Let me digress a little...
Friday started out like Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. I was feeling very much like Alexander and I just wanted to move to Australia. (I loved that book when I was little; written by Judith Viorst.) Then I went to our brand new Super JoAnn's Fabrics & Crafts store that opened here in Leesburg on Friday, October 10th. This is the biggest event in Leesburg's history (post Civil War...LOL!) Of course we were in NC October 9th-13th. Waahaaahhhaa. I've been counting down the opening of this store for MONTHS. It is right outside my neighborhood! It is even closer than Mike's, which is a whole 2.1 miles away :) (ACMoore is 5 miles away.) We have a JoAnn's in Sterling, VA, which I avoid. It is always a mess and the parking lot is a nightmare. So I got to go to this brand spankin' new JoAnn's on Tuesday, October 14th. I think I'm in love...
They handed out $5 gift cards and 50% off coupons to the first 100 customers on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Yeah, I went all three days. Everything I purchased was 30%-50% off. I used the gift cards and I spent a total of nine cents cash :) I love getting new stuff, and free is always good (I think you will agree 9 cents is practically free.)
Now back to "What Brown Can Do For You":
I'm on my way home with a bunch of Cloud Nine Design product (for 9 cents!): papers, chipboard flowers, and prima stickers. I see the UPS man has brought me an Amazon.com box. Hmmm...I have not ordered anything...I turn it over and see:
Look at these new toys!!!
Wait, it gets better... a card from Lauren!
Now I have to deal with the throngs of people lined up for admission to see my Lauren card :)
Can my day get any better? Yeah, looky here:
The mailman brought me my first Kristie card...all the way from Australia :)
So maybe I don't need to move to Australia after all. I must be doing something right to have so much love coming all the way from NJ and Australia.
The weekend continued to be fabulous; on Saturday I met lovely blog friend, Leslie, for the first time IRL. Leslie lives in MD. We met at Angela's Happy Stamper in Reston, VA. We figured out it is ~30 minute drive for each of us. We went over to Mike's afterwards to use some 50% coupons. Then on Sunday, Tracy called me and I met her at our new JoAnn's. So yeah, I have been to JoAnn's 5 of the 6 days I've been back from NC. Admit it...you would too!
And gas prices continue to drop. I filled up at Costco for $2.50/ gallon! I never thought I'd be happy to see gas at that price; it's all relative.