The garage sale was a middling success. We sold all of the big stuff, but unfortunately, very little of the clothes. It’s not coming back in the house, though, so it’s off to charity with the lot (unless there are any takers out there? Anyone?). Our basement is a lot cleaner so that’s good, but I’m not convinced the sale was worth all the work.
On the good side, however, I let Gal Smiley have a little bake sale on the side and it was a huge success.
I spent all day last Friday making all my favourite goodies. When Sir Monkeypants got home and saw the massive, massive amount of dirty dishes, he thought I’d gone a bit overboard. But we ended up selling just about everything, and the kids made $33. Plus the leftovers were no trouble at all to dispose of.
So next year, no garage sale, just a bake sale. Maybe.
In other news, the Captain’s horrible rash has cleared up, but the Little Miss’ Molluscum Contagium is still hanging around tougher than ever. It’s spreading over her torso, and now she has one little spot on her face. Poor kid. Add in the haircut, and some day she’ll actually be happy that all she has is braces, glasses, and acne in the family photos.
And in hair news, the Little Miss kept asking for ponytails and it was so terribly sad, so I took two tiny chunks on either side of her head yesterday and made little antennae-tails, and SO CUTE. And as she herself pointed out yesterday, now that her hair is short, it dries so easily after a shower and is so easy to comb out. So we’re trying to be all glass-half-full around here, and actually having some success at that. Gal Smiley has said many times that she wishes she had a time machine to go back and not play hairdresser, and she seems so sad and sorry about it, so we feel better about that, too. It’s time to move on.
In garden news, all our little plants are poking up now and it’s so very exciting…for us, and also for the bunny rabbit we now have living part time in our backyard. OOPS. The bunny loves the bean plants and so far we have lost five or six of them that he has bitten off right down to the roots. Sir Monkeypants is on emergency build-a-fence duty, so hopefully we can protect the rest.
And speaking of food…spotted at the Superstore this week, APRICOTS. The season is upon us! Get them while you can!