They drew a mural of a school bus, on the big roll of paper we bought at IKEA in Denver, which we visited on our vacation in June. We also bought a package of stamping markers. It's a band bus, on its way to a musical gig somewhere (we don't know where). They love buses, more than I can really describe because I don't share their feelings. I think it's because I rode the school bus twice a day for thirteen years and they're driven to and from their school in the car. They ride a school bus occasionally when I take them to a daytime play at the university; we have to park our car in a big lot far off campus near the stadium, then ride a shuttle bus onto campus and back to the lot again later. The bus rides are at least as exciting to them as the plays are. Daddy thought of drawing a musical bus and they liked that idea very much. Magical, musical bus! Now it hangs in the family room.
I feel much better today. Thank you for what you said. I don't always do a very good job of feeling my feelings. But I'm learning how, and it's better this way.
I've had a fairly busy day so far; I went to the grocery store alone this morning and did a really thorough shopping, which always makes me happy. I'm doing better with meal-planning lately and I have the whole week's dinners scheduled. I got my money back from some chicken I bought earlier in the week; it was bad in the package! Ugh, the horror of that experience. I bought everything I need to make Cobb salads for the Bear and me tonight, for our at-home date. We have some cheese and crackers for later in the afternoon, and coffee ice cream for dessert. We ate up all our leftovers for lunch and I cleaned out the pantry a little.
Oh, and I felt so good and productive and bolstered that I had the chutzpah to frog a crochet project! Yes. The queen of plodding along with projects she doesn't even like frogged something. Remember the little cardigan I've been making, the one from Simply Crochet magazine (which I still plan to talk about here)? I didn't like it. The colors were pretty, but I should have used heavier yarn and a bigger hook. It wasn't coming out right. Begone, bad cardigan! I can start over and do it right.
I've drawn a giveaway winner, using the Random Number Generator. The winner of my giveaway is Gracie of One Saylor's Log. Thanks to everyone who played along.
I hope you're having a good weekend. You're a nice bunch of people.