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And and ~たり

Doing this; Doing that

Construction: 
arrow Take the た form of a verb (simple past)
arrow Add たり

立ったりたり
tattari suwatari
Standing and
sitting

ドルが上がったり下がたり
doru ga agattari sagattari
The dollar is rising and
falling.

きょうは買い物をしたりレストランで食べたりしてたくさんのお金を使った。
kyou wa kaimono o shitari resutoran de tabetari shite takusan no okane o tsukatta.
Today I went shopping and
at at a restaurant, etc; I used a lot of money.

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は and が

In the last example,
きょうは買い物をしたりレストランで食べたりしてたくさんのお金を使った。
Today I went shopping and at at a restaurant, etc; I used a lot of money,
there is an implied I.So shouldn't there be がafter きょう not は as it is is implied to be present after a watashi( or similar I pronoun). What I mean is, is this incorrect
私はきょうが買い物をしたりレストランで食べたりしてたくさんのお金を使った。

Your rewrite is incorrect.

Your rewrite is incorrect. The original sentence is fine, and if you want to include 私 you can say,
きょう、私は買い物をしたりレストランで食べたりしてたくさんのお金を使った
or
私は今日は買い物をしたりレストランで食べたりしてたくさんのお金を使った

The original sentence is more natural though, and puts much more emphasis on how 'today' is different from other days, while these rewrites put emphasis on how what 私 did is different from what other people did.

You can't, anyway, say きょうが買い物をする as this would make きょう the one that went shopping, and obviously a day cannot go shopping or eat at a restaurant. You could say 今日は私が買い物をした and be at least grammatically correct.

What I did not find in my grammar book...

...was how to handle combined conjugations, say ~たい or ~てはいけません.

Turns out the preferred form is ~たり...~たりする where you conjugate the する according to your needs.

For example;
今週末山を登ったり、友達に会ったり、温泉に行ったりしたいです。
"I want to climb a mountain, meet a friend, go to hot spring, etc. this weekend."

Last example in the article is naturally correct, as "using money" is not in the list of example activities. This may be covered elsewhere, but I thought it might be good to mention this here as well...

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