Saturday, February 8, 2014

Fun Day at the Stockyard Show and A Problem Solved

We finally got a break in the weather today. Although it was still below freezing when we left the house today, the temperature managed to creep its way up into the low 50s. Considering we spent most of the day at the Fort Worth Stockyard Show, that was a blessing.
First, the disappointment: we weren't able to get into the rodeo. This was something we had planned on all week. When we arrived today, they told us tickets had been sold out for two weeks! Poor Hope was devastated. But we decided to make the best of it and still enjoy the day.
We watched the horse judging,
watched the sheep herding competition,
looked at lots of animals,
and Hope rode some rides.
So, even though we didn't get a chance to see the rodeo, it was still a good day.

The problem that's been solved involves my living room light. I've complained a few times about the lack of light in my living room; we only have two small lamps for a long narrow room. It was impossible for me to cross stitch or crochet anything with smaller stitches any time after sundown.
During our errands yesterday, we stopped at Michaels. I didn't need anything, just wanted to check out the sales. And there it was.
I've looked at OttLites before, but at $80, never really considered buying one. This particular model was on sale 70% off, bringing the price down to $24. When I added my 20% off anything coupon to it, I was able to get it for about $20. I tested it out last night and enjoyed an hour and a half cross stitching before bed. So much easier :-)

I hope you had an enjoyable Saturday.
Thanks for reading.
Blessings :-)

Today's Inspiration



  1. Looks like so much fun! Great deal on your new light.

    1. It was a great day :-) And I couldn't pass up that price.

  2. Looks like a fun day Kate. Love the cuts of lamb. lol Congrats on getting such a deal on the lamp. Now you can get more stitching done.


    1. It was :-) I thought the cuts of lamb picture went well with the picture of the fuzzy sheep.
      Thanks! I was excited because that was exactly what I was thinking.