I went to the wrong dry cleaners last week.
It would have been totally fine except that the little ticket the guy gave me did not have the dry cleaner's address on it. Not a cause for panic because I can retrace my (driving) steps, right?
Yeah, not so much. Everything looks the same to me here. Every strip mall and um, other strip mall (there's not much else going on in terms of shopping) look exactly the same. At least to me. Josh seems to know where he is right away and cannot figure out why I can't remember which way the Target is.
I am map-challenged. For years, Josh has been trying to show me where I am and how to get somewhere on his various maps that he keeps in the car but nope, nothing. I just don't understand maps. I like directions that go something like: Turn left at the gas station, go straight until you see the mailbox and turn at the next light. Simple, concrete directions with landmarks to look out for.
I drive around here but I never really know where I am. I use the navigation system to go distances farther than five minutes from home or to anywhere that involves turning off the main street, but even so, I can't get a real sense of where I am. And you know what else? The highway here - even though it has a North and South attached to its name, does not really mean North or South. I know.
According to Josh, the highway runs in a circle around the city and so you can get anywhere going either way. In a way, it's comforting; you (I) can't get that lost, it just might take me double the time to fully go around the circle. Also, they might want to consider changing the North and South to clockwise and counterclockwise. I think people would find that helpful.
We eventually got the cleaners thing sorted out (and the two buildings do look alike), and so today, I went to the correct cleaners. And to congratulate myself, I pulled into the Starbucks parking lot. But across the way, there was a Goodwill and I was like, hmmm, Goodwill vs. Starbucks. I've had a Starbucks before, but I've never been to a Goodwill. And a mommy on the pickup line the other day told me that she got an awesome bookshelf there for $10. I have $10 and I am in need of a bookshelf. Instead of dropping $5 at Starbucks (I like a grande), I ventured into Goodwill.
I think until now, I was unaware that Goodwill sold things. I knew they took donations but I never thought it through to the end.
In the spirit of pushing my comfort zone - as if moving out of the tri-state area was not comfort pushing enough - I went in. I did not find a bookshelf but I found an Adirondack chair for $8 for my backyard. Or front yard. Not sure yet. But it's $8 here and $30 in Target. I grabbed it. It was pretty clean but could use a little wipe down with some baby wipes. They make everything better. (Ma, you still with me? I know it's a used chair, but you'll be okay when you sit in it. I promise.)
Wanna see it? I'm so excited.
And since we're looking at pictures of the outside of the house, check out my owl. He's from Michael's and he makes me smile every time I come to the front door.
I wonder if there are any other Goodwills around here? I could totally use a bench for the front hall and I could also use a little furniture redo project...
I'm also wondering why my phone takes such grainy pictures. It might be time to switch back to a regular camera.
Until next time, think good thoughts and do good things - it's the Aseret Yemei Teshuva :)
Are you a Mom?
Of course you are,
your shirt is dirty :)