I do love to shop. Unfortunately I really can't afford to, but I'm naughty and shop anyway.
But I use any excuse, I'm not a total spend-a-holic but I do just love to buy.
First up I got Mothers Day cards. One for my Mum and one for TJL's.
This is the one for TJL's mum. If you can't quite read it, it says Mum, I realise it wasn't easy raising me ... (inside) The best and brightest are always a challenge. It's so very, very TJL, and since he was a premie he definitely wasn't easy at the beginning, and he definitely thinks he's the best. Of course I buy a card for TJL's mum and dad each and every year, whether or not he gets it to them is another story.
This is for my Mum. I think this one is a little easier to read. And again, it's totally appropriate. Even though I'm 41 I still rely quite heavily on their advice and help. And I was definitely a difficult child, very very headstrong and stroppy.
Since I was in a bookshop (Paper Plus - my favourite) I also bought an Oprah magazine. I haven't had one of those for ages. TJL read it while I was in The Warehouse buying ...
Three cute little bowls. I will be using these for M'n'Ms, mini marshmellows, and broken up flake chocolate for the girls to put on their sundaes. After that they will be great for dipping sauces etc, if I ever have anything that needs dipping. Or candle holders. Or just for future sundae making. $3.00 each
I needed new socks. I love these socks, super dooper cosy. My gumboots do have a habit of chewing through them rather quickly, but at $10.00 for 3 pairs who's complaining? Actually I am, for some reason I totally bought the wrong size, noticed only after I removed the tag and wrapper. They will fit TJL if they are totally unsuitable for me.
Cutsie little column heater. It's not very big but should be ok for the small spare room we have here when the girls visit. And I think our 'new' house has 3 bedrooms and an office. I am assuming that the office is quite small, so new heater should fit perfectly in there. $40.00, sweet!
Finally I bought a small desk lamp for the small spare room for when the girls visit. Noticing a theme anyone. The small room's light switch is in the hallway, as I think the hallway was formed out of the small room to go down to the added on bedroom (hence why the small room is actually TINY). The wall is topped by glass allowing the light from the small room to also go through the hallway. Does that all make sense? Anyway, a lamp was needed so whomever is in that room can actually turn a light on and off from in there, rather than stumbling into the hallway. $10.00
I also got some teaspoons. I was looking for little ladle-like spoons but couldn't find any, and since I was in the spoon section I just HAD to buy something.
I also got David Bowies latest CD, which I have left in TJL's ute. I do like me a bit of Bowie.
After I shopped myself, not out but sufficiently satiated, we headed to Shakee Pear for some lunch. I had potato and bacon rosti's, served with what I think was a rhubarb chutney and sour cream. Was scrummy. Crazy thing was I had thought about ordering a side of fries, but SO glad that I didn't. Yeah, that would be me. Have a potato main served with a side of ... potato. Dork much??!! Why yes, yes I am.