[I'm a loser. I started this post on Monday morning. whoops.]
Over the weekend, I went to Garden Ridge in search of a cheap 8x10 area rug for our guest room. My grandma is staying with us this week, and I wanted her to have some cushion for her toes in the mornings.
(Amanda had directed me there after seeing YHL post about their trip to Garden Ridge. Smart.)
I like finding treasures at GR every now and again...but must admit that giving myself a pep talk is necessary before venturing in. Saturday's excursion was no exception. Christmas was in full swing, and people were everywhere.
During the trip, I overheard this comment between a boyfriend/girlfriend-y type couple regarding the following item:
"This would totally make a great conversation piece."
Yeah, it's a toilet paper roll holder. With a hat plunger.
However, I did find this 8x10 neutral rug for $60 though:
Nothing wrong with cheap + functional.
Saw two of the cutest babies ever on Sunday:
And we've got this whole leaf ocean thing going in our backyard:
TODAY may be the day to plant those violets sitting on the table that we bought 4 weeks ago, if it's not raining.
Allow me a soapbox-y comment before we close this randomness:
What in the WORLD is going on with the whole we're-open-on-Thanksgiving-Day thing?! It started predictably enough with Wal-Mart...then I see MICHAELS is open on Thanksgiving? Is nothing sacred anymore? As a former full-time retail employee, I entreat you LET THESE PEOPLE STAY AT HOME! They've got serious resting up to do before the madness of Black Friday, especially at the big-box stores of insanity. This is a disturbing trend that cannot end well.
Foodstuffs I'm preparing for Thanksgiving are pretty much set. Be back to share afterward (if successful).