On Thursday evening my friend Rhonda and I went to the School of Hope for their auction and sale. Some local businesses and vendors offer up an item or two and then the auctioneer will call out the numbers and anyone interested in the item can bid, and raise, you know the drill. The cause is a worthy one, to help with school costs and various other expenses. The School of Hope is for the mentally challenged, many high functioning, individuals with Down's Syndrome and other afflictions. My oldest daughter Rachael works in one of the subdivisions of the school.
I spied out this cute little monster in the green basket with his story book. I won't tell you what I paid for him, but if it hadn't been for the money going to help the school I probably would have passed him up. Of course I will gift him to Holden for Christmas. He likes monsters and books. His bed is filled with stuffed toys and how he finds room to actually sleep in his baby bed is amazing. He insists on having all his friends and buddies right in there at nap time and at night.
Then I bid on this and won. I needed another casserole dish like I need another hole in my head, but it was such a pretty color and I love that it is oven, microwave, and dishwasher proof. I love the wire rack that the dish rests in.
Today I went grocery shopping and had to stop at Joanne Fabrics to buy a bit of yarn for a couple of scarves. I needed a pot for my Amaryllis bulb. The pot is just what I was looking for, in fact it almost matches the casserole dish I won. It was 50% off and so I grabbed it up.
Was I ever surprised, my Joanne store was all remodeled and looked so nice. I went straight to the yarn isles for my few skeins of yarn and low and behold look what jumped right into my cart.....
I then went down the next isle and saw this. Could my hands grab these 3 skeins fast enough, I think not! This yarn feels fantastic, I just wanted to stand there and play with it, honestly folks, it is beautiful and feels terrific! "I have plans for this", said the woman who said she was swearing off yarn for awhile.....this is my heroin....it is a wonder I am not some drooling idiot (sitting on the floor in the yarn isle) when I get a hold of stuff like this....
My next mistake was going straight to the pattern book display. The shopping cart must be magnetized, it is like I have no control over it, yes, I entered the Twilight Zone of the store, skimming, scanning and flipping through books.
I left the store feeling quite content with myself, I got my fix and managed to do some minimal damage to my pocket book. Honestly, they didn't have to re-stock the shelves either ♥