Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Government Shutdown, Day Three

I know everyone is dying to know how I'm filling these what-should-be-work-days-but-aren't. Actually, I'm pretty sure you're not, but since I have nothing else to write about, so-sad-too-bad. At first I thought I'd start working on projects, so after my run, that's what I did. Then I wised up and said, "Self, you can (and will) do these things at night. What you can't/won't do is SHOP." So self went shopping. (You know, in these times of fiscal dearth, I thought shopping a good idea. Good one, erin.) But really, I needed some new running pants, so I went to the running store and got some. Then I remembered that Chuck needed some new work pants, so I went to the mall for those. Oh man, I hate shopping. I do one of two things while in stores: (1) look at all those cute pieces, but feel clueless as to how to put them together in an outfit or (2) think I could copy the entire outfit off a mannequin, but then realize it will never look like that on me. It's all very depressing. Shopping for Chuck is, however, much easier.

So in the end, I ran, crafted, and shopped. Pretty good day's work! And then, because I was just too busy to get dinner, we did hot dogs and s'mores on the outdoor fire pit.

The shirts are for our annual family pumpkin day. I bought the white shirts super cheap at the thrift store. During conference Chuck and I dyed them orange. The orange looked so great I tossed in a spare onesie for a soon-to-be-born baby. The shirt is for my dear runner friend, who doesn't read my blog (I think).


  1. oh my, i'm lovin' your friend shirt. i hope she'll love it, too. so awesome! the pumpkins turned out super cute. yay for dyeing!

    enjoy your days "off." like really "off." crazy! lucky! jealous!

  2. So cute! Glad you enjoyed your day off. Sounds good to me!

  3. I concur, it sounds like a pretty good day to me too!!!!

  4. OK, so...I just about had a heart attack when I read the part about the onesie...I thought you were making an announcement about yourself. Holy crap Erin. Don't do that to me!!