My People

My People
My matched set of grandchildren - Oliver and Cosette

Friday, October 2, 2009

weekend countdown

Wow! You know it’s been a busy Friday when I don’t even start my weekend countdown until after 3!

My day started with a trip to a consignment sale. There is a group that does two consignment sales a year… and I had been given a $50 gift certificate… so I was there when they opened the doors at 8 this morning. I scheduled myself to be at work a little late so I could take my time but it was really neat and well organized. I was able to go right up to the area that had stuff in my size and LOAD UP! I don’t even know how many outfits I got… I’ll count and tell ya later. I would say at least ten outfits for work, a thick hoodie, a couple of nice shirts and a skirt. I got Austin three shirts and a brand new (labels still on them) pair of jeans. I even got a costume princess dress for Sarabeth and Jamie’s dress-up closet. All of that for only $6 of my own money! Woohoo! I did NOT find any jeans for me and I really need jeans. If I had known about this sale a few weeks ago, I would have put my own stuff in it… I have so much practically new stuff that doesn’t fit me… I could have made enough money to buy a few things… oh, well. I’ll get in the spring sale. Or lose weight so I can wear my stuff and sell the big stuff… anyways…. I was in and out in less than fifteen minutes… and I was only about 8 minutes late for work. Not a bad deal!

When I started working through my budget yesterday afternoon I realized that I was in a big old world of hurt and was going to have to postpone a payment or two… and then… I got home and had a nice child support check waiting for me! Right. On. Time! Austin headed out for the mailbox and I said, “buddy, you better pray that your daddy comes through for us!” and Austin came back with it… excited! He knows how much we live on prayer… I wish his childhood hadn’t involved so much struggle… but I’m glad he’s learned to have faith.

He told me last night that one of his friends at school is having stepdad trouble. He said the stepdad gave the kid a bloody lip. Austin was really concerned. I wish that Austin had never lived through a situation that would make him empathetic to a kid in that situation… but I’m proud of him for having the courage to talk to the kid. Austin’s a mess… literally… he’s the messiest kid you could ever imagine… but he’s got such a huge heart. You can’t help but love him.

We’re under two hours to go until the weekend! I’m working tomorrow… like, ONE HUNDRED percent definitely working because I need the hours so I can enjoy my time with Candice and Purple Michael next week…. And I have appointments scheduled so I really have to come in. The time goes by fast. And besides, it’s a bye week for florida so I won’t be missing the Tim Tebow show. I haven’t even checked to see what games are televised tomorrow. I’ll do that tonight.

I set an appointment for a haircut for myself… but I might not wait that long… I might go ahead. Or I might chicken out. I practiced different lengths in the mirror last night. I decided that I’m cute enough to carry a really short hair cut but I would miss playing with my hair. *laugh*

You know… I’m really starting to perk up. Not feeling the same overwhelming weakness that I had for so long. I’ve still got a cough but it’s better. I am starting to feel like I’m going to be well one day!
Ok… hour and a half… it’s ticking away! Have a great weekend, y’all!


Anonymous said...

Cool about the consignment sale ~ I so need to go through the kids' clothes and take them to consignment. Easier to fool with than a yard sale ~ and my kids tend to outgrow long before they wear out clothes (okay, Natalie doesn't grow much any more other than getting taller (and she's taller than you now, btw!), but her tastes do change). I used to make a bundle on baby stuff selling it that way. You can tell you feel better ~ you sound better! Glad to hear it!

Big Mark 243 said...

I will be donating a bunch of clothes when I get 'in country' next week. As for not posting, maybe it is the change of season ... and bouncing back. Take care Heather, and I hope Tim Tebow can bounce back.