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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Easily Amused

At least that’s what my husband tells me I am.  I guess because I get excited about simple things in life that some people would just take for granted.  One of the things that excites me is finding a great bargain, I guess I’m a true shopper.  A good example was last week when I went to Red White and Blue—I found the cutest jacket/capri outfit, the jacket was what drew me in.  It was a whole size larger than what I normally wear, but I tried the jacket on and it fit, so I figured what the heck—it was a half off tag, so both pieces only cost me $5.  If the pants didn’t fit, oh well, I would donate them to somewhere or take them to the consignment store.  Imagine how thrilled I was when I got them home and tried them on and they fit like they were made for me.  Upon closer inspection I realized that this was a brand new outfit, there was a tag still inside the pants—whoohoo!  Quacker Factory brand to boot. 

Yesterday was one of those kinds of days.  I was really craving a McDonald’s mocha and I needed to go to the ATM.  While I was out I decided to swing by the nearby Goodwill store.  I hadn’t been there for a couple of weeks and thought it might be worth a try.  Last fall when Heather and I were out shopping we went to one in Pittsburgh and I found these amber colored drinking glasses that I really liked.  99 cents for three, and we needed some glasses about this size.  Once I got them home I liked them even more, after they were run through the dishwasher they sparkled, and they were the perfect size for a beverage at dinner.  I wanted some more of them—so I looked on Ebay only to discover that they are vintage from the 50’s/60’s era, and they sold for $20 for a set!  No, I won’t pay that much, so I had resigned myself to the fact that we would have just three.  So imagine my surprise as I’m walking through the glassware section yesterday and what do I see—another three!!!!!!!!!!  49 cents apiece and those babies were mine, I couldn’t grab them off the shelf fast enough.  If someone had been watching me, I’m sure they would have thought I was nuts.  So now I am the proud owner of 6 pretty amber colored glasses—aren’t they pretty?


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