The last few times I’ve been to Goodwill, they haven’t had any books I wanted. Today I found a bunch.
I also saw, but did not buy(!), a bunch of 8-track tapes.
And bonus begface. Did you know that cute aggression is a real thing? I just want to squish him and nibble on his adorable ears.
Slide boxes! They aren’t a perfect solution, but they’re an improvement over the Ziploc bags my grandpa’s slides were stored in.
I grabbed the Tori Amos piano books for my youngest brother. I used to drag him to shows when he was a wee tot, and one of them was Tori. He’s always loved her music.
The Noel Streatfield book reminded me of a childhood friend who died a few years ago. She introduced me to Dancing Shoes and Trixie Belden.
And a couple of pairs of jeans, Shel Silverstein, and some old, cloth covered binders, to round it all out.
I had another round of fasting bloodwork this morning. Ugh. I decided I needed some retail therapy afterward, so I went to Goodwill.
The store on my side of town moved and had their grand opening on Tuesday, so this was my first visit to the new location. It’s huge! Things are still a little jumbled, in the book section, but that’s okay. That didn’t slow me down much.
The big books on the bottom are full of illustrations that I’ll use for collage.
The little Laura Ingalls Wilder book is her journal of her and Almanzo’s move from De Smet, south Dakota, to Mansfield, Missouri, where they settled permanantly. I dont think it’s the entire journal (I’ve read it but don’t own it). It’s packaged for young readers, with a foreword by Rose Wilder, so I’m betting it’s pretty heavily edited. It has quite a few pictures I’ve bever seen, though, so I grabbed it up.
I also found a pair of Yaktrax for $5. Now I can walk Frances when there’s ice, withought killing myself.
Because I needed more books, right? A few of them are kiddie books with illustrations for collage.
Look at this itty bitty pear bowl! It’s tiny. About 3 inches across and an inch deep. I am smitten with it.
I went to both of our Goodwills today. I usually don’t go to the west side, but Michael’s is over there and I needed paper, so.
I found Vans instead of Chucks this time. OMGRED with little rainbows. Also the obligatory books, some pencils, a tackle box for watercolors, and hanging files. You can never have enough hanging files.
I also saw two different groups of old order Mennonites and a Buddhist monk. Everyone was out thrifting today!
Today’s Goodwill haul wasn’t as epic as the last one, but I scored a nice camera bag (great size, too), puke brown plaid Chucks, and a couple of picture books for collage.
I got a stack of books, some clothes, and an XL dog crate today. With the Friday coupon and my store discount card, the total was $21.51.
The crate was filthy. I spent an hour scrubbing it with Pine Sol. Well worth the effort, though, considering the same crate is $150 at PetCo.
Also “animal confinement device.” I’m going to be laughing about that for days.
I’m not a huge fan of pink, but I found a pair of bright pink Chucks at Goodwill. plus some books, two pairs of jeans, a picture frame, and some plain, shallow bowls. All for just over $20. Not a bad thrifting haul.
I celebrated Independence Day by going to Goodwill and buying books, glorious books.
Polly celebrated by meditating.