This weekend I enjoyed a day away with my husband to celebrate our 23rd wedding anniversary. We left the kids at home and drove into the city...just the two of us. Don't worry, our oldest daughter is nineteen. She has a drivers license and we left them plenty of money in case they needed anything. We left in the morning and were back late afternoon.
There was not a whole lot on the agenda. Mainly we tackled a few things that needed to get done. We priced storage sheds for the parsonage we will be living in when we move to New Mexico in the near future. We priced utility trailers also for our upcoming move. We looked at weight benches for our son's sixteenth birthday coming up at the end of this month. And we shopped for a new suit for my husband. He hasn't had a new one in a couple of years and with him teaching a Sunday School class here and becoming the associate pastor in New Mexico he really needed one. Thank goodness Joseph Banks had a sale going on. Buy one suit get three free OR buy one suit and get it at 75% off. Hubby ended up getting two of them. Their prices were REALLY high but with the sale they had going they ended up being very reasonable. Especially for a tailored suit.Hubby asked me if there was anywhere I wanted to go. I said I just wanted to look at yarn. He just smiled and asked me what store to go to. We went to Michael's first. I usually get my yarn at Hobby Lobby but I've been wanting to try different brands and chose not to go there. Michael's had Loops and Threads on sale and as you can see I picked up a few skeins of it. I loved the colors and it felt so soft.
At JoAnn's I only bought two skeins of this lovely green yarn. The brand is Purl Essence. I also picked up some bamboo knitting needles. I thought I was buying a size 8 but when I got home and opened the package it said size 11. Argh! I needed a size 8. I really need to pay more attention to what I'm doing sometimes.
All in all, the day was very enjoyable. One of the best things about spending the day away with my hubby is the uninterrupted conversation. Time spent together and meaningful conversation all help to strengthen and nurture the relationship. While I love being a mom and taking care of my family, it's nice to get away every now and then and just enjoy each others company. It's needed sometimes.
I love days like that.