I Did It!!!!!!

I got my four hours today! I left after showing the caregiver what to fix Al for his lunch and showing the medications he would need. My stomach ached and my eyes watered as I left the front door. I felt all over again, I was dropping my first child off at her first day of school. I cried like a big old baby.

Even while driving, my gut still hurt, and I wondered if I was going to be alright. I almost turned around and came home. I had my cell phone in my shorts pocket, so I could pick it up as soon as it rang, and I knew it would, as Al could not do alright without me there, but it never rang, and I did get over my gut ache.

I went first to the goodwill store, and found me a warm house coat for fall and winter. A pretty blue and zip up front, floor length. I bought some tiny gold bells and I am searching for other miscellaneous items, as I am going to be making a decoration for Halloween and Christmas out of two chicken coop windows. I will show the finished product when I get er done! lol

Then I went to my favorite store, Carson’s, and went clearance shopping. I did find a Yankee candle marked down to twelve dollars plus another twenty percent off of that. I am a Yankee candle freak! Lilac bloom was the scent, which I love! I also bought a plaid pair of sketcher slip on shoes. Blue plaid which had been fifty-nine dollars, and I got them for twenty dollars on clearance.

Then I was checking the clock, because once I rid myself ofย  home fears, I was into clearance shopping and my time was running out. I stopped at a gas station, and grabbed an eat and go sandwich, and took off to a second-hand store, to look for more decorations for my window panes, but didn’t see anything cheap. Sure wish we had a craft shop here in town. I did purchase an old baby dress. Remember when they were white cotton with lots of eyelets on them and scalloped edges? Very simple. A white cotton slip underneath, with tiny little buttons on the shoulders, and the dress itself has three tiny white buttons in the back. I have it hanging on a hanger in my bathroom along with my Victorian shoulder shawl and matching hat, and a vintage glitter clutch bag with matching shoes. My bathroom looks vintage for sure!

Well, it was fun, and when I walked in my front door, the caregiver said that Al talked her legs off about all his coca cola and showed her each piece. She said he was lying down, but when he heard me come home, he came back out to the living room to see what I had purchased. I showed him a white bear with the coca cola symbol on it, that I had bought for him. He smiled at me, he smiled!!!! at me!!!! He seemed like he was glad I was home, and he told me he was glad I had a good time, then he went in and took his nap.

All in all, it was refreshing for both of us, and I am anxious to go again next Tuesday. Al smiled, and I did it!

Second-hand shop

55 thoughts on “I Did It!!!!!!

    • i piddle at things, i used to do ceramics and painting, now i have made a small christmas tree. one year i had 25 orders for ceramic Christmas trees with light! that was a real job. now the window panes, i will decorate with tid bits of decorations on antique window pane frames with glass! i will have to go to Walmart and keep looking at yard sales etc. or go an hour away to a JoAnn craft store or something like that. Rent a building and put in a craft store?? now there is an idea, i may have to look around…………………..


  1. That’s so great..I’m glad Al warmed to her and also glad that you got a well deserved break!
    My brother is also a Yankee Candle freak..his favourite scent is “Fluffy Towels”! Don’t tell him I told you that!!


  2. actually you just inspired me about the other post i commented on earlier where we were talking about the chocolate lollipops and cookies well I dont know about your goodwill shops over their but our charity shops over here are over flowing with odd tea cups and this like that which would make perfect containers to fill with home made treats


    • i get another chance next Tuesday, so am looking forward to it, as I am sure Al is too at getting rid of me for awhile. lol. still looking for odds and ends for my project!!!


  3. Wonderful .. wonderful .. WONDERFUL. I think too that Al was glad that you where home, good for him to show it and he should get used to it. You will get used to getting your time off and you will enjoy it more and more – Al got along well with the caregiver and everything was just fine – a great day for both of you and there will be more to come.


  4. Three cheers and a hip, hip hooray for good measure! I’m so glad things finally worked out for you. Sorry I missed your post yesterday. Don’t know where my eyes were when I got my e-mail.

    Sometimes a break doing something different does more than an afternoon nap. Why not take your camera and walk through some park or gardens for part of an outing if you run out of ideas for what to do? You would still have something to show Al when you come home. I’m so happy that Al was good with the arrangement and had his happy time, too.

    I haven’t been to a JoAnn’s craft store for years. I used to go to the one in Port Huron once in awhile. Haven’t been across the border for years and won’t be going any time soon as I don’t have a passport. I hope you are able to find everything you need. Too bad you didn’t live closer – I have so many craft items left from my craft business. You never know what you might find here. ๐Ÿ™‚ But maybe not the kind of things you need.


    • thank you ,,,,,,,as far as your craft items, i am the kind of crafter that takes nothing and makes it in to something, if this makes any sense…i have always been able to take little and make it look good or better. i would definitely look at your things if we were closer!!!!


      • It makes perfect sense. I do the same. It’s amazing what you can come up with when you have some of the oddest things in hand and a wild imagination in your head. ๐Ÿ™‚ I had some squares of red satin, the size you would use to make a quilt, and with a little ribbon, wired tinsel and a bit of packaged “hair” and no sewing required (just folding and tying) I made angels for the Christmas tree. That’s just one of many such items I used to make.


  5. This is so great! you got your break! Finally! you really do need to take these time outs for yourself. Here’s hoping that you get more shopping trips and crafting time to make those decorations ๐Ÿ™‚


    • i actually have another four hours planned for next Tuesday. hope to find some more decorations for my windows. and take some photos somewhere!! thank u for this wonderful comment


      • My daughter starts school this year and I am having mixed emotions about it. I am happy she is growing up, but I am also sad that she is not so little anymore. Wednesday will be a hard, but happy day for me as I walk her through the doors and meet her teacher. I will not want to leave her! I now that next year will be easier than this, but I have to go through this year first!


      • it will be easier after the first day. i went through it three times……………..then u will learn to use the quiet times for other things, anxiously awaiting the arrival home from school!!!! good luck, it is ok to cry too


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