| There are some very cool things about living in a city.
1. Saying, “I’m going to run over to IKEA,” in the same casual way I used to say, “I’m going to run out to Wal*Mart.”
(same casualness, maybe, but with a whole lot more joy.)
A fabulous place for inspirationn
Aren’t these play things AWESOME for a boys’ room? They are going in my dream folder.
I was looking at these lamps (above and below) debating which to get for our living room I was tickled that they were $15-20 instead of $50+ like most floor lamps. When I got to the Last Chance section they had one of the lamps (below) for $15 because it had been a floor model. I was so pleased to save $5 that I bought it. I have major, major, major commitment issues when it comes to buying decor that’s more than $5. I was pretty pleased with myself for actually making a purchase until I got home. Our walls are tan. Our trim is tan. Now we have a tan lamp. I can’t take it back because it was in the As Is department. Anyone need a lamp?
2. An awesome Goodwill 5 minutes from my house. Yesterday I saw
–an adorable skirt by Ralph Lauren–cream with 3 small ruffles around the bottom, and
–the perfect, Mennonite, ankle-length denim skirt in great condition…both for a little over $5, neither my size
Two pairs of shoes with the price stickers still in them
These are size 12.5. I love this color. for $3 with some stains for $4
Lots more…I wish I could shop for other people ’cause it’s really hard to leave these good deals at the store.
3. FREE pass to the zoo!
Yes, that’s right. I found a blog–that tells you about freebies or great deals around the city. This week I found out that all the libraries in our county have one free pass for up to four people to the Atlanta zoo. With tickets normally priced at $10, this is a huge savings! I think that this is not a promotional, but is available all the time. If that’s true, we’re going to be doing this a lot–after it warms up, that is.
Steve doesn’t have work right now. The other day he went to look up a homeless guy he’d met at a park last weekend. While he was gone, he dropped off the boys and I at the zoo. We saw about ten animals–most of them were not on exhibit because it was too cold in the mornings and they didn’t let them out until noon. But that’s the good thing about having a four year old. As long as I stayed excited about what we might see next, he never got tired of walking from one empty exhibit to the next. Ian hunkered down in the stroller and was happy there most of the time.
4. Living within 10 minutes of several libraries and Barnes and Noble and great parks.
5. Out-of-the norm friendships.
Zachary really misses his little friends. I feel sorry for him because he hardly gets any interaction with other children. The one good thing is that he makes friends with anyone because he’s so ready for playmates. Age makes no difference–
6. Yummy Food options.