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Saturday, September 16, 2006

My Mother Would Be Proud

Today I went to a fabric store looking for fabric for my family's Halloween costumes. I found just the sort of fabric I was looking for to use in two of the three costumes, on sale for half price. Exactly the yardage I needed was all that remained on the bolt.

I walked into a resale store next door looking for a cabinet to store some of my husband's DJ equipment in-- something I could refinish to look decent. I didn't find anything suitable, but I did find two brand-name, never-worn skirts in my size with the original store sales tags still on them, on clearance for 99 cents each.

Later, after dinner, I went to the mall so Isaac could play with the Thomas the Tank Engine tracks at the bookstore. While my husband watched my son play with the trains, I wandered into a favorite store of mine to browse for a birthday gift for my sister. I can't tell you what I bought there, and I can't tell you how much it cost, because my sister knows this URL. But let's just say-- 75% off? Oh, yes. It was so cheap I feel like I have to buy her something else, too!

Yes, the gods of discount shopping were smiling heartily upon me today.

Tomorrow, I am going house shopping.

Shopping gods, do you like cheesecake?

13 comments:

Andrew said...

Maybe you should have gone house shopping yesterday when the shopping gods were still on your side :o) Or maybe bought a lottery ticket...

Andrew
To Love, Honor and Dismay

peter said...

this warms my heart ... this and Julius watching Polar Express ... and I am already in holiday mood :)

Andrea said...

Ooh, good luck! Maybe the shopping gods and the god of decent electricity will be in cahoots and will take utter pity on you. I hope the first house you look at is the house of your dreams, price included.

Awesomer Mom said...

I love, love, love days like that. It is soo cool to get good things cheap.

Kristin said...

The hardest thing about shopping for houses is fitting them in your trunk when you drive them home. Seriously, though, good luck househunting. They say it's a buyers market...

Lisa said...

Good luck on the house hunting. You sound like QUITE the shoper!

lildb said...

man, oh man. the gods can't not be appeased by a beaut of a cheesecake like you make.

and I'm really excited for you, too. :p

Diana said...

Hope you found something you liked. It is totally a buyers market out there right now. This summer almost killed us in Real Estate, and Sellers are getting so desperate they will agree to almost anything.
They will probably sell you the house for a lifetime supply of that cheesecake if you just showed them the pic, lol!

Girl con Queso said...

I can't get over the fact you're making your own Halloween costumes. Way to go you!

Jenny said...

Did you buy a lottery ticket?

Also, discount cheesecake doesn't sound so good.

But I'd still eat it.

melissa b. said...

I can say that yes, the shopping gods LOVE cheesecake. Here, let me get you their address and you can just ship it on over (here) there.

Her Bad Mother said...

If you find a house at a 75% discount you must immediately forward to me your cheesecake recipe and the address of the gods, so that I can bake and send and be blessed with cheap real estate.

Ruth Dynamite said...

You gotta love a good bargain.