Saturday, August 16, 2008

Yard saling...

It's a beautiful day in my neighborhood! We went out on a date last night, and it was perfect. David took me to this funky Mexican restaurant for dinner, and then we hit the $1.50 movie, and after that, we hung out with our friends who babysat for about an hour. They even made a cake! Free babysitting... and cake? Does it really get better than that? =)

The restaurant was the weirdest Mexican place I've ever been to. It was dark like a cave in there, with a single large candle on the middle of each table. I think they were going for the Mexican outlaw/pirate look. I also think the dark interior may have partially been to conceal the fact that they'd essentially hung a bunch of junk on the walls. One room had tons of sombreros glued to the ceiling. The waiters all wore bandannas on their heads. My favorite part was walking through a beaded curtain on the way to the bathroom. It made such a cool swishing noise behind me. I think I should've walked through it a few more times, just for fun. Oh yeah, and the food was great, too, though a little pricey for Mexican. Oh well, this was our celebration dinner for buying the house, so that's ok.

We saw "Prince Caspian" at the theater. I liked it a lot better than the first Narnia movie. All of the child actors had gotten better at the whole acting thing, and the script writers had given them lines with a little more humor and personality. Overall, it was just better done. I really enjoyed it. It was nice to be able to see it in the theater for cheap. Some movies are just meant to be seen on the big screen.

This morning, we all slept in. Yeah! And I had noticed some yard sale signs in nice neighborhoods around here yesterday, so David let me go all by myself this morning. I was pretty pleased with my finds. Some of the stuff in the picture was free or $.50. I'm thankful for David's bargaining skills. I don't like asking someone to take less for something, so I always end up paying full price. I have to rely on their mercy or put it back if its too much. I'm going to have to get over this. =)

I was really pleased about the picture frame. Frames that large and that nice are usually priced around $20 in my neighborhood Goodwill. Now I just have to figure out what to put in it. I'm thinking some warm, cheerful fabric or a poster. Any ideas? The canvas thing on the far left was a hanging closet shelving thing. Who knows if I'll need it or not?

We have a whole storage shed to go through soon. We'll be having our own yard sale. I know there are a ton of books out there that I'm going to need to make some decisions about soon. We won't have the storage space to keep it all after we move, so things have to go. Having too much unused stuff begins to feel like a burden for me after awhile. I am glad that we were able to keep all our moving boxes from last time. What a blessing!

Well, David is getting Seth out of the tub. Maybe I should participate in the ticklefest/dryoff time. Have a great Saturday!

1 comment:

Paula said...

Sam and Lainey have the Spud Buds Mr. Potato head just like you have purchased for Seth. I think he will really like it. :)