Yesterday Dave and I took a road trip to Springfield MO with NO children.
Many years ago we went down there for their world's largest garage sale event, and I remembered that I did find some things there (sadly the photos have been removed from the service I used to post to them to the blog, so I wasn't 100% sure what I bought). Then this week I saw someone's fabric purchase from a fabric outlet in town there. When I realized the yard sale was this weekend plus I was already itching to go to that fabric outlet, I rounded up my mom to watch the kids and we planned a little road trip.
It's a darn long trip down there. 3.5 hours. When we finally arrived we had to sit in line for 45 minutes to get into the expo center parking lot. (Where for some totally unknown reason they had all but one gate closed, they were parking all over the grass taking hours and yet the parking lot itself looked like this??? BIZARRE.)
Once inside it was SO CROWDED. I cannot even find words in the English language for HOW CROWDED it was in there. Everyone is just moving in this very slow moving herd where you cannot move or get out to get into a booth and you are just shoved together in this weird salmon swimming stream experience. Expect they are all bitching more than salmon. LOL
I happen to be pretty claustrophobic. It was okay until it started to get SO HUMID in there from so many people breathing and I really needed to breathe some air that no other (so many sick) person had breathed. Heh.
Anyway. I have to write that down so that the next time I get this crazy ass idea I can really remember what it was like.
What did I buy?
These are both Brunschwig & Fils papers, which is not cheap stuff. There is a LOT left on the rolls, so maybe I finally have some paper to do that with! (And $2 a roll is my kind of price.)
These both came from a thrift store, not the crazy crowded sale.
So, not a lot of really awesome stuff, but the peace and quiet in my head was much needed. It gives us some time to actually discuss the children (and their issues, like Grant not sleeping at all right now) and hopefully settle some of those problems by being able TO THINK about them for a damn minute.
Happy Sunday to you!