My trip was good. Way too fast, but good. Driving a bit over four hours, spending the night and driving back the next day was too much. I wasn't exhausted, but darn tired. I'm glad I went, I enjoyed seeing family, and when I go back, I'll plan to stay two or three nights.
I just didn't have time to stay longer this time. The move of my sister and brother-in-law happened quickly, and I wanted to get over to see them as soon as I could. I'm hoping to go back in December if at all possible.
It was good to see that my sis and BIL are settling in nicely. They still have some organization to do, but their little apartment is very nice and will be comfortable for them, I think. They are both doing very well. In fact, my BIL is doing better than we expected. When I left, however, I hugged him and said I would be back soon, and he just began sobbing. He calmed own most of the way before I left, but I felt so bad. He didn't express himself, but we think he was just sad that I was leaving after it being so long since we last saw each other. Yeah, I do need to get back there soon.
Here is what happens when you try to take a picture of an eight year old. I got a lot of blurs of this kid!
The older kids were blurs in quite a few pictures, too, and rather than trying to sort out the few decent ones, I simply ordered the whole family to sit down! A good picture of everyone, including the two chihuahuas!
The kids will be returning to their mother's home in Montana the first part of next month. It was very nice to see them. Geez, they've grown! Six years makes for a lot of changes with kids. They are really nice kids. I'm glad the custody is finally resolved so they can have these wonderful long visits with their dad, my nephew. His current wife is an amazing woman, perfect for my nephew and wonderful with the kids. I'm SO glad they found each other.
I had to pick up a couple things at Target, so we ran there, and I saw a World Market next door. I wanted to find some small salad plates. I broke one in my set the other day. It really upset me because it can't be replaced. I bought these at Linens & Things. I have place settings for eight, and I intended to buy another four. When LNT was going out of business, I looked online to see if I could get them. Yes, they still had a few. Well, dingy me didn't order them right then and there for some crazy reason, and a couple days later, they were were all gone!!
So now I wanted to buy a few salad plates as those are what I most often eat on. They didn't have to match, but something that would look good along side them would be a plus.
This is what they look like. Very plain, go with everything.
I was hoping to find something in WM to complement them, a cobalt if possible, since my linens are from sky blue to cobalt.
I looked around, and wasn't finding anything that would look good with these, so I was considering some other possibilities, something simply utilitarian.
And then I turned around and saw this.....
I bought four dinner plates and six salad plates, so I now have enough for twelve if necessary and extra salad plates for my daily use.
But the best part? I got to the checkout and found out they were on sale! Half-price! $34 and some change for the whole batch! Hot diggedy damn, woo hoo, and zippedy do dah!!!
I love when things turn out like that. Love it, love it!