We went off the beaten path this weekend, hiking trail not included. I always know that weekends will include chores put off during the week, the farmers market, grocery shopping, a movie, nap or the pool, sleeping in, and going out to lunch. It's what we do, and I enjoy it immensely, because it's so relaxing. (I did not include exercise in that list, because I didn't do that this weekend. I better read this post again.)
Mr. TBS mentioned on Friday night that he wanted to go to Hobby Lobby to buy paint supplies. Have I ever mentioned that he paints? Because he doesn't. Without questioning his sudden urge to paint, I endorsed the trip by saying I needed something too (meaning want, not need, of course). He had seen some tutorials online and thought, "I can do that!"
We hit up Hobby Lobby after lunch on Saturday and walked out two hours later, maybe more. I didn't even make it through the sliding doors before a beautiful secretary desk caught my eye. I want one so badly! Once we finally made it through the entrance, it was over. Autumn decorations were on display, and after walking each aisle, we saw that winter arrived at Hobby Lobby too! Back To School sales aren't even over in other stores, but they were stocked for Christmas. Crazy, I tell you.
We navigated our way to the regular, non-festive part of the store, and the hunt was on. He attacked the paints, canvases, brushes, and kits. I just wandered... down every single aisle. I didn't know what I was looking for, but I was searching for it anyway. I picked up and put down so many things, and ultimately, grabbed blank notecards. I had ribbon, twine, stamps, and paper doilies at home, so I decided to make some cards. Have I ever mentioned I'm totally into card making? Because I'm not. But whatever. I love rubber stamps, so I wanted to put mine to good use. (I can't walk by rubber stamps without looking at them. Love them!)
If you know the size of Hobby Lobby and I'm telling you that I walked every aisle, you know that a lot of time had passed. I returned to the painting section bearing the measly fruits of my labor (one pack of blank notecards and envelopes for $3.49), and he was still picking out supplies. When this man has a decision to make, he does his research! By the time we made it to the register, I was kind of exhausted by the amount of time we had spent there. Is this what boyfriends and husbands of shopaholics feel like? It must be.
Saturday night was spent painting and card making, and suddenly, it was 11:00pm. We had fun with our separate projects! It was unlike any other Saturday night we've had in this house. It turns out Mr. TBS can paint so well that it just makes me want to say the F word and slap my own face. Who the Hell just thinks, I want to paint, and busts out a gorgeous mountain landscape?! I showed my mom on Skype, and she said, "WHAT?! He did that?" I'm telling you, this husband of mine has serious artistic ability. I learned that he does paint, and I am into card making.
That was our Saturday night off the beaten path. I'm no painter, but I was pleased with my cute little cards. So take that, husband.
Lindsay, this is not a competition.
Except it kind of is. And you're losing.