I was able to go to my favorite sale today... the Salvation Army 50% off Sale Day... Wednesdays to me. :-) I found some great deals today. I need clothes badly, so I have been trying to look for and buy what I can when I go there.
Today I splurged on about $10 in clothes (my sale price) for two pair of pants (one jeans, one knee-high pants for summer), a top, and badly needed PJ bottoms. :-) I normally sleep in shorts or pants, so this will be very nice for me. Even second-hand clothes are a major expense for me.
I also make the rounds of the other store sections, except furniture -- I can't carry furniture. I did see a great table for only $15... I would have bought it if I could. :-)
I was delighted to find a second cup like the one I found another time... big, oven and microwave useable, white, great looking, the right size for soup and for leftovers. :-) My idea of great - one person size. Now I have two... I can alternate them! :-)
I found two VHS tapes I plan to watch later and tomorrow...Singing in the Rain and Harvey (the old movie about the invisible rabbit :-) I might have bought more, but I limit myself to $1 for my VHS and book choices, though I did go over my limit today... I found two amazing old cookbooks for whole grains and good foods. I also found a nice book with "1911" collected statements... that should be fun to browse through. I will share some of them in my blogs as I discover them. The final book I chose was a decent copy of Oswald Chamber's My Utmost for His Highest... I need to read those entries again.
My really special find was two magnet things that look like dish hooks... I guess they would be the travel version, if that's what they are...maybe for picnics or camping (if you have a great metal cooler).
Kitchen gadgets can be my downfall, and I was very good today... only found one small pan for my baking goals, and a soup spoon. I don't know if it is a Bundt pan, but I will use it like one... it may be one of those old jello molds. It's aluminum, so it will work for my planned Banana Bread use.
..maybe a mini version of Monkey Bread or the One-Egg Cake I am trying to recapture a great recipe for. :-) I really love to find weird things I have never seen before, and then try to figure out what they are for...and how to use them!
I didn't even realize it was Earth Day until I heard it on the news a few minutes ago... I am so sad about that. I had it marked on my goal sheet -- I want to create special products just for Earth Day sales. My mind was focused on my budget and my Sale Day treasures, and my big need for clothes. I hope I can do better next year. I did buy my bus tickets today, and shopped second-hand... do those count? :-)
It takes a lot out of my day and my body to go shopping, so I am writing this now to make sure I get it done. I am still sorting through my room changes, and looking forward to working at my new craft spaces... really looking forward to that. :-) It feels like a small piece of progress for me, even though there are still more things to get done.
As soon as I get some photos done, I will share my progress here and in my other blogs.
Enjoy your evening, find your meaning in life, move toward it, and do what you can to help others.