Sneeze, sneeze, sneeze ... sniff!! I'm fading fast ... think I caught a cold, for the first time in three years. It was a good run, but that bug is always inevitable!! Too many trips to Walmart me thinks!!
I spent yesterday cutting out another quilt. I would like to say that the pattern named "3-6-9" is a VERY bad pattern. It's looks really nice, but if you are only making a lap size quilt, it is terribly WASTEFUL!!! It called for 18 fat quarters, all of which I cut up before reading the section about all the leftover fabric. I could easily make another quilt ... and probably will at some point, but really, THIS is irritating!! Especially when I'm such a penny pincher!! Well in certain cases, anyway!!!
I stopped in at Walmart for a few more groceries. I found a cookbook for runners that has many great sounding recipes WITHOUT all the carbs and fat. Plus I needed some ingredients for Christmas Moose Munch!!! Not for ME ... it's a Christmas gift!!! By the door on the way in, sits a member of either the Police Department or the Fire Department. They are collecting toys to give away to the kids in our area ... right up my alley!!!
I'm sure most of you have confronted this issue before, with grandkids and all, but I don't normally buy toys. As I cruised up and down the aisles, I was surprised at the prices!! I'm in Walmart, right??? To make matters even worse, the toys were SOOOO cheaply made and I'm guessing 100% came from China. What a disappointment!! I was also surprised that an entire row had to do with shoot-em-up weapons of total destruction!! There were ten guns to every one baby doll or hot wheels car.
Huge price signs posted overhead, totally misled you into thinking THAT was the price of the item under it. Not the case. I declined to purchase two of the items due to their price at the checkout stand. $200 bought 10 items. I went through those rows four times each, thinking surely there was something else that showed a little better quality ... something that would last more than 8 hours of play time, but found nothing. Monday morning, anyone wishing toys must go to the Police Station and fill out an application, providing a valid California I.D. After a quick check and approval, they are taken down the aisles of tables to the section fitting their age and gender. Too bad, because even though I'm a girl, I would REALLY like to fly that little helicopter!!!
I would have felt better this morning, were it not for my neighbor's LOUD party in his garage and driveway, right next to my bedroom side of the house. Who has a party in the GARAGE??? Loud music and louder voices, kept me up most of the night, so I'm grabbing a blanket and sitting on the couch like a bump on a log!!! Four days til Christmas ... do you have your holiday shopping done???