the bath department for an entire hour. This was not good.

We quickly hurried on through kitchen and bedding - scanning pots and pans, slow cookers and toasters, throw pillows and sheets, air mattresses and camping stoves - and slowly losing our enthusiasm with each aisle and every scan.

By the time we made it to the electronics department (thankfully, our very last department), we were tired and hungry and crabby. We drug ourselves back to the service desk where Mason gladly handed over the scanner (that he had clasped to his chest with glee only a few hours earlier), and we headed to the food court for Chinese.

Happy and content at our food court table, we rested our aching backs and filled our growling bellies and decided the other two stores could wait - possibly forever - or at least until we had the time to do it online, from the comfort of a couch, with a glass of wine in hand.

Looking back on the day makes me laugh. I suppose it really is true about having too much of a good thing. Any of you have similar experiences? If so, I'd love to hear them!

1 comment:

Tamara said...

Congratulations on your engagement and upcoming wedding! Registering IS a lot of fun--I just wish I could do it all over again, after nearly 20 years of marriage.

Just passing through via "Such is Life" and thought I'd leave a comment. Good luck!