It normally happens, but I didn't expect this degree of shopping. While Karen is packing, she generally decides that she needs clothes for a trip. This is why we have the shopping phase of packing.
But, I think this trip has driven the need into overdrive. I think Karen is up to 4 or 5 new outfits. (We are only going for 6 days.) You should understand that I don't have a problem with this phase, because I enjoy the fruits of her effort. I just think it is funny.
She has gone shopping for the last three days. At least the shopping will stop on Friday, because the trip starts on Saturday.