Thursday, March 22, 2012

I Went Shopping And Had Fun!

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.


  1. Sounds like a near perfect day to me. Every once in a while you just need that kind of day. I'm looking forward to seeing your house when it's decorated.

  2. It does sound like a perfect day..Easter is coming up fast isn't it...

  3. It's wonderful that you took a day just for yourself, to do what you wanted. I appreciate that you also took pictures and wrote a nice blog post about it, so I could join you, after a fashion. :-)

  4. Looks like you enjoyed yourself. That's the main thing. I just baked a banana cake. The house smells heavenly.

  5. Glad you found an enjoyable way to spend an early spring day Linda - Dave

  6. That WAS a good day, indeed. I love days like that. Your front porch is decorated beautifully. I can't wait to see Irene's and her doll's Easter outfits.

  7. Your plants and decorations look so spring like. I am a party poop when it comes to things like that.

  8. Your Easter decorations are lovely! I just did not inherit the decorating gene.

  9. lovely day

    Josy looks so content in her beam of sunshine

  10. Isn't it nice to just have a special day to oneself? I do so once in a while, I may not spend alot of money but I love to browse with no time limit and sometimes a display will build up my spirits. Your lovely Easter display did just that! You have such a welcoming home! I will look forward to the dress photos.

  11. I've caught a nasty cold and have to live vicariously through you for a while. I love all your Easter buys! What a happy table setting!


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