well today i had grandiose plans for getting the halloween stuffs out and up....went for my walk, came home to the phone ringing, lbc needed something taken up to him at the school.( 10 miles north west) so i hurried and changed clothes and out the door i ran and then i decided, since i was dressed and out, (sounds like i'm a shut in huh...lol) i would run to town (15 miles east) and see if i could find some more halloween fabric, and maybe go to the family dollar and see if they had anything that resembled halloween labels for my bottles. the first mistake was not going to dollar tree when i was in vernal yesterday. the second, was thinking i could find these things in my own town...do i sound like i'm complaining here? well i am. but only just a little. there was no halloween fabric, nor could i discover any labels. and not only that, the same things that you can find at dollar tree for.....of course....a dollar, cost more than that at family dollar! but still they(city council) say, stay at shop in our own town. which is good if your in the market for a tank of gas, a car wash, a hamburger or some over priced groceries....oh ya, and a movie rental. i also went to the local library, to find the book we are reading for our book club this month, did they have it? no. zilch. but in defense to our humble little library, they didn't have it at the bigger one 45 miles away either. (sour land.... for those who are curious, by william h armstrong. he also wrote the book sounder). sigh. i know there are pros and cons to small town living. and i really, i wouldn't trade it for all the stores in a city. but....... alco, get some stuff in we use in our everyday lives! and for a good price!
so what i have been working on is getting the halloween fabric and the christmas fabric that i have collected all pre shrunk, and it's also the day we (all my daughters/daughters-in-law) have a pot luck lunch and play cards with my mom.
i am making a halloween banner for my front porch. like mimi sue's. or like unto mimi sues! she was kind enough to tell me how she did it. thanks much sue. you should go see her fun porch. i love it!
later on this week i will be doing a short tutorial on making these halloween candy sticks for anyone who has an interest. we saw them in a little store last year and they were pricey little critters, so we came home and made our own.
so i had this posted about 15 minutes and realized i .....yes me...can you imagine it? forgot to add to my post something i was grateful for....i'm such a lurp! lol
today i'm very grateful for stores that have bathrooms that are not locked!!! seriously here ladies, i am grateful for this! i really hate having to ....ask....for a key to go pa-tay. years ago, when i was a young mom with a bunch of kids it was important, and i felt like setting a vendetta against a store that would not let a little kid use the bathroom. now, i am a middle age woman with a had-a-bunch-of-kids-and-a-already-fixed-up-bladder, and i don't want to ask to be able to use the bathroom! so i'm grateful for unlocked bathrooms! :-)