I texted Coach during my down-the-street-from-volleyball away games to see if he could pick up from dancing. Nope. So, after watching some (not all) volleyball I ate my dinner in my car while reading emails, etc on my phone. Then it was time to get a few things done.
|I sent this text to Mini. I bought the no-sew |
blanket and the kitty coloring book and
passed on the weird key-chain making crap kit.
Underneath the coloring book in the center
is the weird wood that Mini did not like.
The corners were sawed off
in a failed decorative attempt.
You know I babysit in my house during the school day, so these after-hours are precious and I don't take get-things-done lightly.
Curly needed a birthday gift. Can I tell you how tired I am of birthday gift buying? Lad is almost 21. You do the math. I'm too tired. My gift-buying instructions were: cats and art projects. Yikes. I searched on my phone for a Michael's. Not close enough. I decided to go to Hobby Lobby.
Mini texted. Her badminton 'big sisters' needed a gift by the next day. She hoped I could buy some candy for them. After having 3 boys play high school sports first, I cannot adjust to the team building mentality of high school girls' sports teams. Call each other big or 'lil sis and then deliver a bunch of candy about 4 or 5 times a season. These candy drops are always scheduled at the last minute, which does not align with someone who doesn't go to the store that often (anymore)
|I wish this picture|
could convey my
inner frustrations that
they were closed.
My phone was almost dead. I kinda knew where Hobby Lobby was, but I saw a Joann's first. I pulled in the lot and almost went in, but I googled Hobby's location and pressed onward figuring they had a better selection. I got out of my car as an employee left the building to gather carts. She called over to me, 'We closed at 8:00.' It was now 8:01. Oh, it was going to continue to be one-of-those-nights. Damn it.
|Gift that Mini made for Lad since he goes|
to college in New York. She used photos
from images printed off the internet to spell
out Chicago (captain obvious? not
sure you could tell in this picture).
I booked back to Joann's. Grabbed a cat coloring book, a cat no-sew fleece blanket, and a junkie art kit, texted a pic to Mini (I couldn't communicate with Curly at dancing). Mini weighed in, and I told her I would do the blanket and the book and hope that a coupon would work to make it an acceptable birthday gift total. Then she rattled off the candy I could grab that was available in the checkout line. I told her that I was getting a few wood pieces for her.
Mini made a gift for Lad at Christmas and I suggested that she do some personal graduation themed boards in a similar fashion. Maybe someone would buy them as gifts if I posted examples on Nextdoor.
I admit that I was feeling great. Three birds with one stone. What could go wrong?
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