First off - thank you to all of you for your words of encouragement!! It was so comforting to read them all and know that I have such a wonderful bunch pulling for me. And to Lisa - I did check out that site and bookmarked it. There are some great suggestions. And knowing too that so many of you suffer too - while I feel bad that I'm not the only one - still it helps knowing I'm not alone.
Now for more Retail Therapy 0r What I Did After Work.
First off I stopped at the beer store. I don't normally drink it very often, but on a hot summer day when I'm done working it just seems to hit the spot! Ron always drank Labatts Blue and since I'm very far from a beer connoisseur, I go with Molson Canadian 'cause I think their commercials are funny.
They just crack me up!!
Anyway - next stop was Home Outfitters. The big purchase there were a trio of lamps - two table and one floor. I mean - one gets new furniture so one of course needs new lamps to accessorize doesn't one?
Next stop - Chapters! I kept it low though knowing I'll be getting bunches and bunches of books in July. Renegade by Sarah Parr was my only purchase. I knew I'd have to get this one after reading Katiebabs review.
I thought I did very well at stopping at one.
Then it was onto Walmart. I was looking for a cheap chair to go with the other furniture but alas I didn't see any. But! I did get two bookshelves. And they were such a good price and I have so many books, I think I'm going to have to get another one. I also got a new painting to hang on the wall downstairs. There was one, but it was one that Ron's grandmother painted - and it looked like something someone's grandmother would paint! *shudder*.
When I finally made it home, I saw that Landscaper Guy had been to cut the grass. Now, while things still look pretty bad around outside the house, at least the grass isn't too long. I'm going to have to take before and after pics. And pics of the Destruco Kitten.
I spent the rest of the night boxing up books to take downstairs. So far I have five bins full - and that's just the one bedroom! I still have the bathroom, kitchen, two more bedrooms and living room to pack up. I called both sons to see if they could come over tomorrow after I'm done working and do grunt work for me. Men are good for heavy lifting.
Anyway, after scaring myself with the amount of money I spent, I'm feeling ever so much better!