1. I'm baack! Well. I didn't really go anywhere...but my Internet connection did! And how is a girl (in this modern day and time) supposed to do anything without a properly working wifi signal? Kindle, netflix, laptop, Hulu...even my printer. All communications any of you might have received from me during the past few weeks have been entirely a fluke. It turned out our modem was on the blink (and defective). It also turned out that our modem's warranty was expired. Of course. So a hundred bucks later.
2. I've hit a bit of a plateau with my weight loss. I've weighed the same for about 2 weeks now. I know. Patience! But frankly, I don't have the luxury for patience concerning this matter! Dr. Oz and Dr. Katz (with their combined wisdom) have informed me (via their book) that I need to switch things up a bit.
3. I'm still doing well overall. For one...I had to go buy new jeans. I almost lost my jeans at Aldi's last week. Literally. They were falling off. It was only because of my super human reflexes that all of Aldi's wasn't exposed to my pink spunkies.
4. So I did what any self respecting thrifty girl would do. I hit the Thrift Stores.
5. Hello. My name is Rebekah and I have a problem. The Thrift Store.
6. I love the Thrift Store. I have no qualms whatsoever about bringing home your (supposed) junk.
7. Do you realize I've lost a whole shoe size already? Troy bought me a pair of super cute sandals. That Zip! At The Thrift Store. I haven't been able to wear sandals that Zip in ages.
8. I also buy my Tupperware at The Thrift Store.
9. There is a particularly great store here in town that is run by a group of volunteers of an older generation. One sweet volunteer gentleman told me very frankly one day that a lovely purple and red hat (of the Purple Hatters) was probably owned by someone who died off. Translation: A lot of this stuff comes from those who have "died off" and whose belongings are then donated to the store.
10. Which is why I have such a fantastic collection of Tupperware. I have some of the old stuff. Classic. Gold and orange. It never dies.
11. And even though I am a proud owner and user of a Kindle, I still have a bit of a problem with The Book. I like them. I bring home way too many. This week alone I brought home a book about King Henry VIII, a classic by Beverly Cleary (who Josiah is enjoying) and a 45 pound Bible commentary for The Studly Muffin.
12. The Studly Muffin probably has said Bible commentary in a variety of shapes and sizes (all much smaller than this boulder of a book), but I guarantee that none of them cost a buck. A whole dollar! That's all I paid for all of that good insight.
13. You would think that my fondness for The Thrift Store would cause some issues in the clutter department on the home front. Hmm.
14. I will admit. I think my new Tupperware collection has inspired my plastic ware to "be fruitful and multiply," but I do have a "new stuff in....old stuff out policy." There is freedom to be able to through away your old cottage cheese containers so as not to have to use them for food storage. Mom. I'm talking to you.
15. I am going to have start my mom one of her own "Thrift Store Tupperware Collection." Old Cool Whip containers will only go so far. That's all I have to say.
16. Speaking of loosing your pants (and I was). Josiah and I were heading towards the Y last week and drove past a man walking down the road. His pants were not walking as fast as he was.
17. If I would have been braver I would have offered to find him a pair of suspenders. At The Thrift Store, of course.
18. This week I am starting a class with my Nephew. He's in High School. I am going to teach him English. And all the things that go with it. Writing. Lit. Grammar.
17. Because. Believe it or not. I know what's what. Like, for example. Sentence Fragments.
18. This is a case of "Do as I say, not as I do." But, come on folks. This little blog is not a college research paper.
19. First, I would like to at least help him express himself intelligently and effectively. In addition, I hope to impart to him a love of literature and the world it opens up to all of us. In conclusion, it is my desire to make the written and spoken word more meaningful. Perhaps my humble attempts will provide him a starting place for new and exciting challenges ahead.
20. Blah. Blah. Blah. Blah..blah...blah.
21. I am getting ready to go wake Josiah up. We are going to do our weekly grocery shopping.
22. I am armed and ready. With new jeans. From The Thrift Store.
23. Speaking of Josiah. He is now a Fish. He is almost ready for the swim team. I posted this little nugget on Facebook, but during the Olympics he watched the swimmers faithfully. During the first race we watched he turned to me and said, "Mom! Why are they in such a hurry?"
24. We are getting ready to read Hatchet for homeschool. It's about a boy who survives a plane crash in the Canadian wilderness.I already have projects lines out...writing and otherwise. Vocab. lists and the like. I have at least 2 copies somewhere. One is in storage. And I thought one was in Josiah's books. I can't find it..anywhere.
25. So you know what this means. The Thrift Store!