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I have spent a great deal of my life battling illness. I suffered from Crohn's Disease and eventually had abdominal surgery, thwarting the Crohn's and budding cancer cells. Since my surgery in 1995 I have been relatively free from Crohns', although I had several subsequent surgeries related to my ileostomy..When my disease was in remission, I don't think my husband realized how bad it could get, but he has stood by me. I also have suffered from various autoimmune disorders and am diagnosed with Stage IV Kidney Disease. Fortunately, I am maintaining and do not need dialysis at this point. We adopted our son and later found out he had cerebral palsy, so he became my career. Dan has had two surgeries and tons of therapy and is able to walk because of it. He is a college graduate and is employed as an Information Specialist. We are very proud of his accomplishements. I am now part of the retired generation and still getting used to the idea. I do enjoy crafting, traveling and being with family and friends. I am active in my church and feel that the hardships we endure are there to build our faith. I like to live life in the "now" as we never know how much time is left.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

A Thrifty - Spendy Week!

It has been a thrifting week (translation:  spending).
The Two Rivers Senior Center had their Trash to Treasure Sale this week.  I brought some things in and found some things.
I found a cute ornament that looks old and that's why I like it.  I also picked up some CD's and a full sized white chenille bedspread.  We have a queen size bed, but I am hoping it will do the trick in the summer.  The total cost for my items?  $$4.65!

I wasn't done.
I also stopped at St Vincent DePaul's (St Vinnie's to  the regulars).  There I found a sweater for the ugly Christmas Sweater theme for our Red Hat Party in December!  I can't show you that...it's hush, hush!  I also found this magnificent Bible Story book for my Godson. 

It includes  Daily Life in in NT Times, Plants and Animals, The Holy Land, Other Bible Lands, Who's Who, Test Your Knowledge, and Maps with the stories.  (I think I will have to read all this first!)  This book is like new and only cost $3!  My sweater was $2.

I had to stop at Office Max to inquire about a stamp.  I wanted a self inking stamp that said,
"Why did you marry me then?"
It is an old joke between me and my husband that has gone on for the last 35 years!  I thought it would make a cute gag gift for our anniversary, but then practicality set in, and I decided to spend the $20 on something else!  They had thumb drives on sale, so I picked one of those up so we can do backup before upgrading to Microsoft 10.  On the way out, they had this shimmer tape.  How could I NOT buy it?  It was only $1.91 per package!

Yesterday, I went back to The Senior Center to help with the "stuff a bag"  I ended up buying more!
I bought some things to gussy up my Christmas sweater, some decorations for our Christmas Party and a brand new iron!  All for $2!  I then helped pack up the stuff for donation when the sale was over.


laurie said...

boy oh boy, you are on a roll, great finds and so busy, I love to know you are well and busy,, I am in an IC flare at the moment, yuk yuk ,,

Carol Hurlock said...

I love your ornament. How could anyone pass that up!!! lol Your sweater sounds interesting. Sounds like you had lots of fun thrifting. I had to quit for a while...I got too much stuff...yikes.
Bear Hugs,

Oliva Ohlson said...

How could you not get the glittery tape for that price?! I would have too!!!
Christmas Ugly Sweaters are the best...can't wait to see wear yours! Retail Therapy is the best for the woman's soul!!!

Linda said...

Wonderful finds, Deb, and great prices! I love the Bible book especially!

Gert said...

Great finds Deb! Love that Christmas ornament! I love going to our local Senior Center. They have the greatest items for little or nothing!


The Polka Dot Closet said...

The senior center sale sounds like it filled your junk-tooth lol, it sure would fill mine! I bet your ugly Christmas sweater will be a stunner!


Vintage Girl 901 said...

Wow! I'd love to see the Chenille. I've never paid less than $20 for one! Wow! Wow! Wee!

Curtains in My Tree said...

Gosh I want to go thrift shopping with you.I for sure would have bought that glitter tape.
We don't have have saint Vincent DePaul's thrift store here in Columbia Mo