I'm just going to jump right into the cluster that has become this damn garage sale. We were supposed to have a garage sale, it was supposed to happen over a MONTH ago, but for some reason or another, it didn't. We went camping....."oh lets give ourselves some downtime, we'll do it next weekend".
New Beau: Did you get all of her clothes priced?
Me: Uh sure (not even close), I'm really considering just taping a paper to the stupid table with prices. (I think I'm brilliant).
Then I realize that there a bagillion different types, seasons, toys, books, and all manner of other non-clothing type things. I am decidedly not brilliant, it would take just as long to write out the stupid price list as to actually price the clothes.
So here I am WEEKS later, the garage sale has continued to get pushed off for some reason or another, the plan is to have it this weekend. And for real, do you think I have made any progress pricing those blasted clothes?? I think we both know the answer is no, i think it's partly because it actually hurts my heart a bit to see her little preemie onesies and fleecie jammies, that my doll could fit in, walk out the door never to return. I sometimes miss her when she was smaller than my forearm, don't get me wrong, my girl is amazing. She gives the BEST hugs and kisses. She learns new words everyday, she says momma and melts my heart. But there is that every once in a while feeling of holding your little when they were totally dependent on you, when they snuggled in because you were their world. Then their world began to grow, and expand, just as their curiosity grows and their complete lack of fear blossoms. Lala has decided that scaling bookcases is on the months agenda. I have sprouted at least 14 gray hairs since this behavior presented itself.
Anyhow, pray for me friends! I NEED this garage sale to happen this weekend, I need people to show up, and I definitely need them to buy everything (or at least most of it, momma needs some cheddar). I will be placing a prettily painted coffee can on the table next to the register that states : "Broke Single Mom's of America Fund". Think anyone will buy it???? I swear if anyone has any good garage sale hosting advice or any advice I will gladly dip into the coffee can fund and share. X-)
Tuesdays Poem: (I seriously love this poem, it is all fall and beautiful.)
"Come, little leaves"
Said the Wind one day,
Come to the
meadows with me
and play. Put on your
dresses of red and
gold; For summer is
past, and the days
- George Cooper
- George Cooper
I am so very serious about the garage sale advice. This will be the first one that I have actually hosted and I need to know how to get this clutter out of my house. Please, Please, Please, any advice or even words of encouragement would be really appreciated!