Have you seen my jacket? It’s gotten cold out there
Yes, December has that feature
My, aren’t you in a sunny mood?
I just can’t believe this year is almost over. And that we have to go shopping
It’ll be fun!
Doing anything with you is fun. But crowds, not so much
Yeah, well. You hated crowds before Covid. You kind of pioneered social distancing
You say that like it’s a bad thing. Where are we starting?
Kohl’s. My mom is looking for a zip-front fleece
I get fleeced every time at Kohl’s, so that seems logical
Hey, look, Kohl’s has very reasonable prices. And I have coupons!
Are those still a thing?
Yes, my husband-who-majored-in-unawareness. They are just virtual now
I know about some stuff. I have a thirty-four foot receipt I got at CVS yesterday
Meaning, you don’t realize you could actually cash some of that stuff in?
Oh, boy. Anyway, we can shop for your brother and sister while we’re out.
What about your sister?
Already handled. We got her a very prestigious set of placemats.
And those are also still a thing?
This is why we have to get you out of the house every so often. Yes, people still eat meals at tables
Well, I’ve already learned enough popular anthropology to last a month. Can we just call it a day?
Um, no. We also have to drive up to Warm Springs.
Okay, now I’m actually interested. Who do we know who needs like real craftsmanship?
We have a niece and a nephew
We do, indeed. Okay, I’m down
Do you remember when we were dating and we —
— went on that impromptu trip to Warm Springs? I don’t think that’s a thing I would likely ever forget
No, I imagine not. I think of it often
Yeah, well. It’s hard to believe the stuff we used to do
And still occasionally do
True. While we’re up there, do you want to eat at the Bulloch House?
Sure. It should be lunch time by then. I’m glad you are warming to the day
Well it is called Warm Springs