Jessie and I met today at the Bad Girls Get Saved By Jesus Thrift Store. She's looking for a piece of furniture to go in her bathroom now that the diaper-changing table is long-since retired. It's a lovely, large bathroom and both of us are thinking that a chest of drawers would be a good thing. She could store towels in them and maybe the winter clothes. That sort of thing. And as I texted her, "The Children's can surprise you."
The real name, of course, is not the Bad Girls Get Saved By Jesus Thrift Store but the Lighthouse Children's Home.
I think the name I gave it is much better and far more accurate.
We did not find a chest of drawers and we discovered that whoever prices the merchandise has, as I said, lost their tiny little Christian minds.
There was a lovely chair and I'm sure it is a fine chair in all regards but they wanted over two hundred dollars for it! I've never seen a chair at the Children's priced over thirty bucks. But then some things were priced the way they usually are, which is to say cheap.
They were playing an album of some country music guy singing the old hymns for our shopping pleasure and I knew every one of them. Those things never leave our brains, do they? It was sort of annoying and sort of bizarre and sort of funny as my internal juke box set each one spinning along with the record.
I have no idea. He sounded very familiar though.
Ha! I just googled "Alan Jackson album of hymns" and I think I found it. "Precious Memories."
Well, I'm sure those memories are precious to some.
I had to take a picture of the jigsaw puzzle you see above. Who in the world would do that to themselves on purpose? Buy an "impossible" puzzle that comes with FIVE EXTRA PIECES! I would go insane. But I am sure that some puzzlers are so good at putting jigsaws together that they would jump at the chance.
I did not. A fifty-piece child's jigsaw gives me plenty of challenge.
Jessie ended up buying a pool filter which may or may not fit an above-ground pool they were given. It cost a dollar so whatever. She also got a pair of boots for Levon that he will either love or hate. They were stellar boots. I considered but passed up a very heavy, graceful glass pitcher that would have made an excellent vase and now I'm wishing I'd bought it.
But I didn't.
Then we went to lunch at a favorite seafood place which was fun and the food was good although they did forget the potato salad that goes in the Greek salad. I asked for some and they gave it to me so all was well. We discussed many things, my daughter and I, one of which is a podcast that we both listen to- Armchair Expert. We both agree that we would probably not be friends with the cohost in real life.
And then she had to pick up Levon and I shopped at Costco and Publix where I got to visit with Lily in Aisle 11 where she was unboxing gluten-free bread to put into the freezer. It's not the best place in the world to have a conversation but it's not the worst, either. She told me that Gibson had told her the other night that he needed a poster board and a shirt that looked like what Michael Jorden would have worn when he played ball FOR TOMORROW! Of course. Lauren ended up doing the shirt for him and y'all- look at this:
Lauren's talents and kindnesses are uncountable.