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Goodwill trip, and other stuff

March 4th, 2012 at 06:54 am

Yesterday I went to the body shop to get an estimate, but it was closed. They used to be open on Saturdays, but the sign on the door says that their hours are now basically 9-5 M-F. So I guess I'll have to stop in after work tomorrow.

Since I was already out, and I had missed my Wednesday shopping at Goodwill, I went to Goodwill, and I'm glad I did, even though I didn't get my 15% discount. I spent $34. Here's what I got:

A Honey Bee Tree game -- will keep here for grandson visits
3 rolls of gift wrap that will work for Xmas and birthdays
A tree for my DIL's Christmas Village -- it goes in the gift stash.
A replica fish bottle (blue) for the booth
3 wooden nutcracker ornaments for the booth
2 trinket boxes -- one with the Eiffel tower, one with the Arc de Triomphe mounted on top -- gift stash
Set of Wilton cookie cutters in cool flower shapes -- gift stash
Wedgwood oval plate -- booth
Mini pitcher -- booth
Melissa & Doug US puzzle in shrink wrap -- gift stash
Hammersley bone china mug -- booth
2 packages of Batman napkins -- gift stash
Ceramic pie server with snowman motif -- gift stash
Set of gloves & scarf -- new, and go with my new coat
Mini strainer -- for me!
Large T-shirt -- pajama top for me
Reading pillow (wedge shape with arms) -- for me

So many good finds, but I'm especially pleased with the reading pillow -- I've been wanting one for a long time. This is a new one, by the way, and it also happens to be a shade of green that fits right in with my bedroom decor. I tried it out last night and it's great! Very firm and just the right support.

The gloves & scarf were a great find, too. The coat I bought last week is turquoise and purple, and this set is comprised of stripes of turquoise, purple and black. They look great together.

Oh, and the puzzle! Gift-ready, and something I had already looked at as a gift for my grandson (in Barnes & Noble for QUITE a bit more). I had a United States puzzle when I was a kid and I loved it. GS is probably not ready for it yet, but by Christmas he will be six, and I think that is close enough. If not, it will keep for another year!

I had a terrible night's sleep again last night. My cold is settling into a cough and a sinus headache. Ironically, I was just thinking about asking my doctor for a sleep aid prescription, and she came on TV advising AGAINST them. (She does a health segment on the local news every Sunday morning). So I guess I won't. Smile

Last week I borrowed a one-week book from the library. It was the latest Sarah Paretsky, and since it is new and in high demand, it circulates one week with no renewals. And, I believe, a .50 per day overdue fee. Well, I knew I had to get it back yesterday, and I had lot left to read. I just tore through it, way too fast. I think I missed a lot of nuances, not to mention I'm not sure why the villain did it. And then, I got it to the library just minutes after it closed! I had to put it in the outside chute. They should not charge me a fee since it was technically back on time, but we'll see.

3 Responses to “Goodwill trip, and other stuff”

  1. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    I've been very curious about this booth concept. Can you tell us what you do? Is this your job or a hobby?

  2. Jerry Says:

    I miss Goodwill, but I made a trip to a second hand store near my daughter's school this week and it did lead to some nice finds. The thing is, most of the places in this town sell by weight, and the price decreases through the week, so if you go early on when there is some insurance of finding the best stuff, you pay a premium. Still, it's worth the trip most of the time. Smile Glad you found some great items!
    Jerry

  3. Jerry Says:

    I miss Goodwill, but I made a trip to a second hand store near my daughter's school this week and it did lead to some nice finds. The thing is, most of the places in this town sell by weight, and the price decreases through the week, so if you go early on when the

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