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Saturday fun

Saturday we helped our youngest daughter move into her new townhouse/apartment.  It’s not in the nicest looking neighborhood, but the townhouse itself is fabulous!  The living room has an entire wall of windows, with a slider in the middle that opens onto a small fenced patio.  She’ll be able to lock the gate from the inside, pop in one of those patio style doggy doors and finally get a dog!  It has a teeny kitchen but all the appliances you could want and loads of cupboard space!

After unloading our truck we grabbed some brunch, then we marched (okay, we drove) across the street to the St. Vincent dePaul thrift shop.  K wasn’t really looking for anything specific, but when she saw the small sofa covered in a white, green and pink striped fabric she was in love!  With just paying her pro-rated rent for July she was flat broke till Monday.  She begged the sales clerk to tell anyone interested in it that cats had peed on it so when she came in Monday it would still be there!  Well, being the doting parents we are we offered to buy it and let her reimburse us when she got paid.  The original price (I think it was $149) wasn’t bad for the shape it’s in but the sales lady must have liked K because we were able to get it for just under $90 – what a steal!

Then there was the green ottoman that K wanted.  It was square with a removable top for storage and covered in naugahyde.  After singing its praises, she wandered off to browse elsewhere and while Hubs was standing there a woman came up to check out the ottoman.  They chatted a bit and when she put the ottoman in her cart Hubs joked about not letting his daughter see.  She offered to let K have it if she wanted it and Hubs explained that she liked it but wouldn’t be able to buy it after just moving in to her new place.  Can you guess what happened then?  Hmm?

THE WOMAN BOUGHT THE OTTOMAN AND GAVE IT TO K AS A HOUSEWARMING GIFT!!!!  How awesome is that?

We found our own deals too.  When Hubs and I walked in and saw the cat tree we immediately asked how much it was.  These things go for hundreds of dollars at PetCo or PetSmart and it was in excellent shape so I was expecting it to be close to $100.  Nope.  Not even close.  It was under $30!!

Then I found this!

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This is the coolest dress!  It’s been a very long time since I’ve willingly worn anything above the knee.  With my knee issues, the bad leg is quite noticeably larger than the other one.  It’s always annoyed me as I felt that people would stare and be grossed out.  Well Monday I wore this dress over a pair of leggings (interpretation:  clingy spandex, so legs are definitely on display though still covered).  After looking at myself in the full-length mirror in the ladies’ room I could see the different size legs were pretty obvious.  But I shrugged it off.  After all who would be paying attention to my legs when my bazooms looked so damned outrageous in the dress!  And they did too!  Bonus – the draping camouflaged my belly a bit.  It felt very good to receive compliments on my “cute” outfit!

Here’s a close-up of the neckline detail:

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Those are itty bitty beads y’all.  A LOT of itty bitty beads!  Probably hand sewn.  Yikes!  I wish I could have gotten closer so you could see how intricate they are.

Have a great week everyone!

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