Friday, January 5, 2018
What Were They Thinking Edition
Mom and I did some errands yesterday which included dropping some things off at the thrift store for donation. I cannot simply drop things at a thrift store so we had to go in. Mom starts laughing at this picture. Seriously, what bride needs to have a gigantic (2 ft tall) picture of herself in her wedding dress framed and hung on the wall? Wouldn't you want your husband to be in it?
Worse yet, as Mom pointed out, what a great marriage that ended up being for the picture to end up at the thrift store. If you were donating a picture like this, even just for the frame, wouldn't you remove the picture? Perhaps her exhusband donated it and got a giggle by doing so.
And finally, what was the thrift store thinking? Priced at $10 they will have to wait a really long time (forever) to get any money for this, even for the crappy frame alone.
Hubby gets back late tonight if all his flights go according to plan. Lots of flights have been cancelled due to the gigantic storm out East but Toronto seems to be relatively unscathed other than brutally cold weather which he is more than happy to be getting out of.
I have managed to clean the entire house this week and also give Mom's house a good clean. It does seem a little drab in the house now that there are no longer any Christmas lights up. I have enjoyed sleeping in this week, something we rarely do when we have telephone conference sessions every weekday in 3 different time zones. We are not a morning person family, including Buddy the dog as he does his business quickly in the morning and races back to bed to sleep for 2-3 more hours. He hates eating breakfast before 10 am, such a funny dog. I am so glad he is healthy again.
I also cleaned out the cupboards and the fridge and did an inventory on food in the freezer. I will go do my first big grocery shop of 2018 today, trying only to buy things we really need. I am on a mission to rein in our grocery spending this year and if that means meal planning (hate it) then so be it. Wish me luck!