Today was a beloved day off, which I welcomed with open arms after last night at work. Super stressful! But, I have a hilarious story about it to share quickly.
I'm getting a resident ready for bed. I have my back to her because I'm setting up her bed. As I turn back around to get her changed, she's dancing in her wheelchair; toes tapping, fingers waving. It was the cutest thing ever! And if that wasn't enough, she must have seen the surprised look on my face & asked, "Aren't you going to dance with me?" So we did - we danced, right there in the middle of my jam-packed, stressful night. And I'm so glad we did!
Ok, I'm done. Now, back to my beloved day off...
I woke up early this morning, which was pretty terrible. I hate waking up early. (For those of you who get up at the ass crack of dawn on a daily basis for 1st shift, please know that these days "early" is classified as anything prior to 10:00 AM. Today, "early" was 8:00.)
But, I woke up early with a purpose: thrift store shopping! And not just any old thrift store shopping - it was 50% off day! On a side note, is it really sad that I go to the thrift store on a day when there's a sale? It probably is, right? I'm not poverty stricken like I might seem...I just like good deals!
MIL & Auntie-in-law came along for the ride. Auntie & I shared a cart that wasn't nearly full, while MIL filled a separate cart...almost completely with turtlenecks. She just kept saying, "I live in turtlenecks, you know." She really does, too.
I was happy with my finds. I got an adorable dress that I don't need but had to have because it was $3, a few sweaters/long sleeve shirts for the impending frigid PA winter, a bed skirt because we've needed one for the last 2 years but I've been too cheap to buy one (Again, I'm not struggling to survive. What is my deal?) & the most adorable Christmas/winter snowman decoration.
It's hard to see in the picture, but he's glittery! It's not really something I needed, but he was adorable (& only $4), so why not?
And you know, all my crap was only $25!! So after that, I was in the shopping mood, & we just had to stop by another thrift store that we passed on the way home. That was wasn't as successful, but it was a hilarious stop anyway. MIL & auntie had an ugly coat & boot fashion show that, thankfully, didn't end in any purchases.
MIL also found a latch hook kit for $1.50. Being a crafty lady, she couldn't pass it up. Not to keep going on tangents, but do you know how expensive those things are? I looked at them at Michael's once & they were like thirty freaking dollars! What the hell is that about?
Anyway, since I expressed an interest I learned to do latch hook this afternoon. It's a cute Christmas pattern, so I'm hoping to have it done in time to hang up this year. It seems pretty easy, so I don't think that will be a problem....unless my ADD gets the best of me.