Friday, May 01, 2009

I Hate Shopping

... except for going to Frenchy's once in awhile. Tomorrow night is the annual Firemen's Banquet, and I wanted something new to wear. I'm not a dressy person at all, so I usually wear the same thing every year. Well, at least the skirt and shoes. No wonder I'm not in style! Talk about ug-lee clothes! I see bright colors are back for the summer. I thought for a minute I went into a time warp and was back in the 80s. Anyhoo, after much debating and humming and hawing I found some shoes. These were a good deal, all suede and marked down to $9.

Didn't get any pictures of the rest, but I got a nice pair of brown dress pants and two tops, but I doubt I'll wear either one. I went to Frenchy's yesterday to look, and I picked up two sweaters. The dressiest one and the one I prefer is machine knit and is full of eyelet patterns. There are small wooden beads on the front, embroidered flowers, really nice. Anyhoo, I wash it tonight after work in cold water on delicate, and when I lay it out to dry I notice two holes about an inch up from the bottom edge. Grrr! I checked it over before I bought it, so I'm thinking maybe there were small holes I didn't notice that grew a bit in the wash. Then I also noticed a small hole about the same distance up from the bottom of one of the sleeves. I checked the other sweater over really well, and that one seems fine. I think when I get off work tomorrow I'll maybe try and fold the bottom edge up and sew it, just make it a bit shorter. We'll see. I will be pressed for time -- work til 4, go straight to get my hair cut, home to get the boys fed and ready to go to the hall for 5:45. I'll probably be wearing the other sweater.... (I will try and fix this one, though, cuz it is nice.)

I also found this little bag, perfect for socks and other small projects. Love the retro-ness of it. Got two front pouches that are perfect to hold my notebook and other little odds n ends.

Lime green lining with another little pocket.

This is kinda cute. Spring cleanup was this week, and I got rid of a big stuffed cat that was sitting in the basement for years. He had a tear in his face and dripped stuffing. Anyhoo, I looked out the window and saw this. Too cute!
This picture was taken about eight hours later. Apparently he has become their mascot or something. Of course, I had snuck this out after the kids went to school cuz they'd have a fit. The Littlest One spies this on the truck as it goes up by and is all like, "Why did you throw him out?"
That's about it. No FOs yet, but the Oldest One's socks are moving along quickly. Off to bed, all creeped out. Found a wood tick on me that I'm sure came from one of the dogs. Now I'm itchy and crawly, I hate them, HATE THEM! Jewel had a baby tick crawling above her eye the other day. They both sleep with me, so I'm sure it crawled off of one of them and onto me, either in bed, or they lay on the sofa a lot, and I'm on the other side (sectional). They pick them up on the Trestle Trail on our walks. It's hard to keep them out of the bushes! Maybe I'll stick to paved sidewalks for awhile. That's the one thing I dread about camping -- the ticks!

Happy knitting!


Blogger Heddy said...

Cute shoes, and cute bag too!

Glad the stuffed kitty found a loving new home! ;-)

4:16 PM  
Blogger Barbara from Nova Scotia said...

I hope those cute shoes didn't become chew toys!
I am a Frenchy's fan too.
Love the colours of the purse.

8:07 PM  
Blogger Wanderingcatstudio said...

Cute shoes, my favourite colour!

12:23 AM  
Blogger Donna M said...

What a great bag! I love it!

And the pic of the garbage truck is too funny!

Do you put tick stuff on your dogs? We use Frontline and it works really well for ticks as well as all other horrid itch causing bugs!

10:37 AM  
Blogger Frieda said...

I hear you about the shopping for dressy clothes , especially if it's not something you need except for the odd special occasion. I like the shoes and the bag is just perfect for carrying knitting . The colours are bright and cheery .

The stuffed cat pic is just a hoot. those fellows have a sense of humour :) .

10:28 AM  
Blogger Alisha said...

Oh lovin' those shoes and the bag.

One day when I did not have my camera of course, I walked behind a garbage truck....the guy was all fancy....throwing bags this way and that....jumping on the truck. He was having fun. Made me smile.

1:17 PM  

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