No, not today but Monday the 2nd. For those of you who didn’t know, my sister was here for a long weekend. We tortured her with teenagers on Saturday night. We didn’t think they’d be able to come over and were happily surprised that it worked out. I made a yummy risotto, if I do say so myself. Thomas always thinks things are bland. I don’t now how much garlic I have to put in something before he’ll actually say he likes it.
On Sunday we drove her around Eugene. We also did some local shopping. She bought me some freesias at Trader Joe’s. They still smell awesome!
Monday was the big trip. We drove to Beaverton to the Uwajimaya Japanese Grocery Store. I bought lots of fun stuff. I got sushi bandaids, training chopsticks for Christopher, soba noodles, shitake mushrooms, and other fun stuff. We ate at the Japanese restaurant next door. We both had a rice dish and sushi. Then we drove to Peddler’s Pack in Beaverton. I got some stamp pads, a stamp set, a thingy for journaling, and some dragonfly brads. We drove in to Portland to a place called Collage Art and Workroom. It’s a cool little storefront that has a variety of art, stamping, and scrapbooking supplies. It’s in the northeast area and there are a lot of really cool old houses in the area. I just love that sort of architecture! I got some glass slide thingys, a carvable stamp, two square pens, and a couple sheets of Italian paper there. We were going to go to SCRAP, but they are not open on Mondays. So we headed south, stopped in Woodburn to drive around the outlet mall, and got iced tea at Arby’s. On our way home, we decided to stop in Salem at Scrapbook Fever where I found some cool paper for pages. We also had to go to Stampin’ Cat, the stamp store. I got a couple of bottles of Lumiere paints. After a brief stop at Costco in Albany for gas we finally headed home. Whew! What a day!
On Tuesday morning my sister headed back to Portland for a couple more days of exciting adventure. She never did tell me if she went to SCRAP on Wednesday.