I’ll save the super fun exciting announcement for the end of this post! 🙂
I’ve been meaning to make a few confessions for a long time, and as it so all too often goes with confession, I’ve been putting it off. Here they are, in no particular order.
1. I don’t make my own yogurt all the time. In fact, I’ve made it only a handful of times since I got pregnant with Mark (i.e. over 2.5 years ago). I know, I know, I told you that it was so easy and economical and you should make it too. That’s still true. But we stopped eating as much yogurt as we used to and it just seemed too hard to do. I did make it a couple weeks ago, to use extra milk. Yesterday, I even gave a lesson to two friends on how to make it. I think I’m probably going to attempt to start making it again because I want to incorporate it back into our diet and it’s SO much cheaper to make it. But, yes, I’ve felt bad for two years that you thought I made yogurt but I didn’t. Now you know.
2. I’m not actually that patriotic. When I went to the fair to pick up my items, I discovered that I hadn’t won red, white, and blue ribbons. Rather, I won a blue, two reds, and a VERY pale light blue. Very pale light blue turns out to be an honorable mention with no prize money so poor me only made $26 at the fair. Very pale light blue also turns out to look white under the fluorescent lights of the fairgrounds, hence my claim of being patriotic. Hope you aren’t too disappointed.
3. I wash my hair twice a week now. I know. GASP! How can I claim to be even close to crunchy or old-fashioned washing my hair that much? I used to only wash my hair once a week but really I needed to wash it every 5-6 days. But that meant that the day I washed my hair changed every week, which bugged me. Washing my hair takes so much time that I get annoyed when I have to do it. So I prefer to know when I’m going to do (being Type A and organized and all that). So now, I wash my hair on Wednesday mornings and a weekend day and life is good.
I hope you’ll consider still reading my blog even though I’ve kept all of this from you for so long. 😉
And now, for the super fun exciting announcement!!
On Saturday, I bought jeans, two pairs, at a THRIFT STORE!! Ta da! This is the first time that I’ve managed to remember to go thrift store shopping in advance of actually having a need for something . And not only did I find jeans (two pairs!) but I found a soap dish for our bathroom, a couple baskets that I’ve been wanting, some fun paper for Ellie to use for making art during quiet time, a mug for Mark so he can have tea in a mug too, two boxes of lids and rings for canning, and some bins for putting our dishcloths under our sinks. All that (plus a bit more) for around $40, the cost of one pair of jeans (easily) at a store. Plus, I’m thankful to have not caused any more damage to the environment nor supported any more slave labor with my purchase. (See my KIOS post here if you’re confused about why this is a super fun exciting announcement.)
Somehow, I managed to choose two pairs which were both made in 2004 (I think, if I’m reading the labels correctly). I guess that means my tastes are about 10 years behind the fashion times. They’re not perfect but they’ll get me through until I find the perfect ones. And at $8/pair, I don’t mind them not being perfect.
The best part about both pairs is that I don’t have to hem them (a good thing, considering how long it took me to hem my last pair.)
Great thrift store haul! I found three pairs at vv on Saturday, one a bit short, one just right, and one too long. (Reminds me of the three bears!). But the too long one was 1/2 price, and my favorite brand, so worth hemming. All three were under $8 each!
Awesome, Mom! You could hem up the ones that are a bit too short to capri length and wear them this summer. 🙂
Amazingly enough I found 4 pairs of jeans at the thrift store a couple of months ago. I went because I needed jeans, and **gasp** actually found them. I always go to the book section first and let the kids pick out some books. Then they sit and read while I shop. I felt kinda guilty about buying so many pairs at one time but it seemed so unreal to find them- favorite brands – that I did it anyway. $35. Funny what makes us happy?
Sounds great, Crystal! That’s a great tip for the books. This time, I was lucky enough to get to go by myself but I’ll keep that in mind the next time I’m there with my kids. And hurray for 4 perfect pairs of jeans for $35!!
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