I spent a lot of money since Saturday. I went to mail a few things, which was a bad idea. There was a pretty long line, part of the people were picking up packages and the other part didn't have their stuff packaged. I feel that happens to me every time I go to the post office, even though there's a sign saying you have to have your stuff packaged and labeled and ready to mail, a lot of people don't. They had two new people at the windows with a third who happened to be doing a huge box of envelopes. The guy I got, was really new, I kept hearing him tell people he didn't know and then he had to go confer with someone else. I think he may have overcharged me on something, but since I don't know the weight, I don't really know. He also told me it was a bad day to come to the post office because people were mailing tax stuff, which I didn't even think about, but most everyone in line had boxes, I'm pretty sure they weren't tax stuff.
After that I headed downtown to see if there was anything fun to buy. The director at the library has been into collecting fun teapots because we have an event every once in awhile called Author Tea, and she wants to have neat teapots to put out. I found this one at one of our consignment stores:
I also found this really cool wallhanging that someone made out of vintage cards:
I picked them both up for the library.
I also made a reservation for Easter brunch while I was down there. Sadly, I don't think it was worth the $30. There wasn't anything really exciting on the brunch table, I had ratatouille and chicken and sweet potatoes and French toast.
I also had a couple deserts but one tasted very weirdly carmely, the other was red velvet cake but it was dry. Oh well, at least I tried something.
Here's my Easter basket:
I was really excited to find some tape especially the new skinny tape everyone's been talking about. I looked closely at the patterns and picked the three I liked. I was also really excited to find the reading angel, sadly she doesn't really fit in with my decor. I'm not a big fan of religious stuff but I like anything that has to do with books.
Today, I thought I'd go after Easter shopping, plus I had to buy some stuff for a swap.
First up was Hobby Lobby:
I really wanted to nerdy chicks, they had chenille chicks with glasses on, but not when I went.
Next up was JoAnn's, but we're back to not finding anything good there, so I didn't buy anything.
Next was Dollar Tree, I actually had to go here to get some stuff for a swap:
The markers are for me, I'm sending another set out for a swap. The pom pom keychains are for future swaps as is the pencil pouch, one of the notebooks. The poop notebook was for this swap as was the stamp set. I always try to pick up the neat pens. The dry-erase markers are for work. I wanted to make sure I didn't run out of the foam tape, you know how the DT is. I picked up the glue runner to try out. This sticker set is my favorite of the new ones and I was surprised they had it.
Next up was Target:
Last stop was Walmart:
So, outside of Hobby Lobby I spent about $20 at each store. I was going to go up to the new Super Walmart on the north side of town and TJ Maxx tomorrow, but I think I've spent enough money, especially since I'm supposed to be on a spending freeze (so much for that). I think the fact that I didn't do after Valentine's Day shopping helped and that I needed to shop for this swap. I have a plan to use or eat most everything I bought. I have a few spring swaps coming up, some stuff I bought because it wasn't just Eastery. I've already shared about half of that large bag of candy at work, I also shared some of the other chocolate in a swap as well as a few things from the Dollar Tree.
I do really well at not spending money when I don't go anywhere. I wonder how long this one will last.