Addie and I left a little after 9 this morning, drove to Joplin, shopped, ate, shopped more and got home about 4 p.m. I told her there are a lot of things I’ll do with her but shopping is not my favorite thing to do. You would have thought it was the day after Christmas. The mall was packed. Hobby Lobby was about standing room only. Yesterday, I wondered if Friday might have been a better day to go than Saturday but Chad and Nicole wanted to go to Springfield and I knew if Addie and I didn’t go to Joplin, she would want to go to Springfield with her mom and dad and they needed a day to themselves.
It was cold all day and almost the entire time we were in Joplin, it was spitting tiny, hard, dry snowflakes.
So, we got there before the sushi restaurant opened, and we went to Fox Farm. They have so many unique things. I was hoping to get a large bottle of balsamic vinegar but they didn’t have it.
It’s the most interesting store. I’d love to have a place like this near me. I bought several little things . . roasted pumpkin seeds for my trip home, a pound of mung beans for sprouting. They have hundreds of jars of spices and you can take them to the front counter and they weigh out what you want and sell it to you like that. I cannot imagine a spice they don’t have. They have organic, oriental, health food type things . . just an interesting place.
Once we finished there, the sushi place was open so we headed over there and had fried calamari, and our sushi lunch.
Next stop – Hobby Lobby. I had seen some cute clothes at our Hobby Lobby that were made and handing for display. I showed them to Addie. Some she liked and some she didn’t. We sat down at the pattern books for her to show me what she likes. Oh, do we have different tastes. She likes shiny, glittery, slinky type clothes. I like cotton and denim. I told her nope . . not sewing glittery stuff so we agreed on a few patterns.
No one has time to iron around here so I’ll have to find fabrics that don’t require ironing.
She spotted this fabric and insisted on it for the long sleeve version of this pattern.
It’s a lightweight knit and I’d prefer to make it into pajamas but she wants the dress!
From there, we went to Old Navy, picked up a couple of pairs of jeans Nicole had asked me to get for her and a couple of tops/dresses that were on sale.
We left Old Navy, drove back to their town, ran by the nursing home to see Nicole’s grandparents and then home. That was a long day, but a good day. We had fun together. Addie and I have been home a couple of hours. Chad and Nicole aren’t back yet. I guess they’re enjoying their date day/night.
Tomorrow, I’m hoping for an entire day of staying home. Maybe I’ll get the sewing machine out and fix the pieces Nicole’s grandma wants fixed and then make Addie’s vest.