The Monday after Christmas was our work holiday so I was off. Rich had to work so I had the day to myself to run some errands.
I did something I've never done before. I took back a few gifts that we received from my son and daughter-in-law. Normally I don't like to do that but they included the gift receipts and it was stuff that we were never going to use so I figured it was no big deal.
The first place I went was to TJ Maxx. If your not familiar with that store, it's sort of a outlet where you can get name brand stuff for a lot cheaper. Everything from clothes to accessories to household goods. I usually don't shop there because I never seem to find anything I like. So of course, when I returned the gift they only would give me a store credit. I walked all around the store looking and was about to give up when I spotted this nifty thing
It happened to be the exact amount of my store credit, too, so I bought it. Now being vertically challenged as I am (5 ' 1") this stool will come in pretty handy in my kitchen. And the best part is it stores under the sink.
No more dragging one of the dining room chairs into the kitchen when I have to reach something!
Next stop was Kohl's where I purchased this rug:
I love it! Apparently the cats do too because they've been laying on it ever since and being dark brown it shows every single cat hair!
In some sad news, my coworkers mom passed away late Christmas Eve. So sad but her whole family, including her seven kids were able to be there with her, one daughter from California. I know what she's going through.
Looking forward to a long weekend; not looking forward to putting all the Christmas decorations away!
Happy New Year!