Today I was a total lazy-ass. Slept in until somewhere between 12:30-1pm, then kicked my sorry ass out of bed. Went on the PC for a while, still in my PJs, until 3:30-ish and then got ready and went to church. After church I met up with Jenn at Frenchy's, but we didn't realize they closed at 5pm on Saturdays. So off to the mall we went.
I ended up with some ankle socks, which were on sale and I needed them for when it's hot out and I'm walking (hot, HA! I sound like I have to justify that purchase). Also bought a really nice black t-shirt, and though I already have 2, this one was slightly more dressy, if that makes sense. The major purchase of the night (sorry Mare, it was on sale and looked really nice) was a blue & white striped suit with capris. I did it. I finally broke down and bought a pair of capris. I feel defeated in a way, since I have until tonight refused to wear capris, but they do look really nice. Mare and I will have to co-ordinate so we don't wear the same thing at the same time (though mine was from Reitman's, so it's not exactly the same). We also ran into Lisa & Anthony in the middle of our shopping and stopped to talk to them for a few minutes.
By the time we finished the mall, we were getting hungry and Stew had gotten home, so we decided to get Chinese food - Jenn and I had said the next Saturday night we were hanging out and it was raining, we should get some. So we ordered & picked it up and headed to her house to eat.
I sat down and started into my meal when I heard my cell ring. I was lucky my purse was beside me, actually, b/c I had left it on buzz mode and heard it vibrating. The call was from ADT, and the alarm at my house was going off. Basement motion sensor. They asked if I wanted to dispatch the police, but I said no, I'll go over and check it out. Stew came with me, and looked around first before I joined him and we went inside. No obvious broken windows or anything. We went inside, and I expected that something in the basement had fallen over, but I couldn't find anything that looked out of place. The only thing I did find was one of my windows was unlocked, but the screen was still on, and if someone had come in, it was wet outside and there was no evidence of anyone having come inside. We also looked around everywhere upstairs, but nothing out of place. Nice not to have found anything wrong, but I hope it wasn't a malfunction that would go off again in the middle of the night.
The evil thought of perhaps mice in my basement occurred to me as well... God please don't let it be that!!
This is the crappy part about being a single girl living alone. I am a stereotypical girl in this situation, I would rather have a man around to protect me. Living here alone was the major reason I got the system. Some of my neighbors work shift work and are home during the day, which is good, and there is an RCMP officer up on the next street, but if someone wants to get in, that won't stop them. I'm glad I invested in this. I always said I'd rather have the system in place before experiencing a break-in, and watching friends deal with their break-in served to strengthen that idea later on when I bought a house on my own.
Makes me want to keep a baseball bat under my bed though. I am going to invest in a motion-sensitive floodlight at the back door, I've been thinking of that for a while, even just for the fact that I'd like a floodlight back there anyway.
Being in the basement also reminded me of all the cleanup I still need to do down there, and since tomorrow is going to rain, perhaps that would be a good Sunday project, along with laundry. Will have to do that anyway since Vag will prob be staying with me around the luau. Maybe I can actually have a door put on the spare bedroom by the time you get here, Vag! Nothing but the finest in accomodations :D