I agreed on her suggestion to meet at a local Whole Foods and indulge in the salad bar.
We laughed, comparing Whole Foods to those new-fangled “by-the-pound” yogurt shops in that they only give you SUPER SIZED containers, and then we feel obligated to fill them up..
You have to be careful because your oh-so-healthy and quick-to-grab salad could end up costing you $17.99!
It was really good, and fun to sit and chat about what has been going on in our lworlds – I don’t think we saw each other for the entire month of September with the different directions our lives have been running.
After that I was off and running errands.
And it took longer than I thought because….well…Jeff wanted a TACKLE BOX.
And I took it upon myself, as is my mother’s duty, to fulfill his every
NO TACKLE BOX TO BE FOUND. NADA. So much for Target’s sporting department. ((Okay, yes, I know it is OCTOBER and fishing really isn’t in season here anymore. Hard to remember that when it is 80+ outside.))
Dick’s Sporting Goods….
I passed on the little Superman tackle box..though I thought it was really cute. Jeff is now 23. Not 5.
But isn’t it CUTE?!
This one just might do the trick ---
It’s two sided!
In fact, if he doesn’t want this for a tackle box, I know just the quilter who can put it to good use! HA!
And since I was in Dick’s Sporting Goods anyway --- a trip to the shoe department was in order.
My feet are a problem. I can’t wear flat cute little shoes. I can’t wear high heeled and fashionable dressy shoes. I live in my life in running shoes and clogs – always searching for comfort, for arch support, for the ability to stay on my feet for long periods of time. I’m not a fashion plate, even when I’m speaking….
Fashion stops BELOW THE KNEES!
And I found a comfortable pair of Merrells that instantly felt like they were a part of me:
Rockin’ on the front porch swing!
I’m breaking these in today before flying off to Illinois tomorrow…the real test is how they get me through the airport! Tomorrow's flights go from Greensboro to Detroit to Peoria....I"ll be Marching to Peoria!
Funny, I feel like a little kid who gets new running shoes for the first day of school…..”Will they make me run FASTER?!”
Or more like:
“Will these make me TREADLE FASTER?!”
And because I was close…with a coupon burning a hole in my pocket….I had to do some fabric therapy:
The neutrals are because I am ALWAYS adding to my neutrals stash!
No specific project in mind – just NEED them. Love that grey zig-zag!
And the orange? Well, it was the last on the bolt and was marked way down, so of course I took the whole thing.
And because I was so worn out after all of that stressful shopping and shoe buying --- I completely UNDID my healthy salad-by-the-pound lunch with this:
HOLY PRALINES & CREAM BATMAN!!
I’m not usually a Mc Flurry fan – I don’t like frozen crunched up M&Ms or the gritty sandy feel of ground up oreos in my ice cream….but caramel?? And candy coated pecans? Now you’re talking!
And I better get treadling extra fast to burn off these calories because I ATE. THE. WHOLE. THING!
((No, I did not even offer to share – I made sure the whole thing was GONE before I pulled up into the driveway at home. I can be mean that way some times!))
Off to pack for Illinois with happy feet and a full belly and a smile on my face ---