A very many interesting things have been accomplished over here this weekend.
Among them, a lot, and I mean A LOT of thrift shopping.
But first you should know that THGGM has been a busy busy man. He is painting two rooms at a time. While waiting for one room to dry, he moves on to the other room. Soon, our bedroom will be painted a soothing shade of "linen". And, in the kitchen, more walls are becoming "shortbread". I'm really liking both colors.
Somehow we managed to fit in trips to four thrift stores and two antique malls.
Of course, no weekend is complete without our darkening the doors of a variety of hardware stores.
After leaving one hardware store, THGGM asked me to remind him to check on a miter saw the next time we were there. We say silly stuff like this to each other all the time. Neither of us can remember anything like that. Even if we write it down (Who is Miter and what did he see?).
Well. Guess what we found on one of our thrift store stops? A miter saw. For $4.00. He wants it for cutting trim. I now see him as someone who can make picture frames for me. (Seriously. This is about as interesting as it gets around here.)
Now since HE found something for $4.00, it only seems fair that I find something for $4.00 also. Don't you think so too?
I found a polka dot pig. Makes me so happy I could squeal. A close match to the pig salt and pepper shakers that used to belong to my mom.
Somehow we also managed a trip to Grand Haven, taking the scenic route down Leonard St. Sometimes I just need to look at Lake Michigan. And eat mushrooms at Snug Harbor. All while discussing deep topics with THGGM.
Yet there was still time to remember the events of 9/11. I think we've either taped or watched every TV special that came along. History is more than the events that happened on a particular date. History is what happens to people. I shall never tire of hearing what happened to people on this date ten short years ago.
Now I must hurry off to bed or risk turning into a pumpkin.