Today was city-wide garage sale day. I had sort of planned to put out some things for sale, but then I got gloomy for a few days and really just didn’t want to. And then I decided to just ignore the whole garage sale thing altogether. But as soon as my daughter saw that her little friend up the street was having a sale, she asked if we could go out for a walk-around. I tried to dissuade her with logic…we have our own junk, did she think we needed to buy some of the neighbor’s junk, too? She did, and went on to explain:
You never know what we could find… our very own treasure may be just around the next corner!
Of course we found a few typical garage sale things; the jigsaw puzzle (which the previous owner swears “probably has all the pieces”), the turkey duck (rubber duckie in a turkey suit?), and a cheesy surfing penguin souvenir (I’d like to see anyone pass that up for a quarter), but the real treasure of the day cost us just 10 cents:
As it turned out, I’m glad my daughter conned me into our little expedition because I found a treasure, too. Mine cost a dollar, and I have no idea yet what I’ll use all this beaded trim for, but I’m still glad I found it:
I began feeling much perkier yesterday, and although the gloom continues to pop in now and then (for just a minute), I think I am on the road back to my cheery disposition. I’ve even been laughing again:
Have a lovely weekend, everyone, and a wonderful Columbus Day!