Saturday, February 6, 2016

Long but fun day

Went on bus trip with hubby. After dropping off the kids, we stopped and got some breakfast at a place called Perkins. They had good pancakes and three types of yummy syrup. Afterwards,  we went to Walmart. I picked up two sheets of stickers. Our Walmart has nothing like these. Loved the selection there.

Bought two pink weights so I can do my toning exercises on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Three pounds each.

Went back to the school after that and waited for my sister to arrive. She and a friend ordered some scrubbers from me so I gave them to her. She gave me a cool bag. Then we dropped off kids for lunch and visited a neat shop called fabric recycles. At first glance of seeing it, I didn't want to go in. Looked boring. But after entering inside, it was awesome! Rows of fabric in bundles of all colors. Scrapbooking supplies, embroidery, cross stitch. I mentioned to my sister that I was looking for grape themed fabric. To which she pointed and said, "you mean like this?" And showed me a bundle exactly like I was wanting!! I'd seen some online for $10+ a yard and this was marked for under $6! I bought it as well as another bundle of a wine theme. I was thrilled!!

So much to look at. It was hard to not buy more. Then we headed to a Christian owned health food store in hopes of finding kefir grains or a yogurt starter. Sadly their refrigerator had recently gone out and were out of stock.

I did find a large bag of Prince of Peace instant ginger tea. The stash I was given for my b-day was nearly depleted, so I was happy to get more. This tea is awesome!

Then we took kids back to school and dropped them off. We were hungry so we went to chick fil a for lunch. I have never seen it so crowded before. There was no place to park. It was so packed inside we almost left. We managed to find one table but then the chairs were taken! So we asked around until we found the chairs from other tables not being used. Ate lunch and went shopping at home depot and tj maxx. It was there I picked up two boxes of gin gins ginger candy. And a tin of vanilla spice tea. I hadn't seen that flavor before and was excited to find it for $5!

From there we went and visited a cool stained glass store. It was amazing to see all the handiwork that others had made. Two poodle type service dogs graced the place. My sister was surprised that they remained calm and didn't knock any glass over. They had pieces for sale, and offered classes. Makes me wish we lived in a larger place with opportunities like that!

Went to Sears and looked around. And then visited a store called Tuesday Morning. I've only read about it on Ravelry. It was a great store. I found two packages of German gingerbread wafer cookies. My all time favorite treat!!!! I've seen them at TJ Maxx before for $2.99 and was thrilled to find them there for a dollar less! Since I'm lucky to only find them two or three times a year, I bought two packages.

We started to head back to the school when my sister remembered she left something she found at TJ Maxx so we went back to get it. It was a wooden base that holds marbles for a solitaire game. Regularly priced for $20, and she got it for $2- though they did originally say it was $.99 it was still a great deal.

Back to the school we went. Visited a bit more and then my sister left. Hubby and I sat on the bus and I knitted several inches on my scarf before it was time to go.

When I got home, I had a package waiting on me. Some yarn I ordered from a raveler's stash. A perfect ending to a great day!

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