I'm not a recreational shopper. When I shop it's usually very purposeful and done as quickly as I can.
But today I just needed a change. I finished Irene's peacock dress and the matching America Girl Doll dress yesterday, a major undertaking done. Sorry, no pictures yet. It must remain a surprise until I give it to her just before Easter.
I had been collecting a few things for Easter, as I found them, but I needed to look for a few more things. I declared today a day off and set out about 9:45 with a few gift shops in mind. No hurry, no pressure, just enjoying the fact that the sun was shining, sort of, the streets were dry, and the plum trees and forsythia were blooming in lovely shades of pink and yellow in the neighborhoods.
I love Easter/Spring decorations. After the dark of winter, the colors are so lovely.
I bought cards for the grand kids and to send to my sisters. I found a few more decorations to add to my collection.
See that bag above? That's how this little shop in Olde Burien wrapped my little treasures. So cool. A gift for me! The door hanger came from Fred Meyer.
The bag contained a candle wreath to match the other three I had found at a botanical garden gift shop. It was just what I was looking for. I also bought the carrots to go with the chicks and bunnies I had purchased earlier.
The little egg shaped bowls I found for half price at Safeway the other day!
While it's still cold enough that some areas had snow this morning, the sun has been shining enough to raise spirits and make it feel more like spring. The front porch proclaims that spring is here.
I stopped by Costco to get some more fresh blueberries, which I have with my yogurt for lunch every day. A few other fresh goodies jumped into my cart. I do love asparagus in the springtime.
I got home about 1:00, put stuff away, had lunch and read the paper, and then went for a four mile walk in the sunshine. I feel renewed.
Josy spent a lot of time going in and out, since it wasn't raining, and finally settled on the couch in a sunbeam.
It was a good day.