Saturday, June 19, 2010

BLOGGING, MULTI-TASKING, AND A YARD SALE

I think about blogging all the time ~ well, often, anyways!


My mind gets scattered and I get busy, and just can't sit at the computer all day blogging as I would like!

I wish my life was such that I could sit and have tete-a-tete's with you, all my blogger friends, each and every day!


Quite often I multitask ~ my computer is in the same room as my washer/dryer, craft table, Etsy/eBay stuff, seed-starting and planting materials. But I can't wash floors, drive Teen to and from school, and grocery shop from the computer!

Now that school's out, and the seedlings have all been planted, and Teen and Young Teen will be starting to do their own laundry ~ I'll have more time (hopefully)!

I also haven't been shopping (yard sales/thrifts) as much lately, so don't have as much to show as usual. Mister was unemployed for 1-1/2 years, and just went back to work (with the same friend doing biochemistry) in April. So finances are still as tight as ever. I don't work outside the home because of home schooling Becky, and Teen's special needs, too. I sell on Etsy and eBay for pocket money, but usually end up re-spending it on eBay! I've decided to discipline myself this year not to eBay as much - will be hard!

So, this morning I went to breakfast with Mister and 100-yr-old Grampy at McDonald's. We stopped at a yard sale on the way home. It would have been a good one if we had gotten there about 15 or 20 minutes earlier! There's this other woman that shops the same circuit we do, and she was already there before us with a box full of items. When her back was turned, I leaned over to look in her box and it was filled with all the "good stuff" - a tin tray, china figurines, etc. - priced from 10 to 50 cents each. Oh, pooh!

But I did manage to walk away with this recipe tin for 10 cents! A little something to brighten up my kitchen!

11 comments:

Pam said...

The recipe tin is a winner, especially for 10 cents. Yeah for you! Someday I hope to get a laptop computer to carry with me so I can blog when I want to...this desktop dinosaur is getting a little heavy. lol Have a good enough Saturday! Pam @ Sallygoodin

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Well you have a really busy life and it's just good to see you when we can. I love the recipe box!

Cindy said...

I'm glad you are back to posting..we missed you!!

Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Cherry Chick said...

10 cents for the recipe box is a deal! Whenever you have the time to write...we will read. Thanks for entertaining us.;-)

Shelley said...

I had a little tin just like your find...in 4th grade...it held my spelling word flash cards....my name was own the inside of the lid. I had it for many years and then it got lost...don't know what became of it...but,yours brought back a memory of it...thanks for sharing....blessing

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

Hi! I found your blog and really enjoy it. I love the receipe tin. Great find!! ~ Laura

Bearly Sane said...

Never mind Sue ... tomorrow is another day and your recipe tin is lovely.
Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Melody said...

You are one busy lady..and ya find the best things....that tin is really pretty.
Just wanted to let you know too, I have been given the opportunity to say thanks to those bloggers who are an inspiration. Stop by blog here
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to pick up your award!

Angela said...

I've been on a hunt for a receipe box for a few weeks now. What you got for 10 cents is SO beautiful. It looks tin...I adore it. 100 year old Grampy? Did I read that correctly? WOW..how wonderful is that!!

You know I think blogging could be a full time job if I let it,lol. That is just visiting full time, forget doing the posts,LOL

Debbie said...

Too bad we all did not get an hourly salary for blogging....I thing there would be some wealthy woman out here:) I love your tin recipe box, way too cute.

Dapoppins said...

I am still shell shocked by the multi-tasking mother.