After our day in Granbury, we came home and picked up the boys once they got out of school. Then we went into Fort Worth. I went to Hobby Lobby, Randey and the boys headed over to the mall.
Don't you love this "Autumn Tree"? Hobby Lobby has it set up at the entry to their store. You know how you see something and a "light bulb" suddenly goes off in your head? That's what happened to me, when I saw this. We have about 6 or 7 Christmas trees in this house, some stored in the garage rafters, the rest up in the attic. How awesome would it be to do an Autumn tree every year? I think it makes perfect sense. It's a battle every October to stop myself from digging out the Christmas decorations. I think putting up a tree like this might help me stifle that urge. Is this convincing anyone? I hope so because it's the argument I plan on using to Randey and the boys when I ask them to dig me out a tree. lol Also at Hobby Lobby this week, a sale on garland. I felt that we needed more garland. A lot more garland. Unfortunately, my checkbook thought we needed just a little more garland. And while I argued with it for awhile, it won. So I only bought 6 things of the beautiful green stuff. And some picks. Some really bright and shiny picks to weave through the garland. This picture doesn't really do justice to how glittery these picks are. The seagull in me almost went berserk. So bright. So shiny. Ummmm.
And these picks, pictured below. Aren't they awesome? They look like ice...I get chilly just looking at them. lol
And finally, here's a pictures of some of the things I bought yesterday. I'm embarrassed to say this, but I was pretty darn nice to myself for my birthday!
I finally got those Christmas pillows I've been admiring from Granbury. And the metal scarecrow was a steal at $6 and see those little leaf plates? $1 each. Although I almost had to wrestle the clerk at Walgreens to get her to give me the sale price, but let's not go there. Arguing with little gray haired ladies with sweet Texas twangs brings a certain kind of shame all it's own, you know what I mean?
And now...well now, the excitement of the birthday is over. The adventure of balancing the checkbook begins. I'll probably be laid out on the couch afterwards, suffering from the "vapors" once I come to the full realization of just how good of a time I actually had yesterday!