Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Walk, Don't Shop

It's so cold outside these days that Ron and I have been getting our exercise by mall-walking. The drive to the mall is quite pleasant, especially with the seat warmers turned on.

As Ron is fond of saying, "There's nothing like hot buns!"


Once we arrive, we always go in the same door, and I usually smile when we pass the receptacle for cigarette butts on the wall.

I took this picture yesterday as we started our walk. Ron asked me why and I told him it was for a blog post. He laughed and told me I was embarrassing to be with. As if anyone would know why I took the picture. It was too cold for the smokers to be out.


Last week I spotted this sign in one of the shops. It was on the floor propped up against some other merchandise, so I crouched down to take a quick photo with my BlackBerry.

(The carpet could do with a scrub.) I thought a lovely sign like this deserved to be hung on a wall in our home to welcome visitors, but Ron said there was no room for it in the front hall, and we were supposed to be walking, not shopping. Oh, well!

From Hermione's Heart

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very good post Hermione. I agree with your hubby the seat warmers in the car are great. If you are embarrassing him with your taking pictures tell him to spank you for it.
archedone

Natty said...

That last picture looks perfect for even a vanilla bathroom. ;-)

Roz said...

LoL Hermoine, you do have some interesting shopping trips :) Ron's warm buns comment made me giggle and I love the bear bottoms.

Hugs
Roz

an English Rose said...

Hi Hermione, You do always spot the cutest pictures. I hope it warms up for you soon
love Jan,xx

Katie said...

Looks like your exercise adventures are lots of fun, Hermione! :) Ron's comment about embarrassing him made me LOL!! Thanks for sharing the fun photos. I couldn't survive without my car seat warmers- or that fella of mine who warms my seat! ;) Such a cute bear bottom pic! Many hugs,

<3 Katie

Ni Na said...

Hi Hermione, Roz is right, and you must have all the good shops in your area, after all even the ashtrays are for spankos, aren't they?

The bear bottoms are so innocent you could them everywhere and the uninitiated wouldn't mind at all. :)

hugs

Nina

Hermione said...

Arched one - Good idea, although not such a good idea to suggest that while we are in public ;D

Natty - Ah! The bathroom. I hadn't thought of that. Maybe I'll try again.

Roz - I laugh each time he says it.

Jan - We are in the deep freeze for the foreseeable future.

Katie - I love both my seat warmers too.

Nina - We have some excellent shops in our biggest mall, and now I get to visit them every day!

Hugs,
Hermione

sub hub in phx said...

Nicely done Hermione .... you're a cool chick and you make everything so fun. Thanks for a wonderful blog.

sixofthebest said...

Hermione, I agree with you for taking the 'butt receptacle photo' and showing it. Because I have always believed that cigarette smoking is a 'killer'. One of my former girl friends, died of CANCER, from indulging in using too much of this awful weed habit.

Leigh Smith said...

You can always stop back w/o Ron to buy that cute little sign. If not the hall, how about a bathroom.

Very nice H.

Clara said...

I love the bear sign! I'd put that in my bathroom.

Does your hubby actually walk without complaining?

A. Lurker said...

Hi Hermione,
"We are supposed to be walking, not shopping" sounds like something my husband would say!

It is freezing here, too!
R.

ronnie said...

Love the bear sign.

Car seat warmers are great except when you've been spanked.

Love,
Ronnie
xx

Baxter said...

My wife's Jeep Patriot has seat warmers and we have both said something alluding to warm buns and spanking to each other.

Baxter

Cat said...

Thanks for sharing the fun signs Hermione! Oh and ya know, you could get the bear sign and put it in your bathroom or replace another picture in your front haul with it. ;)

Hugs and Blessings...
Cat

Minelle Labraun said...

I love that you were scoping the area for a few ideas relating to spanking!
I loved both ideas!

Hermione said...

sub hub - Thank you for the compliments!

Six - It's a nasty addiction. I'm sorry you lost your friend to it. Smoking is prohibited in all public buildings here.

Leigh - Maybe I will!

Clara - He loves to walk, and never complains. Shopping is another matter, however.

A. Lurker - Most men dislike shopping, I think.

Ronnie - I haven't experienced the on a sore bottom yet.

Baxter - It seems like a natural thing to say, but with a double meaning.

Cat - I'll think about a good place to put it.

Minelle - It wasn't too hard!

Hugs,
Hermione

Enzo said...

Love that you find spanking fun amongst the everyday things.