Friday, September 3, 2021

The One Where I Decide Not To Name My Posts Like Friends Episodes

We have finally cooled off here a little. The past two nights have been in the 50's which makes for some really good sleeping! 

Last week I hit another Estate Sale. When I go I usually look for jewelry and toys for the kids. This one didn't have any jewelry but the basement was full of toys!



I found two huge bags of building block tiles and wooden building blocks for the boys. Max the cat approves! 



Plus I found these hourglasses for them, too. There are 1, 3, 5 and 10 minute timers. $20 for everything!

I washed everything in a little bleach and water. The boys loved them! 

Work is going pretty good. I worked an extra day this week but I didn't mind because I had nothing else to do. I'm only scheduled for 13 hours a week so 4 more hours is no big deal. 


Here's a view of the store from the counter where the cash register is. It really is a nice place to work.

I think I mentioned that I bought a set of knitting needles and yarn at the thrift store. 


I started to teach myself to knit. I'll need lots of practice to get over my fat fingers! 

Lastly since I'm employed again I decided to treat myself today. 


I got a manicure. The last time I had a manicure was before Shauna and Brad's wedding in 2015! It's just not something I'm in the habit of doing. But I like the way it looks so maybe I'll continue. 

Saturday the 11th we are keeping the boys overnight so Shauna and Brad can go to a wedding. We promised them we would go to the park and dinner so hopefully the weather cooperates! 

Chris is coming into town on the 14 for a week. We are all going to the Michigan Renaissance Festival while he is here. It's been going on since 1979 and I have never been so I'm excited! 

That's all for me for now.

Until the next time stay safe and well my friends! 


16 comments:

Bijoux said...

Would you believe I’ve never had a manicure or pedicure? Those toys were a good find. Do you keep toys at your house for the grands?

The Feminine Energy said...

My oldest daughter went to the Renaissance Fair years & years ago, with some college friends. They dressed up in period costumes & had the best time! Enjoy all the things you have planned in September. It's always nice to have fun things to do in autumn. ~Andrea xoxoxo

Mari said...

It's been so nice lately, hasn't it?
You did good with those toys!
I do manicures regularly. I like them too - but when the time comes that I'm not working, I'll have to rethink that...

betty said...

I'm with Bijoux; I've never had a manicure or pedicure either :)

Wow with the toys! You did great! I bet they will enjoy many an hour playing with them. I personally like the hour glasses lol :) So much fun to watch the sand go from top to bottom then flip it over and start again :)

Looks like a nice shop you work in. Cozy looking!

How fun to have your son come to town! I know you'll enjoy spending time with him and that festival sounds really cool to go to!

betty

Sandi said...

What does your store sell? It looks like wide open space, which I would totally buy!

Ginny Hartzler said...

Renaissance Fairs are so much fun! you will have a blast! You got such a good deal on the toys. Your workplace is nice and roomy!

Ann said...

I bet the boys will have fun with those.
The place where you work looks really nice.
I've never had a manicure but I can't have nailpolish where I work so it would be a waste of time to get the nails painted.

Hootin' Anni said...

Well, I do hope you share your time at the festival. It's been ages since I've been.

You found some awesome treasures!!

Enjoy the weekend. Stay safe.

Debby said...

Years ago, when I had my daycare, I would shop garage sales and thrift stores for toys and books.

Manicures and pedicures are heaven EXCEPT when you get a pesty nail fungus. You have to watch out there you go. Last year I went to 2 places that I normally don't go to and picked up a nasty toe nail fungus. My podiatrist told me that since Covid, the public health has not been monitoring these places and they are having a bit of an issue with nail funguses.

I never had one in my life but it just won't go away - and my toe nail fell off. Since I don't know which one gave it t me, I can't report it. They need a name but even that, no one answers that extension. It's like no one is there - they're all over on the covid side. lol.

But they are nice. Don't scrimp on price but then again, one of the places was reccomned by a friend, and it was beautiful and expensive. You just never know.

happyone said...

I've NEVER had a manicure!!
I'm sure you will master knitting. I've learned quite a few different stitches watching YouTube.

Pam said...

THe store looks like a nice place to work. What type of store is it and what do they sale? I have not have a mani in so long. I actually love a pedi more. I used to knit a lot but finally gave all that up. I gave all my yarn away. I had several large black contractors bags full. Have a great day.

LL Cool Joe said...

Nice selection of toys for your grandkids. Makes me think I should get a few more here for my granddaughter.

Looks like an attractive place to work!

Busy Bee Suz said...

You got some great toys for the boys; I'd like the hourglass timers myself. :)
The store looks so cute, neat and clean. I'm glad that you are enjoying it.
I spoil myself with a manicure and pedicure every 3-4 weeks. I tell everyone "I'm worth it!"

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Your work place looks like a very nice place to work.

Hooray for the 'finds'.

Never been to a Renaissance Festival but would love to do so!!!!!!

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Beside a babbling brook... said...

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Thanks to the ridiculous complete military withdrawl, from Afghanistan, done by this Administration, a week and a half ago.

Way-to-go, *Uncle Joe*!!!

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Henny Penny said...

Thank you for stopping by and wishing me a happy birthday. I really really want a manicure and a pedicure but can't get up the nerve to go. Do they work on ugly fingers and toes! :) Your nails look so pretty. I also want to learn to knit...with my fat crooked fingers. Hope you will let us know how it goes.