Thursday, May 15, 2008

Thursday, my favorite day of the week.

Ah....Thursday. It is my favorite day of the week! I look forward to Thursdays all week long. Why Thursday? Well because Thursday is my day off! Even us busy Mom's who don't have a job outside the home deserve a day off, and I make sure I get one!

On most every Thursday, my wonderful mother comes to my house and spends the day with Thing One and Thing Two. She plays with them, makes them lunch, reads to them, acts sillier than you would believe (how many Grama's cartwheel across the yard?), etc. Mostly, she makes sure I get little space and peace and quiet from the kids.

Some days I just run errands because I can do them a lot faster without the children in tow. Other days, I just take a nap and then go out to lunch alone. I do try to get into the sewing room for at least a while on Thursday, but usually I prefer t get out of the house.

Today, I went to the new Goodwill shop which recently opened here in town. I like going to the thrift shops, but I rarely find things that I think are in good condition at a reasonable price. We certainly don't get those 99cent per pound deals like Bonnie always talks about in her area. This trip, I did have some luck finding a few good things to bring home.

Firstly, I bought an iron. I am SO happy about this. As I have mentioned before, I am tough on irons and I hate the ones that have the auto shut off. For $2.99 I got this OLD heavy iron. I just tried it out, and it gets very hot and doesn't leak. YAY!!! I am thrilled!


I found 4 pillowcases, 2 for 99 cents each, 2 for 50 cents each. Those are going to eventually become tote bags for the grocery store. I also bought 7 men's shirts. Today the white tag items were 50% off, so the shirts I bought cost only $2.00 each. I can live with that price, and the ones I bought are nice 100% cotton light color plaids. I have to start stockpiling some for when Bonnie's book gets published in the fall!

4 comments:

jovaliquilts said...

Your mom sounds great! Sounds like you took advantage of the day to get some good stuff. How do you turn a pillowcase into a grocery bag? Are they strong enough?

Catherine said...

What kind of iron is it? My iron is dying (what else is new?) and I'm so fed up with the irons currently on the market! They don't get hot enough and don't seem to last at all!

Marilyn R said...

Congrats on your thrift shop finds! It is always so much fun to find a bargin!

Mama Koch said...

I bought that same iron at a garage sale and I got to iron twice with it. It then decided not to heat up again. Hope yours lasts longer than mine did!