It's back to the grind again on this sunny Monday. The weekend concluded with me frustrated because there was so much more stuff I wanted to do around the homestead that I couldn't fit into my plans. To remedy that I've scheduled a long weekend. To add to having next Monday off for MLK day, I'm taking this Friday off.
I plan to do things like: pull weeds and generally get my little garden in shape to put some fresh spring flowers/plants in soon; remove the rest of the wallpaper in the bathroom and sand the walls, it might be a little too ambitious to plan on getting them coated with primer at this point; stretch my creative wings and produce something new, not sure what, but I've been itching to make a little book, try beaded crochet, make a little fabric doll with lots of embellishments, or something outside my current realm of crocheting (though I'd like to do more of that too) and making a couple of beaded ornaments, though a few more of those wouldn't be bad to crank out; squeeze kitties; probably shop for groceries; and who knows what else. I just need a little time where I can feel like I've accomplished something instead of feeling like I have a list of things I want or need to do that's as long as my arm.
We did go shopping at the outlet center this weekend, and I scored some great bargains. My friends at Eddie Bauer had a really cute dress and little cardigan for $16! It's this one, except it's long and light pastel green. Also some got some shoes and sneakers at Rockport/Reebok. I had been looking for shoes like this since we were in Ireland. They are super comfy, but not so comfy as to look too sloppy, and I paid about $20 less at the outlet center. My sweet companion was able to score some great deals on men's clothing also, so a good shopping experience was had by all.