Friday, July 15, 2011

Addiction and So Much More

Today was a really nice day. The sun was out and it was not too hot or too cold. This morning I met several friends for breakfast and had nice conversation. This afternoon I sat on the deck and read for a while (gotta finish The Girl Who Plays With Fire before it disappears from my Nookcolor). When Hubby came home he talked about golfing with the guys from work (he usually doesn't share many golf stories), and then we took the convertible and went for a fish fry. We ended up at some little neighborhood bar and talked about stuff there too. His boss came in and we joked with them for a few minutes. A very pleasant day if ya ask me. Yesterday I finished the little photo album for granddaughter M (who was here on July 4th). She got it today and mom and M loved it. That afternoon a friend from out of state called and we had a nice long talk, (women stuff ya know). I had to laugh about some of her statements. Menopause has it's moments. I had 2 days off that were not productive (I like to say I accomplished something) but that I enjoyed.

Some people are addicted to crack or heroin, some to alcohol, others to gambling or sex, nicotine, or their cell/smart phones, but me? I have to admit that I am addicted to garage sales & thrift stores. On my way to breakfast this morning I had to stop at the thrift store. I got this pretty Red Hat , 2 paper back books, 2 brand new expanding files (for work) and a couple of other little things for..........$3.00. There's a small cloth purse (Red Hat too) on top of the tablecloth. One of the books is by Kristin Hannah, I just finished Firefly Lane by her and loved it. This book has 2 novels . The other book is a kayaking book that I will give to my grandson. He wants to buy a kayak and maybe he'll learn something from it, if not I am not out much money.
After breakfast I stopped at several garage sales. What are the chances of finding 2, yes 2, light sabers (at separate sales and for the same price???) The scooter I got yesterday for $2. A Santa hat for a quarter could come in handy at Christmas for one of my grand kids or myself.....cub scout neckerchief, new toothbrushes.

I wear more bracelets than necklaces..........the snow man one I'll give to one of my granddaughters. You weren't suppose to see the elastic, but I was too lazy to retake the photo. $1 for both.

Of course it's green, my favorite color..........a soft leather Stone Mountain purse with a zipper pocket on the back and several pockets inside. .....they even paid me 2 cents to take it off their was $4.

Maybe it's a good thing I didn't accomplish anything the last 2 days......I am broke so will have to stay home and do housework.


  1. Thrifting is an addiction we share! Garage sales and thrift stores are great places to find items for the grandkids, but I would say the Stone Mountain purse was THE find of the day!