I am obsessed with our local library's online system. These last several weeks I have been utilizing our library more, and my wallet less, to soothe my restless reading spirit. The whole "Place Hold" option is GENIUS. With one click, the book I want is reserved, pulled from the shelf, and soon my phone rings, then a nice lady tells me my book is ready to be picked up within 5 days. What a wonderful service!
It's almost like a drive-through window.
Only one of the books below was the result of that service though. Once I was actually there, I decided to browse just a bit. I'm looking forward to enjoying Georgette Heyer again, since The Grand Sophy was so entertaining; along with two Maisie Dobbs mysteries and a couple of others.
These keyhole plaques spoke to me as well as a simple black corkboard. I still need to get some fabric and ribbon to spruce that up. I plan to use it in my craft room as an inspiration zone.
I know there is no accounting for personal taste, but I really liked this believe sign. I don't always like those mass produced sentimental objects de art telling me to Live, Laugh, Love, Simplify, etc, but...what can I say, I fell for this one. I hope we're all still friends.
Now, the 12x12 paper is actually why I went into Hobby Lobby in the first place. I know. I have approximately 18 hours to make one of those cutesy Happy Birthday triangle banners. I know.
I fiddled and piddled with cards, but, alas, I got distracted.
I also need to make a cake for Annelise's birthday tomorrow. She requested a spaghetti supper and chocolate cake, so I'm using a bit of creative interpretation and will make a Coca-Cola cake.
Just imagine the warm, fudgey cake with Homemade Vanilla ice cream. Okay, not really homemade, it'll be Blue Bell.
Speaking of birthdays, A.'s 5th to be precise, I appreciate all of your comments about my dilemma. Scott and I have stewed and brewed about it, and I probably beat that poor horse WA-A-AY down into the ground.
We decided to celebrate with our family tomorrow evening, she will also take cookies for her class, and then we will have a simple--note to self: SIMPLE--party with a few of her friends at our house in a couple of weeks (more on that soon).
At this very moment, I guess with all of these tasks looming over my head, I need to get busy doing them instead of blogging about them. Sigh.