This morning I was looking for a little adventure, and a little time to be by myself so I took off to the community that I grew up in for their annual community wide garage sale day. Last year I went with Eric and we had a really good time, so when I saw the ad in the paper, I couldn't pass it up this year.
Last year, there were all kinds of sales with LOTS of variety. This year...mostly baby and kid stuff, and no where near as many sales. I actually only got out of the car twice! Needless to say, I didn't buy anything-but I did get to see my old home town, my grandparents home of my childhood and all of the houses on their old street that just seemed so huge when I was a kid, and today, they looked so small!
It was a bright and sunny day-still a little chilly, but it was a nice day to be out. It was a day to slow down a bit, ponder some things and just be alone with my thoughts. That part of the day was great! The finding good deals and great things part...not so much.
Since I still had some time to kill before I picked Eric up at school, I stopped at a local consignment store. SCORE! A little refrigerator dish I have been watching for a couple months was finally discounted to the lowest price, and I found this little individual Pyrex casserole!
When I got home, I had a couple packages waiting for me! One was a freebie from getting new tires last fall. I had given up hope of ever seeing anything since it has been so long...here it is!
Why they were giving out Flip cameras for buying tires...I have no idea, but I think we are going to have fun playing with it!
The other package was this!
My first Harlequin novelty pitcher (or creamer)! I've been watching them for a while on Ebay, but have always gotten outbid (by a LOT). This time I was lucky and got it for a song!
As I think back on the community sale last year, I've been trying to remember why it was so much fun...was it because of the cool things and great deals I got? I didn't buy much if I remember correctly. So I concluded that it was a fun day because I was hanging out with my son- that's what made it so much fun!
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