Monday, June 21, 2010

What a wonderful week...

So much to do, but just not enough time to do it all! After work one day I was trying to make a mental list of all the things that had to be done during the weekend. Clean the house (check), study for finance exam (triple check) and the list went on and on and on. Somewhere in the midst of all the chores that I have planned to do, I needed to find time to replant our tomato plants. It looked like each tomato plant wanted to have its own bucket for more space.
To please the tomato plants, I penciled in a date with dirt and buckets for Saturday morning. I knew that Daniel would have to drill holes in the bucket and I would do the rest of the dirty work. Feeling a little stressed, I was trying to time the whole process in my mind on the way home. When I finally arrived home, I went to check on my garden and guess what? Ok…since you didn’t guess, let me tell you. My wonderfully great husband drilled the holes in the bucked and filled the buckets up with dirt!!!! I was so thrilled that all I had to do at that point was to move plants around. This small gesture meant to me more than my husband could ever know.

But surprises kept on coming that week. One day Daniel wanted to stop by Home Depot to pick up some boards. Confused for why my husband would want to buy boards, I took the nagging approach to find out. He finally told me, which ruined my surprise. Almost 3 years ago, we bought a net for hammock, when we honeymooned in Acapulco. Since we didn’t have the stand to put the net on, I just put it to the side. Well, Daniel was buying boards so he could build the stand so we could enjoy the hammock. What a wonderful anniversary gift…a little early, but he won’t be here with me to celebrate it when the time comes. He will be in a military camp training for 4 weeks (sigh).

Now changing the subject back to happy times. While Daniel was shopping for tools, I found movable stairs to rest on. After a long while, I quite frankly was bored out of my mind. I knew that I didn’t have coupons for light fixtures or tools, so browsing from isle to isle didn’t’ seem too appealing to me. So I rested and rested until…I saw a yellow sign that said in big bolded letters CLEARANCE. The bright colors and such a beautiful word drew me to the discounted section in a matter a second. That’s right; I probably set a world record of moving so quickly from one section of the store to another!

The clearance section was filled with treasures, but the prices weren’t the best. Some items were marked down 10% to 15%, so paying out of pocket $80 still seemed pretty high. Despite high prices, I felt like a kid at a candy store and started to dig through the golden treasures. And guess what I found? I found a pretty light fixture that has been marked down from $100 to $24+. Instead of carrying a box to show to my husband, who was on the opposite side of the store looking for boards, I took a picture with the digital camera. My husband loved the light fixtures, so we bought 2 fixtures paid $50 and saved $150..woot…woot!

All in all my week was full of surprises. How about yours?


  1. Don't you just love the clearance section! You never know what you'll find. Go back next week and something new will appear. Over from Meet & Greet Monday. Great blog!

  2. I love clearance finds! Looks like you found a great deal. ANd what a sweet hubby to give you two surprises this week!!

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  3. I LOVE clearance deals!!!
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    Happy Monday!

    Shopper Gal

  4. Oh, I'm loving your hammock stand! My husband and I were just trying to figure out yesterday where to hang one. What a great idea!

  5. I love finding cool little treasures on clearance!
    Oh, by the way, found you from Meet and Greet Monday :)

  6. I am following you from Meet & Greet Monday.

  7. You know, tomatoes like milk. If you ever have any spoil on you, you can use it as a natural fertilizer/anti-fungal.