Miss Charlene took me on a little field trip to House of Stitches, but the day started with a quick run into Erica's first. I wasn't in the store five seconds before I saw this and just had to have it:
Then, because she is who she is and because I am a nutjob that gets totally obsessed with the strangest things, Miss Charlene gave me these:
I tried to be good at HOS, I really did. But I kept petting the pretty threads and oohing and aahing over stuff and eventually had to ask Miss Joy and Miss Nancy to just stop me from myself. I managed to get most of the threads I needed for Poppers, some stretcher bars, tacks, and then just had to have this:
There were a few finished models of it on display...one was on 40 count gauze and one had been made into a little keeper. Something about it made my heart sing...so into the basket it went along with all of the threads.
You would think all of that excitement would have been enough for one poor portly little spinster, but noooo. We went to lunch and I had one of the best reubens I've ever had, fries, and cole slaw, and then, because I seemed to be on some kind of tear completely....we had cheesecake for dessert!
(It was National Cheesecake Day yesterday, after all).
(Thank you again for lunch, Miss Charlene! But you have to stop doing that because eventually your halo is not going to fit into your bicycle helmet!)
After a five hour nap I pulled on some clothes and decided to run to the Targets for Starbucks k-cups. They were on sale and I had a coopun, so I figured one more little expenditure in the spirit of long term coffee savings would be totally justified.
Good grief...I ended up with all kinds of stuff in my cart and even managed to find a cell phone case in the dollar section that was exactly what I was looking for in the electronic section, but they were $39.99 and even I could not imagine spending more on a cell phone outfit than I do on one of mine, so the dollar bin it was. I also got deoderant and hand cream and new stitchy glasses and all kinds of other crap and as I drove home I giggled about looking like a drunken monkey with a debit card.
After all of this crazypantsness, I am happy to report that my little pin money account is still intact, thankyouverymuch. I am still a girl on a budget and am really being very careful with my expenditures, but boy...did that feel good!
We're tucked into the Happy Chair with stitching and Housewives today. It's a little cloudy this morning, so I suspect we will snoozy for the duration:
The minions have apparently found the beach and have not managed to fininsh one single household task around here, but tomorrow is a new week and we've sent out a search party for them. Who needs a spotless house when the Queen is at Balmoral and not likely to call?
Happy Sunday to one and all! I hope that your heart sings with fun and happiness today!