Wednesday, December 05, 2012
I joined the adult choir at the school where I work, and our concert is scheduled for Dec. 11th. We're to wear black, red, white, or any combination thereof...but NO PANTS. I thought, great, I know I have a black skirt. But when I went looking for it (I usually wear pants to school, especiallywhen the colder weather sets in) I couldn't find it. I knew I had bought a new one and left it in Peru on purpose, building up a wardrobe in Pucallpa so I would have to pack less personal stuff and could bring more blessings to distribute during mission trips. But I had another one, one with a wee little hole in it, full enough that the hole was not noticeable, and this is the one I expected to find. But I didn't. Drat. Have a white one, but don't ask me where the half-slip is. (I bought the white one to wear for if Levi and I get married up HERE, since I left the wedding DRESS in Pucallpa to, having anticipated being able to marry there THIS year - then the paperwork fiasco...) So...But I hate going to malls...and there are all these protests over "Wally World"...so I decided to go to one of my favorite stores, Goodwill, which has the added advantage of being a "good cause." And I found a nice long black skirt, soft, comfy - I could zip it up! And a very nice BRIGHT holiday red top. My tummy is still baggy, but my daughter assured me that if I also wear my long white sweater vest, it'll help to hide the paunchiness.
She also found my yearly Christmasy shirt, blue with a KITTY, and some little stuffed animals for my grandkids' stockings, notably another MANATEE. My DGS had begun to take an interest in sea creatures, and a couple years ago I found a cute little blue-eyed manatee at one of the dollar stores, which he LOVES (and favored while i was away in Peru this summer, missing me). Abi later found another one, to his delight - and now this. And they're all slightly different, but small and soft.
And to top it off we got my daughter and granddaughter each a Christmasy shirt too. Oh, and earrings for Abi. Total? Forty five and some change. She'd paid me back 20, and I had 25 from a sale 0f a ceramic dog order - Ta-da! Love it.