It's been one of those Saturdays full of errands to do and a few business matters that I haven't looked forward to. But now it seems I'm on the "other side" of all of that and have time to blog and draw! Woo hoo! I had to drive to the bank and drop off garbage at the "dump", about a 23 mile trip. Then on my way back I took my car for an oil change at Walmart. I also exchanged some slippers my daughter had given me for Christmas (too small) and shopped for groceries.
The slippers my dd bought me were more "grown-up" than these, but they didn't have any in my size. I like these fuzzy slippers!
I splurged and bought myself some colorful pens and some new ultra-fine black pens.
I also bought three new tops. I've gone through my closets and bagged up so much that I never wear.
As you can tell I have fairly simple taste in clothes. I've never been very interested in fashion. As long as I'm not naked! This blue shirt reminds me of the Levi workshirts we always wore in the '70's.
I love the color of this shirt. Matches my fuzzy slippers!
I was telling my daughter how I'd splurged on shirts and markers and we were laughing at my idea of splurging! Walmart shirts and Sharpies!
I've been trying to eat healthy, but I just couldn't resist!
Now I'm getting healthier! I know I should probably buy salmon steaks, but frankly I prefer something I can open and eat quickly. I've been buying salmon in cans, but by the time I finish the can the salmon is beginning to taste a little shop worn! These are just right for individual servings and fairly reasonably priced.
More cheating! My mom loves Milanos, so these are in her honor. Of course, I'll be the one eating them! The Fig Newtons are to feed my grandgirls when I babysit! (I bought lots of little snacky items to put in my granny bag.) The potato chips are for tomorrow when a friend is coming for lunch.
My friend, Joyce, doesn't care much for chocolate, so I thought lemon bars sounded kind of delish! This will be my first time having a friend over since Bob went home to be with the Lord. Actually, we've never been ones for having company over even though Bob was quite the outgoing person. I think he preferred to go to town and visit around. I grew up in a family where we just didn't have company over. We were a band of hermits, I think, though I didn't realize it at the time. :) I'd like to cultivate my hospitality skills, though I suppose I'll always be a bit of a recluse. It's in the genes!
Haven't decided on whether to have chicken stir-fry or sloppy joes. I'll just ask Joyce what she prefers when she gets here! We have lots of catching up to do!
One of my other splurges is books. I'm always coming across a title that sounds interesting. In my life before widowhood I never would have bought so many books (except at the library book sale), but now I feel like it's okay. I'm trying to be a little less stingy with myself. Besides, I'm pretty good at finding books for .01 + the standard $4 shipping fee from Amazon. A pretty cheap book! I'm still going through my fascination with Orthodox Christianity and monasticism, so that's the story behind these book
Have a great and cozy evening and much shalom!