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10:02 pm: Saturday
Following a lazy morning reading in bed, we headed out for Costa's in the U District for an early lunch/late breakfast. I usually like this place a lot, but today I ordered oatmeal and they were really stingy with the raisins & brown sugar. It's so nice and quiet when they students are on break though!

Afterwards, we walked a couple of blocks looking in windows and talking. At the Gargoyle shop we ended up buying a lovely candle holder of 3 cats in a circle around the candle. We could easily identify which of them was which of our cats so we were sort of obligated. I always enjoy this store a lot. Bought an EA Poe pendant too.

The Goodwill store is right next door and Jordin wanted to check out their electronics so in we went. I ended up buying a lovely thing which I can use either as a light robe or a long jacket over clothes. Maybe both! I'm always unsure about buying clothes & stuff in Goodwill. Yes, the money goes to a good cause, but I could pretty much shop anywhere, ya know? What if my buying something on a whim keeps some poor soul from getting something they need? Am I over thinking this? Probably, but I do like to use my good fortune wisely and not to the detriment of others.

We dropped back by the house and then headed out again. I dropped Jordin off at the LaserMotive offices and then headed over to JoAnn's to see if I could find something usable for a belt for the above mentioned light robe. I did. Also, JoAnn's is a big store and I spent all my time wandering around looking at cool stuff until it was time to go pick up Jordin. In addition to the belting, I bought a counted cross-stitch kit, a ribbon dispenser that should hold my beading wire very nicely, a 4th of July towel, and was mightily tempted by baskets but did not fall.

It was an absolutely glorious day, sunny, almost warm and no wind. We drove the S2000 with the top down all day. Don't get a lot of opportunities for that in Seattle! I enjoyed the day very much, but was far more tired than I should have been after so little effort. Also twisted my hip getting wrong into the damn car. Grumble.

Came home and played with cats and ate and now reading in bed. Overall, a good day.

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Date:March 31st, 2013 12:24 pm (UTC)
My theory is that I can shop, if not anywhere, lots of places other than Goodwill, but sometimes the second-hand shop has things I won't find elsewhere. Stuff that's not in this year's fashions/colors; pants that someone else has paid to have shortened; even the occasional out-of-print paperback (this is less true now than it was before things like ABEBooks would let me search for those remotely).
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