It truly is the little things that make life grand. I have never been one for fancy cars or lavish vacations. I’m much more easily entertained than that. I woke up at 4:00am on this beautiful Saturday morning and decided to hit the local yard sales. (Yes, I waited until 7:00am. People freak out when you rummage through their garages at 4:00am.) It’s been a long time since I’ve done this though I’m not sure why. Probably because I don’t need a thing in the world. Today was different though. It is August in Arkansas and Mother Nature has decided to take us back to spring weather. I can’t remember another August morning that I ever woke up to 66 degree weather. This morning was so fabulous I just had to take part in it. The dirt on my floors can be mopped when the sun isn’t shining.
The first yard sale I found this morning made the whole day worth it. I bought six boxes of unopened glass beads for $3.00. It’s the little things like this that make me smile. I also found four shirts with tags still attached for $1.00 each. Yes, I know I can afford to go to the mall and buy a new shirt but it just isn’t the same. It’s the bargain that brings the thrill. It’s beating the old lady to that really cool lamp and snatching it first. It’s finding your favorite authors for 25 cents each. It’s buying a bronze bucket for $2.00 and trying to figure out why when you get home. My husband once came home with a lamp shaped like a lighthouse. When I asked him why he bought it he responded “Because it was 50 cents.” Ummm…duh!
After three hours of shopping I returned home to take a nap with my Chihuahuas. This is living to me. Naps, bargains, and spring like weather in August make me smile. All I need now is a piece of cheesecake and this would be the perfect day.