And a pair of Lilly Pulitzer jeans- I love Lilly-I wish I was in South Florida with Palm trees and cocktails,and verandas,and flamingos……. WAKE UP ELIZABETH.
So now that my thriftin finds are out of the way, I need to tell you about my latest Wal Mart adventure. (well again I guess I want to tell you about it because this weeks homeschooling has involved another needs versus wants conversation.)
First let me get you up to speed with my Wally World adventures:
#1- So there I am,minding my own business in the underwear department,when I hear:”Tryin to keep your man happy huh?” Choking back the words:”No,just trying to keep my underwear out of my butt ” I spin around to see some complete stranger wanting to strike up a conversation on heaven knows what. (I’m in Wal-Mart lady not Victorias Secret-I’m just wanting to buy a pair of underwear and get out of this torture chamber)
#2-Again minding my own business,looking for a a pair of shoelaces,I notice a rather sweet looking older lady staring at me.
“Do you know you look like the lady who murdered her kids on television?”
I DO NOT MAKE THIS STUFF UP!!!!
Wasn’t sure what to say to that, so I just kinda smiled and went back to looking for my shoestrings….At which point she blocks the aisle with her cart and continues:
“No really,do you know who I’m talking about?”
I reply: “umm I don’t think so”
“You know that lady in Florida?,wasn’t that just horrible?”
Again I just smile at her. (and try to ignore the ever growing twitch in my eye)
She continues. “Do you have kids?”
I’m thinking: Geeze lady, who do you think has been pulling the high heels off the shelf and asking “Momma can I have these?” the whole time you have been talking! (trust me-I didn’t borrow the neighbors kids in an effort to make my Wal-Mart experience more pleasurable)
But again I just smile at her and say: “I used to”
Gather my children and walk off.
#3 As we are trying to rent a Red Box movie in the Wal-Mart entrance,some ‘older man’ ie-CREEPER, decides to ask my 14 year old daughter out. Are you aware that I have a talent in that I can spin my head 360 degrees and projectile vomit pea green soup?
Well I can
That being said, yesterday I needed to return a flat iron and buy a gallon of milk.
Off to Dante’s 9th level of hell………..
It’s early – before 7:00, – should be safe.
Oh ye of little faith……………..
I made it to the check out line incident free and let my guard down………Silly Rabbit.
“You actually eat that stuff? (it was some Kashi and skim milk) “Doesn’t anybody eat junk food any more?” “I just don’t think I could stomach eating that green stuff” (it was 2 kiwis) “Do you have to watch your weight?” “I can eat anything I want and stay skinny” (she was thin indeed) “Do you eat meat?” “Seems like people don’t eat meat anymore.”
I hadn’t even had my coffee yet.
I let her go in front of me with her honey buns and Mountain Dew. She thanked me about 15 times and went on her merry way to work (or her meth lab)
Since that little story had everything to do with thrifting and re-doing furniture, I wanted to see if any of you have read the book: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini who also wrote Kite Runner. I just finished it and can’t decide if I liked it or not. I liked the last few chapters,but I just don’t know about the book.
One last thing- I am sick over the event that is happening in Midland City Alabama. A nut case has taken a 5 year old boy and is holding him in an underground bunker. The child has Autism, which is something near and dear to my heart. Please pray for this precious child and his family and the family of the bus driver. I can’t imagine.
That is all, thanks for stopping by, maybe I’ll see you at Wal-Mart.