Friday, March 20, 2009

Latest good find...yippee!

Last night my hubby David, was meeting some people at a pub in our old neighborhood-- so the kids and I decided to tag along and spend a few hours doing things we used to do. The first place we stopped was our old consignment shop. (a fact I shared with the owner, who felt thatveas some praise! ).
Anyway, my almost 11 year old daughter was ( depending on perspective ) blessed or cursed with "skinny genes" from both hubby & me-- these skinny genes feel like a curse when you are only growing taller & taller and trying desperately to find a pair of jeans that fit-- without having to resort to the old cincheroo. Like she said, "Mommy, I'm getting sick of belts!"
So we searched the racks-- I actually found two pairs of pants that fit me perfectly- both were half off. My daughter said two fit her-- though I am pretty sure these would need a belt. I suggested we look some more. Then she spotted them. The pair. Size slim--- with adjustable wasteband- and embroidery that would make Janis Joplin proud. $6.50. She found another pair of jeans as well. Nice fit, comfortable, adjustable waste ( whoever started putting those little elastic button strips in kids' jeans is a genius to whom I am eternally grateful!).
So we left our favorite consignment shop ( with four perfect pairs of pants ( two for each of us)- for the low low price of $17.
After, we went to wholefoods to get some vegan cookies & bananas. The kids found some chocolate peppermint soy milk( yum). We headed to starbucks where I had a much needed and appreciated cuppa while we snacked and talked. It was the easy simple kind of fun.

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