Today, April 25, 2009 marks "open season" for two things. First, since it's the first day we've had HOT summer-like weather, it kicked off garage sale season in our area. And secondly, our favorite little ice cream joint, Riverside, opened for the season today.
See, here's the story. Since our guys had to work today (normally they don't work Saturdays) and today was opening day for Riverside, we decided to make it a girls lunch - Mamma, Joy, Heidi, and I. It was a simple enough plan. UNTIL. . . Yep, there it was - a garage sale sign - and just down the road from my house! Maybe it was the weather or maybe it was the fever, but we stopped even though there wasn't a great deal of stuff. The good thing was that even though there wasn't a lot of stuff, what they did have was nice stuff and "priced to sell"!! Of course we hadn't planned to need cash, so some of us (not me :-) had to run to the bank for cash then return for their loot! I mean she bought so much, that the people closed their sale when she left! I'm joking - not about how much stuff she bought, just about them closing up! :-)
Then we were on our way to go get lunch but. . . yep another one! This one was pretty well right on our way too! I mean it might have been down a side street that we've never been on before, but it was pretty well on our way. :-) So, here we go again. Most of the items were odds and ends and a little dated - nothing really caught our attention. . . until someone (who had apparently been there earlier) came and asked if she still had that Coach bag. THAT caught my attention! Now I'm not into this spending outrageous amounts of money for bags and things, but I DO know a brand like that when I hear it, AND I DO like totes and purses just as well as the next girl (more totes than purses). After that, I decided to look a little closer at the table covered with purses and bags. Much to my delight, there were several cute ones. Also, much to my delight, several of them were good brands with tags still on them!
By this point, we're all faint from lack of lunch, but when they took us to the ER for resuscitation, we arrived in stile with cute bags! :-) Totally a joke about the ER!
So, we made our final selections (and then some that the lady threw in for a set price! :-) and. . . told her we'd be back when we had gotten more cash! :-) You'd think we'd learn!
After leaving the second and final sale, we decided to get lunch before we returned. We went to Riverside (which just happens to be owned by my boss' sister) and had our famous order of chicken sandwiches with lots of banana peppers (they know us for that!) then went back to pick up the rest of our loot.
After all that, we had to go shopping for all the necessary stuff like groceries, etc. But even that wasn't such a chore after our "personal well-being" had been taken care of! :-)
Below are some pictures of the four of us at lunch and then three of my four pieces of loot. The fourth was a 5x7 picture frame that I used to put the ice cream cone (below) in to give to Lisa down at Riverside.
We've been married since August 2007 and are the proud parents of two daughters, Madelyn (3/2/11) and Kathryn (7/12/13). Jon has worked with an electrician for three years and is a part of our church worship team. I am blessed to get to spend my days at home being Mommy to our girls.