good will hauling *

June 9th, 2012 11:22 am by Kelly Garbato

Yesterday’s Goodwill finds!

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For $75 and some change, I got:

– 6 books (Body Double and The Keepsake, both from the Rizzoli and Isles series by Tess Gerritsen – I can’t believe those weren’t scooped right up!; The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory; Ladies of Liberty by Cokie Roberts; Wanderlust: Real-Life Tales of Adventure and Romance, edited by Don George of salon.com; and Night of the Howling Dogs by Graham Salisbury);

– 6 plates (including some adorable plastic kids’ dinnerware: Hello Kitty, Scooby Doo, and Winnie the Pooh);

– 6 ice cream bowls (or rather, six teeny tiny dishes that I’ll pretend are ice cream bowls);

– 1 Pyrex baking dish (because you can never make too many brownies at one time!);

– 1 bread machine, circa 1998 (we already own one, also from Goodwill, but the pan is beat and we can’t find a replacement – boo!); and

– 22 t-shirts. I know, right. TWENTY-TWO T-SHIRTS. You can tell that I don’t go clothes shopping very often.

And I guessed the total! (Minus the change, but who does that? No one. No one guesses change, that’s who.) I RULE. **

We were also tempted by an enchilada maker, but passed ’cause we weren’t sure how much use it’d get. They’re easy enough to make in a skillet, right?

The closest Goodwill is ~ a 45-minute drive from our house, so unfortunately I don’t make it there very often. Shane and I just happened to be in the neighborhood, running some errands, and we had five bags of clothes and knick knacks & what-nots to drop off, so there you go. Definitely the longest stop of them all.

And now if you’ll excuse me, Rennie cannot wait to give the bread machine a whirl.

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(Pssst, don’t tell her, but we also bought a pool raft at Target. SO I CAN TAKE HER SWIMMING WITH ME! Best mom in the world, I am. Or the worst, depending on your pov.)

* Shane’s idea of a post title. So many regrets. So. Many.

** Then again, a number of the dishes I purchased were displayed in fours – but seeing as I only needed one of each for my not-so-gourmet food critic photography, that’s all I took. That’s right. I AM A SPLITTER OF SETS. The vilest of creatures. The reason why you have six vintage Demitasse teacups but only five matching saucers. THAT person. Seriously, I should be shot on sight.

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