I live a little less than an hour away from the nearest Michaels store.
It's probably a good thing- because I can tend to spend too much money when I go there. But last weekend I needed to get some special clasps to make my bag charms and needed to make the trip.
Here we go. Oh wait - did I forget to mention that in the midwest there are two seasons? Winter and Road Construction.
So, of course, less than 10 minutes into the trip and we're stopped in construction. I'm trying to be patient. After all, if we want good roads, there has to be road construction. Right?
But we're not moving at all. I mean...at all.
Even Charlotte says "come on - let's get moving"!
Finally - yay! Traffic is moving!
We're on our way again - hang on!
After dealing with more construction the entire trip - we arrive safely at Michaels. I pop in the store anxious to find the product I'm in search of.
What? They don't have anything like it? But I swear I got my previous purchase here....probably 2 years ago. They don't still stock it?
Sigh. Guess I'll have to settle for something that I could have also gotten a mile away from home.
Well, as long as I'm in the neighborhood.....guess I should make a quick stop at Savers (thrift shop). After all, they may have some wool.....
Score! A great wool blanket and a nice gray sweater later, I'm back on the road.
Oh wait - I forgot to mention my other purchase! Another fun score! But I'll tell you more about that later...