Finally found a natural food store about an hour from our home. It was so worth the trip. (well..ok. I had to bribe my daughter with a trip to the mall after we where done but still well worth the time)
I was able to get all of my baking spices for the coming holidays and started on my collection of other herbs. I was amazed by all the different bulk herbs that they carried. How had I never noticed them before? I felt so empowered in a way as I picked the one's I wanted and scooped them into the small bags. Knowing what they are used for, and how I can use them has opened a whole new world to me.
Looks like I will be adding books on herbs to my Yule/Christmas list this year!