Remember around the middle of August when my cousin Pat came for a visit? We had fun as we checked out all the thrift stores in town. We were busy looking in one particular thrift store when a lady whispered...don't buy any clothes today. Tomorrow the store is having a bag sale, all the clothes you can pack into a plastic grocery bag for five dollars! Well, while rummaging through the ladies dresses I found an adorable little brown linen dress. Granted, the dress looks a little young for me but I pictured wearing it over a thin tee shirt and with my ruffled pantaloons. A sweet old fashioned outfit. Pat said, hang the dress where you will remember. Tomorrow we will be here when the doors open for business and you can get the dress then. Well I worried and worried about that little brown dress knowing that with my luck it would be gone.
The next morning we were late getting out the door for our day of shopping. Darn it, I said. I'll bet that little brown dress is gone. Pat said, believe me, nobody wants that little brown dress. We both laughed. Sorry, but I felt like everybody would want it! Anyway I found the dress and stuffed it in my bag.
A few days after Pat had gone home and Poppy was at work, I decided to spend some time trying on outfits. I slipped on my pantaloons and tee shirt and reached in the closet for the little brown dress. Suddenly, looking at the tag, the side zipper, the feel of the fabric, the color, the tightness through the bust as I tried pulling the dress over my head...something felt really familiar. Then it hit me. This is the same little brown dress that I found in a Goodwill store in Wake Forest months and months ago! I just had to have it then too. I paid $4.39 for it. It was too tight across the bust so I folded it and put it away in a box of stuff to be donated, which I did. What an idiot! I've bought the same dress twice! Maybe I should burn it this time.
Better get busy. Bun Bun is waiting for some grass and a ride down to the dog lot...
I raked a couple of wheelbarrow loads of pine straw today to cover the path to the chicken lot. All the rain lately has left things looking a bit messy. Won't be long until time to rake leaves again! Yay!
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