Monday, February 05, 2007
There were two major highlights to our weekend. The first being-a visit from a very generous aunt. She works as an advertising gal for a bunch of craft magazines and always has about 9 different craft magazines to share with me. The joy (my joy, that is) of her job, is she gets free samples of EVERYTHING so that she can decide if the product is ‘quality’ enough for her magazines to advertise it. LONG story short-she brought over a bag FULL of scrapbooking stuff for me that she got for FREE and graciously shared it with me. In the bag was a heat gun, papers and stickers out the wazoo, shimmery envelopes, an ink pad, beads…well over $50.00 worth of items. She said she had thrown other stuff away because she didn’t know what to do with it all. I begged her never to do that again...pleaded.
The other highlight was a visit to a local Mennonite Market, in which I stocked up on some goodies and spices. There was a hitching post in use by a horse and buggy…unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get a photo. Argh. I hate moments like that….when I see an opportunity pass my by. I chatted with the owners, who then told me that they had started the bulk food store out my way-they knew exactly where I lived! It is a small world-and it is exciting that there is a bulk store near me!