OK, so I had a GREAT day at Goodwill today! I love finding stuff for really reaaallly cheap there! My total was only $11.38, and here's a list of what all I got:
-an oil and vinegar cruet, brand new, marked with a $15.99 price tag from Harry and David, for $1.18 (and woo-hoo, I just noticed the site I took the pic from says $34.95! Double score!)
-two little metal red buckets with a star cutout on them, which are either going to be Christmas decor, or part of my red kitchen, I haven't decided yet....but they were only 50 cents apiece!
-a skein of Coats and Clark blue yarn, 59 cents
-3 glass shades for our pendant lights (that used to be recessed lights, but thanks to Thrifty Decor Chick, no longer are!), marked $6.96 (each!) from Lowes, for 69 cents (each!) Yup, I said 69 cents! Whew!
-a cute pepperment striped candle, along with a cute santa candleholder/cup/kitschy thingy to put it in, the candle was 99 cents, the holder was $1.18.
-a little throw pillow that says "Meet Me Under the Mistletoe" (oooh-la-la!) for $1.29
-a quilted pillow sham with lots of scrappy, fallish colors that I'm going to trun into a wall hanging sort of thing for the front door for $1.29. Don't you just love my literary describing skills?!
So that was the extent of my shopping, I was going to buy a pretty leaf dish that I would use as a butter dish, but I only had eleven dollars cash with me. And my Goodwill only takes cash. Bummer! Next time.....
For those of you who don't know, I also started college classes again last week! I'm really excited! I'm taking a World Religions class and a Developmental Psych class. I love them both, but I have to say, I really love the religion class. It's just so interesting to find out about other religions I normally would not take the time to find out about, the Old and New Testament, and whatever else we're going to learn about. I wonder what my instructor, who is a Southern Baptist preacher, will say when he finds out I'm LDS.....lol! It should be interesting.
My psych class is an online class, which is the first online class I've ever taken. It's taking me a while to get used to working online. I've always thought of the internet as mystical and magical, where everything you do is just made up of numbers and letters (ok, maybe not to the extent that I just made it sound, I don't think it's Fairyland or something), so it's hard to keep up with the class when I don't go to an actual "classroom". Adam bought me a laptop to use, so that has helped a lot. I think he was scared I would infringe on his WOW time (kidding honey.......sort of!)
Both kids started school, Anthony started last week, and Ayden's first day was yesterday. Anthony is in first grade, and Ayden started More at Four, which is NC's free preschool program for 4 year olds THAT I LOVE. Did I mention I LOVE it??? Like love LOVE it???? Yeah. It's great! I got to go to any store I wanted yesterday and today, without thinking about whether or not Goldfish would be allowed there, how long we could be in there before finding a potty, what kinds of things were there that could be broken, or where the exits are in case of tantrums. Loved it! I even got to clean almost the WHOLE HOUSE with NO INTERRUPTIONS. Normally, this would not be something I'd be excited about, but I've been finding myself much more anal about cleaning lately, it helps me stay on track and on schedule with my schoolwork and the kids school schedules.
So, that's life in a nutshell. Big changes! More to come in a few days, hopefully.