Seriously, can't everything just slow down every once in a while? Apparently not around my house. We've been sick and then better and then sick again. We finally have renters in our house. HOORAY and FINALLY! It only took 9 months of the house sitting vacant and having to pay our mortgage in addition to rent for our new house. I'll tell you, that'll stretch your finances pretty thin. Now it's time to do all the things that we've had to put off until there was money available.
I took a day off last week to de-stress a bit. It was nice, but not really a relaxing day. I dropped the kids off at school and then went shopping pretty much all day. I went to Borders here in Boulder. It's one of the many locations that is closing, so everything is on sale. I couldn't pass it up. Then I went to the local yarn store to buy yarn for a scarf I wanted to make for my mom for Mother's Day. It was my first time going to this particular store and it was a bit overwhelming. They had so many beautiful yarns. There was one hank of gorgeous yarn that I really wanted, but alas, it was about $65 for less than 200 yards. So rather than blow all my money on enough of that yarn to make something for myself, I eyed it longingly while I paid for the yarn for my mom's scarf. The yarn I bought was pretty great to though.
I spent the rest of the day shopping for a dining table. Our current table is awful. The kids have thoroughly destroyed it to the point of embarrassment. I have been putting off inviting the neighbors over for dinner because I'm ashamed of our horrible table. And the chairs aren't any better. If I'm ever going to feel comfortable having company over again, we are going to have to get a new dining set first. I didn't find anything that was quite what we have had in mind. My search will continue another day.