Saturday, January 03, 2009

Busy Saturday

Okay, I cannot lie. I am posting this on Sunday but I backdated the post to Saturday because I am too ashamed to admit I failed on day 3. I did not forget to post--in fact, I thought about it several times--but I was just too busy. And frankly, I'd rather have a busy life and not be able to post than have no life at all with nothing to post about!

I started the day going to the Starving Artist sale at the Holiday Inn. They probably have these in cities all across America. "Original oil paintings! Nothing over $59!!" It was a tiny room with tons of paintings and tons of people looking and buying. I could have spent several hundred dollars but was looking for something to hang in my office. There is an empty wall behind me and I've been looking for something to hang ever since I moved in there. I was hoping for a 24x36 vertical piece, but 99% of what they had was horizontal. So I ended up getting an 18x24 horizontal piece, framed. The frames really make the paintings look nice. After I hang it at work I'll post a pic. It was a hard decision because there were lots of great ones. I was contemplating a Paris scene with the Eiffel Tower or the Arch d'Triomphe in the background, or a Venice scene with gondoliers, but ultimately chose one that could possibly be along the Amalfi coast of Italy or perhaps Greece. It is very colorful and it makes me happy to look at it.

After the art sale I went to Crabtree Valley Mall to do some belated Christmas shopping. I had tons of fun because there are so many bargains out there. I ended up getting several things for myself as well, such as slippers (new slippers are the best!) and some Hallmark ornaments 60% off. There was also a big sale at Bath & Body Works, and it's hard to pass up things that are normally $10 on sale for $2.

When I finally had shopped till I dropped, I called my parents and asked them if they wanted me to pick up something for dinner on my way to their house. We decided Pei Wei sounded good. I love Pei Wei. It's the bistro version of PF Chang's. Delicious food at good prices. At my parents' house we ate then watched a movie called Hope Springs. Netflix had recommended it to me. It sounded good--a romantic comedy with Colin Firth, Minnie Driver, and Heather Graham. It was kind of slow to start, and a little quirky, but it ended up being cute enough.

I'm off to my massage and then to do some grocery shopping, but I promise to log on again for my Sunday post. Speaking of Sunday Posts, have you checked out Post Secret lately? If it's not a regular on your list of sites to visit, it should be. Go check it out!

1 comment:

  1. I think a back dated Saturday post totally counts. I was having a hard time going to sleep last night (too much caffeine?) and I checked your blog late (or early this morn. I guess) and saw no Saturday post so I was thrilled to see it right now....3 down....362 to go. :c)