Oh, I Need To Buy That

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She sat on the floor unwrapping glass candle holders.  Looking up she saw me approaching and got a smile on her face, “Are you here to help me with all this new merchandise?”

I chuckled a little and said, “Yeah, what do you need done?”

She started to get up and I stopped her, “Wait, just tell me where to unload, you don’t have to get up and show me.”

“Okay, the boxes on the rocket cart need to go to the floral aisle.”

“I will go see what I can get done for you.”  I loved helping in crafts.

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – merchandise

My Favorite Store

“Mom I have to do a display board for my report.  Can we go and get some supplies?”

“Yes, I need to get some supplied myself for my Christmas cards I am making.  Let’s go get some things at Hobby Lobby.”

“But you are not going to take forever, are you?  You were in there an hour last time I went with you.”

“There is a lot to see in the store.  And besides, it was only 50 minutes not an hour.”

“Picky, picky!  Hey, can we get some of those lights to use on the board?”

“Sure, we can.”

(100 words)

This could have easily been a conversation between me and my daughter when she was in school.  I fall into some weird time warp in the store than makes the time pass without me noticing it.  Longest I have been in there is just a little over an hour…and it felt like maybe 15 minutes.  Yes, I know I have a problem… ha, ha, ha.


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – lobby


“What are you going to do with that old thing?” my husband asked me.

I looked at the worn basket and said, “I thought we would use it to put Christmas cards in this year.  I will give it a coat of paint and a little glitter and it will look festive in no time.”

“But the wrap on the handle is coming off.”

“Dear, I can use glue to put it back in place.”

“What made you think of this project now?  It is only the first of November.  Can’t we celebrate Thanksgiving first?”

“You know every year we get cards as early as the week of Thanksgiving.  I want it ready by then.  Besides I have a lot of craft projects to get done before Christmas, don’t be such a Scrooge.”

“Just don’t rush the holidays, I want to enjoy all of them.”


Written for Fandago’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – basket

Day 60 – 100 Days of Happiness

Oops… I had a busy day yesterday and was wiped out before I could post my Day 60, but what a fun day.  Every year there is a local craft fair at the community building and the senior high school.  Since my daughter was old enough to appreciate crafts we have tried to make it every year to the show and that is what we did yesterday.  It was good to see the changes from last years popular crafts.  My favorite of the new items was some beautiful decorated leather journals.  They were out of my price range but they were wonderfully crafted.  We did out usual stop to a repeat stand where they sell flavored pecans… had to get some maple ones, delicious!  Then after we had been through both buildings we took a trip to the craft store for more inspiration.  It was fun but the day had one more surprise.

I had stumbled across some information about an actual quidditch (as in the Harry Potter sport) tournament that would be taking place yesterday too.  So we took a few minutes to she what a sport on flying broomsticks with magical flying balls looked like in an ordinary world.  The players had broomsticks they had to keep between their legs, rubber balls to try to score and volleyball to hit each other with as a diversion.  It was fun to watch for a little bit, but my daughter had to go to work so we couldn’t stay long.

It was a full day for me and I am feeling the fatigue and pain from being on my feet so long yesterday, but it was a wonderful day spent with my daughter continuing a tradition.  Now we wait a year for it to return and offer more inspiration and the potential for a few early Christmas gifts.