My trip to visit family in Indiana was extended by almost a week. While we were there, my great-grandmother was in increasingly poor health and she passed away last Sunday. She lived to be 99 years old! I am so fortunate to have known her, and for my son to have met her. It’s pretty neat to have a 5-generation family photo. We will miss her. I told her before she died that I knew where she was going and that I’d see her again someday.
Since I took a pretty extensive blogging break, I didn’t really know how best to jump back in. So here’s a few tidbits:
- Because of my late return to Pittsburgh, I wasn’t able to get yard sale stuff together in time for my friend’s sale on Saturday. I added up what I thought I’d get if everything sold (not likely) and it just wasn’t that much money. We filled my trunk and part of the back seat and I dropped it off at a thrift store.
- I couldn’t leave the thrift store empty-handed! I picked up 5 items of clothing (2 skirts and 3 cardigans) and a pair of shoes (I never am able to find shoes I like in my size at thrift stores!). The clothes were $1 a piece and the shoes were $4. Perhaps I’ll share some pics in an upcoming post.
- I let 4 of the items air dry on a drying rack near an opened window. It took almost 20 hours for them to be dry! I wrung them out and put them in the dryer for about 15 minutes first, too. It’s just damp in our apartment.
- I need to do one more purge-0f-stuff before December gets here. There isn’t a whole lot left that I think I’ll want to part with, but surely it will fill a large box or two. Then I can get more organized before the baby comes. It feels SO good to have less clutter around here!
- Johnny was fiddling with my cell phone (which is usually locked) and he bought a song or something for $2.49. I can’t even find it on my phone! Oh well. I had my husband try and disable any future purchases like that.
- Groceries are way cheaper in Indiana than here. My mother-in-law bought a gallon of milk for something like $1.77 or $1.88 at Sam’s Club. Here, I usually pay $3.50ish/gallon. Milk prices are regulated by the state, ugh. We go through 5+ gallons per week, so the cost difference really does add up. And my mom bought a small bag of Goldfish crackers on sale for $0.88 at Kroger. I’ve never seen them for less than $2 at the Giant Eagle here.
- In June, I started the Bible in 90 Days reading plan. I have just a few days left and then I will have read it cover-to-cover! It’s a first for me. I could never stay focused long enough for those year-long plans.
- I have a lot of books on my shelf that I’ve never read. Some are review copies, books I’ve picked up at thrift stores or from PaperBackSwap. I need to whittle down my to-read list before I bring any more books home. Anyone else have that problem?