Monday, April 14, 2008

A Monday Minute

Good Morning! Another Monday is upon us. It feels like I just left my work place when I go in on Monday morning! Oh how I love my weekends. It is so wonderful to me to just be able to stay home. Sometimes I wonder if I couldn't easily become a recluse.

My weekend started Friday afternoon at 4:00. My wonderful bosses let us get off work an hour early on Fridays. One of them will let us leave at 3:00 if he can get away with it. The people I work with are so nice.

My sweetie had a late afternoon appointment so I went to my favorite thrift store and picked up a few treasures. Question: Do you think its wrong to buy items at Church run thrift stores to resell on EBay?

I bought this at the thrift store a couple of weeks ago for 25 cents. My husband tightened up the joints and sprayed several layers of white paint on it. Its perfect for hanging grocery bags on in my sewing room. These are the latest set of grocery bags I have made for my Etsy Shop.

I recently bought a similar wooden peg rack that cost $10.00. So you can't beat the price of this one.

Sometimes I feel the prices at the thrift store don't make sense. My new wooden peg rack was only 25 cents, but cheap plastic pitchers are $1.00. I can buy new ones at the dollar store for $1.00.

After the thrift store I went home and started on my weekend cleaning by vacuuming a good part of the house. This gave me a little head start on Saturday's chores. I really need to choose at least one of my weekly chores to get done each day during the week. Then on Saturdays I could be ahead of the game.

I sewed 3 more grocery bags and made most of another John Deere Pocketbook on Saturday. My sweetie is still selling these as fast as I can make them. I'm only able to get about two a week done. Usually when he takes a new bag with him, he has sold it before noon that day! Amazing salesman, that husband of mine!

Saturday started early. My son worked 12 hour daytime shifts all weekend and had to leave home by 6:30 A.M. So I got up to see him off and make his lunch. My husband and step son also went to work and everybody was out of the house by 7:00 A.M. I finished my vacuuming and got the laundry going. Then I put on my piano cds and sewed and worked around the house. Some of this music makes me cry, so since I was alone I endulged myself.

My sweetie brought home the groceries. This has become our new routine. This way I can stay home most Saturdays.

Sunday my mother and I went to church. This week's message: The Good Shepard. I love this message of love, compassion and mercy. We also stayed after the service for a healing blessing. On the way home we arrived on the scene of an accident as only the second car in line waiting to get through. We actually followed the fire trucks and rescue squad to the scene. An SUV was upside down on the highway with the roof squished. The rescue personnel whisked the person away and hopefully they are ok. The person could easily have been killed. If we had not stayed for the blessing, we might have been involved in or witnessed the accident actually happening! Thank you Lord!

We had no company for Sunday Dinner this weekend, as my daughter, son-in-law and grandbaby needed some time at home, not to mention how expensive the gas is to drive to our house. She says it costs about $20.00 just for the gas to come to our house. She lives about one and 1/2 hours away.

I hope you all have a great Monday and a great week! I've got a busy, busy day coming up, so gotta run!


Anonymous said...

Great weekend report, Debbie. I love Monday mornings because I can catch up on you and your sweetie. You are so industrious! You should come and go through my scraps - no,not scraps, remnants - with me. You would have a bonanza! mljw

Rhonda in OK said...

I am glad you were able to have a nice weekend!

When my kids were at home, we always had peg racks like yours in our bathrooms for towels. They are all still very fond of peg racks and hang them in there homes. I found 3 recently at a garage sale for 25 cents each. Bobby and Jimmy took them very quickly.

about reselling, I think once you buy something at the price a merchant is selling it for, it belongs to you and you can do whatever you want.
Many thrift stores already use Ebay and sort their items before for internet resell before they ever reach the sales floor.

Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie,
What a lovely weekend it sounds like you have had. Love the bags you made. You get so much accomplished!

I thought I was the only one who cried to instrumental music. I have a lovely piano CD that if I listen to I know I will end up crying. But sometimes you just need to, so I do.

It's becoming harder to make long driving trips, isn't it?

I hope you have a lovely week, Debbie. :)

The Nest Egg said...

You do get lots accomplished. It amazes me!

For my insipirational quote of the week on my blog I put one about "time". This is for my own reminder this week that I need to get things done! :)

As for your question about reselling items bought from church thrift stores. I see nothing wrong at all with it!

Have a nice week!


Pen Pen said...

I see nothing wrong with reselling items from the church thrift store. Go for it! Your weekend sounded wonderful and I agree that I, too, could become a recluse. Hubby and I were talking just today about the possibility of me working only part time once we get through this moving transition. I can hardly wait. ;o) I can feel your daughter's pain at the gas pump. My new job is almost an hour away and it costs about $50 a week to drive my three days back and forth to work. My last job was less than ten minutes from home. Big difference!

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