Yesterday we visited Country Roads in Orange because I left my textbook at the office. Everything always works out.
This little playhouse brings tears to my eyes because my kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Henage, gave me a very similar one at the end of the school year. I think she must have been retiring and knew that I would treasure her gift. All these years later, I remember the kindness of a special teacher that encouraged a shy non-English speaking little girl. She influenced my love of learning in ways that I am going beginning to understand.
This lovely Madonna. I wish I had brought her home with me but, alas, there is a budget after all. I did bring home a sweet pea to commemorate Valentimes Day. There were countless other treasures but you have to visit yourself.
And finally lunch at Bruxie Even better than you can imagine.