Even with the lower temperatures, vacuuming the whole house tired me out. But I remembered that it wasn't that long ago that vacuuming just one room was tiring. I am very grateful that we didn't get fleas when I was not able to clean and vacuum, etc.
In the afternoon, daughter and I went shopping. First we went back to the discount clothing store to exchange the two items she wanted to exchange. One was a cream colored hooded sweatshirt which had a torn seam; she found another hooded sweatshirt for the same price ($5.99). The other was a purple plaid blouse ($3.99) that didn't fit her well. She found a different blouse, which was on clearance for $1.00 and she persuaded me to get some items for the balance $2.99 store credit, as the store only allows exchanges and not refunds. So, I was able to do some additional shopping for myself!
First, however, this is the second blouse I bought on Friday, in addition to the black chevron patterned one I wore to lunch on Saturday:
|Yellow Print Blouse|
It was, apparently, made for the British market; the original price tag says 8 pounds. Maybe my British readers could tell me if that is a good price for a blouse? I paid $3.99 for it:
|The Price Tags|
|It Fits Well|
These are the items I bought today, with the balance $2.99 left after daughter exchanged her blouse:
|Black Blouse with Button Accent|
I had seen this blouse earlier, when I was looking for a plain black blouse; I wasn't sure if the button trim was something I wanted and didn't want to pay the original price of $3.99 if I wasn't sure about it. That's when I sewed myself a plain black blouse with fabric in my stash. But, today, it was on clearance for $1. For that price, I am happy to have a second black blouse with the button trim:
This purple sweatshirt was also on clearance for $1:
|Long Print Dress|
Then, we went to get my daughter's hair trimmed. Earlier, I had trimmed her hair and cut layers and she wanted me to do that, again. However, I thought it would be better to get her hair trimmed professionally. So, we went to a nearby hair salon and she asked for a trim and layers. The girl trimmed and cut layers and told us that she followed the previously cut layers! I told her that I had cut the previous layers; apparently, I had done a good job with nothing better than a regular pair of scissors! LOL. We could have saved ourselves the $20 we paid for the trim and tip! After we came home, I applied coconut oil to my daughter's hair (she has very frizzy hair and the coconut oil helps tame the frizz).
By then, I was tired and hungry, so we came home and I had some leftover Thai food for a late lunch.
Daughter went out for coffee and cake with one of her friends (the younger daughter of my friend with whom we had lunch on Saturday). I relaxed at home and took out the trash cans to the curb for pick up, etc. After daughter came home, we spent the rest of the evening together. She warmed up a frozen pot pie for her dinner and I had a roast chicken sandwich.
I flea combed Dancer twice, today. I only found one dead flea on him, but I know there are at least one of two more live ones, because he twitches his back and scratches, occasionally. Hopefully, the remaining fleas will also die off. I didn't go to the pet store today to get the flea spray because I got too tired. Maybe I'll be able to go tomorrow morning, instead.
One of my aunts called in the evening to let me know that she will be hosting this month's prayer gathering and the date. I marked it down on the calendar. September's calendar is filling up!
Today, I am grateful for:
- the cooler temperatures
- the flea problem happened only after I've been well enough to do all the vacuuming and cleaning necessary
- more new clothes for a very good price
- spending time with my daughter
- the flea problem seems to be abating
How did you celebrate Labor Day? Did you have a nice long weekend?