It was dreary and drizzly for most of yesterday, but Gary and I set out to have a super Saturday anyway and we did just that. We started with a trip to Caddo to get the mail and visit with Belinda at Craighead’s. I got a cute elephant pin in the mail- a birthday gift from my friend Mary Jim. There were also several lovely birthday cards in my box! Thank you!
Always a delight to visit Craighead’s. Belinda is busy changing out her merchandise to get ready for spring. And she informed me that two more of my books sold this week. Oh, and be sure to check out the wonderful picture she has on display!! It’s a big canvas version of a photo taken by Dick Carson. Beautiful!
Off to Texas to shop. We stopped at JCP and bought a new watch for Gary. I don’t wear a watch anymore. I have several, but none has graced my wrist in years. They give me a rash! I’ve just learned to rely on the various clocks around and if I need to I can carry one in my pocket for recess.
I was intrigued by the spring clothes offered at JCP! Right out of the late sixties, early seventies. In fact, I would swear one of the long flower print dresses belonged to my Aunt Betty. My one complaint is the fabrics. I hate, hate, hate the feel of some of them. I guess I’m OCD about wearing cotton.
On to my favorite store- Hobby Lobby! HL has ALL of the unnecessary decorative stuff you never knew you needed. LOL I bought gifts for three people and a cute sign to hang outside my classroom door. I’m not really a “hobby-craft” person anymore, but I occasionally paint something or crochet something, so I’m still eager to look around. And I buy single packs of construction paper at HL because I always need more brown or green or red than we get in the multi-packs the children bring. HL has lots of garden decorations and something for every holiday. You can count on HL to be at least three holidays ahead of schedule! I was a little surprised that they didn’t have anything out for the 4th of July yet!
Books a Million! Bought Jean Auel’s new book, “The Land of Painted Caves”, and a couple of gift books for family members.
Lunch at Jalapeño Tree. Yes, I had the shrimp enchilada. Just one. It’s actually a cheese enchilada with grilled shrimp on top. Too much salt…but we only eat at a restaurant about once a month. I guess I can tolerate a little extra now and then.
Home to order two books from Amazon. I’m getting “Divided Hearts: The Presbyterian Journey Through Oklahoma History”, and “Historic Photos of Oklahoma” for my birthday. Yes, I’m a strange woman.
Coffee and my puzzle for part of the afternoon.
Typed more of the Bennington Church records.
Watched the ducks swim in the rain.