Sunday, February 03, 2008

You can take the girl outta the church ...

I went to Hobby Lobby yesterday. They were having a frame sale and I am tired of having a beautiful watercolor of our old California neighborhood hiding in my scrap room. I want it displayed.

I will show the finished product Tuesday or Wednesday -- I think it will be nice. And a custom frame job for a 16x20 for $34 is a GREAT deal.

For those who don't know about Hobby Lobby, it is a craft store that also sells furniture, home decor, and a million little knick-knacky dust collectors. I love this store.

It is a Christian corporation, so stores are closed on Sundays. And their muzak is a mix of pop and hymns.

As I was looking through the mats, I found myself mouthing the words to "What a Friend We Have in Jesus." When I realized what I was doing, I stopped for a second. But I have to admit that I got a sense of comfort from the song -- and I was a little self-satisfied that I still knew the words. It's been a LONG time since I heard it.

Funny how those things stick with you and, even when you have deliberately chosen another path, come back to you.


  1. what a friend indeed! I love HL too. What a great deal on the frame! You'll have to take a pic of that lovely watercolor once it's finally beautifully displayed.

  2. Hobby Lobby is a such a great store. Did you see all the fabulous summer garden stuff? The bright pink, green, blue, purple, yellow and orange butterflies, bugs, windchimey things...I got Miss M a beaded butterfly mobile like thingy for her bedroom.

    I do love that they close on Sundays...I think it's kinda refreshing in a 24/7 world.

  3. i like hobby lobbys variety of stuff

  4. My favorite hymns still bring tears to my eyes. Of course, I just think they are beautiful songs, which they definitely are. BTW, I tagged you on my blog, when you get a chance. :D