How was everyone's weekend? Mine was wet! It's been raining a lot here lately, but I'm hoping for a sunny day...maybe tomorrow.
The rain didn't stop us from going to our citywide garage sales on Saturday. I was surprised at how many people still had their sales and how many shoppers were out, despite the rain and cool temps. We stayed out only a couple of hours, but found a few bargains. Shane bought many, many garden tools for about $1 each (rakes, hoes, seed spreaders, old-fashioned thatchers and weed pullers, etc.) and also a good number of seedling shrubs for 25¢ each.
My best find was this sterling silver and garnet ring. I'm not sure if it's as old as it looks or if it's a replica, but either way, it's worth far more than the 50¢ I paid for it. I'm not into a lot of jewelry, but I do like rings and I do like sterling, so I'm happy.
I also found this dresser for Kat's room for $5!
Yesterday we stayed home, doing whatever needed done around here, but not doing any of it very quickly. It was a nice, slow-paced day for us. I roasted a whole chicken using a recipe from The Amish Cook at Home (recipe to follow sometime) and actually did some ironing. I HATE ironing, and do as little of it as possible by making sure we wear mostly jeans, t-shirts and other wash-n-wear items. But every few months, I'll accrue a little pile of things that really need to be ironed and will tackle it all at once. The fun part of that is that when those few freshly-ironed items finally hit the closet, it feels like we have new clothes!
Kat has just two weeks left of school, so I'm going to try to spend some time this week thinking about how I'll tweak my daily routines to work better for us over the summer while she's home more of the time. She'll be going to daycare two days a week (to save my sanity, I admit, and to give her play time with kids her own age), but I want to have a plan in place for the days she is home. I can too easily get involved with my own chores and tasks and leave her sitting in front of the TV if I don't.
Other than that, I don't have a lot planned for the week, although I'm sure I'll be busy. What will occupy your time this week?