Monday, February 4, 2008

Day of discovery, sort of

This morning presented itself heavy with thick fog, and no sunshine came to chase it away. The visibility was so bad in some areas you couldn't even see the stoplights hanging over the intersections from a mere three carlengths away. Did I have the good sense to stay home? Of course not. The beauty of the day was in most everyone else staying home.

It was with relative ease that I trundled the kids off to town, making quick work of the bank deposit, feeding them "car food" at Chick-fil-a, and getting everyone's hair trimmed up at the barbershop. The real fun was in the trip to Hobby Lobby. Does everyone else already know about this place? Have I just been blind to it's delights all these years? Boy, howdy, did I ever have a blast in there today. I bought a piece of wood, and brushes and paints and wooden baubles to make Clementine's an "open/not open" sign (because "closed" is so negative-sounding), bags of miniture clothespins (that really work!) to display swatches on a mini-clothesline, and a tricycle made of wire, with super-handy baskets to display yarn in. The kids had to look at all the rubber stamps, stickers, art supplies... some of those whiz-bangs fell into the shopping cart as well. I probably can't afford to go often, but I'll definately keep it on my list. I'm trying to figure out how many other things in the shop could require cutesy-fartsy painted signs, replete with curled wire and glass bead hangers. So, you'll excuse me... I have my art to get back to. Type at y'all latah. C


Anonymous said...

Hobby Lobby is one of my favorite places to loiter/shop. If I feel like sitting when I loiter/knit I go to CLEMENTINES! ha ha! Go to to get a special coupon. This week it is 40% off any regular priced item. You can print off as many as you like but, can only use 1 per customer. In your case you carry "additional- customers" everywhere you go.
:O) C-ya LeAnn

Aliya said...

I am still waiting on socks for litle man and you be walkin around in Hobby Lobby.... Just kidding, I love you.