Thursday, September 25, 2008

Sale time!

This Saturday is the semiannual Mother of Twins clothing and equipment sale for my club. It's a fun event where a lot of the moms from our club get together and sell massive quantities of stuff. I love it for a number of reasons:
  • I get great deals on clothes and toys for my boys
  • I sell some of my stuff (and that money is going right into our "trip" fund so that one day, a few years from now, we'll be able to drive cross-country).
  • I clean out my over-filled basement of some of the accumulated stuff from the past three years.
  • I help raise money for my twins club. The sales are our major fundraiser (since the club takes a cut of all the sales), and help fund a lot of our activities, like an annual scholarship and a Halloween party. It's such a fun and easy way to help our club.
  • I see a lot of my friends and acquaintances.
However, it's also a massive amount of work, requiring hours of tagging clothes, plus spending Friday evening and most of the day Saturday setting up, working the sale, and cleaning up. But I'm looking forward to it. Hey, if I'm lucky, I'll get to rearrange books and have another "best day ever". Wish me luck!


I've got my first post up over at The Book Nook about my favorite authors. Pop by and let me know if you agree, disagree, who you would add to the list, who you would remove...I mean, everyone has opinions about great authors, right?


Replies to comments on John Travolta's Bread:

Melodie: That would be kind of cool, if John Travolta bought all my bread. Of course, I'd probably be pretty annoyed at him then, so perhaps not.

Goddess in Progress: They still have other varieties of the small slice, just not the Oatmeal. So all hope is not lost :)

Dawn: Thank you for stopping by! Hope you enjoyed your SITS Day, and I'm so glad to meet another Heroes fan!

Jules: I have a bread maker, but it's one of my kitchen foes. I just can't seem to make bread that doesn't just fall and turn into a dense, small block of yuckiness. And I'm still kicking around the idea of another blog to do with you, although I think you should start your own personal blog. You know I'd be reading!!

Nancy: I guess that could be a future job opportunity for Travolta!


LauraC said...

I just left a comment over there. A very litle-known fact about me was that my first blog was a book blog. I called it Books and Books and Books. It was all book reviews.

Then I got pregnant two weeks later and Laura's Mommy Journal was born. I couldn't read while pregnant bc I got queasy and it was the worst punishment of pregnancy. I could take the vomiting and everything else but NO BOOKS!!!!

jongirl said...

Good luck with the book sale! You are indeed my heroine, what with all you do ... with love and humor! Couldn't be prouder!

Goddess in Progress said...

Yay for the sale, I'll see you there! This is the first time I'm a seller, so it should be interesting. I do find it hard to shop in that situation, so I have to go in with a list. At the moment, it's a pretty short list, thankfully. :-)

Jacki said...

I am getting ready to take my daughters clothes up to our 2-times a year childrens consignment shop. I agree that selling the old stuff is great because you make money off of your stuff and get great deals on "new" stuff!

Jaime said...

Good luck with your sale on Saturday. What a great idea too!

Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. I loved being saucy!

Mary Ellen said...

I'm so bummed that our twin club's sale happens to be scheduled for the only weekend in 2008 when I will not be in town...I need snowsuits! And monkey costumes!

Melodie said...

Good luck with your sale!