Mary and I got up early this morning...and after a few stops here in town headed to Birmingham to go consignment shopping. Now, consignment shopping can be a good thing (where you find all kinds of bargains), or a not so good thing (where you get nothing). Today was a red letter day. I got the cutest Laura Ashley skirt, top and jacket set at the Clotheshorse. It is one of my favorite little consignment shops. They don't take junk and what they have is really stylish, clean, and has a number of miles left in it. Then...I got a cute pair of Clark Sandals...barely worn....there was not even a foot bed print in them....at Silver Lining off Hwy 150 in Bessemer. I am so excited. I stand on my feet all day and these feel like standing in clouds! After Silver Lining...and following the Map Quest directions I had run...we went looking for the next place in Bessemer....to no avail...what we ended up....was lost! Not to fear, Mary and I called her son Jesse....who works for Southern Company in Inverness...and had him GPS us to I 65. We met him at T.G.I.Friday's for lunch. I had the pecan crusted chicken salad...with low-fat balsamic vinagairette....lunch sized. Then we went to Collage's off Hwy 31. I got some cute moleskin black pants, a black jacket like thing...with one button...and a cute black, turquoise and white jacket....my stuff was all half price...and I spent a grand total of 30.00 there. I was thrilled. After Collages, we found Some Wear in Time off the Summit Road. Mary racked up there and got three adorable tops. She had gotten a skirt and two tops at Collages....and three darling dresses for her granddaughter at the Clotheshorse (75%off - 11.00 total). We took advantage of the tax free day Birmingham was having today and lucked out. Getting home was a bummer....we ended up getting caught in Friday afternoon, tax free weekend, 5:00 traffic. An hour and a half max trip...took almost 3 hours today. I was so frustrated when I finally got to the other side of Double Oak Mtn. Glad to be home...purchases are all put away....and I am grinning like a cheshire cat! Have a Happy Friday...my last free one until Fall Break...the second week in October!
I am a woman who wears many hats and loves them all. I am a singer - I sing with the group Still Magnolias. I was part of the original First United Methodist Church Arbor Praise Team until we moved. After 24+ years of teaching English 11 and Spanish I - II at Benjamin Russell High School I decided to take a job closer to home. I now teach Spanish I & 2 at Randolph Co. High School and Wadley. I thought I was getting close to retirement and looking forward to it, but decided to move my cheese and try something different. I am a preacher's wife and a preacher myself. My husband Frank is the pastor at Rock Mills United Methodist Church and I am the pastor at Midway (Wedowee). It has made our conversations interesting, to say the least.