A Plethora of Thises and Thats

Mamacita says:  I gave all my fat pants away on FreeCycle. The lady woman who picked them up wanted to look in my closet for matching shirts.

FreeCycle is a great thing, but some of the people on there?  Unbelievable.  Besides which, matching shirts?  ME?  It is to laugh.

“Wanted: pickup truck.  Must run well and get good mileage.”

“Wanted:  working computer.”

“Wanted:  working iPod.”

“Wanted:  cell phone.”

What in the blue blazes?  These people are greedy idiots!

I’ve been giving things away like mad on FreeCycle, though, as I’m tired of living with clutter.

My Other Sister is a breast cancer survivor, so this particular cause is one that I am happy to help support, when I’m able.  After I win the lottery, I plan to give most of it away to causes like this.

I love the gift I bought for my sweet niece’s baby shower.  If she doesn’t like it, I’ll bring it back home and use it myself!

One of my favorite “things to do” involves making lists of people I love and thinking of a cool Christmas gift for them.  Then I try to find it as inexpensively as possible, which usually means I buy it online.  Sorry, actual stores, but you charge too much.

I found a movie I’d been wanting for years in a Big Lots bargain bin today, for three bucks.  On eBay, I’ve bid up to twenty several times, only to be outbid by someone who wanted it even more than I did.  Now I’m glad I never won it, because, well, THREE BUCKS!  I had it on VHS and now I have it on DVD.  For three dollars.

Do you like free things?  I know I do.  Get over to the Texas Pepper Jelly blog and follow the directions.  Free stuff!!!

The latest Carnival of Education is up.  Please read it.  It’s important to stay on top of things whenever we possibly can, and if you read the Carnival, you’ll know what’s going on in the world of education.

My daughter has an Etsy shop. So do I.

My Honda had a 4:00 appointment to have the oil changed.  Estimate:  $20.00.  Apparently, it was also time for the 105,000 – mile checkup.  Actual price:  $300.00.  I’m no mathematician, but isn’t that a bit of a jump?

Yes, my car has almost 105,000 miles on it.  But it’s a Honda, so it still runs like a new car.

After the car’s appointment, I drove over to the college and graded some essays, and basically killed a few hours until MY appointment, which was at 8:30.  My appointment was to pick up Belle from her graduate class and take her home, where I helped her clean out her closet.  My reward was a big hug and one of her indescribable smiles, and a huge sack of clothing.  I love hanging out with my daughter; she’s so FUN.  And she gives me clothes!

It’s almost 3:30 a.m. and I’m still not tired.  Tomorrow is going to be a long day.

And isn’t the word “plethora” cool?  I do love the world of words.


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  3. We finally quit giving things away on Freecycle due to the impossible task of providing brand new stuff to everyone on there. We tried to give away tons of stuff that people didn’t want because *gasp* WE HAD USED IT! Well, obviously, since that is the point of Freecycle. *rolls eyes* We finally donated it to local places that needed what we were giving away and didn’t mind that we had used some of it. (And a lot of the clothes were in like-new condition, even if they weren’t brand new.)

    We buy from Etsy pretty regularly! We are doing an all-handmade Christmas this year (except for my baby niece, who is getting books instead), so Etsy has been a lifesaver in finding good things that we can’t find handmade locally.

    And congrats on getting rid of the “fat” clothes! I can’t wait until my feet are better and I can get more vigorous with doing that myself. (And how bold to ask if they can go through your closet for clothes you haven’t even listed. That would be like someone taking your old recliner and asking if they might have your couch and ottoman, too! Cheeky!)

  4. We finally quit giving things away on Freecycle due to the impossible task of providing brand new stuff to everyone on there. We tried to give away tons of stuff that people didn’t want because *gasp* WE HAD USED IT! Well, obviously, since that is the point of Freecycle. *rolls eyes* We finally donated it to local places that needed what we were giving away and didn’t mind that we had used some of it. (And a lot of the clothes were in like-new condition, even if they weren’t brand new.)

    We buy from Etsy pretty regularly! We are doing an all-handmade Christmas this year (except for my baby niece, who is getting books instead), so Etsy has been a lifesaver in finding good things that we can’t find handmade locally.

    And congrats on getting rid of the “fat” clothes! I can’t wait until my feet are better and I can get more vigorous with doing that myself. (And how bold to ask if they can go through your closet for clothes you haven’t even listed. That would be like someone taking your old recliner and asking if they might have your couch and ottoman, too! Cheeky!)

  5. So, the first thing I thought when I read today’s blog title was “I love the word plethora.”

    I am jealous that you had to get rid of your fat pants. Maybe someday — sigh!

    Have a happy weekend.

  6. So, the first thing I thought when I read today’s blog title was “I love the word plethora.”

    I am jealous that you had to get rid of your fat pants. Maybe someday — sigh!

    Have a happy weekend.

  7. Ah yes… “plethora” does definitely conjure up a plentiful number of thoughts and ideas.
    Thank you for sharing that with us, this morning.
    Love you, you are definitely a keeper.

  8. Ah yes… “plethora” does definitely conjure up a plentiful number of thoughts and ideas.
    Thank you for sharing that with us, this morning.
    Love you, you are definitely a keeper.

  9. Ah yes… “plethora” does definitely conjure up plentiful number of thoughts and ideas.
    Thank you for sharing that with us, this morning.
    Love you, you are definitely a keeper.

  10. Ah yes… “plethora” does definitely conjure up plentiful number of thoughts and ideas.
    Thank you for sharing that with us, this morning.
    Love you, you are definitely a keeper.

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