Since yesterday, my son and I have reached an understanding. Perhaps it came between the 45th and 50th wheelbarrow of leaves he helped his grandma rake today. He finished his writing penance last night - he fell asleep at 7, got up at 10 and thought it was morning but couldn't figure out why it was dark if it was 10am? Ha ha. Imagine my surprise when he didn't want to go back to bed at 11:30 until he finished his writing! Say it ain't so - is he finally 'getting' it? So, anyway, my mom and I had already planned that he would go there today to help out. I think it did both of us a world of good.
After I dropped him off, I went to a warehouse fabric store that's near my mom's place. Wow. It's a good thing I didn't bring money because I could have gone nuts in there. There is a franchise in my city, but it's a dark, dingy and dirty place. This store was bright, cheerful, lots of room and inventory? It was amazing. The cottons alone covered a 50' wall and shelving in between. They had the fabrics organized by the company. So if I was looking for Moda - go to aisle 3, if Northcott, aisle 5 etc. They had probably every notion on the planet. Their fleece collection filled it's own room.
I will definitely be returning to that location, even with the 30 min drive each way. It'll be worth it.
Now, just what shall I do to increase my sewing budget. hmmm