Today I drove the 60 miles to the nearest little big city
to go shopping and to buy our groceries
for the week.
My husband calls these my 'sanity days'.
These days are pretty special to me. I love the alone time
spent with just my thoughts to keep me company.
When you live in a town of about 450 to 500 people and there
are only two convenience stores in the whole place,
you really get to
where you crave getting out of Dodge and hittin' the stores.
Now don't get me wrong, I really love living out in the
country (sticks), but I would love to live a little closer to
a mall, or a Michael's, or a T. J. Maxx, than 60 miles.
Today was spent shopping for items to do some Christmas
projects with, and a little thrifting.
I found some silver plate that I couldn't seem to
leave behind. I love the butter dish.
I stopped at Barnes and Noble and did some serious damage
to my pocketbook. I will spend all of tomorrow looking through
and reading some of my favorite publications.
Have I told you before how much I love British decorating magazines?
These three are some of my favorites.
I also picked up this new Christmas CD of Andrea Bochelli.
It is AMAZING!
I played it all the way home. There are 2 songs on it that are
just so beautiful. No, I take that back, there are 15 songs on it
that are beautiful, but 2 that took my breath away.
'The Lord's Prayer' and 'I Believe'.
I had chills and tears in my eyes just listening to them.
I listen to Christmas music from now till the middle of January.
I love it!!!
I saw all sorts of great ideas for Christmas today and
I'm feeling very inspired.
All in all, it was a wonderful day all to myself.
I have all the garden work done for Winter, and look who
was a big help yesterday.
This is my sweet little garden faerie, Maddie.
She's my little 4 year old granddaughter.
You can see that the snow melted from that storm I
posted before. We have been enjoying days in the 50's
this past week.
final garden chore of 2009.