Friday, February 1, 2008

I love it when that happens!


I've been eyeing a pair of wide legged corduroy pants at J. Jill since the fall catalog came out in August. They started out at some ghastly amount--somewhere around $80--and were reduced to about $30 when I went into the store to try them on. But $30 is a lot for me to spend on pants.

Today I went into the thrift store looking for jeans for the boys when what should apear but a pair of brown cords in my size! (Of course they need to be shortened, but that's nothing new.) Yeaaaa! And for $1.50.

I then wandered through the household area and happened upon a cake plate that matches one I already have--nothing like a matching set when serving deserts--and it also for $1.50.

But wait, there's more! When I got up to the register the cashier announced that ladies pants were half off today. Yippie! A pair of pants and a cake plate for $2.25. I love it when that happens! It reminds me that my Heavenly Father knows my inmost thoughts and even my petty desires. And sometimes, just like with me and my kids, it pleases Him to make me happy.

4 comments:

Beth said...

What thrift shop do you go to?

Saralyn said...

Beth--Bethesda is my regular haunt but I hit Good Will and Sparrow's Nest now and then. My absolute favorite is Village Discount. When I lived down town I went there a lot but it's so big that shopping there with the kids is a nightmare!

Monica said...

Don't you love that? While you were pondering the brown pants, God had yours hung up on the rack for you to find later:) It's the little gifts...

eureka said...

Cool. This week, when I was dropping off a donation of household stuff to our church thrift shop, I found just the perfect jean skirt to replace the one I've worn to death. $4 and the $4 even goes to our church!Plus, I know it's already been through the washer/dryer so there will be no unpleasant surprises after the first washing.

My favorite thing was spending zero time shopping for it. It can be such a time-sucker to shop around for things we "need" to buy. From a time-is-life perspective, an over-investment of time is not worth it; the real cost is too great. I'd rather wear the old skirt than waste 3 hours of life looking for another one, when the skirt is not really that essential.