Well, okay, I’ll say a little more.

I was rather looking forward to an evening where I could just veg, watch a little tv, perhaps finally design my Christmas thank you cards. But then my mom said two magical words: Olive Garden. I was pretty sure it was just her way of bribing me into going grocery shopping with her, but I didn’t care.

So I had some great soup, salad, and breadsticks, plus a glass of wine.

Then we stopped by Bed Bath & Beyond, where I discovered that very little of my kitchenware pattern is left, and what little was left was on clearance. Hmm. Guess I shouldn’t have waited so long to pick up more pieces. You can see a picture of the olive oil bottle I have here. I just found a website that has the matching coasters, so perhaps there’s some hope I can find a few more things out there.