Hobby Lobby, Baby!

Tonight after work I went to Hobby Lobby and got some swanky (and cheap!) new stuff to decorate my apartment.  I will post pictures later, when I actually have everything up on my walls, but here’s a rundown of what I bought.

– 5, 16×18 black picture frames
– 5 ready-cut black 16×18 picture mattes
– 6 black and white plates in various sizes, pattern “damask”
– 2 small green square plates
– 2, 4×6 white wooden picture frames
– 1, 8×10 white wooden picture frame
– plate hangers
– 36 in. x 24 in. black wooden picture frame

Grand total? Only $75, people!!  I am so stoked to work on my apartment tomorrow night and Thursday so that I can take pictures and share my decorating skillz with the internet.

P.S. Today I helped to coordinate an outreach program for some retirees at my job. The student musicians gave an outstanding performance, free of charge, from the goodness of their hearts.  It was so wondeful.  As soon as they finished playing, a member of the audience walked up to me and started whining about how the kids said “like” and “um” too much when they were explaining the music, and it ruined the concert.  He told me that he had been a voice coach for 40 years and that I needed to do a better job preparing the students next time, otherwise we shouldn’t bother to come out.  It took all the power in my being to smile and nod and walk away without smacking him.  What an awful life– to be surrounded for over an hour by beautiful music and to only remember the “likes” and “ums” that color the student’s speech.  If I turn into an ungrateful wretch like him when I am older, I hope someone I love will stand up to me and put me in my place.  Or put me out of my misery.  Ugh.

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