Thursday, October 30, 2008


Today I woke with a headache trying to make its way into migraine status. I took my special medication and an hour later, was gone. Cameron and I had a busy day planned so we needed to get movin'. It was nearly 11:00 a.m. by this time. Much too late to begin the day for my taste but we needed to get a move on. Today was an important day. It was our final voting day in our county and I was on my way to fulfilling my civic duty: Check! Afterwards, we headed to the bank and went to the library. This library is located 2 miles from my home, but I've never been there. I've been to the downtown branch which is gigantic, but it isn't the cozy little children's nook I want for Cameron. I was expecting to have this wonderful bonding experience with Cameron sitting at a children's table, spending the afternoon thumbing through lots of colorfully illustrated children's books, with the possibility of checking out the 'big people' books and maybe even getting a couple movies. Yeah right!!!! Was I ever wrong. I thought I would get all this and the fresh aroma of that old book smell. Nope! Wasn't going to happen. Upon entering the library I was struck in the face with the foulest body odor known to man. I tried to ignore it, but it was nearly impossible.

I frantically looked for the children's section (remember I had never been there before). Yes, I found it! It was plain but cute. It had at least 6 large long steps with a kiddie table and color wooden chairs. It was loft-like and large. It was decorated for fall with a cute stuffed happy scarecrow in a rocking chair. I felt the scarecrow was in the wrong place ~ the rocking chair was perfect for what I had in mind for me and Cameron but I digress. I gleefully encouraged Cameron to sit at the table and look at books with me. He wouldn't have it. All he wanted to do was climb the stairs. However, I couldn't help but notice that the horrible body odor I smelled at the door had lingered all the way to the back of the library to the children's section. Now, how can that be?

Anyhoo, after numerous Cameron-chasings, and a few momentary disruptions to others, and the fact that he didn't want me to pick him up when he needed to be, we had to "book." I wasn't having any fun. Cameron was. After we left, we bought lunch and took it home. By the time we cleaned up from lunch we needed to pick Jose up from school. And after that, we needed to buy school clothing for Jose. He is growing like a weed: out and up. He's 11 and he's 2 inches shorter than me. lol

Don't laugh, but I love a bargain and I like the Goodwill store. It's great for just about anything. Luckily, and with struggle, we found school pants and a couple fall/winter shirts for Jose to wear around the house. Cameron even came out with some $2.99 white gym shoes, 2 toys (a $1.00 each) and a pair of corduroy pants; a $1.99. I took a bee line right for the housewares. Baskets, baskets and more baskets. Folk and primitive stuff everywhere. My mom (Nana) met up with us and she found some stuff too. We actually had a great time looking around. We all found something we needed or wanted ~ husbands not so lucky. We had to have bought 40 items and paid under $70 total. Not bad for a day's work, if you ask me. And we still needed to make dinner. We were lucky. The "King" treated us to a meal.

1 comment:

At the Honeysuckle Tree said...

Hey Julie!
There's nothing wrong with Goodwill - I hit that store reguarly because you never know what you'll find. There's also a wonderful thrift store closer to me that Goodwill Store so I go there more often. You can beat those deals for kids clothing by the way. Most all Zack's clothes are top brands and I'd say 60% of them are from places like these. Oh and I also love kids rummage sales - they are BIG this time of year.

Happy Halloween,