I usually sit down and schedule my Top Five Tuesday (TFT) posts when I have the time. When I am inspired, I grab my notebook and write down ideas for TFT, then write up a blurb for each idea. But for the first time in a while, I have an idea for TFT on Tuesday! Must be the pandemic.
Things I Miss, That I am So Thankful For Now
- Meeting a friend for coffee at a local shop.
I have friends who live across the state. Rarely can we sync our schedules to get together. When we do, it is great fun. I have one girl friend who I see only a few times a year. When we get together we talk and talk until the waitstaff has to ask us to go, since the shop closed an hour ago!! True story!
- Hugs (used to hate them, now I miss them)
If you know me, you know I am not a hugger. Some people just love to give and receive hugs. I am just not that person. I will give you the shirt off my back, but hugs make me squirm. While walking the dog last week, I texted my friend to come to the porch so we could wave and say hello. I was laughing, quite insanely, and she wondered what was wrong. I yelled up to her that I wanted a hug. Then she joined me in my insane laughter!!
- Grabbing a bite to eat at a local shop
My husband and I don’t eat out often. It can get expensive. But there are some days where we throw our hands up and decide to grab a bite to eat at the local Italian place. Oh, how I miss that comfort food. And I also miss the spontaneity of going out. Now all our meals are planned well in advance in case we are stuck at home.
- Craft shop hop
Now I realize, how often I visit Michael’s and Hobby Lobby. My craft supplies are low and, because these stores are a state over, we are not allowed to “cross the border” for curbside pick up.
- How Much I Hate Online Shopping
A year or two ago, I decided it was time to give up Amazon Prime. Sure it is convenient, but I found myself buying things that could easily get at a local shop or the store down the street. That buy-it-now button was a tool to make me spend more money and it is a lazy maker! I also found as orders came in, that the products were not quite what I wanted or as top quality as promised. That is what I like about going to the store. I pick an item up, test it out, and decide for myself if I think it is worthy of my money. Well, the past two weeks I needed to buy a printer, record player needles and some other kitchen items, all online. They are not arriving until May and boy I hope they are good!!