I’ve been so busy with a month-long audio challenge (Febooary) that I am in charge of that I hadn’t been thinking about the “A” themed prompt for this month’s Sinful Sunday.
By chance one of my “foot guys” asked if I was going to take any new close-up photos soon. AH! Arches. Ankles. I say once again that I am not “into” feet, but I do like to make my feet guys happy.
Cleaning out one of the closets in the house, I found a few pair of shoes that I had forgotten about. I purchased these for my daughters 15th “cotillion.” The heels actual light up (Small photo to the right). They are comfortable to wear, but I’m not headed out to any raves anytime soon.
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Back when my kids were little and I was a single mom, there wasn’t a lot of money to spend for clothes. Don’t even mention buying new clothes. I would get Thursday newspaper and mark the garage sales that were close my job so I could go during lunchtime. I would mark my calendar down for the big church sales.
I was driving past a new store. A very small shop, inside were kid’s clothes for garage sale prices. Adult clothes, new brand clothes. Shoes, some jewelry and miscellaneous items. All at very inexpensive prices. I ended up buying some jeans and a few other items. When I was checking out, the owner told me that they are always taking gently used clothes to re-sell. Oh Cool! Consignment thrift store.
That was over 13 years ago. The store has tripled in size and continues to make me some extra spending cash. I take in my old holiday decorations, books, shoes, clothes, a few small pieces of furniture. I end up just buying more clothes for myself. I used to use the money for vacation, kid’s clothes and anything else I needed the money for.
I still enjoy a good charity shop, Goodwill or Salvation Army shopping day. I recently went to my first $1.23 Goodwill sale. OMG. The parking lot was overflowing and cars were parked two blacks down the street. It was an experience that was insane. All the clothes are $1.23. I got a few items that the price tag was still on them. I know most of the brands of clothing, if it’s unfamiliar then I google it – quickly. I like some Old Nay, Apt 9, Somona (Kohl’s). Everything that was an article of clothing was only $1.23. I wanted to take some photos of the shopping carts of some customers but I forgot in the midst of my own shopping. It was insane, the shopping carts were overflowing with clothes, to the point where the woman had to hold the top so it wouldn’t tip over when she turned the corner.
I view it this way, even it I only wear it one time. It didn’t cost me much at all. Verses spending $43 for it and slipping something on it and it’s ruined. Anyone can easily express their individuality and still be frugal, thrifty with their money.
Whats going on in my world? Well, he is BACK….ok, not 100% but enough. He said “absence makes the heart grow fonder..” I added, “too much absence makes the heart wander.” He gave me something to listen too and I was easily satisfied with what he gave me. Damn, how easy am I? I don’t understand this whole online thing..the addiction that it has become.
Papi texts me last night and found my tumbles. He is amazing and his voice is even better. My mind wonders to what a shoe shopping spree would be like with him?! I think he would spoil me for sure. Love the Charles Davids he gave me. Ya know, so does GC! Papi has amazing taste in shoes.
As does RZ…shoes are by far the best above all others.
What else? I really need to start using this blog more, but I had been keeping it secret just for me and a few select others to read. I do miss some of my net friends….I know they are still around, busy with real lives, etc.