Today was the final day of my little adventure. I slept in a little later than usual because I had trouble sleeping during the night. I'm not sure why - the bed was comfy, it was quiet, the room was dark and it was a comfortable temperature. But I was only a couple of miles away from my first destination, so sleeping in was okay.
Last year I discovered a large Antique Mall but it wasn't open when I was in the area. I went back one Saturday, but hubby was waiting in the car so I made a very quick trip, knowing that I would be back someday. Today was the day. This place is so huge and packed so full of stuff that it's just overwhelming. I spent about two hours, and that was all I could take. I'm not even sure I would go back. I think I prefer the smaller places.
Patchwork Plus was my next stop.
Yet another quilt shop located in an out-of-the-way place. It was a very nice store, and unlike the antique store, I will definitely be going back. They had a sample on the wall for sale and didn't have any patterns available, so I may look for this online.
I spent some time at a farmer's market right next to the quilt store. Hubby had requested some country ham for sandwiches, so I was in search for the ham. He can't eat it, so I'm not sure what he wants it for, but if it motivates him, I'm all for it.
Here's the major scenery for today. Not quite as nice as the last couple of days. And despite the doom and gloom weather forecast for rain all day, nary a drop fell on me. But I suppose if I had planned an 'outdoor' day, the rains would have come.
Here's a picture of the loot from my three days out and about. I may take more tomorrow when I'm organizing and putting it all away. I had to take this one quickly before the hubster came home.
If you look closely, you can see Zoe to the left of the bags. She's blending in with the plants.
And this? This is my favorite pillow. On my own bed. In my own little house. Where I'll be resting my head tonight. Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home.
Gratuitous picture of flower inserted here.
I feel motivated, inspired, creative again. The time away was good. I feel ready to begin anew. I think it's time to get a little more serious about finding a job. I want to paint my kitchen. I want to spend more time sewing. I'd like to read more. Remember this?
One last thing. I did not shed a single tear all weekend, which is very good for me, especially when considering how much time I spent alone in the car. The only exception was when I read a blog that I linked to. Go HERE if you haven't already read about this and you want to help.
counting my many blessings......Sunny