Elly is not a crier. Her nose remained a normal, non-red color.
After our final goodbye to Natsumi, Elly and I went for breakfast. Then we did what all smart country folk do when in close proximity to the city shopping centres, we went shopping.
She picked up the floral Doc Martens that she'd ordered last month. We visited The Body Shoppe (Mmmmmm! So yummy smelling in there!), and I bought new facial products. (And we greedily slathered our hands and arms with as many sample products as we could.) We had ice cream from Laura Secord. And as we were headed for the highway, my car automatically drove itself (and us) to Value Village where my sadness was assuaged by great bargains and stellar finds.
|I found a gorgeous new soft and supple leather messenger bag by Danier ($19.99). (These are usually $100 plus.)|
|I found a beautiful large Chinese bowl ($3.99) to go with my small collection of (what I call) miso soup bowls and spoons. My repertoire of Asian recipes is growing all the time.|
|I picked up some interesting new books to share with the bookclub. (Buy 4, get the 5th free = $12)|
|So I sent her a Facebook message telling her that Elly and I missed her already .... and I assured her that her slippers did NOT stink like she thought they did and that I felt better when I wore them.|