Here you go, here is the picture of all my goodies. I'll do a list under it, too. It was a successful trip with lots of goodies. The only thing in the picture that I didn't buy is the Saucony shoes, my friend got those for me since they were my size and in such great shape.
Yellow pot with lid (I have a larger version of this pot that I've had forEVER that was my mom's and gran's. I love that I found a small version!)
PayDay board game (I've been looking for this for years)
An undated planner
A mostly empty six-ring planner binder
A full six-ring planner
A travel set (shampoo, lotion, soap, washcloth, hanger for the tub and a little pouch that I haven't opened)
Three Starbucks tumblers (I have one just like the mint green one but in yellow.)
A Myrtle Beach coffee cup
A NEW Switch Lite Mario-themed case (it has the screen protectors and cleaning cloth!)
A planetarium thingee
A Sakroots convertible bag. You can carry it as a backpack or a cross-body! Very neat.
Very crazy but fun trip. We went to seven or eight different Goodwill stores. It was fun and as you see, I got a lot of stuff. Today I'm just staying home and relaxing and enjoying the peace and quiet. ^__^
I needed to go to the grocery store today and I really did not want to! I had to mail out a few things, so I figured while I was out doing that, I'd run to the grocery store and get s few things I needed. I got my groceries and I think I remembered everything I went for! Yay! While I was in there, I was looking at the cakes and things and decided to get myself a treat! They have these larger cupcakes so I bought one for myself.
Let me tell you, it was delicious! I meant to pick up a few non-food items and I was going to stop at Family Dollar one the way home but I figured I'd get that another day. None of the things I was planning on getting is an immediate need so it was okay. I'm tired and I am hoping to be able to crash early tonight It's been a long time since I've been able to do that and it sure would be nice.
So, I didn't post the last two days. Sorry about that. I meant to yesterday, but it didn't happen. My friend and did a thrift trip yesterday. I didn't think we were because I was broke. My friend said he'd spot me if I found anything I wanted. I agreed and we went. We went to Reidsville, Walkertown, and Mayodan. I found a pair of Ryka shoes at the Salvation Army. I love Ryka and these looked pretty new and they were my size. They will replace my daily shoes that were also a pair of Ryka that I bought brand new at the beach in 2018.
At the Reidsville Goodwill, I found a nice Starbucks holiday mug from 2013. I'm always happy to find those. My friend was looking in electronics and I found something. We checked it out and it was a vintage hair dryer from Sears. It's all in one. It's a plastic case and everything is inside. The bonnet for your hair, the hose that goes to it, and the power cord. Totally compact and totally cool! It was $6." It's even got a built-in plastic carry handle. My friend said it was small enough to carry to the beach. He is right!
We went from there to Walkertown. Last time, I saw and left a Fossil bag. I was sort of hoping it would still be there, but it wasn't. It was priced at $20 which is not bad for a Fossil, but I didn't have it. I didn't have it yesterday either, but my friend said he'd spot me the money if I found another purse I wanted. This particular Goodwill prices nicer name brand handbags are a bit more. There was an off-white or Bone as they call it Sak bag. I debated on it and debated on it and left it. As we sat in the parking lot, my friend told me that if I wanted it, I better get it or I'd regret it. He was right. I want back and got it. I took a picture of it today:
It's lovely and I love it! I don't think I've ever mentioned the seat covers. If I have, sorry! We found those on another thrift trip some time back at the Salvation army. The pink and black looks nice with Goontz dark interior. :)
Thrilling title, I know! :p I went out and mowed my front lawn today. I really didn't want to, but it needed it, so I went ahead and did it. I didn't do much else! I did write, and that is about all I did. Absolutely thrilling post today, eh? :p
Yes, I just hit 50,000 words for CampNaNo! Yes, I plan to go on. I actually wrote like crazy today and got over 4000 words! I was on a roll. I wrote earlier today. I wasn't going to leave the house today, so I had plenty of time to write. I could write more, but I'm going to give myself a break until tomorrow. I didn't do a lot more than writing today. It's been a slow day. I've been at my desk on the MBP since I ate breakfast. I need to run out and turn off the water. I turned it on to wash off Goontz yesterday and forgot to turn it off. We are under a freeze warning tonight! I don't want my hose to break.
I took another picture of my 'new' Fossil bag. It's not a great shot, but it's much better than he one I took last night! Here it is:
I have plastic bags in it to give it shape while it's not being used. It's so supple and nice. I'll probably save it for fall/winter time. I just checked the weather on my MBP and it's currently 48˚! It is pretty chilly inside, too. I am going to have to put on a sweater or a hoodie in a bit. I already put away my heater for the year and I'm not getting it back out. I could just be lazy and get on my pajamas and snuggle under the covers in my bed. That sounds pretty nice, actually! I think I'm going to organize my Starbucks cards and then crash on my bed and relax. I have the cards that aren't the regular size ones in two disk boxes. I would like to have them sorted by year like I do the other ones. Here are the two file boxes and the cards:
These work great! The little one is for the smaller ones that are on a single card, the bigger box is for the weird-sized ones. It works out well! They stay organized and dust-free, too! I just finished organizing them. They look better and they are all in order.
So, my friend and thrifted today as we usually do on Tuesday. We did it a bit differently though. We ate at a place here for the first time and it was delicious. I got a Philly steak and cheese and it was delicious! The only way it could have been better is if it had been bigger. We went to Martinsville VA first. I only found one thing at the Goodwill there. A belt bag with flying / in space tacos! LOL It was too cute not to buy. We then went to Eden NC to the Goodwill there. I found a glass turtle candle holder. It's heavy. I also found an old holiday Starbucks tumbler (back when they still had the short size (8oz) tumblers. My friend got me a Monopoly game in there too. It's Monopoly city which I don't have. I'm adding it to my Monopoly collection! :)
We left there and went to Reidsville. The Salvation Army store closes at 5 pm, so we missed that today. We did to the Goodwill and I found another nice Fossil bag. This is s brown satchel with leather embossed with designs. Very nice. I also found a Starbucks thermos from 2006. I look it up and it was part of a camping/travel set. The next time I go, I'll look and see if the cups are there. I don't think so, but I'll look. I have always wanted a Starbucks thermos, so I was glad to find this. I also got a little metal note holder, a metal sign with the Eiffel tower on it, and Paris. It was originally from Hobby Lobby and was $12 new. I got it for $1.49. :) I also got a Hello Kitty game for the DS lite. I saw it last time and didn't get it, I said if it were there when I went back, I would get it and I did. I haven't played it yet, but I will. It's got Kerroppi in it. YAY!!!!!! :D
OH! I also got a little yellow candle/lantern thingee from World Market. I got a green one in there a few trips back and I was hoping the yellow one just like it was still there. It was and now it's mine. I was happy to get it and I'll display them together. I came home and got my writing done. I didn't have anything written before I left and I was able to get down 24017 words! Whoo-hoo! Now I just have a few more things to do and I'm going to crash. OH! I did mow some in the backyard when I got home. I forgot all about that. It was getting really bad in one area, so I got it while I was still dressed from going out. I'm so glad to have that done.
This isn't the best picture ever, but here is the bag. It's so soft and supple and I love it.
So, I thought my friend and I were not going to thrift today. He had the day off and didn't mention it so I was settled in at my desk ready to spend the day on my Mac and write and just enjoy my day. He had texted me earlier this morning and didn't mention going, so I thought that was that. He texted around 2 this afternoon and mentioned going. I really wanted to just stay at home, but I agreed to go. I dressed and went out and washed off Goontz. It's pollen season and my Goontz had a layer of yellow/green pollen all over. I got that done and then waited for my friend. He came and we went to Reidsville. He ate at Bojangles and then went to the Salvation Army store. I found a Sony clock radio for $2, a pack of Post-it note page flags, (Well two packs), and a package of pretty napkins. Don't judge me! lol We went to the Goodwill and I only found one item. It's a Jack o lantern metal candle holder that originally came from Bath and Body Works. It was very cute and caught my eye so I got it.
We then went to the Goodwill in Walkertown NC. I found a little purple jack o lantern candle holder in there. I also found a very nice little cabinet/stand. Here is a picture. It still has the letter stickers from where it was assembled and the price sticker. It was only $8 and I am not sure where I'm going to put it, but it's in excellent condition. The drawer works well and the shelf is adjustable.
It will be a nice addition to my house. I just have to figure out where I'm going to use it! We went to Mayodan after that and I only found two things. A disk holder and a sleep mask. The disk holder is a Fellows brand and it was for computer disks back in the day. It will be perfect to hold my specialty Starbucks cards. I was going to search for one of these for that purpose and this one was there so I got it. It's in great shape, too! Speaking of Starbucks cards, several I ordered on eBay arrived today! I was happy to get them. I only have one thing that I'm waiting on now and that is a Starbucks tumbler. I saw it in-store when I went to the 'new' Starbucks in Greensboro and I knew I wanted it. I decided to look on eBay. I knew I'd have to pay more for it, but I found one that was only a few dollars more with free shipping so that saves me trying to find it at the local Starbucks. :)
I forgot to mention that I found a Fossil purse at the Walkertown store but I had to pass it up as it was priced pretty high. I was short on funds. My friend got the little cabinet for me. He would have gotten the purse too and let me pay him back for both, but I'm still doing monthly payments on the Docs! We went back to Reidsville before heading home and ate at Carmela's.
Yes, I realize I didn't post last night. Sorry about that. I only went out once yesterday and that was to pick up a gardening bucket at Lowe's. They have a promotion going through the month of April where you can go each week and get some things for free. This week was a bucket with a bag of potting soil, plant food, gardening gloves, and seeds! Very cool! You can use the bucket and do container gardening or plant the seeds elsewhere. I am not sure what next week's 'kit' will be, but this was very cool. While I was out, I called my bestie to see if she would like STarbucks. She is recovering from Covid, so she can't really go out right now. I took her a peppermint white mocha (her favorite) and place it outside her back door and hurried away! :p I felt a little treat would be nice for her. I got myself one, too! :p
Today, my friend and did a thrifting trip. He did not get off at noon like he sometimes does on Friday, so we had to wait until he got off at 2:30. We went to Greensboro and ate at Herbie's place. They have breakfast all day and it's good, too! We ate and then went to five Goodwill stores over there and we didn't even get to all of them! I found some goodies, too! Remember the Sak bag that I found at the beach and didn't get and then bought on eBay? The one I found in teal later and then had two? Well, one of the Goodwill stores had it in purple! Now I have three versions of that bag. :p I also picked up another Sak bag in there that is blue. It was very pretty and in excellent shape. I found two Starbucks things. One at two different Goodwill stores. One is a plastic 16oz tumbler and one is a lidded ceramic tumbler from the holiday collection in 2011! Very cool. Here are those finds:
I have another green tumbler like this one that I bought in the store back in the early days of me going to Starbucks. This one is just like it with a different design. The ceramic was is nice and in perfect condition, not a nick or scratch on it! Other finds today were a small paper cutter, some pens, a ream of printer paper for $2, a cute Mario Bros mushroom zipper case, three ceramic jack o lanterns and one big fabric 'bucket' jack o lantern, and a weather alert radio just like the one I found on the way home from the beach last year. This is the same radio, only the newer model and it wax still in the box and had the manual. It will be nice to have backup or I could put it in another part of the house. Speaking of weather alerts, it's storming here and the lightning was so intense I could see it through my blinds. I was waiting for a loud BOOM! I hope I don't lose power before I get this posted. Yikes! :P
In one Goodwill, I saw a pair of almost brand new Nike shoes and they were my color and they were in my size. My friend bought them for me. Yay! I love them and they'll probably replace my daily shoes. I even wore them for a bit after I got them to test them out. Pretty comfy. like Nike shoes so its was a nice thing to find. I have one more picture to share. I took a picture of the pretty little tree in the parking lot at Herbie's. Here you go!
Such a pretty little tree! :) I forgot to mention that after we left one Goodwill and were headed to another, we passed a Starbucks that I'd never been to. My friend asked if I wanted to stop, I said YES!!!!!!!!! lol, I got a peppermint white mocha again and was able to grab a stack of cards to add to my collection. I also saw a Tumber I want. :p I didn't get it, but it's on my 'want list' now.
Yeah, today was supposed to be a nice relaxing one. No going anywhere or doing anything. That got blown out of the water this afternoon! I was sitting at my desk watching a YouTube video of Yuzuru Hanyu. He is amazing! Those jumps, wow. He is also very kawaii and that doesn't hurt. Anyway! I was watching one of his performances and my phone beeped. My friend was texting me. I wasn't expecting to hear from him today since we walked on Monday and thrifted yesterday. He wanted to walk a bit and then go to this pizza place we like. I really did not want to go but I agreed. I got dressed and met him at the trail. We walked a short walk. Just a mile this time, and then got in my car and went to Milton, NC where this pizza place is. We both got a pizza. I have a lot of leftovers for tomorrow and that is after eating some for dinner!
Last night, I was looking everywhere for my Fitbit charger and I could NOT find it. I looked for hours and finally found it after 1 am I immediately charged the darn thing. While I was doing that, I was afraid I'd not find it before bed, so I opened the Inspire HR one that I won some time back. I had looked at it, but never really taken it out of the packaging. I charged it up in case I had to use it. Well, since I found my charger, I wore my regular Fitbit today. I decided to add the Inspire to my account tonight. It is water-resistant, and I figured it would be great for the beach. I could get it in the ocean or the pool with no issues. It came with a plain black band which is nice and I ordered a cloth-type colorful one back when I first got it. I ordered a couple of bands for it tonight on Amazon. One a cloth band in blue and one a stainless steel band. That will be good if I need to be a bit dressy. I like it. It seems to have all the features of my Charge, too! I just wish there were more clock faces to pick from. Now that I downloaded the manual and see that you can swipe on the screen for stuff, it's even better! It does the text notifications just like my old one. I think I'll like it. It's nice to have a choice. I can wear either one as long as I sync whichever one I'm wearing before switching! The inspire is a lot lighter than the Charge and it's got a smaller display too.
I wasn't sure if my friend wanted to go thrifting today or not. He didn't mention it when we went walking yesterday. He texted me when he got off work today and said if we were going he was going to go straight home from work and then come right on. He did and we headed out. We went to Reidsville to Salvation Army first. I got a pair of shoes for the beach. I'm not a fan of sandals or flip-flops, but I had told myself if I found a nice pair I'd buy them for the beach. I did. They are pretty nice, too. We went and ate at Bojangles and then went to the Goodwill in Reidsville. I found a blank journal, a wooden snowman thingee, and a Starbucks Bodin french press. ^___^ I am always happy to add things to my Starbucks collection so I was very happy to find this! We went to Mayodan and I found a cute nurse's clipboard. It's metal and it folds in half to save space, pretty neat, I got some candles in there, a net laundry bag, a disk planner (it's academic for '20-'21 but I can redate it or buy another set to go in it. I have a mini-disk one but I didn't have a full-size one! :) I found one more thing in there. On the top shelf in one section was a Keurig box. I pulled it down to look and it was heavy! I thought it was a Keurig at first but then I saw a lot of divider boxes in it. I thought it might be beads or jewelry-making supplies and it was $10 so I bought it. It IS jewelry-making supplies and beads! It's very organized too, a dream for me as I love things organized. It even has a couple of little bed design mat/boards in there! Very cool and it has a lot of stuff in that box. Worth well over the $10 I spend. I already have a lot of beads and a little bit of jewelry making stuff, now I have tons. I might even try my hand at making some and opening an Etsy shop! ^_^ We'll see. When I say it's a lot of stuff, it's a LOT of stuff! Look:]
On the top row, you see the two bead design boards
The two plastic divider cases on the left are jewelry-making supplies, the three plastic handle boxes on the right are beads. Each different kind of bead is in its own little case inside the big case. So organized. and so very neat. The little bag has a few odds and ends including some beading 'thread' for bracelets. It was a great haul! We also went to the Walkertown Goodwill. I found a wallet, an old version of Password, another pair of beach shoes, and a black zip-up bag full of ink pads! This was a nice find as I have a lot of stampers and I can always use more ink pads. It was a pretty decent trip. I think I am broke now, though! Lol
This morning I was awake before my Fitbit would usually go off and wake me up. I waited for it to go off and it never did! I thought it might be broken or something. Well, I look at my arm and it's not there! I took it off to charge it last night and forgot to put it back on! LOL! I am glad I woke up anyway! Sheesh! I got a few things done today that needed doing. I washed a load of laundry and I wash two weeks' worth of dishes. That was pretty insane and I'm glad to have them done. I do have two dishes that I didn't finish because they need to soak Once they do, they'll be easy to finish cleaning and I'll have all the dishes done. I never mean to let them get so backed up. I didn't do them last week because I didn't use that sink to wash my hair, so I didn't have to wash them to use it! It will be all clean and ready for me to use tomorrow.
I usually wait and put away the laundry on Sunday, but I just may go get those things out and put them away tonight to save myself some time tomorrow. That way I can wash my bed linen and dry it without having to wait to put away the laundry to toss it in the dryer. I only wrote a little today. That is okay as I've been writing a lot more most days. A day of less writing is okay. Only 527 words. I might write a few more after posting this, but I doubt it. I really would like to put away the laundry tonight. I haven't slept well lately, so maybe I can convince my brain to let me go to bed early tonight! I can certainly try! I am sitting here yawning my head off but as soon as I get in bed to sleep, I'll be wide awake. It never fails!
Yeah, there were absolutely no plans to thrift today. My friend has been saying he'd put new tires on Goontz since we've driven it so much and it was needed new tires when he got it. He took it today and got tires. He then wanted me to drive it to see how it felt with the new tires. That was nice. I switched spots with him and we went by Wendy's for me to grab a bite to eat as it was past my lunchtime. After that, we went to Cookout so he could get a shake. He mentioned drying on the highway and said something about Eden, NC. I said, how about Martinsville instead. That is what we did. We went to the Goodwill in Martinsville and the one in Bassett (just up the road about 10 minutes). At the first GW, I found some Avery address labels new in the package, three packs of business card binder pages, (I use these for my Starbucks cards), a purple binder with some divider inserts already in there, a cute little canvas bag, and a plastic kitchen spoon! That was a nice little haul. We went to the Bassett one and I found a pair of Dr. Martens in my size that looked almost brand new. They were $40 and I didn't have that much, so my friend got them and I'm going to pay him back $10 a month for the next four months. Cool! They are pretty cool, they are a bit shiny and look either purple or burgundy. Just depends on the lighting. They are very cool and I've never had a pair of Docs. Here they are:
Cool, yes? My size, in great condition for a good price, and they are comfy! I was very pleased to get them. The only other thing I found in there was a puzzle. I got it for .69¢. I really need to start working on puzzles again! While we were out, we went by the car wash and washed Goontz. Later, we took it by another car wash and I vacuumed it well. My Goontz has new tires, is clean inside and out and I'm pleased! ^_^
Here is the cute little bag. It has blueberries on it! It has a tag that says, "Stonewall Kitchen" in it. I just thought it adorable and had to have it. It rang up a whole .99¢!
Impromptu thrift trips are fun! In other news, my set of Styluses that I ordered from Amazon came today. I also received my order from eBay of two DS games. One is Scribblenauts and one is an Adventure Time game! YAY! The AT game is, "Hey Ice King! Why Did You Steal Our Garbage??!" :p
So I was sitting at home on the laptop and my friend texted and asked if we were going to Reidsville today. I said sure if he wanted. I got dressed and then went over to his house. He pulled up right after I did, so that was great timing. We got on the road after he went in for a few and went to the Salvation Army store first. I found a few things in there. I found a removable purse organizer (can also be used for bullet journal organization), a clear zipper pouch for a binder, a puzzle, a little Post-it note dispenser, and I think that was it. My friend found a nice car phone holder and bought it for me. We left there and went to Pete's to eat. After Pete's, we went to the Goodwill. Wait, he ran by a music store first, and then we went to Goodwill. At Goodwill, I found a Fossil bag, It's one of the Key.Per bags. It still had its key and little 'charm' thingee, too! I also found a little wooden 'basket' with jack o lanterns on both ends, I got a mini lunchbox with snowmen on it, and a nice Kitchen Aid kettle. I've been meaning to buy a kettle and I saw this one and it's in great shape and the inside is very clean. We left there and went back to Pete's and got ice cream before heading back to Danville. We went to the two Goodwill stores here. We went to the regular one and I only found one thing. It was a cute ceramic Jack o lantern. We went to the other one. Now, for this store, we went once several years ago and they were rude and really pissed me off and I haven't been back since. I decided to give them one more chance and we went tonight. Luckily it was different people working and much nicer ones, too! I got TWO Fossil bags! I also found a CD, a little package of Jack O lantern bags/envelopes, and a little thing of notes that are shaped like A's, and the little container that holds them has A's on it too. Very cute It was a good thrift trip! I wasn't really expecting it. I thought he would want to skip it but he didn't. I am glad he didn't. Three 'new' Fossil bags! :) It seems like I am forgetting something but I can't remember what it is! I did write today. I actually got in a little over 2000 words! I'm still trying to decide if I'm going to do CampNaNoWriMo this year and if I do, what I'm going to do for it. I don't have a lot of time left to figure it out!
I just remembered the other thing I got tonight. The GW I gave another chance to had clothes hangers 10 for $1 so I got one pack. I seem to always be out of hangers! So, that is it, the accounting of my day. I am home and I'm going to get off this laptop as soon as I post this. I am going to relax a bit before bed and re-read what I wrote today. I have two packages that I hope are coming tomorrow. One package has two DS games that I found on eBay and the other package is a set of styluses for it. The first order never came and the seller refunded me so I ordered another set on Amazon. I know Ill get those! The next thing I want to get for it is a replacement bottom screen and then a clear case for the outside but those can both wait.
I didn't take a single picture today. :p I have spent most of the day being lazy. I did wash clothes and then pulled up a rug and toss it in to wash alone. It needed it! I used to wash small rugs all the time. Of course, that was back when I had a washer with an agitator. I have a HE one now that has the low water thing and no agitator. I swear it doesn't now clean clothes like the old kind. If I ever have to replace it, I'm getting an agitator or a better washer!
I was supposed to get a small package from Amazon today. I was at my desk in the window all day and never saw the mail truck or anyone delivering. I checked my package tracking about 5:45 and it said it couldn't be delivered because of 'animal interference'. I have no pets. I think they were just lazy and didn't bother to come to my street today. They must have realized that I had a package with tracking and put that to give a reason why they didn't deliver. So annoying. When I got those pen refills at Goodwill and ordered a pen to use them in, I ordered the wrong pen. I kept it anyway and looked up the correct pen. That is what I had coming today. I have so many refills, I thought getting the correct pen would be a good idea! Now I have to wait until Monday. Boo!
I wrote today. I was glad to do it as I only wrote about 500 words last night. Today I edited that bit and then added 1500 more words. Much better word count! I would have written more but it's getting late and I'm tired. Plus, I wanted to post here.
We did a thrift trip today. We went to Reidsville to Salvation Army and Goodwill. I didn't buy anything in SA, but I found a cool Starbucks tumbler from 2006 in Goodwill! :) I add pictures at the end of this post. From there, we went to the little restaurant we found on Friday in Stokesdale and ate. When then went to the Goodwill in Mayodan. I found a box of Rolodex cards that fit the little Rolodex I bought Friday. It has 1000 in it, so I should not run out anytime soon! :p That was a whole dollar, too! We left there and headed to Eden. Since we were in Eden, we stopped by the Goodwill there. There were two Sak bags and a Fossil wallet. I didn't get any of those though as I was already low on cash and I couldn't see spending that much. The bags were nice but not really my style. The wallet I would have gotten just because it was Fossil. It really wasn't one I would use. The only thing I bought in there was a set of whiteboard markers. I never seem to have a working whiteboard marker when I need it. This was a pack of ten with some cool colors other than the usual blue, green, red, and black. :) It was a decent little trip and my friend was nice enough to fill my car up when we got back since we've taken two thrifting trips since I filled it up recently. :)
I just realized that you can see Homer going, "Whoo Hoo!" in the background. He must like my tumbler. :p