I love Mary Engelbreit's artwork. I lucked out this evening while at Michael's with my husband. I found a whole slew of ME items for $2 and $3 each!! The $3 item was a magnetic write-on/wipe-off board that came with a pen/eraser, magnetic notepad, and magnets. The $2 items were a stationery set, a fold-out organizer with address book, notepad, and something else that escapes me right now, and a notecard set. I bought several of each; putting them aside for those "just because" kind of gifts. A $6 trip turned into a $36 trip. Thankfully, my husband was most agreeable. (Perhaps that's because he doesn't know how much I spent at the Mary Kay gathering today!)
I did have a good time at the MK thing today. Was able to order some things I need, including a makeup bag to put my things in. Brian has never liked the way my things are all out in full view in the bathroom, even though we have plenty of room for it. And he feels even more strongly that the house will show better if my things aren't sitting out. But I am a visually-oriented person; I like being able to see my things. This makeup bag solves that problem because it is a roll-up bag that, once unrolled, has clear pockets so I can see everything. No digging around for what I am looking for!!
That Michael's trip was made after dinner. We went there to get some batting/foam for our piano bench. The vinyl on it is ripped and doesn't look very nice. I am doing my best Trading Spaces designer impersonation and recovering it. Brian bought me a staple gun earlier today at Home Depot, and all I needed was foam and some material. Bought the foam at Michael's (found out when I got home that it wasn't quite large enough... by about 2-3 inches), then headed across the street to the WalMart Supercenter and found some tapestry-like upholstery fabric for under $5. I cannot wait to get this done. I think it is going to be cool-looking.
Oh, before I forget, Noah finally scored at his basketball game today! It was the last game of the season. What a way to end it, eh? His best friend also got his first score of the season as well. And his mom just happened to be videotaping at the time. What luck!
Saturday, February 26, 2005