I did. Dang. Gorgeous.
1) The leopard shoes came and they are awesome. Very comfortable, very stylin'. Sophia jealous.
2) Sale fabric from Jo-Ann Fabrics, enough to make a circle skirt in golds and greens and browns. The accent fabric is white with tiny brown and orange foxes and squirrels with green and yellow leaves. I think I'll have enough to make coordinating skirts for the girls, and maybe...um...a pocket square for Sean?
3) Also it will look great with the new shoes.
4) Somebody needs to go to the Nashville Habitat for Humanity Homestore and buy the gigantic 4' by 6' gilt frame. It looks like something you'd see in an Anthropologie display, all weathered and gorgeous. Its starting price was $400 because the Habitat store has some serious pricing issues, but next week it'll be down to $100. Still out of my discretionary budget, but somebody needs to get it, because it's amazing.
5) Is there any synagogue in America that does not host a Sukkot event called "Pizza in the Hut"?
6) If you are a fan of lemonade, and you do not want to be eating a lot of sugar, and you feel skeeved out by currently available artificial sweetener options (or even if not), you need to get you some of this. It is SO GOOD, and sweetened with stevia (safe safe safe and good for your blood sugar too). Its closest competitor is Crystal Light Pure Fitness, which is fine but has three times the sugar and costs more, too.
I was so taken with it that I actually wrote a letter to the company demanding more advertising, so people would buy it and the company would stay in business and I would be assured of a supply of True Lemonade forever, and they wrote back to thank me and tell me they were a very small company (20 people!) with almost no advertising budget, so they depended on word of mouth.
So consider yourself worded. The regular lemon is my favorite; the raspberry lemon is Sophia's favorite. Go buy some so the company can stay in business and I never have to drink plain water again.
7) Finally: I just want to let y'all know how much I appreciate you reading and commenting. I can't tell you how grateful I am to all of you, whether you've been following for years or just turned up last week; whether you read all the time or once in a great while. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You sustain me in ways you probably don't even know.