Sunday, January 24, 2010

Wind, Rain, and Old Folks

Harry and I got home late last night. The drive from Nashville was dry but windy - very windy! Home was a welcome sight. This was my first drive of any length and while it wasn't easy I made it OK. Both Harry and I were so tired that we were grumpy. Each of us just wanted the other to be quiet and go to sleep. Sleeping made the difference - we are up and smiling this morning.

I don't know if I said why we were going to Nashville in my previous post - Old folks forget - but we went to a frag swap. There was a big crowd of fellow reefers there and vendors from as far away as California, Minnesota, Colorado, and Wisconsin. At least one reefer drove from Pensacola, Fl. The coral Reef craze has hit the whole country.

I met the wife of a shop owner in Nashville and she took me to a store that has a large inventory of Vera Bradley. I haven't spent much money on myself for a long time but that trend was destroyed! I am the proud owner of two small casual purses (Paprika and Poppy Fields). Of course I just HAD to have the wallets to match. I also bought a really classic style black convertible clutch purse in black microfiber. It has a removable shoulder strap that makes it convert to shoulder bag. I justified buying so much because my large purses (that I love) are heavier than I need to carry. The removal of lymph nodes is far reaching. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it.

The weather is so gloomy that it's hardly worth looking out the window. We are scheduled for about three nice days this week - at least that's what the weather man is promising. You know how weather men are, though. Maybe yes and maybe no.

I don't know any other news so guess I'll shut my trap and take a nap. (Kids are gathering at Keith's today and the old folks are staying home.) We'll miss them but we do need to rest. I'll find a time during the week to catch up with the boys.

Until later, my best to everyone.


Golden To Silver Val said...

Oh how I love purses and shoes. If I were to go into a shop full of them, I'm afraid I would do some serious credit card damage.
We have about the same kind of weather as you're getting right now. Its 44 and raining with some wind....very dreary....but I'm hoping its a prelude to early SPRING!! Snuggle in and have a cozy night.

Happyone :-) said...

I love Vera Bradley and have a few purses and totes. When I go to my knit group I carry all my knitting stuff in a tote.
Raining here right now.

Cheryl said...

Sounds like a good and productive trip. And you should buy the things that make you happy. I'm sure you don't indulge yourself often. We had a very crazy weather day here today and windy too.

Jamie said...

You sound good and I applaud the spending on yourself. I am not much of a shopper so I don't know the purse line but I know lots of people who do.

Have a happy week. Hugs. :)

BREZZ said...

i hope your weather stays nice--- the weather gods are frowning on us out here--- freezing here thursday and friday-- or at least that's what they say.
you know i'm lookin forward to that.

happy humpday-