Thursday, March 08, 2007

Things I didn't count on, Things I forgot...

When posting my goals on Monday, I didn't anticipate Tuesday being hijacked by what was probably a migraine headache. It always stuns me when something like this can strike me down and sap all energy and ability to be productive. It was gone by afternoon, but left me worthless all the same. Yesterday was fine, got lots done on the taxes plus a little putter housework and an invoice typed up.

What I forgot was that today would be mostly consumed by a 60 some odd mile drive into my dealer to have my car serviced. I've been waiting for winter to go away so I wouldn't have to worry about slick roads - all wheel drive or not, I'm a wuss when it comes to driving winter roads unless absolutely necessary. I also forgot that Saturday will be similarly consumed by a near 2 hour drive into Spokane to check out a contemporary art quilt show.
So I may not get much on my list done, but the out and abouts will no doubt energize me. As I headed out of town today, I realized this was my first foray beyond the city limits since my New Year's trip. I left early so I could swing by Michael's 45 miles down the road and take advantage of a 40% off coupon.

I was looking for base extender, but alas, they didn't have it. I could always pick up a jar of paint, but I froze a bit trying to remember what I already had and what would be a good addition. Then I wandered down the rubber stamp aisle. Oh, I am such a sucker for rubber stamps, even though I've used those I've already collected very little. The individual ones were 40% off and I immediately spotted two that I liked. Then I noticed that they had quite a collection of alphabet stamps, something I've wanted to get for some time. Since they were not included in the sale on stamps, I put back the jar of paint and chose an alphabet stamp to use with the coupon, and got the two others as well. Mmm, and here I thought I'd spend under $5!

2 comments:

katelnorth said...

Ooh, I love that one with the branches - what are they, pussy willow maybe? Personally I have to stay away from the rubber stamp sections of things as I can spend way too much money there...

The Idaho Beauty said...

Yes, Kate, pussy willows they are! I see stamping them as an allover background design, staggered. I've been looking for the real thing outside, but haven't spotted any yet. I always think of them as Idaho's first sign of spring.