Geese, Goslings, and New Clothes

Lamps ~ Lifeofjoy.meA few weeks ago Tiffany and I did some extra shopping on errand day. Mother’s Day was approaching and my mom had found some things she liked at Burlington. These lamps are one of the things she liked.

I walked around looking for this and one other elusive item while Tiffany took a gander at the shoes. We both had a some spending money with us because we were both in need of some things. She needed shoes and I needed shorts and pants. I’ve lost enough weight/inches that my bottoms have been way too baggy and loose fitting.

I found the items on Mom’s wish list and caught up with Tiffany who found two pairs of dress heels, a pair of boots, and two pairs of sandals (I think it was). Then we went to look for the shorts and pants for me. I was able to get some clothes 3 and 4 sizes smaller!!! Wow! I was thrilled.

New Clothes ~ Lifeofjoy.meThe prices were soooo good. I got some shorts for $5 each and three pairs of comfy light-weight pants for about $8 and less. I got two pairs of jean short and a pair of jean capris. Then when we got to Walmart I got a couple tops on clearance too.

After we finally got out of Burlington we were starving, so we headed to Wendy’s. We saw this gaggle of geese and goslings in the parking lot.

Gaggle of Geese ~ Lifeofjoy.meThere were around a dozen all together. It reminds me of Make Way for Ducklings but of course that was with ducks. ;)

While we were eating we saw them headed off across the parking lot, stopping at the water puddles along the way.

Geese in Parking lot ~ Lifeofjoy.meGeese Drinking in Puddle ~ Lifeofjoy.meIt was an interesting sight. Of course, we were a bit hesitant to get out of the car with them so close to where we parked, as we’ve heard stories of aggressive geese. :D


Last weekend we were invited to a Clothes Swap. This is an interesting gathering. You see, each attendee brings five items to donate. Then everyone gets a number. When your number is drawn, you get to “shop” and select up to three items. Rooms are available in which to try on clothing, with mirrors to see how it looks on you.

When you’ve decided on which items you want, another number is drawn and they get to shop. Our swap had all kinds of things. Of course it had the dresses, shirts, pants, and such you would expect but it also had shoes, jewelry, belts, purses, and even some sheets. :D

Clothes Swap ~ Lifeofjoy.meOur hostesses had food for us to enjoy while we awaited our turn to shop. Unfortunately I don’t have a picture of that but it was good eats! We had fruit, chocolate fondue, cookies, chips and queso, meatballs, and little open faced sandwiches. (I took along a Joseph’s pita and some “legal” bread and subbed it out for the other bread and chips, so I was able to stay on plan. Although I may have inadvertently had a light crossover because of the yummy watermelon and all the lovely “s” foods. ;) But that is okay!

I have a pretty hard time finding clothes to fit me when I have an entire department store, so I didn’t expect to come home with any clothes. I did end up with one shirt that I will wear at home but it’s too tight around my tummy, so I won’t wear it out yet. ;)

I did find a pair of earrings and a nice ring though. I also brought home the sheets. I was going to have to buy another set because one of my fitted sheets ripped but now I don’t have to. :)

Tiffany on the other hand, made out like a bandit! Some of the ladies would find a piece of clothing and tell Tiffany she should try it on. There were lots of things she wouldn’t have tried and some that she would have said didn’t work but they talked her through accessorizing and how to wear them. She later said she felt like a Barbie doll being dressed up. :)

Clothes Swap ~ Lifeofjoy.me

It was a good time. In the end, any of the items remaining were donated to a woman’s shelter.

Well, that’s it for this time. I hope you have a good Memorial Day weekend.

Until next time, God bless,

 Michele ºÜº

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