Yesterday was spent mostly relaxing – Bret napped all afternoon, Taylor made Christmas cards for everyone (I think 16 total), and I did a bit of work on my messenger bag. I had planned on staying away from any store that sold anything that could be given as a Christmas gift (crowd avoidance) – until Bret said that he had read all of his books…..
So I told him I would make a run to the bookstore and pick him up something new. Of course, while I was there, I couldn’t resist looking at a few things for myself. One thing that caught my eye was a new magazine called Altered Couture. I finally had a chance to thumb through it and basically, it’s the best of Craftster‘s reconstructed clothing projects in print form (like this necktie skirt) and with a price tag of $14.99. After quickly returning this periodical back to the shelf, I wandered the bookstore and browsed the titles. That’s when I saw it, Amy Sedaris’ I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence. I’ve had this on my Amazon wishlist for quite sometime, but wanted to check it out in person first. I’m sure I got quite a few stares as I squatted reading this book (it was on the bottom shelf) and chuckled loudly at Amy’s R-rated hostess book. I laughed so much, that I wound up buying it and spent the evening snickering at home. I’ll eventually do a review, but it’s one of those books that you want to savor – otherwise you’re stomach will hurt from laughing too hard!
On today’s agenda? Absolutely nothing! I may work on my bag some more, I might try this adorable dressform pincushion if I can find all the materials (thanks to Patty B for reviewing it and providing a link), I’ll definitely be reading my new book, and if Bret feels up to it, we’ll catch a movie this afternoon. What is everyone else up to today?