Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sunday Morning Mumblings

AND a few treasures found yesterday!

I have a sinus infection.  I know...you can start feeling sorry for me now.  The nights are long with a lingering cough, but I've been stealing some leftover cough medicine from Hannah for the last 2 nights.  I don't know what I would do without the internet on nights like that. I check my facebook, the news and any deal sites.  It keeps me entertained.  I ended up spilling some half of the cough medicine all over my kitchen counter and my new mat in front of my sink last night.  There's just something about a spoon...it being 1 a.m. and a goof ball trying to take her meds that just didn't work out.  Anyway, it was nice not to have to toss kitchen rugs into the washer this morning.  A spray bottle with cleaner and a paper towel cleaned the mess up.  Another reason I'm happy with my new kitchen mats.  Thanks to hub for that one!

Yesterday, Hannah was on a mission to get her a featherlock.  Google it...it's all over the internet.  This has become very popular here this school year.  We called 3 places and only one was open to do a featherlock for her.  I wasn't quite certain what it was all about, but she was clearly dragging me downtown.  She had her own money and the story was....EVERYONE but HER had a featherlock at school.  I bet if you've had children, you've heard that one a few hundred times.  They charge $15 a feather, the school was allowing it and as long as she had the money for it....I got myself dressed and took her.   I've always been the mom that picks and chooses her battles...with teens you'll be battling constantly if you don't.  So...this was a pick and choose battle and how bad could one feather be?

Here's the end result...

There you have it...a featherlock.  We were told this was a REAL feather...there are the fake synthetic feathers out there, but hers was a real one.  Why would I even THINK she would consider getting one to match her hair?  Of course not.  Why would I think she would even consider getting one not so wide?  So there it is.  Me-Maw and Grand-daddy do not know about this yet...they've heard about it...I'm so not mentioning it to them.  They'll just have to see it for themselves.  So...it was weaved, snapped? whatever into her hair...it should last forever (great)  the store owner said...we'll just have to go to her store about every 6-8 weeks for adjustments as her hair grows.  The adjustments are free.  I'm sure they're hoping the next visit will warrant yet ANOTHER featherlock.  What's amazing about it is this...you can wash, blow dry, flat iron and brush your hair and it won't come out.   She'll be "in the featherlock club" tomorrow at school now.  I can now sleep peacefully.  *eye roll*

After the featherlock mission, we headed over to a local thrift store that benefits cats.  A group of local seniors have gotten together and have a thrift store that is operated with donations and these donations all go towards the Miss Kitty Feline Sanctuary here in our town.  Isn't that great?  The thrift store is called Miss Kitty's and there is always something in there that catches your eye.  It's not a very large place, but the items they have are quality items.  The seniors operating the business are just a pleasure to talk to.  They are only open a few hours 3 days a week, so you have to make arrangements to get there during those times.  Which is hard for me, since I work two of those days!  Saturday is my only chance to see what they have and I have to be up and at 'em to see it!

This is what I found....

2 nice containers.  I recently purchased the smaller 2 of these there and when I saw these were left and just $3 each, I snatched them up.  These are very pricey glass jars at World Market.    The black labels are for chalk and what's nice about that is you can continually change up what goes in there...just have some chalk on hand.  Which I don't...but I'll get some next Walmart trip. 

Hannah loves to thrift shop with me, but she has other things on her mind.  Clearly at her age, she's into "other" stuff and containers are not on the top of her list.  She loves old books....old letters.....LP's....anything along those lines...if she finds a bag full of buttons...she wants them...not just any kind of button...but decorative buttons.  That's my girl.   This is what she ended up at Miss Kitty's for $.25 and she was completely satisfied.
A couple of old letters to add to this collection.  She loves to sit and read what others have written.  She has some letters that date back to the early 1900's all the way from California.  To her...this was a great find. She has a special shelf in her room for these type items and I'll be sharing that shelf with you soon.

We headed to Goodwill next....and I found some really good stuff.  I can't wait to share them with you tomorrow!  If Ryder could talk to you right now...he'd say he has the bestest Nana ever!  Some great finds for him yesterday!!

Today, I'm going to rest...take my medicine and hope by tomorrow I'm feeling somewhat better.  This is feeling like a PJ day to me.  



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