I hope everyone had a great 4th! We had a very nice day, spent at home in the morning, and then over to a friend's for the afternoon and dinner. I took along my afghan and worked on it while we talked. It's growing:
On the way home, we saw fireworks, and stopped to watch them. It was a nice little show! We pulled off a side street and didn't have to hassle with any traffic once they were over. I tried the fireworks setting on my camera, which was the first time I've used it. I think I need a tripod if I'm going to try it again. One shot was ok:
But then the rest look like this:
We got home late and I slept in this morning a bit. I decided to have breakfast at Panera Bread. I had a cinnamon crunch bagel and a cup of tea. I would have had a chai tea latte, but their espresso machine was undergoing regular maintenance. That saved me some money and calories. LOL
While I ate breakfast, I read a library book, French Women Don't Get Fat. It is quite an interesting read. I suppose I shouldn't have been reading a diet book while eating though. *Grin*
Then I went shopping. It seems everything of mine is dilapidated and in need of replacing: shoes, purse, etc. etc.. So I got some of those things. I am always in a hurry when I'm shopping, and it's hard to pick out those items when you're in a hurry!
I bought three pairs of shoes. If you've read my 101 List, you may have seen that one of my goals was to buy three pairs of shoes during one shopping trip. That may seem like an odd goal, but I greatly dislike shopping for shoes, and I have a hard time finding shoes that fit me! My shoes practically fall apart before I get around to replacing them, that's how much I dislike shopping for shoes! So a three-shoe shopping trip would be a marvelous feat.
And it was:
Yes, two of them are the same. But that bow! I couldn't resist!
I went to a near-by town and had lunch at a little cafe-style restaurant...again reading my book. I was glad to have the book, because the service was a little slow. But that was fine by me, I had plenty of time to read! I took a little walk along a river after lunch. I spotted these pretty flowers (or weeds?):
That pretty much sums up my little holiday! While I did do a lot of shopping, I spent my time browsing, so I don't feel tired from rushing about! I feel refreshed and ready to go back to work tomorrow! *Smiles*
I wanted to say thank you to all of you who have commented on the gift card post. It has been fun to read the comments!