Dollar Tree Treasures

The local Dollar Tree had a slew of cookbooks tonight. Like good cookbooks, Indian, Australian, French country, Greek, barbaque, cake decorating, hor d’overs and lots more. I have written on the delights of purchasing my office supplies at Dollar Tree before. However there are all sorts of fun treasures to be had.

Some of my favorites are of course the pen selection, I have also discovered they sell good quality sketch pads in 9 × 12. So for a small investment I have the pages for a handmade notebook. And since there are 40 sheets and I am folding in half or quarter sheet I can get one big book or several smaller ones. The paper is smooth and fountain pens and regular pens too glide over it. There are the yellow legal pads I favor too, since the ink rarely bleeds through. I have mentioned them previously.

The coffee cups are fun to browse through, I have a fondness for a squared body mug that fits my hand and they keep a good supply in stock. They have different shapes, sizes, colors and patterns. A new mug can lift one’s spirits and they always have a great selection of candy and snacks to tempt even the most diet conscience.

Fuzzy socks, greeting cards, books, and sometimes they have music. A one stop shop for a brick-a-brack-holic. So the next time you pass by a dollar store take a gander through and see what fun treasures you can find. (No I did not get paid for singing Dollar Tree’s praises)

Cheers on this stormy Thursday evening, james

Random Thoughts

With a sad heart, I must tell you my favorite ink pen has written its last. After numerous pages of notes, two seperate story ideas, several pages on dreams, the ink is gone.  However all hope is not lost because I have its twin within easy reach. And that means a trip to Dollar Tree for writing supplies. Yay! 

I understand most folks never keep up with or use up the ink in their pens so you are going “yep she has flipped her lid. Stick the proverbal fork in her, cause she is done.”

Haha is my response because at least I have known the pleasures of pressing pen tip to paper and watch the ink flowing across the page. Don’t knock it til you try it. Cause you might find you’re enjoying yourself. I think it has been a long week and I could be just a tad punch drunk. Oh well till Sunday night’s post. A most wonderful weekend to you all. 

Writing vs. Typing

Quick question: When you write how do you do it? Handwritten first on paper or typing on a computer.

My answer is I hand write then I type and apply the spit shine. The feel of a good writing pen gliding over a fresh blank sheet of paper lifts my spirits no matter how crappy the day or even how good the day. Writing just feels good and putting pen to papper even more so. The one fly in the cream is my handwriting, it is a terrible mismash of print and cursive. I have tried re-teaching myself handwriting but it never sticks.

I have a love affair with pens and paper. A trip to Staples or Office Max or Office Despot always lifts my spirits. Usually those trips are to look and drool over new pens, neat looking paper, notebooks or journal, and all the other awesome stuff they cram in those stores.

Most of the time I buy my writing supplies from the local Dollar Tree. Then I don’t feel guilty splurging on cute solar dancing animals and bless them for the stock of pens and packs of yellow legal pads without margins. All of which can be had for the nominal sum of $1.00.

Bless you wonderful folks at Dollar Tree!

So that’s my dollar’s worth of comentary.