Thursday, February 5, 2009

You Gotta Do What You Gotta Do.......Ugh!



Hey Yall! Today ends my "Three Day Slugfest", as I like to call it. I highly recommend it! But alas, all good things must come to an end. I woke up this morning ready to do some laundry and vacuuming. And that feeling didn't last long. It might take me a few days to get over the Slugfest.

Yesterday, I went to Augusta. I needed to go to Michael's and A.C. Moore. Can you believe that they have two craft stores but no JoAnn's? Anyway, I have been doing nothing about thinking about what I need to get at each place. And I knew exactly what I needed. And the minute I walk into one of these stores, my mind turns to mush. I am in craft overload! I suddenly forget what I need. And every thing I see, I want to do! After a few deep breath's and remembering that I was not going to spend any more money than the thing that I happened to be returning that day, I managed to only pick up two bottles of craft paint. And it wasn't even exciting color craft paint! It was white and tan. But it was what I needed so I hurried and checked out. And I still had some cash left!

I went to one of my favorite stores, the Christmas Tree Shoppe. That is a very, very hard store to go in and not spend any money. Because. I. Need. Everything. I. See. Really I do. But I managed to not pick all these things up. That is until I got to the lamp shades. I have been wanting to get new shades for our chandelier in the kitchen. And I wanted to paint a design on them. But I have not seen 12 of them of the right size, material and PRICE that would be suitable for painting. Well, as we like to say around here, especially after watching "Christmas Vacation", BINGO!!!!! They had the shades for $1.00. So you may be thinking, well, that is $12 but earlier in the morning I had found a shade like I loved and wanted to paint on the Ballard's website and it was $32 per shade! So I guess $12 for all of them doesn't sound so bad, does it? When I start them, I will give you a peak. I am really, really excited about doing them.

I guess I need to go and do all the things I am putting off so I can do all the things I want to do. And that, people, is the story of my life.

And yes, I am excited about my man coming home.

Talk to you later!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Moooooommmmaaaaaahh.
Bet you can't wait to hear that.
JEJ.

Jen r. said...

I do the same thing at craft stores! They love women like us!

Lois Grebowski said...

I just found out that when we're in Boston, I'll be about 2+ hours away... You're DEFINITELY on my visitation list!!!!!

the pleasures of homemaking said...

$1 a shade is fantastic!! I friend of mine bought shades at Hobby Lobby a few years ago and painted them red with a gold flourish design - very French Country - and they came out great! I've never been to an A.C. Moore? I love all craft stores - I could go to Hobby Lobby everyday!

Manuela

Anonymous said...

Tell Meester hello for us. we missed him cause that allowed you to be a slug for 4 days. Now that he is home, I hope to hear more exciting tales of all of your adventures!
Elaine

Lamp Tramp said...

Hey Franny
sounds like an awesome deal on the shades. Fun. Love your "All my Children" photos from earlier. They are all so beautiful and handsome. Still laughing about your slugfest post. Know it all too well unfortunately.