Day off doings: Inspired
I had a dentist appointment yesterday morning, which went okay except for the reminder (again) that I should start working on having a few teeth crowned while I still *want* to do it. You know, rather than having a tooth crumble at... oh I don't know, 3:30 on a Sunday afternoon would probably be about the most inconvenient of time, wouldn't it?
Yeah, so after a dentist appointment I usually treat myself with a trip to my LYS (local yarn store), just a half-mile or so to the north. This time, though, I went to my favorite LSS (local shoe store) a few blocks south.** I was on a quest for new sandals, having admired a neighbor's lovely pair a few weeks ago. They were so comfy looking, a perfect style for my feet which sometimes swell, and I haven't been able to get them off my mind. I found them, ordered them in a different color, and also found an adjustable pair with velcro closures. Shoe shopping is not a regular occurrence around here, and there are plenty of times that I leave empty handed, so I'm actually quite happy that I found two pair! It's been a while since I've worn thong-style sandals, though -- I used to wear them all summer, every summer -- so there'll be a period of getting used to that again.
I met Rusty at the home improvement store to find a replacement for the air conditioner for our bedroom -- looks like we're going to need it this weekend -- and then we grabbed a quick lunch before heading home.
He went out to continue painting the house. I fired up a kettle of water and mixed up some dye -- inspired by the lavender blooming outside the garage door! I had just enough time to do a test hank before riding my bike over to Mom's to consult on a few things. What color to paint the outdoor furniture? When shall we leave for Mack's 7th birthday party on Sunday?
**I was actually hoping that I'd have time to treat myself with a trip to the LSS and the LYS!