I went to the very cheap household goods store downtown this afternoon and bought all those little things that I needed and even some that I didn't know I was in need of. I had a lot of fun looking at everything because it had been literally years since I had last set foot in that store. I don't know why I don't go in there more often, except that it is a little off the beaten path.
After everything is said and done, though, I did forget to get potholders and I can't believe I didn't think of them because I must have stared them right in the face. I did spend a third of what I would have spent if I had gone to the usual household goods store.
With the money that I saved, I was able to buy a new leather band for my watch and had the shop assistant put it on too so I could wear it right away. I kept looking to see what time it was on my bare wrist and that just didn't work. All I did was see the remains of the rash that was there.
I was downtown with my friend Lucienne who had to shop for a winter coat and we had a good time looking for one and in the end succeeded. We did see some that looked good on the hanger but turned out not to be all that great when she put them on and had hard to close buttons and non flattering collars. All you can do is try on one after the other and pray a lot.
The weather was great and the café terraces were filled but we did find a table for two to have our coffee at. I also had a glass of orange juice which turned out to be freshly squeezed and very good to drink. It was just the pick me up that I needed. Each coffee came with a cookie and a chocolate but I decided to be wise and not eat either of them although I was very tempted by the chocolate.
When I got back to my bike the strap of my purse broke and I had to hang it lopsided on my handlebar and hope for the best. I also had my bike in the wrong gear and had a heck of a time getting over the bridge. I finally got it in the right gear when it wasn't necessary anymore. Talk about doing things the hard way. I did make it home in quick time and was glad to be there because it's nice to be greeted by the animals and be in my own place.
There was no exciting mail, much to my disappointment, and now I'm expecting it tomorrow. I'm waiting for the beautiful collars for the animals, which should be here any day, and I'm expecting the case for my mobile phone. I rarely get a bill because everything is withdrawn from my bank account electronically. I like it that way. An empty mailbox is as a rule a good mailbox.
I'm having mackrel for dinner and I still haven't shopped for groceries yet.