Saturday, October 20, 2007

Girls day


I'm trying to spend some extra time with each of my kids before I go to Africa. The other day Dustin and I went on a lunch date. Today was Savanna's turn and in the next week or so it'll be Jordan's turn. After life coaching Savanna and I went to Michael's to look for some things for her jewelry making that she's doing. Then we went to lunch at Jersey Mike's for a sandwich and then headed over to the thrift store, one of our favorite jaunts. I was looking for a few things for Africa, and she was just looking for anything interesting. She got an adorable little purse with the tags still on for $2 - and also an adorable skirt and blouse for just a few dollars. She also found a board game and we played it when we got home. As for me, I got two shirts I'm going to wear in Africa (I've been looking for long sleeved, loose clothing that is "appropo" for the occasion ~ as I've been instructed to wear) and in addition to two shirts, I found a B-E-A-utiful outfit that I'm just still shaking my head over in amazement. It's a gorgeous Plaza South suit, with the tags still attached - never worn...and the skirt was $3 and the top was $4. Savanna was amazed and the woman at the checkout even said, "that's an unbelievable find!" It's red and I'm planning on wearing it for Christmas. The only thing wrong with it at all is that the top button is loose and needs to sewn tighter. I love it when I find a bargain like this. I got two Liz Claiborne dresses as well recently at the thrift store for about $4 each and I'll wear them at some upcoming things that are more formal. One thing I love about thrift stores is finding Jones New York suits and Claiborne and stuff like that with all the tags still on many times, and I wear it and people are none the wiser about what I've paid for this stuff. I will never forget teaching Ashley Haley from church about looking for bargains like this. She had no idea what the words 'Jones New York' meant until she met me! :-) One of my greatest joys is finding this stuff for only a few dollars.

We came home and I didn't feel like cooking supper, neither did Jordan or Larry so we just did frozen pizzas from the freezer. Nobody seemed to mind.

Tonight I still have a few things left to do such as set everything up for our vision meeting tomorrow night (we have dinner here at our house with about 20 leaders, and then a meeting), iron all the clothes for in the morning for everyone, and look over my notes again for in the morning. I would like to go for a late night walk with Larry if we aren't too tired...we'll see what happens. I am believing tomorrow will be a great day in the house at Northside.

Five things I'm thankful for today:

1) My life coaching group brought up today how excited they are for me about Africa. They insisted on having special prayer for me today. It was a good time together as it always is. Today our teaching was on depression and spiritual insights into combating it. And our prayer time was on the theme of Thanksgiving.

2) Candy brought some YUMMY stuff to life coaching and we enjoyed it during our teaching and I made a pot of tea. It was so good to share it together around the table as we talked.

3) It rained last night real hard which was good for my plants and trees outside but it was also wonderful to wake up, hear the rain beating down and go back to sleep. I love sleeping while it's raining.

4) I took a bath when I woke up this morning with "Moonlight Path". Sometimes I just need more than just one luxurious start to my day per week.

5) I feel God's love and my family's love. Who could ask for more?

Tonight's Sequel: had to add this to my blog before bedtime...Larry didn't feel like walking tonight - no big deal, I needed a harder workout on the elliptical - my legs are crying out for change! So I headed to the gym and worked out. When I came home I noticed that Bobby had stopped by to visit. He brought us onion rings from Remington's. He said, "you guys feed me so much, I wanted to stop by and bring these..." (Sweet? Yes. A temptation? Also yes...) Larry ate some, and I told Bobby as grateful as I was, I had just worked out and would leave the rest to Jordan, who was very glad to eat them! Ah, that workout felt good...time to shower, put the finishing touches on tomorrow and spend some time with the babe.

1 comment:

Pastor L said...

You're making me miss my old favorite thrift store - I have so many suits and "fancy" dresses that I picked up there for a few dollars...I probably get the most compliments on my thrift store finds!! I just haven't found one like it since I've moved here...but I'm still looking :o).