Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Flea market finds

I asked Kent to be my chauffeur today. He does that for me occasionally (at least once a week). This time I bought him lunch at Hy-Vee. They had the salad bar or Chinese buffet for $5 each. I bought some things there, then headed over to Target to get something for Mom. We dropped it off at Mom's, ran over to KFC for her lunch and back again.

A couple more stops, but my plans went awry. I only use one kind of antiperspirant/deodorant from Avon, and the place I usually get it is closed on Saturdays (I forgot). So I talked Kent into taking me to the flea market, where there is usually at least one person selling Avon products.

The Avon booth wasn't where I expected it, but I saw this while I was looking:

I had a tin dollhouse when I was a little girl. I don't know if it was this big, but it had this type of shape where the upstairs was smaller than the downstairs and there was a patio upstairs (if I remember correctly). This dollhouse has furniture! And it's $75, which I'm guessing is a fair price for something of this vintage (1960s) with furniture. I think my dollhouse may have been smaller, like this one:


But maybe mine was like the bigger one. I'm not sure - it's been 40-odd years since I had that. And just for good measure, some Fisher-Price toys:

There's a toy camera. It's not the same as the one my cousin had in this picture, but brings back memories just the same:

I'm the one in the middle, my sister is at left and our cousin at right.

Oh, and one more flea market find, the one I actually brought home:

There was a sign with an original price of $15, marked down to $10. The table wobbled a bit, and the seller thought it would be okay on the floor. It still wobbled. I think we can work with that, and I was just about to say, "I'll look around a bit and come back (really meaning to buy it at $10)" and she said, "How about $5?"

So, I couldn't pass it up. I had to take it then, which made Kent happy, because he didn't want me to look around for even 2 more minutes. So I carried it out - it's not as heavy as they seemed to think - and we put it in the trunk of Kent's car. It's in the garage for now - I want to reorganize the living room a bit. I'm planning to put my printer on it. I think I can put the little 2-drawer thing with the printer paper underneath, and there  is a drawer for miscellaneous stuff.

Total spent at flea market:
$3 for Avon antiperspirant
$1 for cute tin I found
$5 for table

And I think we were there for about 10 minutes - way less than my usual timing.

Not bad.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Very powerful, very important message

Embrace Life - always wear your seat belt





(I apologize that it's cut off on the right - click on the video to go to the source and view it better.)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Mixed emotions

It's General Conference today. My usual thing is to stay home with the intention to watch conference online, but hardly ever do. And today it's even more tempting to go back to bed, as I stayed up later than usual (4 a.m. - bad me) and I'm soooo tired.

But on Wednesday I did a family history presentation for the Young Women. We ran out of time and didn't get my real goal done, which was to get names the YW can take to the temple for the youth temple trip this month. So I told them I would bring my laptop and we could work on it between sessions. There's a potluck, but it shouldn't take the whole two hours.

I'm so tired, and I'm not sure if it's allergies or the beginning of a cold, but my bed looks real good right now ...

I'm going to see if I can get Cayla to get up.

Update: I called Mom, she's not going. Cayla is nearly as tired as I am. I'll try to make myself available for the YW at other times before the trip.