Wow! OK. I whined about shopping when there is so much to do and this place is a disaster, but ... it was such a good day. Seriously. If it had been a little warmer and a little less windy, it might have qualified for perfection.
The mother found almost everything she was looking for. And, she got me some Christmas, too! I got a new coat, two new jackets, and a new sweater. I didn't need either of the jackets, but I really liked the one and the mother insisted on getting me the other one, too. Pretty awesome for a single stop.
And for me, I got to go to not one, not two, not three, but FOUR stores with scrapbooking stuff. Actually, now that I think of it, FIVE. I was in my kind of heaven. I got some neat gifts for both me and others, as well as a new case to cart all my supplies around in. (Don't worry, MG, it won't take up much space, I promise.)
There were tons of people out. You'd have thought it was already the weekend, not a weekday! But, I guess a lot of people were enjoying a day off work just like me. And before making our final stop, we dined at Lotawata Creek, one of my favorite places, and someplace we hadn't been in ages.
Just a little while ago, I got an extra added bonus. The mother, who talks about me to other people but rarely ever says anything complimentary to me (genetic: Young Tom was the very same way) gave me a nice stunner. We were watching a Christmas special on HGTV with some of the various shows' hosts sharing some of their holiday celebrations. At the end, Lisa LaPorta (of Designed To Sell) was showing off a special decorating surprise she had done for her mom.
"I've got the best daughter in the whole world," says Lisa's mom.
And out of the blue the mother says, "Unh-uh. I've got the best daughter in the world."
Like I said, very nearly a perfect day.