It’s a family tradition. You have to plan on leaving Minnesota with at least ONE more suitcase than you came with. You won’t be going home empty handed!
But the first stop today wasn’t a yard sale…Aunt Joy remembered she needed to stop by the docs at 8:30 --- so off we went to the medical center! But I’m an old PRO at this waiting room game by now!
After Lisa’s leg appointment last week ---- and TWO other such activities thrown into our run around yesterday --- I’m easy to go with the flow!
What appointments yesterday? You mean YOU don’t do this when you are on vacation?
Well, it turns out that mom dropped a suitcase on her big toe while in Puerto Rico visiting her other sister, and the nail looked like it might come off, and it needed to just be CHECKED to be sure it wasn’t getting infected.
So out came my hexagons while we sat in the waiting room! And all is well with the toe and I got hexagon time while visiting!
After thrift shopping and lunching with cousin Janine, we had to stop at the dentist’s so Joy could get her new crown cemented in place….
And out came the busy bags for BOTH Mom and myself!
Mama, trying to look serious ---while licking the end of her thread to thread her needle for her cute snowman embroidery!
Isn’t this cute? It’s a block of the month thing……She had her embroidery and I had my hexagons!
Oh..and GADGET ALERT! Have you seen these?
These are the itty bittiest scissors I've ever seen, and they are spring loaded and the little push cushions to work it are super squishy! Mom said she found them at Joanns, so we are off to go see if we an locate them here while I am here too--
Mom worked on her stitchery, and I just worked on hexagons, and you know what THOSE look like! But now you know that the busy bag business runs deep in my family!
I also gave mom a hexagon demo...and am sending her home with some paper shapes and some pre-cut fabrics to practice on. We just might get her converted over to being a hexie-addict too!
Mom at the yard sales --- digging in for her hefty duty 25 cent purchase!! ((No, she refrained from buying any more purses today!))
Joy found a BOAT LOAD of great stuff today! And here she is…..aren’t we always digging in the bottom of our purses for loose change? :cD
This guy did NOT come home with me…HE would not fit in my luggage! LOL!…but I had an eye on his boxers wondering how they would work up into a quilt! ;c)
I was probably the lightest spender of all. Sometimes it works that way. I found a nice blouse for the cruise, and THIS lovely beaded bag cost me a whopping $2.00
It’s fully beaded on both sides, the handle is beaded, it hangs long, across the body…there are zipper compartments inside…it’s just CUTE!
And the big deal of the century for me today? This was in the FREE box:
I love to cook with my crockpot and there are some great recipes in here! I was laughing over the vintage..it has to be 70s…..don’t you agree? If you can’t tell from the front cover…what about the back?
Oh DEAR! Let’s pray that that dress NEVER comes back into fashion! LOL!!!!
But food is one of those things that rarely changes…and there are recipes in here that sound so good….like THIS one..
Just the simple addition of dill sounds so appetizing! And you make a sauce with more dill and sour cream to go over the pot roast when it is done..I really want to try this. I’m tired of the same ole-same ole, but I have to watch what DH will like ((And he is uber picky in the food department…)) If the sauce is served on the SIDE….it may be a winner!
We stopped for lunch at a Chinese buffet and we really enjoyed it. Things turned to hysterical when we each opened our fortune cookies. Did you ever have cookies with messages that made you go “HUH!??!?” Like things just did NOT translate over?
Well…one after another, all three of us….opened our cookies and read the messages and the laughter ensued…get a load of this:
1. The beginning of all understanding is INNOCENT?! Innocent of WHAT?! Uummmm….okay!
2. The fact that others are bad does not imply that you are good. This was MY cookie, and I felt completely REPRIMANDED sitting there in my chair! When is the lightning bolt going to fall on my head next? :c/
3. Despair is criminal??? This was mom’s cookie. Well okay….but it sure doesn’t fill us with warm fuzzies!
So we told the guy at the cashier desk that our cookies were failures and we wanted 3 more to try for better ones…LOL!!
We are on our way this evening to go visit mom & Joy’s brother, my uncle Steve, and his wife Kathryn! BBQ shall commence shortly……..
And tomorrow? Whhhaaa! I fly home already!