No Mass behavior report on the kids this week, because grandparents. Nemo and I enjoyed a nice quiet Mass, but I still didn't absorb enough of it to actually comment on it. I'm trying to get into the habit of going over the readings later in the day on Sunday to help things sink in...but I keep forgetting that too. Le sigh. I've got LOTS of room for spiritual development this Lent, let me tell you.
If you know me, you know that I go thrifting. OFTEN. And I know for a fact that great finds are few and far between. Well-designed clothes made of high-quality materials are becoming more and more rare, so very few find their way into thrift shops. In order to find the good stuff, you either need to possess a) perseverance or b) pure dumb luck.
All of my good finds thus far in my thrifting career have been due to the former. I may put off cleaning the bathroom for weeks at a time because I am "just too busy", but I make the time to go thrifting at least twice a week and sometimes more. With dedication (obsession) like that, I am bound to find a few treasures.
HOWEVER last week I made the find of a lifetime, and it was due to lady luck.
I went to a Goodwill that I rarely go to, mostly because it is in a different state and I almost never feel like going that far, but that day I had something else to do in the area and I decided to pop in and see what they had.
And GUESS WHAT THEY HAD? A Boden dress, like new, in my size, for $4.
I mean, what are the odds?
Boden has been on my radar for a while (Hallie's fault) but I had yet to add one to my collection. I must say, this one has lived up to the hype. It's fully lined, for goodness' sake. How many dresses can say that these days?
It's quite a rush, let me tell you.
Necklace: Accessory swap at my MOPS group
Old Lady Hands: Too much sewing, fiddle playing, and mandolin learning. I also blame stupid winter.
Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Hope to see you there! Especially on Instagram. I love Instagram.