I had to meet the transport in Mount Pleasant, TX. It's about 1 1/2 - 2 hours from here, but it's a nice, easy drive. I left around 10 and had a good time laughing at some of the strange sites you see, like the buffalo ranch. The coordinator called to say that the last leg of the transport was running about 60-90 minutes late, so I got to hang out in the bustling metropolis that is Mt. Pleasant. Wow. I felt like I was in Mayberry.
To kill time, I started looking for unique little shops. I found a children's consignment shop with the nicest lady working the desk. I lucked out and got a LOT of clothes for the boys to grow into, and they were also having a 75% off sale on some things. I ended up with 22 items of clothing (pants, shorts, polos, button-downs and sweaters) for just $48!!!! SCORE!
Just down the road, I found a 6000 square foot antique store. I could have stayed there ALL DAY!!!! I got a pair of fleece houseshoes, a GREAT leopard print rolled hat, a milk-glass hen on a nest and FOUR different miniature HOAN's. I have NO IDEA why I've started collecting these things. They make me crazy and have no relevance to my decorating style. It all started with the carnival glass one my mother gave me and now I have three big ones and four little ones sitting on top of the TV receiver. Blue carnival glass, amber glass, milk glass for the big ones, and light blut, orange, black and blue for the little ones. Wheee!!!
Has anyone that lives around here been up to Princeton Village? I have to go back there when I have more time - it's only about 30 minutes from here. Imagine a vast trailer park fronted by what looks like a long line of u-store-it garage door type things. Maybe about 40-50 units long. It seems there are a group of people who live there (I'm assuming) and spend their weekends selling stuff out of their storage unit. Some have gone so far as to create storefronts just behind the garage door. Once the door is open, there is a wall with windows and an entry door just behind it. It's a great big flea market setting. It is also prime for haggling as NOTHING appears to be marked with prices.
Oh well, on to getting the house cleaned up a bit and resting from a very active day.