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.
~ Betwixt & Between ~
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