Anyways, after we left the accountant's office (this was an out-of-town trip), my dad took me to Wal-Mart to look for piping. And he didn't complain or anything. No, I still walked out of Wally World without the piping, but I was impressed that they still had a fabric and crafts center and some piping to choose from. Instead, I decided to purchase some cotton fabric in the color I wanted and I will try to make my own "makeshift" piping, seeing that I don't have any cotton cord. I also found one other item for my small quilt-like project.
Armed with Easter candy for the kiddos, a new accountant with an appreciation for the arts and crafts (yes, he even told me some places to shop for unique fabrics because of the diverse population in that city), and a Daddy with a listening ear, I feel truly blessed.
p.s. On a side note, I'm really itching to take these afro twists out. They have been a major time saver, but I miss my own hair texture, so I will persevere through the end of the month. Then, out they go. It will have been 2 1/2 months. :-)