Next time you're at TJ Maxx, check out their selection of reusable shopping bags. These are .99 cents each and are bright and beautiful. The first one here reminds me of Cath Kidston and her style.
Besides being well-made (see the snap detail and woven handles) they are bright, fun and useful.
Over the weekend, I took that (very long, intense) class to be able to carry a concealed weapon, passed the written test, passed the shooting test, and am ready to go apply. Phew! That's a relief.
I had a whole lot of fun at the class with a good friend and she was so cute for the shooting part of the testing. She had only shot a gun one other time and during the test, she hit the target EVERY single time, from a standing position, sitting position, from one knee, from walking forward and backward...all of it. Didn't miss ONCE. Afterward, she said "That was kind of exhilarating!"
Needless to say, her instructor was amazed, as was I.
"To disarm the people is the most effectual way to enslave them."
"With guns, we are citizens. Without them, we are subjects."
Also, I did make time before it leaves the theaters and went with a friend to see the movie "The King's Speech" which I am now heartily recommending for fellow adults. It does have an "R" rating because of some nasty language used by the king and his therapist for speech lessons.
Other than that, it was a very, very good movie and for history buffs, there's nothing better than a movie based on a true story. As a bonus, for those of us who love all things vintage, this movie is chock full of goodies to look at: clothing, buildings, cars, all of it wonderful. (This movie should win some awards!)
Busy, busy Monday for me (my mammary glands are being flattened into pancakes today! Woohoo!) and another sports practice season (baseball!) starting this morning before the previous sport (basketball!) has ended by about a whole month!
I had to have Luke to school at 6:30 this morning for batting practice. After school, his doctor appointment (for knots on top of his feet!) is followed by another practice for basketball.
I can't tell you how excited I am (not)!
Oh, and the gal at the local (tiny) gas station says gas will be $5/gallon before March gets here --this is what they're expecting.
Can you see the wisdom in having OUR OWN ENERGY SOURCES?! Apparently, the
brains" that work in Washington, D.C. are so stupid, dumb and blind they CANNOT.
And yet they'll laugh with derision at Sarah Palin for plainly stating that energy independence is an issue that is vital to our national security. (As usual, their hate for someone who simply tells the truth overrides any common sense.)
I am so thrilled about the prospect of gas prices once again sending our economy completely into the swirling flush...and right on down the toilet.
This is not rocket science. This is simple. We are supposed to be an independent country. How can we be independent when we rely on nutcases in the middle east for most of our energy sources?
It's just wrong. Period.
How is your Monday shaping up?