You all know how I hate to shop, right? You know how I love being at home, right? You know that leaving the house is almost torture for me, right? Figure this one out!
Got up this morning, took my shower, put on my T-shirt and jeans . . sans that undergarment that I hate, T-shirt had its usual holes in the front where the pins on the longarm get me, slapped on a bit of makeup (just a tad . . not enough to make a difference!), came downstairs to begin my day. Chad had spent the night with a friend, and gone hunting this morning so I didn’t have to worry about being quiet. But . . what’s that noise? It’s driving me nuts! And why is Speck upstairs barking his head off? Seems as though two houses down, they decided to jack hammer their driveway, and the darned 350 pound dog that points his head in my direction and barks all day if given half an excuse had all the excuse he needed to bark non-stop and the goofy dachshund (Speck) decided to sit upstairs and bark because the other dog was barking and the construction crew was rattling my windows!
This isn’t going to work so I fired off an e-mail to Karen Gass to see if she had time to meet me for lunch in Joplin. She wrote right back that she did so . . back upstairs to put on that undergarment that I hate, slap on a bit more makeup, change the shirt and off I went.
The Honda, which is my car, was full of quilts because I’ve been just leaving them all in there for the trunk shows. I wasn’t in the mood to bring them all in and I wasn’t sure how much shopping I’d be doing and I might need lots of room so I decided to take Vince’s car. If anyone is wondering why they’re not just two “community” cars, you can read this post. I went to the bank drive thru earlier this week so I had cleaned my car out just a bit because I was embarrassed by what the lady might see and think but it still isn’t anywhere near clean. As always, there’s not a crumb of anything in Vince’s car. That’s why we will never share a vehicle. And, the funny thing is, in the house, it’s just the opposite. I’m surely not a clean freak but I do so much better than he does with clutter inside. Surely there’s some explanation for that phenomenon!
Anyway . . off I go! A day to myself! A day to shop! A day to go anywhere I want to go — no restraints on my time! If I want to backtrack a dozen times across Joplin and get lost twice, that’s perfectly alright!
Vince knew I was thinking about going to Joplin. He was in Kansas City all day so he wasn’t coming home for lunch. But then, I got to thinking . . maybe I should’ve brought the Honda. What if someone opens their door and hits Vince’s car? There are no dings in it yet and I surely don’t want to put the first one in there! What if a big buck runs out in front of me and wham? I tear up the whole front of Vince’s car! I would be in big trouble. Maybe this wasn’t such a great idea!
But, then I said to myself . . this car needs to be driven! 18 months old and has only 4,537 miles and wouldn’t have that many if we hadn’t drive it to Louisville last month! Yes, taking Vince’s car was a great idea and besides that, I could get real used to driving it. It has way more pep that my little 4 cylinder! I might figure out a way to discuss with Vince about this car becoming my car and my car becoming his car but I don’t think today is a good day for that conversation! 🙁
If you think driving and talking on the cell phone is hard, try driving and taking decent photos! Very difficult. Especially for someone who cannot take decent photographs anyway! Well, whatever I’m doing, at least I’m not the one visiting with the guy with the flashing blue lights!
So many photos . . what shall I show next?
This house! I suppose some would think this is an ugly color but I love it! I think if I owned it, I would paint the trim purple, maybe with just a bit of green. I love purple, green and gold together. Reminds me of Mardi Gras!
And, look at these gas prices! Vince said they’re even less in Kansas City. I kinda wonder why they only have biscuits and gravy on Tuesday and Thursday though.
I doubt any of you city slickers would think Joplin is a big city but when you live in a tiny little place and rarely go to a big city, Joplin seems like a city. We don’t see lots of traffic and signs in our little town. I feel like I’m in a big city when I’m in Joplin. I’m much more comfortable in smaller places. I kinda wish I’d stayed home!
But then I made my first stop! Hobby Lobby. I got a few things for the house. I got this mirror that I think I will hang in the foyer. I hate decorating .. it isn’t fun for me at all. I asked the lady who lived here before us just to leave all her nails in the wall. I’d find something to hang on them. Almost 2 years later, I have not put stuff on all the nails. How’s that for a backwards way of decorating?
Anyway, I think this mirror might work on this nail.
And, I bought this star.
Not sure why I bought the star. I guess because it’s red and I like red. I truly detest this window treatment but don’t have a clue what else to do here. Straightening that left side would be a good start but I wish I had another idea for these windows. Any suggestions? I might hang the star centered over these four windows but it might look kinda lonely up there and . . there’s no nail there! 🙂
I also could put it on this section. The ceiling is 12′ tall in this room.
This is getting long! I’ll finish it tomorrow, ok? Anyone still reading anyway?