I went to the thrift store yesterday. I needed to get out of the house. I needed a break from the kids. The thrift store was open . . . I went. I found some great stuff too:
- a wool jacket for Z2
- a wool ear flap hat for Z1
- a wool turtleneck sweater for me (I'm getting back into turtlenecks after years of avoiding them because I had a "fluffier" bust)
- a pair of fleece pajamas for Z2
- a down filled Land's End vest (which would go nicely over the turtleneck sweater)
- a pillowcase I thought would fit my oddly shaped pillow (but won't)
I came home and tossed everything except the wool jacket and the pillowcase into the wash (I forgot the pillowcase). I completely neglected to think about the water temperature and everything got washed on warm. The wool ear flap hat and the sweater felted and shrunk. I was crushed. I still am. I can't really place a finger on why it's bothering me so much. I have accidentally felted things that I've made with my own hands and not been this upset. I hope I get over it soon.
Meanwhile, I've been searching high and low for the second deck of the Kindergarten Brain Quest. I don't know what the kids did with it but I do know I want to have a complete deck. After days and days of searching and frustration, I'm just going to buy it again and relax about it. After all, they have come out with a new edition. I'm going to keep it out of their reach too. Brain Quest is invaluable for long car rides and days when we are taking a break from the computer and the television. I should never have left it in their room within their reach.
Maybe that's it . . . maybe it's a combination of things that is making me take the loss of the hat and sweater so badly.
Is it a sign that this is my first post of the year? Something more upbeat later . ..