Get Out!

Sometimes that's what you need to do when you're a bit down and out. Today was so much better than yesterday...certainly in part due to the sweet and encouraging email my grandfather sent me, as well as the fact that I just decided to get out and explore today. I left after a long work call and told myself that I would not return home until my last work thing at 4:00.

First I drove all over town to find the DMV and take my drivers test...only to find out that I need a 2nd form of ID. I guess I could have looked that up online before going, but the more I read about boring things like getting your new license, the less inclined I am to go...so I just went. And then of course, I left five minutes later. At least now I know where it is...and I just have to locate my passport.

So then, because I passed Lake Street, I thought I would seek out this store known for super great design, also on Lake Street, called Modern Forage Workshop. And I am SO GLAD I did. It was so a real inspiration. Here are some pictures...

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Oh wait, first I passed by this cute little coffee shop/bar called Parka. Classic.

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Great couch, number 1. Love the shape and the menswear fabric.

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Couch, number 2. Very mod, great blue color, but maybe not the most comfortable thing ever. Not to say it's uncomfortable...but I don't think it's at the top of the comfort spectrum.

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The CHAIR IS TO DIE FOR, right? But actually I'm in the market for a couch...so...

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And in the moment of taking this picture, I was certain I would try to make something like this for Christmas gifts. And maybe I still will. So if you receive one, forget this post.

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Sooo many good things! And Pendleton bedding and throws, and those tree pillows are amazing. It was quite fun and then as I drove away, it started to snow. It was very exciting! But I still couldn't go home, so I popped by Trader Joe's to pick up some two buck Chuck (cheap, good wine) and some holiday twigs and berries...

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So today was a better day. Thank goodness. Tomorrow we're going bowling with Krissy and her fam and I hope Davis is a good sport...or it could go sour pretty quickly. Also, I need to document the fact that the other day, Davis asked me if he could have a tattoo...and I said no...and then he said "but when I get bigger?" and I said "Sure, we can talk about it when you're 18..." To which he said "When is that?" And I said "It's not for a while...when you get bigger...and then he said "BUT I'M FOUR..."

It was a very sincere plea. And I almost caved and let him get a "MOM" tattoo right then and there. He is FOUR, after all. He lived through three. I let him live beyond three, I should say. ;-)

Anyway, then Saturday Bennett is going to the Gophers/Badgers showdown (the high is 18 that day- eek!) and I am hanging with the beans, and Sarah, little Bennett and Brooks. Hopefully a good weekend. :-) Hope you have a good weekend too!