Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Rings, rings and more rings!

No photos today. The batteries are dead in the digital camera. I don't know why I didn't buy any today in my frantic trip to Wal Mart. I get an hour break between teaching classes on Tuesday so I ran over to Wal Mart to get a new electric can opener. Oddly enough I came away with quite a bit more then a can opener. I bought a new little vacuum..OK, actually it is my only vacuum. I had been using the huge shop-vac to clean the two small carpets we have in the house. That was getting to be a heavy and messy job. The shop-vac tends to blow all the surrounding dust (and ash from the wood stove) all over the place. The carpet comes up clean but the rest of the place is a disaster area. My husband jokes that we now get HDTV...I simply wipe off the screen with a wet towel and taadaa..........HDTV! I also bought a new food processor. The one I've had for nearly 20 years is on it's way out. I love to make pesto and salsa out of my vegetable crops in the Summer so the poor old thing does get quite a workout. The last time I used it was a few weeks ago to make some humus. It started out at full speed and then got slower and slower until it smelled like burning rubber and then it quit.
I my whirlwind tour of Wal Mart I got the above mentioned household items, some dog food, cat food, a package of pork chops and, surprise-surprise, floss rings! I was shocked to find them in the office supply isle. Not just the plain silver ones, but the multi-colored ones that I had just bought on eBay. So it proves once again the my greed will get me nowhere. If I had just waited it out and searched a bit closer to home I could have found more rings then I would ever use in a lifetime. I got two packages of silver 1 inch rings at $.97 each and one set of eight (2 each of red, yellow, blue, green) rings for $.99. I paid the $.99 on eBay for the colored set and then $2.56 shipping on top of that. Lesson learned.
Time to settle in to some stitching. The temperature is dropping and I hope my tulips will survive. I feel a sore throat coming on too.


  1. Ahh, Wal-mart...I always come out with more than I went in to get! Glad you found some rings, I found colored ones at Office Depot. Can't wait to see your tag!!!

  2. Ya gotta love WalMart!! I know what you mean about walking out with more than what you planned to get, which is why my oldest daughter now does most of my errands for me. (She sticks to the list!)

  3. I need to look out for some colored floss rings! What a great idea!
    Hope you don't get sick.

  4. Hey Jennifer...it's great! I just wanted to say hi. :D But later when I get a free day I'll read all the stories. :)
    Love, Jean

  5. I came to visit from Staci's blog to see your Quaker floss ring tag :-)
    No picture :-(
    Please buy some batteries for your camera but don't dally too long in the aisles of Wal-mart