I love days like today. Not at first always, but they get good.
We had to be in the city by 10:45am. I know this is late to lots of people, but not us. Its early. I hate mornings, as a rule. But this one went ok. I didn’t leave myself much time to get ready for the day but felt decent when I left.
The weather is helping too. I LOVE that its somewhat mild outside. Mild enough that we have to plan our day around when we can pick up ice cream and not have it melt before we get home. But I’ll talk about that more later.
Anyway, we had to meet some people at 10:45am, and then I had something I was going to pick up from someone’s house off of one of those Facebook garage sale things, but she couldn’t meet us until 5:30pm. That is a LOT of daytime to kill. We hit up Costco for lunch, mostly since we desperately needed our tires rotated and balanced. We left with a mondo-sized bag of mini eggs, granola bars, and a ridiculous amount of AA batteries. Good haul. We left Costco around 2:30 and headed to go meet another friend. Really quick meeting (Brady getting a form for doing taxes) and, just for fun, we decided to hit up the new Value Village.
Two things: I know lots of people don’t see that as fun, but I love it there! And I know its not a new location anymore, but we’ve only been there once before. So its newER anyway. It doesn’t smell as funky, and there are just better things there! Crystal dishes and higher quality clothes. Literally, I pull apart two pairs of pants on a rack, and one of the pairs of pants were Lululemon. You almost NEVER find lulu at the older location. So I bought myself a few new tops, and then found a few awesome gems!!!
Who knew I would find a rain stick at Value Village of all places, for $4?! If you’re not familiar with this, its a percussion instrument that sounds like rain. Its gorgeous, and Dekker loves it. They’re not necessarily easy to come by. Not for so cheap anyway. Its in great shape!
My FAVORITE purchase of the day!! I know, they’re kind of kitchy, but I love them. Small stacking bowls with weirdo non-matching designs. Seriously, I have an unnatural desire to buy mixing bowls every chance I get, and this VV was LOADED with great vintage Pyrex bowls, but I had just never seen anything like these! Right?! Or am I nuts? Whatever, I think they’re cool 🙂 And I couldn’t justify buying the three sets I wanted. See me practice restraint?
We called my mom late afternoon to say hi and let her know we were gonna drop by really quick on our way home and she invited us over for dinner! I love her. So we went to buy our ice cream (SUCH a great deal at Co-op!) and drove over for a visit. We spent the evening with my mom just talking and catching up. I feel like I haven’t spent good time with my mom in months, even though we dated just a few days ago. Life sure fills up, and theres lots to talk about I guess!
Long story…long, I was nervous that today was just going to be a fussy baby being hauled from place to place for hours, bored. But it was sooo much better! There were things we didn’t even get to because we had such great luck at Value Village and places to be.
A great day for this fam! Now, to the bath!!!