Hello, friends. Here we are at the last day of July. July has seemed like a long month to me. Independence Day seems as if it was a long time ago. I like that. I don't like when time flies by and I don't get to enjoy each day to the full. I hope August stays just as long. I love September and Autumn but we all know what comes after Autumn.
Yesterday I was feeling sort of blue and didn't get much done at all. I must get back on track with my cleaning. It needs to get finished. I am still working on my kitchen. When that gets done, I will show you the finished product. I am hoping by the end of August it will be done. Then on to the dining room which is a real mess!
But I wanted to show you the few things I bought in Lancaster on Tuesday. I realized I did not take pictures of everything, but the few things I did not photo are gifts. So that is OK because I do not want the people they are bought for reading this blog and seeing what I got them.
First I will show you Lenox. Besides some gifts, I bought these kitchen towels for me. The first set is Fourth of July firecrackers and another that is striped red, white, and blue. Elaine said she likes it because it looks like pillow ticking.
And even though I don't need another fall item, I couldn't resist these pumpkin towels. They are so pretty! I have orange ones, and bright brown ones, but this gray one and the tan one are unique. I love the embroidered pumpkins and leaves on them.
Next let me show you what I got at Christmas Tree Hill. I am thrilled with the lantern and the timed candle. I got the bow to put on one of my wreathes.
Here is what the lantern looks like with the lighted candle inside. The flame of the candle flickers, so it looks real.
Finally, let me show you what I got at Hershey Farm. As you can see, it's mostly things to eat.
I also bought a mask with a cross for Joe and some mask filters. When Joe saw the mask he said it was more girly because the cross was made out of rhinestones. I hadn't even noticed that. So now the mask is mine.
I also got a bag of low salt potato chips. They didn't last long. I ate some so I could take my evening medicine. I was still so full that I didn't want dinner. They were so good that I kept eating. The bag was big, but only about 1/4 of the bag was actual food.
At Bird-in-Hand restaurant I got Joe a frozen dinner of macaroni and cheese with stewed tomatoes. I also got two car coasters for the cup holders in the car. I didn't take a picture of them, but they have a beach scene on each of them.
I did OK and did not spend a lot of money. Just about $70 for the entire day. And I got some Christmas gifts. Joe and I are planning a trip out there sometime soon to get some more gifts while the prices are still good. And we can actually eat in a restaurant. Can't do that in Philly yet.
Our heat wave is over for awhile. It will finally be cool enough for me to work in the yard. It has been way too hot to go out there. That is if I can stay awake. I had iced tea for dinner. Wrong move. I have been up all night. I'm just starting to get tired, so maybe I can get a few hours of sleep and then take a nap during the day. I hope.
Hope you all have a great day.