last week i was on a mission to find paper heart doilies on Valentine’s day
and the day after and the day after that! i needed them for a paper project i am working on. i was surprised not to find any at the local crafts stores, so i tried the party supply stores, then 3 grocery stores, 2 dollar stores and 3 drug stores. i had one heart from my son’s parent participation class that gave me an idea. i even asked the class teacher the following week (two days after V-day) if there were any left. no.
i have never bought these before. i thought they were pretty cheesy things, until i had a use for them.
on my last attempt i had gone to the dollar tree, not finding any and in a hurry to leave with a kicking and screaming child who didn’t want to be strapped to a shopping cart – i quickly grabbed him, the bag of items i bought to fill the void, and left.
3 hours later i realized i had left my wallet in that shopping cart – outside!!. i phoned the dollar tree and they already had it in their safe. thank God for good honest people. leaving my house for the 30 minute drive back to the dollar tree and to pick up my girls i collected my wallet – everything was still inside. relief. came home and to what to my wondering eyes should appear? i had left the door to my house wide open. wow. that bad. what? am i 3? you would think i was pregnant or going through major tragedy. nope. just a bit frazzled, scattered, and ever so slightly crazy. nothing happened – nobody ransacked the place or decided to take a shower here or whatever.
on my knees in His Grace.
i eventually broke down and ordered paper heart doilies from the only place in the world that has them hours after Valentine’s Day – online. i ordered through Joann’s and paid for… shipping, ugh after all that driving around! is the project worth it? my passion says: “yes!”.
and also because my wallet and home were still intact through the experience :)