Wednesday, October 31, 2012

My poor hand, and more Christmas shopping...

My right hand is still giving me heck and is sore at the moment, as on Saturday and Monday I painted doors, and door and window trim down the basement.  I need to do another coat of paint on them, so took Tuesday off and will do the final coat today.

Dh mentioned the other day that I need to take the car out every few days otherwise it will seize up.  So decided on Tuesday morning to drive into the big town of Orangeville to do some shopping.  I had to call into the dollar store to pick up a few things.  Then I popped into From the Kitchen to the Table and picked up some Christmas presents, including the pizza stone and paddle which is for "R" & "M" for Christmas.

The book I bought on Bookcloseouts for $11.99 on Amazon it was just over $20.  So that is them finished.


I then discovered a new to me store called Acheson's in Orangeville.  What a feast for the eyes that store was.  It's decorated for Christmas and everywhere you look there is something new to see.  I did get something in there, but can't share with you what I got until next week.  I was very impressed with the customer service in there.  I need to go back with my camera, as you would also enough looking at the things in there.

I decided I would also call in at an independent book store called "Book Lore."  For anyone who reads books this is a book lovers paradise.  I was just browsing on Tuesday but managed to walk out with a cooking magazine and a little book for the new baby.  Their children's section was wonderful and I can see me popping in there on a more regular basis.

The funny thing is I have been past these stores many times but never have been in them.

Talking about books, I am have just started the book called, "A Year of Biblical Womanhood," by Rachel Held Evans.  I will do a post about it when I get it read, so far so good though.

14 comments:

Laura // No More Spending said...

Ouch! I hope it feels less painful very soon.

that british woman s brother said...

i take it the one you cant show 'till next week must be the huge christmas prezzie for me - your darling brother ?

Buttons said...

LOVE your brothers comment I have funny brothers like that. That pizza gift will be well received I am sure of that.
Hope your hand feels better soon. B

Cindy@NorthofWiarton said...

Good thing you got out to discover all you had ! Easy on the painting for you hand.

~Carla~ said...

I'll be interested to see what you think of that book! Most I've read haven't been very flattering... Great find on the book shop! :)

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Hope you hand feels better soon. I love giving books as gifts.

Jane and Chris said...

Ah,Gill, you shouldn't have!
Jane x

saving for travel said...

Hope your hand feels better soon.

Lovely that you have discovered some more shops you like.

I've also started a new book. It's called Isabella and is about the heroine and Fletcher Christian (of Mutiny of the Bounty). My mum loved it and passed it on to me.

Sft x

saving for travel said...

Hope your hand feels better.

Did I say that?

Sft x

EG CameraGirl said...

I hope your right hand feels better soon. That pizza book and stone sound lpke wonderful gifts!

Tammy Chrzan said...

I'm really sorry about your hand, do you have carpal tunnel? I hope you're better soon. Happy Halloween!

Tammy Chrzan said...

Holy Cow Gill!!! Those wrists are giving you all sorts of trouble! My mom just had surgery and hasn't had a problem since, but it's only recent she had the surgery, I don't know what the lasting effects are! Get better ok?? I couldn't have you not have a blog!!

John Gray said...

You have mentioned that bloody awful C word
CHRISTMAS!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh come on DH, your car will seize up? No such thing with today's new cars. He's pulling your leg. Hope your hand is lots better, take it easy....Bess