So I decided I'd try a little retail therapy to make myself a bit less unsettled. On the way to visit the Boy today I stopped at the Christmas Tree Shop. This is probably not a well known fact about me, but when I'm down low I want to do my retail therapy in a store that carries not only great bargains, but has adorable merchandise for a fraction of the retail price. Nothing makes me feel happier than scoring something at the Christmas Tree Shop, because I know it's not going to kill my meagre budget, it's going to look great in my house, and I'm going to love it.
What did I get?
A toile lampshade made by Waverly marked down from 36.99 to $4.99. Plus it matches some curtains we have exactly.
A set of three nesting bowls in black with white polka dots for $2.99.
A large roll of nursery grade weed barrier for the veggie garden for $4.99.
15 pink gladiola bulbs and 15 claret colored gladiola bulbs, each $2.99.
1 bag of Utz CrabBoil potato chips for $1
1 box Breton crackers for $1
1 Adidas sports bag for the Girl, usually $39.99 for $9.99
I large chocolate bar (german) for $1
All that for $30. I love that store. And now I feel a bit more human. Still feel a bit numb, but I'm coming back to life.
The Boy is great. His sense of humor is back, he looks really relaxed, the color is back in his pretty pink and white complexion, and his eyes look really clear. He's making requests for stuff from home, so I know that he's able to think outside of his situation.
I miss him a lot. I miss the Girl too when she's gone. It's too quiet here. Worthless Pet just doesn't cut it. But at least we have donuts. Call me Homer. Stumble It! JBlog Me