Sunday, March 1, 2009


Target is here!! Ok, it's not open yet. (3 more days...)

You know that feeling that you feel, when you haven't seen an old friend for a very, very long time, and then suddenly you see them?

I felt that feeling today.

We drove by the Target building today, on our way home from the new Costco. That familiar red logo called out to us, warm and welcoming.

Yes, I know Target is just a store. And to most of you, especially Mainlanders, you might see Target on a regular basis - monthly, weekly, and sometimes daily (Laurie?)

For us, Target is - this might sound strange - a piece of "home". A piece of something we left behind. It wasn't just a store.

I guess I can't explain it properly.

So, on Wednesday Alissa and I will fight the crowds and search frantically for a parking space, just to visit our precious Target. It isn't about the stuff inside the store. It's just the idea that there is a Target down the street, whenever we need a little slice of home. It doesn't replace any of you in our hearts, but it is a small piece of something familiar.

So if you call on Wednesday and get my voicemail, at least you'll know why I am not answering...!



Cindy said...

I am so happy for you. I hated missing so many things when we lived in Hawaii....I swear when people would go home they would always ask what do you need LOL. Nothing like living on a rock, yay for target!

RangersGirl said...

Interesting, what you miss when you don't have it.

Have fun! I never seem to leave Target without spending $100, even when I didn't go intendting to buy anything.

LaurieG said...

Yeah Target! It's nice that it is close too and I don;t blame you for being at the Grand Opening (maybe you can score some free stuff)! Look for my registry in the coming months....