You won't believe this but guess what we did tonight? We went back to Reidsville! No, seriously! We went and ate at Carmela's. I got the fettuccine alfredo and it was sooooo good. They had a special on pizzas so he bought us both one to go! Why? Well, we are under a bad winter storm warning. Lots of ice is expected. The last storm over the weekend caused many people to be without power here in the city. Luckily, we both got through that with no outages, but we are probably going to have them this time. I have put supplies in my room and I'm ready! I have everything I need except a can opener. LOL! I forgot to add that to my stash. I figured it would be warmer to just stay in here and put a towel under the door and try to keep warm in here. (If there is no power) I brought supplies and stuff and I'm about to charge up my jump box so it will be fully charged to charge my phone and my MacBook Pro! I have candles set aside, snacks, Sterno, and everything I need. I remembered something after I posted last night. I don't need a lot of ice cubes, I have a bunch of those ice 'bricks' I can put them in a cooler and keep things cool is need be! I wish I had been able to go out and hunt down one of my hard-sided coolers, but I never got around to it. I think I'm prepared.
As for thrifting, we did! We got a late start, so no Salvation Army store, but we did hit Goodwill and I got some great stuff! I found a Starbucks tumbler (cold cup 16oz) and it still has the straw! I found two Cricut items, one is a package of cutting pads/mats. I can use those in regular crafting. They also had a Cricut accessories kit. It had a lot of items AND a paper cutter. My old paper cutter's blade needs replacing and the blade for it coats more than this entire set! This Cricut accessory set retails for $50! I got it for $2.99. SCORE! I mainly wanted it for the cutter, but I would like to get a Cricut one day, so the rest will be kept safe in case I do! I also found a wallet I liked and a laptop bag that is big enough for my MacBook Pro 15". It's a Victorinox brand and it's sturdy! I was going to pass on it but it was only $1.99 and I couldn't beat that deal. It had the padded section for the laptop and it has an organizer section, too. It's pretty nice. It has been well used, but it's in great shape. I love all the compartments. Now I have a choice between it and my backpack laptop bag! I just looked at it again and I keep finding compartments I didn't know it had! :p
Oh! I forgot one more thing. I found some Corelle dinner plates. I love these things as they are very difficult to break and I had wanted to buy a set of them or just some plates to add my set. I am missing a few. The individual plates are pretty expensive. They had eight plates cellophaned together for $3.99! The pattern is very cute, too and I love them. I love Corelle because they are sturdy, almost unbreakable, and they last FOREVER. It was a great thrifting trip! I will have an entire set of these and the other set of mine. They had the matching saucers, too but I didn't get them. If they still have the when we get back, I'll get those too. I was not leaving without those plates! I love thrifting!
After we left Goodwill, we ran by Pete's so my friend could get ice cream. I had noticed last night that the menu said coffee, hot chocolate, and cappuccino. Well, I got a cappuccino and it was delicious! :p After that, we headed back here. I finished getting my supplies together and now I'm writing this. I need to do my French lesson and I want to write a little more. I may not as it's so late. I wrote a little over 1300 words, so that isn't too bad! Even if I don't have power tomorrow, hopefully, I'll still have data on my phone so I'll try to post. That year that the hurricane came through and I was out of power for over 24 hours, my data went screwy too! Boo on that!
Here are the pictures of the cup, bag, and plates.
I'm glad we went, we might not get to go again for awhile!