II Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

weekend ramblings

Hello everyone. It's Sunday afternoon and the kids and Matt are outside so I thought I would sit down at my computer and do my work. But first I wanted to take advantage of the quiet time for just a minute and blog. Of course, now that I am sitting here...I can't think of a thing to blog about. I guess I'll just tell you about our weekend.
Yesterday, my friend Teya and I headed out to a nearby newly developed town (about 25 minutes from where we live) to go shopping and have lunch. It was SO NICE! She had discovered this little shop that has AMAZING deals on trendy clothes and accessories so we started out there. I got a pair of earrings, a belt, a set of 3 headbands for Brooklyn, a set of 6 bangles for Brooklyn and a long-sleeved shirt all for $8.00! After walked down the strip mall stopping in almost every store. There was an Old Navy too..which is actually where I spent the most money. I got Grant an outfit for Easter and several little things for Brooklyn and a shirt for Matt. I got myself a new purse there that I am not sure I like..but the texture was so wonderful I bought it. I also got some cute pajama bottoms for only $4.97 b/c they were left-over Valentine stuff. The thing I found that I LOVED the most was something I actually couldn't buy. It was a display in the juniors section of a department store we were in. It was this really funky canopy thing with lots of different colors of ribbon on it. I know everyone thought I was a goof-ball for wanting it so badly...but I did. Since they wouldn't sell it to me...I got Teya to take a pic of it for me so I can hopefully recreate it myself. The salesgirl said she didn't think she liked it until I said I wanted it and then she decided she did like it and then she wanted it herself! ha ha. Anyway, we were gone for about 5 hours total but it was wondeful to get away from the house and the kids for a little bit...and plus...it was terrific girl time!
Then last night, my mom watched the kids for us while we went out and practiced shooting Matt's gun. I had bought him some clay targets for V-day...so I tried throwing them up in the air with a special thrower thingy so he could shoot them. It turns out I am a HORRIBLE aim...so he wasn't able to actually hit any of them. I was throwing them in a million different directions..and nowhere near where he was aiming! oops! We ended up just propping them up on the ground and aiming and shooting at them that way. I shot the gun 3 times and hit the target every time! Woohoo! Matt never missed either..but I guess when your target is just sitting there still right in front of you...it's not that hard to miss it. We saw 7 deer while we were out there, which was pretty cool too.
Today, I taught the 2-year-old class at church and then mom and I stopped by the store on the way home to pick up some fresh steaks for Matt to grill for lunch. They were SO good! It's been WAY too long since it's been nice enough outside to grill!
In other "news", I've decided to try selling a few things on e-bay again. (the last time I tried I charged way too little for shipping and ended up actually losing money on my items b/c I sold them SO cheaply and didn't charge nearly enough for shipping!) This time I was selling Grant's crib tent. I paid $77 for it about a year ago and I sold it today on e-bay for $56 and I charged $10 for shipping. I think that is pretty good. Of course, I don't know how much my e-bay fees will be...so I'll have to deduct that...but still...we used the thing for a solid year and I am still getting more than half my money back on it, so that's cool. It turns out the lady who bought it only lives about 15 minutes from me...so I offered to split the shipping with her ($5) and just meet her somewhere in the middle. I hope that wasn't an un-safe thing to offer...???
Anyway, well, I guess I better go and get some work done. Hope you are all having a good weekend!


Logzie said...

Great sell on the crib tent!! There's no way you would get that kind of money for it from a garage sale! I love EBAY and I have to get some things listed soon. I haven't listed anything since December! I wouldn't worry about meeting that buyer 1/2 way...people do 'pick ups' all the time and it's actually more safe than having a garage sale where they can see your home, rumage thru your stuff and get a better idea about you! I am surprised to hear that she was willing to still pay $5 for a shipping cost if you met 1/2 way. You made out good on that one!

KC said...

Way to go Jen! I have yet to sell anything on Ebay. Though I have "meant" to a lot, I have just never got around to it.
You got a great deal on those items you bought, all for $8?! Wow!
Girls day out and time alone with the hubby, all in the same day, sounds heavenly. You are very blessed, to have your family so close.

Anonymous said...

I've thought about selling all our baby stuff on ebay, but wasn't sure if I would make more money there, or at a garage sale. Sounds like you made out really great though! All that stuff for $8? You should go and buy some more, then sell that on ebay for twice as much :)