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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Called To Serve

So after going to bed last night at almost 2am, I was SO tired when I woke up at 6:20am. My alarm was set for 6:30am, but I was so worried that I'd miss it, I woke up early. At least I wasn't late - hehehe.

I snuck around quietly, making sure none of the kids woke up. Sleeping in on Saturday morning is priceless in our house :) I got dressed, made some herbal tea, and got my stuff ready for the garage sale. At almost 7am, I headed out to load the truck. I had 5 MASSIVE plastic storage boxes filled with clothes. I chatted with my neighbor a bit, who was already getting traffic for the garage sale.

See, it's the post wide garage sale. So EVERYONE comes out for it. We get TONS of people from Mexico coming over. TONS. Good thing Adela and Katy speak Spanish. I wouldn't have a clue - ROFL!

So I get to Adelas house, and start to set stuff out. I lay out 4 large blankets, and lay out all the stuff. One for mens (Jake and Toms stuff, but it's mens sizes), one for little boys (4-6), and one for my clothes.

It was SO chilly in the morning. We were freezing. We had quite a few people coming through. It was a steady stream.

I ended up selling $18.00 worth of clothes. Not bad for $0.25 a piece. I just wanted to get rid of it all. At about 10:15am, we called it quits. We loaded up everything that hadn't sold, and put it in GINORMOUS trash bags. I was gonna take them to Goodwill to get them out of the house. Captain America didn't want any yard sale stuff back - ROFL!

Well, this chickie from Mexico told us (in Spanish), that if we were just gonna donate it to Goodwill, she'd take it to Mexico and distribute it to the poor. So sweet. And, even if she was just scamming us to get our stuff free then sell it, at least I didn't have to drive all the way across town to go to Goodwill that may or may not have been open to take my donation. I don't itemize on my taxes anymore, so it's all good.

By 10:30am I was all done! I headed back home, and unloaded my empty boxes. Andrea (who didn't do the garage sale with us), walked down, and she and I and Leigh (my neighbor who shares a driveway with me) stood around and chatted. For like an hour - LOL! The kids came out and played. The yard sale had died way down by then, and hardly any cars were driving around. Jimmy and Joe and Eme and Tom and Jake and Sam and Ben and Leighs kids and the across the street neighbors kids were all playing out there. Dang, that's a lot of kids. But it was fun.

At 11:30, we went back inside, and got lunch ready. Sloppy Joes. I made sure everyone was taken care of, and Andrea and I headed out to church for Super Saturday. We didn't sign up for anything, and didn't plan on making anything. We were just going to put in an appearance, and be moral support for Laurie. She was in charge. She's such a good girl :)

It was fun hanging out with the church girls. Chelsie and Kayley, and Wanda and Karen, and Laurie, and Karen, and a few others who were where we were hanging out were a lot of fun. There's always a lot of giggling when Andrea and I get together with a group of girls. ROFL!

We headed back home at 1:30pm, and I took over the house. Captain America and Jacob headed off to the wrestling meet. The house was pretty clean, so we just played around for a while. Andrea and I chatted on Skype (I know, how silly is that!), and I played Happy Aquarium for a while. At around 2:30pm, we headed to the park. Leslie's kids were playing there, and mine wanted to come and play too.

We were there for about an hour, then headed home. I made the kids homemade pizza for dinner. Mmmmmm, it was SO good. 2 pepperoni pizzas and 1 supreme. Tasty!

Captain America and Jake got home at around 5:45pm. Jake had lost all the matches, but it was his first time. And he was wrestling kids much older than him. I mean, how many new 12 year olds do you know that weight 170 lbs? And are 5'4"? Probably not many - LOL!

We relaxed for a bit, and got the kids all situated, and Captain America and I headed out. Since we didn't get to go out for a regular date night on Friday, we decided to go out on Saturday. Well, we'd really decided to do a "At Home" date on Thrusday, but this sounded like fun too - ROFL!

We got the kids situated, with directions about bedtime and such, and headed out. We drove 30 minutes to the west side of town, and went to the New Balance outlet store. Every 3 months, Captain America needs new running shoes. When you run every day, you need such things :)

Anyway, we found a good pair (normally $120), and 3 pairs of running shorts, all for $60. Not bad, eh?

After the shoes, we drove to the nearest theater, and looked for New Moon tickets. I know, I know. But I really wanted to see it again with Captain America :)

It was 8:50pm, and the next show was at 10pm. Captain America said to go ahead and get the tickets, then we went to Baskin Robbins for some ice cream. And my garage sale money was gone. Movie and ice cream for 2. But you know what? It was totally worth it. It seemed like a long time since Captain America and I had done anything together.

I got Oreo ice cream. But you know what? It tasted more like Oreo Cookie Dough. SO good! Captain America got pralines and cream. Mmmmm. After that, we headed back to the theater.

We got in line about 30 minutes before the show. Not too bad of a line. But after we stood there for a while, it started to snake it's way down the hall. At least we were at the front of the line - hehehe. We got GREAT seats up top. No super big abs this time :) LOL! Just the right size - hehehe.

Captain America enjoyed the movie. I think there was enough action to keep him entertained. I think I may even have liked the story better the 2nd time through. I actually started to get a little teary eyed when Edward left. Poor Bella...

So, here it is, 1:30am. How does that happen to me ? At least I've already blogged and designed. I started at 7pm, right before Captain America and I left for the shoe store. But, I still have sharing time to get done for church tomorrow..... After tomorrow, I don't have to do it for 2 more months :) Happy times :)

Nap time after church, here I come!

This WordArt request is from Kathy. She just had a son called on a mission to Madagascar. Cool! hehehe. My kids LOVE that movie - LOL!

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Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 9 post on Nov. 22, 2009. Thanks again.

Dj said...

"How many new 12 year olds do you know that weight 170 lbs? And are 5'4"?"

I actually know one! My son is 12 years old, weighs 180 and is 5'6". I grow 'em big!!

Anonymous said...

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Stacie said...

Thanks so much. I've got a son serving in Colorado Springs right now, so I'm grateful to have this too. HUGS

KajunKJ said...

I can't wait to use this on a LO for my nephew! Thanks!