Our yard salin' pretty much got rained out this morning so after we braved four or five, we headed up to Smiley's. Larry checked on some military patches for his collection and I checked out DD Country Kitchen's little store. They had all kinds of goodies! I got a pound of blueberries (and I put some into some pancakes tonight for supper) and jars of pickled red cabbage, stewed tomatoes, spaghetti sauce and sweet corn. We go to Smiley's in search of patches and old Pyrex and sometimes we find something unexpected! Like my friend, Debbie, who we ran into today! :) We'd all gone to the same estate sale this weekend, too. I picked up a bottle of super expensive Estee Lauder stuff for old lady eyes in a mixed bag of stuff for $3 and a handheld Shark vac for $5. And I got the most adorable vintage handpainted serving tray at a church sale this morning. I'll be adding it to my Etsy shop.
This past week was my first official week on my new job and we were busy, busy, busy getting our areas ready for the big inspection that's taking place next week. I told 'em it'll be like a wedding. The rehearsal is always total chaos but the wedding goes off without a hitch. When it comes down to crunch time, folks are gonna do what they are supposed to do. I think we'll do great on the inspection. I love my new job. I guess I've just gotten used to working in the heat because I nearly froze to death (....do you wanna build a snowman??) all week. I actually had to step outside the office about a dozen times to warm up. I'm sure I will get used to my new environment quick like and in a hurry when that humidity and heat return next week.
We got a new Nikon camera last week and I set my Smiley's stuff on the counter and took a picture of it with the new camera. I think it takes great pictures! I can't wait to go on a trip! We're talking about packing up a tent and a couple of sleeping bags and heading up to High Falls the first cool weekend we have. I'm really looking forward to that. And possibly another beach trip before the summer's gone. This time down to Jacksonville to visit Larry's aunt and uncle.
I bought a ceramic pumpkin and a Santa mug today, too. It won't be long!