Saturday, August 7, 2010

DAY 363 Short & Sweet Saturday!

Hi Journal & Friends,

I had a helper. I was painting the signs Thursday night for the yard sale... and Vevie struck, running through the paint!

When I screeched, she ran and hid.

But finally emerged, sassy as ever.

The sale started at 7am. I was physically out there on time, but didn't really wake up til around 9 (yikes, my eyes are even bloodshot!).

I decided to wear my favorite apron:

Then the Old Me butted in... "Don't wear that... they will think it's obvious you love chocolate, and that's why you're fat!"

The New Me decided not to listen to the nonsense, and wore it anyway! 

Halfway through the morning I realized how different THIS yard sale was from others in the past. I was not so uncomfortable meeting the people. Not so self-conscious. Not wanting to hide or let Jim be the "front man".

I chatted a lot more with the people that came, and felt relaxed and... "normal", whatever that is! LOL!

And the sales the first day were great! I mean really, how can you resist treasures such as this romantic couple... 4 ft high giraffes!

From Dr Phil's book: "Choose the right attitude and the right behavior to generate the right results."

My verse for today: "The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul."

My quote for today: "A cat is more intelligent than people believe, and can be taught any crime." --Mark Twain

Enjoy the Journey,



Anonymous said...

Hey, girl! You look cute! :D

So glad your sale went well. Loved the picture of Vevie's eyes peeking out from the dark drawer. hahaha. That's a keeper--and I bet you'll be able to use it again in future posts.

I'm still drinking coffee and trying to come out of the stupor caused by a too long day (You sure know how THAT feels about now, don't you?!) and the cake. I did manage to only eat that 1 HUGE piece and leave the rest alone.

Do you know that the cake is STILL sitting in the kitchen?! I told Bill that he needed to eat that--and that if he was only going to eat one piece, he should have called his friend to come down and eat it with him (like I told him when he wanted it!). Do you know what he said?

He indignantly said, "No one buys a cake to eat it all at one time. You buy a whole cake, so that you have cake for a couple of days." :0

Which is why I refer to him in my posts as the thin man. He obviously has no idea... chuckle.

The only way I'd have cake for a few days after buying "a whole cake" is if I bought a whole cake every day for a few days!

Clearly, he would not get a perfect score on the binge criteria, would he? chuckle. groan.

I hope your sale finished well!

Cakeless in Pittsburgh,


mamajuliana said...

I would have bought those giraffes!

Hope you makes lots of money and I LOVE the apron!

anne h said...

Dear Old Me - get a life!
Dear New Me - cool apron!
Here, cute kitty! Meow!

Baby Stepping said...

Good job wearing that apron!!!! I just found your blog and look forward to reading it from the beginning.

Christina said...

Great sign! Most of the time you can hardly read garage sale signs. Paint is the way to go!! I love your apron. You are too cute, Retta! I'm glad you enjoyed the sale.

P.S. - Love the cat pics, too. :)

dailyseeking said...

Wish I could have come; I love yard sales! You are doing great at pushing beyond your comfort zone! The more we push; the bigger our "zone" becomes!

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