I had a fabulous weekend. When I was getting groceries on Saturday the guy who was taking my groceries out asked, “Do you have plans for the weekend?” The tone he had was a little bit of an assumption of sadness if I didn’t. I happily said “NO…No plans at all and I couldn’t be happier!” I so needed a no plans weekend….some time to catch up do a little on nothing..and a little of something all in a weekend. I had no commitments to anyone or anything. In my busy life a day or two like that is PERFECT!!
My fun actually started on Friday. I had a smaller group of kiddos for childcare which was good as Connie stopped by….
I remembered to take a picture but it was a horrible one!! The sun was in our eyes!! I did get a nice one of Connie.
She was stopping on the way to her daughter’s house. I’m a nice stop in between. The other Friday news…. my furniture FINALLY came. (more on that in another post)
I didn’t want to spend all of my weekend shopping and there were a few things I wanted in a “bigger” town so I made plans to go to Waterloo after childcare. I told Kelli about it and she asked if I minded if her and Georgie came with. Not a bit did I mind. I did warn her that it might end up being a late night though, and it was.
First we hit up Hobby Lobby and then it was onto the At Home store. Georgie was perfect…not a single squeak!!
You might remember that book, “Everything I needed to learn, I learned in Kindergarten”….well Kelli and I decided that Hobby Lobby and At Home had some pretty good advice on living life….like this sign in the Fall section….
Kelli loved the sign below.
I took this sign to heart. I sure am trying to grow through this all!!
This one was a little too close to home for me. Kramer used to tease me about all the things he “taught” me…how to drink beer…how to drive a stick…how to run a sander…how to do all the fix it jobs…
I wiped a tear, turned around and saw this sign. Bahahaha. I was time to be happy.
This one made me pause and think. I couldn’t help but think of Kramer’s sister’s family. Their daughter who is the same age as our Kalissa found out she has Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and they are starting their personal journey through cancer.
May healing be possible for her!
Another good one…
Then there was this sign…also sound advice
I feel like a as a parent I’ve said something like the sign below.
Kelli is always such a jokester in town….she loved the floral sign in this picture.
Oh dear…another “heavy on my heart” sign….
…and a good reminder right next to it.
…and then a little humor.
Who knew reading signs could be so emotional??
This one was better for me….I can handle that one.
This one I likely should have bought. Do you know anyone who says UGH more than me??
This was a good piece of advice and I’d like to apply that to my quilting. Trying is better than perfection!!
In all seriousness…it’s likely this sign I should have bought. “Be Brave”. I find me needing to say that to myself now and then…and I think I am (most of the time).
That sign sums it all up….
So that was my “words of advice” from Hobby Lobby and At Home. I’m glad Kelli was with me when we looked. We both wiped a tear now and then…and we both laughed.
I didn’t find everything I was looking for but that’s okay. We had fun. Kelli and I decided that we’d like to take a trip to Waterloo a little more often. The things I didn’t find can wait. We both decided that we like going in the evening and not wasting a whole day off with shopping….so that’s the plan in a month or so when we both have more money.
So tell us…what’s your favorite saying you’ve seen on a sign??