Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Good deals and roses, too!

Today didn't go anything like I had planned, but I guess that's okay now and then.

First of all, I took my son to the doctor hoping to get his cast off. But no, it needs another two weeks or so. They didn't even give him a shorter cast like they had said last time. Oh well! It's probably for the best anyway.

Then we stopped by Michael's on the way home because I had been told that some of their summer merchandise was 90% off a few days ago. I wasn't expecting much because not many good deals last at those prices, but here's what I got for under $10:

  • 10 kits to decorate plain birdhouses (for Cousin Camp next year) - $0.19 each
  • 1 pkg clear swirl stamps, larger than what I already have - $3.00 (not on 90% clearance, but still a good deal)
  • a decorative box for gift-giving - $0.49 (ditto)
  • a spool of ribbon that looks just like a road, for my little boy cards - $1.00 (another ditto on the price)
  • 4 sheets grape rub-ons - $0.09 each (These should match my sister-in-law's kitchen, so I'll have to think of something to make her for Christmas.)
  • 3 tall lavendar pillar candles - $0.25 each (I needed some pillar candles to go with some gifts, so this was perfect timing!)
  • 2 wooden "paper doll"-style magnetic doll sets - $0.39 each (Designed to be colored and then played with, they have markers and a paint pen included with each doll and 3 sets of clothing. These are going into the Cousin Camp prize box for next year!)

Then I got home and found these beautiful roses on my dining room table, courtesy of my Secret Sister. It was a belated birthday gift. Aren't they gorgeous?!

In the end, I wasn't able to start homeschooling today. My books didn't come and I didn't feel prepared enough to start without them. So I spent the rest of the day getting the homeschooling room/guest room in order for school tomorrow, as well as planning alternative plans until my school books get here.

So school starts tomorrow, bright and somewhat-early. I'll have a full report tomorrow!


Tiffany said...

What beautiful roses!!!! I got some great deals in Michaels last week too. I got some craft kits to make little stuffed ladybugs, bumble bees, fish, and a butterfly...for $0.19 each! I was tickled!