Yesterday I laid out all my clothes and jewelry and shoes, etc. for my upcoming cruise. It is different than packing for the beach or mountains when you know there is a Walmart or Piggly Wiggly right around the corner or you don't need to worry about the weight of the suitcase.
Mr. W. and I went to the bank Saturday with both our magical money jars. He cashed his in and gave me the proceeds of his coin saving as spending money. Wow. Mr. W. has never offered up $$$ before for any of my other trips. I guess he can't identify with my trips to the beach or mountains or a retreat. Having been on two different cruises before he swore off traveling so I guess he can relate to a cruise better than a stitching retreat! I had planned to go myself and take pix of the process and the receipt to post and share but no need to fluster Mr. W. with my silliness. I can hear him now....."just get on with it". I was just thankful he carried the coins for me.
Speaking of retreats.....Pat, my stitching com padre, and I have signed up to attend the Stitchers Hideaway Retreat in Sturbridge in July with Jeannette Douglas. I've had a class with Jeannette before and she is a great and a fun teacher. The info and class piece can be found on the website. I am a lucky gal to have two great trips planned this year.......I am sure there will be some weekend retreats and times at the beach as well. Funny this is, when booking this trip, little does Mr. W. know, it will end up costing more than my cruise but I can say for sure he would never cash in his magical money jar for me to get floss and linen, etc. and I know I don't need him to know how my this little stitching hobby of mine can cost.
Getting ready for traveling I went shopping Saturday to get a few things. It included a stop at the mall. Other than being in the food court or entering J. C. Penneys from the parking and making a quick exit back out, I don't think I have been in the Mall for over a year. What a crowd. You would have thought it was Christmas. Stores crowded, food court crowded, parking lot ridiculously crowded. I went because I needed a new watch battery and everywhere I went I was told I needed to get to the store that sold the watch to me. Funny thing, I went into the Brighton store and they sent me to a kiosk - which I never did find.
and thanked my lucky stars again the twit that checking me out didn't ask if I found everything OK.....oh, wait, that would mean she would have had to be paying attention to me, the customer, not her checkout mate at the next register. Do they really think anyone wants to hear about what Sherry and Steve did at Rosemary's party last night? Really not hard to see I am not a mall girl.