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Small Goodwill deal

March 10th, 2007 at 10:48 pm

Today I stopped at Goodwill. Normally I never go in on a Saturday. Today I had two daughters and we decided to stop by for a quick peek. Nothing too great. I bought a cute little purse...brand new. It is a fabric purse style in very bright pink. It has black accents, in perfect never used condition for one dollar. It reminds of a Lands End tote bag....you know in a canvas material. It is small-ish. I decided it would make a great makeup travel bag or a great bag for shampoo and tolietries when I travel. I think after I looked at carefully it was a freebie for when someone bought a special type of medication. It is very cute and it was very cheap! Who knows what you may find. It is also good to look at things with different eyes. It would be a very dumb purse for me...but a great something or other...still useful.

Today we:
Cleaned out the fridge
Went grocery shopping
Changed front door wreath for a more spring look.
Did home work
Worked on Science Fair Project
Made a nice home made breakfast with older, drier leftover bread (french toast)
Made dinner
Ran dishwasher
Paid monster pile of bills
Made donations to two ministries and mailed them
Cleaned out fish bowl

Girls are playing CLUE

I hope to clean my bedroom
Do some laundry

Alot of my friends are complaining how busy they are with all their children's activities. It seems to be the topic of many conversations I have had as of late. That is something I try to really watch, with myself and the kids.
I run into parents who complain and are so frazzled. That is an area to always be watching. It is very sad to see so many people complaining when half the time it is their own doing. I am vowing to watch the complaining in my own life
and to really keep an eye on that. Sometimes parents get so overwhelmed and then they can not say no. My son told me he quit the HS baseball team. At first I was very mad at him, as all the other guys and the families I know are involved. Some of the parents rely on my son to bring their son home from practice or home from games. Then he explained he only wants to concentrate on his first love...soccer. He wants to do more clinics and special classes to prepare for College soccer. He saw all the trips and baseabll games so far away and made a choice. I then was proud of him. He made a choice that was not easy but one he had to make. Baseball was going to be a huge drain on him, and on me. After prayerful thought he decided to drop it. We have to make choices in areas of time and money. Every day we must decide. I hope to always make good choices or to really think long and hard. Some choices are not popular, but so be it. If it means less complaining and griping it is a good thing.

5 Responses to “Small Goodwill deal”

  1. JanH Says:

    Sounds like your son is thinking things through and making good, mature decisions for his life. Good for him!

  2. frontporchmom Says:

    I think in the long run and in the big picture he is. There are still times he frustrates me, but I always have to remind myself he is only 17. He has alot of maturing, learning and growing to still do. Plus he has lived thru a divorce. Not easy as an adult or as a High School teen.
    Have a good weekend.

  3. living_in_oz Says:

    I know what you mean. I'm kinda torn, myself. DS is very social and loves activities of all kinds. I'm constantly running him around. DD#1 is very much a homebody. I'd love for her to be more active and participate in an activity or two. But, I've decided that it's kinda nice to NOT have a bunch more activities to go to. So, I'm torn....

  4. frontporchmom Says:

    I have three very active kids and one who is a def. home body. She seems to feed off everyone else's activities! She has stated volleyball, it is only one day a week on Saturday. So far it has been so good for her, and not a hardship to take her back and forth. Sometimes the things I WANT to do go by the wayside. Everyone needs balalnce, but that balance can be hard to find at times. I just hate the grumbling and complaining I here so often. I have really learned that is not a good thing for me to do....I hate hearing myself!

  5. moi aussi Says:

    It was nice reading your post. If your son loves soccer so much then definitely I think it was a good decision to spend more time on it. I am not familiar with kids and being overwhelmed with them and thier activities, but I am just too overwhelmed with my own work and school and dog and apartment that always seems to need cleaning. It's too easy to get overwhelmed and feel negative, I am learning to look at things positively. Does DS mean Dear Son and DD mean Dear Daughter? I am not sure. LOL.

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