I slept in for me - as it was a little after 5:30 before I crawled out of bed to start the day. Coffee was ready by the time I finished my morning excercises. I enjoyed it while reading my daily devotion and the chapters designated for today, as part of reading the Bible in a year. I am enjoying reading the Bible more than I ever have in the past. As I get older I appreciate God's word more than ever, and I can look back on my life and see how he has taken what I considered the bad times in my life and turned them in to the best times of my life. When I may have thought my world was falling apart he showed me how he could put it back together. I'm so thankful for that.
Cindy called me to see what I was doing today. This is her fourth day of five days off work. I said do you need to get out and do something - yes! So we are going to Joplin later today. She had some things to return, and a couple of places where she needed to buy something. I really didn't need much but I was ready to get out to. Since it's supposed to be a beautiful day and Dean is going back to Brett's to work again today, I may as well go with her.
Dean emptied the tanks this morning, so I ran another cycle in the washer/dryer combo to release anymore lint that may still be there, washed my dishes and once the final rinse cycle was done on the washer, I took a shower. I had plenty of time to get everything else done before Cindy picked me up at 10:30. Dean decided he would go to the garage for awhile since he is not going to Brett's until after lunch.
Our first stop was at Peddler's Junction, a flea market, at Crestline, MO. Cindy had read on their Facebook page they would have random gifts located throughout the booths that could be exchanged for a prize/gift. Cindy found one right away and she received a set of knives. Later I found one, but I held on to mine until we finished walking through, looking at each of the booths. While we waited for the owner to finish up with a customer I noticed some Barbie doll clothes that were handmade. When it was our turn I asked her about the clothes. She said a 90 year old lady makes them. I told her I was going to check with my daughter-in-laws to see if their girls are playing with Barbie's yet and I might get back with her later. I turned my package in and my gift was 2 individual bottles of Pepsi, a box of Buttery Kettle Corn, and two Popcorn containers.
|I sent Marc a note and said I hope you never dressed a burger like this when you worked at Sonic. When I lifted the burger off the paper, ketchup and mustard was all over the bottom too. However, it did taste good.|
In no particular order we went to Home Depot, Kohl's, The Dollar Tree, and Walmart. Cindy found a Christmas tree she liked at Home Depot, but she didn't buy it at the time. She was hoping they would still have one of them in the store. Unfortunately, they had already sold them all. We stopped at Hobby Lobby but she didn't find anything there she liked either. She is wanting a slim tree and those seem to be snapped up pretty quick. While at Hobby Lobby she bought a couple of neat combination wood/metal decorations. She's been looking for something like this for a wall in her house.
Our next stop was Kohl's where Cindy needed to return something. I looked at some sweatshirts and purses but decided I'd spent enough on me, with Christmas right around the corner. From there, we drove across Range Line to the Dollar Store. I bought some cards and a few items for a game we will be playing for our Christmas get together. Our final stop was at Walmart. While I didn't need that much, I was literally all over the store so Cindy ended up waiting for me. I needed to go to the toiletries area, pick up some things in the RV department, to the computer area to get ink for our printer, and then I needed a couple of things for dinner tonight.
On our way back I had Cindy stop at Peddler's Junction again. I heard from my daughter-in-law's, and two of our three young granddaughters have Barbies, so I picked out two outfits for each of them.
Cindy dropped me off at Bentley. After putting things away, I worked on the blog, watched TV and made chili for supper. Dean made it home from Brett's just before 7:30. The chili tasted good on a cold, windy evening. We'll have enough for leftovers tomorrow night.
Today I am grateful for the ability to have/get food when we need it; with easy access to grocery stores. It's not that way everywhere. We are certainly blessed in the USA.