I had planned to take an outing today. I find it very easy to just stay at home and I'm getting so boring because of it! I had thought I'd go to Union Station to the DaVinci exhibit but it was cold and rainy (walking outside) and there is a slight glitch in getting the ticket. I need to call them and figure that out. I will go though. Instead I took a shopping adventure. I am in need of a new pair of walking shoes. I had two pairs of a nice, leather, flat bottomed shoe with really good tread, almost a hiking shoe actually. They are worn out, in fact one pair is already gone and the second is torn. I love them, I would buy more and be perfectly happy except for the fact that the company doesn't make them anymore. Bummer. I don't want tennis shoes for this as they are not as sturdy. I've hit two stores now and even the few I thought I might make work would not go over my high instep. (I have this problem with boots, clogs and sometimes even slippers.) I want to wear them when I walk over uneven ground and still have them nice for casual outings. I guess I keep looking. It's been suggested that I try on Doc Martins-maybe next week as that involves a trip to the mall--EEK!
After shoes I hit a few discount stores. Marshall's where I found the towels and two mugs for Ceili and a couple of bags of dog treats. Later I went to a charity shop and found some pieces of glassware I really liked. At Christmas and other big family occasions I never have enough platters and serving bowls, so I have one more plate and one more bowl. They are disgustingly dirty at the moment!
Hit Joannes looking for Mill Hill beads-nope. Ended up buying some cookie decorations that were on sale from Christmas and Jelly hearts. (The hearts are cherry, not cinnamon as I'd hoped. I have a really difficult time finding these sweets.)
Oh and I went to Lowes for floor cleaner.
Really exciting day huh? I'm tired. I'm really not much of a shopper so I find it exhausting and I started out tired. Quinn is finding it necessary to wake me earlier and earlier for some reason. If she gets me up before 6 I'm telling her NO!