My Cart Runneth Over

Big box store, it's my big box store
You'll come out with lots of stuff you didn't come in for...

Soon and very soon I will also be trying to get some things OUT of the house. That will come. For now, organizing the things I have in the house, improving our lot, and bargain hunting is still a good plan. Many things will be going out of the house too, so I don't really need to feel bad about it.

It's been quite the shopping week! I found a pen holder for the fridge for a dollar at Value Village, along with a very nice stein-type glass mug, which is one of our favourite kinds of water glass around here so another can't hurt. That along with some materials for a medieval dress for a big medieval feast coming soon. I parked at Home Depot and squinted at the car in front of me - was that a zebra in the window? And many more zebras in the back? I called the cell phone of the car's owner and got Moira instead - she told me that Mark had rented a van from Home Depot to transport some enormous drywalling for their ongoing home renos and he'd be there in a few minutes - I waited for him and when he arrived he invited Paul and I over - we obliged and spent a happy hour discussing life and the pursuit of cool things online.

Today was an exciting day at Wal-Mart and beyond for the acquiring of things.

I picked up a very nice juicer from a very nice couple for $10 off Kijiji - considering juicers can be hundreds of dollars I'm feeling pretty pumped about that find. I'm very excited about trying to juice some veggies and make them a part of our smoothie routine - pushing the health to the limit! Wal-Mart was an even better day - I finally got a $30 cheap replacement luggage set for the many trips I plan to embark on. It looks nice (purple pattern that's pretty unique for luggage if I ever want to check it), the mechanism is really easygoing, and it only has to last me a few more months - it will be a huge bonus if it lasts longer. I missed my orange luggage so much, we didn't have a nice carry-on anymore and I am big on the carry-on luggage. Considering on Saturday I'm taking a day trip to Regina that could always end in a little more than a day, it's nice to know I have something to take with me. My carry-on complement is complete for the upcoming Vancouver and Toronto trips. My, am I ever globetrotting these days. A tiny portion of the globe perhaps, but a fingerwidth on a globe is a long, long way.

So really, that's most of what I have to say about the past few days. Murphy is still feeling a bit ill so we're keeping an eye on him.

Lots of things to be considered, lots of sabbatical left. Only a week in, really. Off to Regina for a day-trip, planning to see a friend or two and have a meal with one of Paul's Uncles and his Aunt.