First, the big  exciting news…. I ran this morning!!!  That 14 day estimate for my mouth recovery was right on, and even though I am still aware of the dental work in my mouth, the pain is maybe a 2 on a 10 scale.  HUGE improvement in my life for sure!


I started out running on the treadmill for 3 miles, and then I saw it was pretty good weather outside so I ran 3.5 miles outside.  It was pretty great to be running again!  While I was running around our neighborhood I found a great freebie by someone’s driveway.  Since we are having that neighborhood sale, people will sometimes leave items out that they don’t need anymore.  I thought these would be perfect for the future workout area when our basement gets finished.

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The day was spent hanging out in the garage again with my bestie Jennifer.  We combine our stuff every year and come up with an overloaded sale.  This year was no exception.  We had a ton of girls clothes, some boy clothes, and tools and housewares.  We usually end up having a few big ticket items, but not this year.  So, instead of a combined sale of around $1,100 (I know, crazy right??) we had around $980.  I’m surprised we got that much – it didn’t seem like we did that much in sales.  One year we sold old appliances and the total sales were $1,800.  Worth it to hang out in the garage 🙂

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Thursday night is supposed to be a neighborhood “preview” night, but we get a lot of “outsiders” looking for early deals.  Thursday night was crazy because we were still unpacking the items on to the tables and people were buying stuff!  Friday morning was rainy, which was bad because we needed to put some of the tables outside because our garage was too full!  But that didn’t stop the shoppers.  It was a busy day.  Today’s sale was quite a bit slower and didn’t start until a few hours later because everyone was still shopping at the entrance to the neighborhood.

We did find some great deals around the ‘hood.  Some clothes, backpack, sleds (broke ours last season), and this captivating book…

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After the sale it was time for the last soccer game of the season.  A good game, but they lost.  Afterwards we celebrated by a trip to the ice cream stand.  Yeah, I can eat ice cream with minimal discomfort!!  happy happy day!

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Notice anything odd about this picture?  Look on the left…. someone took their horses on the bike trail!  That was quite interesting.

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Then it was time for the band concert / bbq chicken dinner (aka, fund raiser).  We had some delicious chicken and a great selection of desserts.  Yum!

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Forgot to mention… all this day my husband was out running that 50 mile training run he didn’t get to do last weekend.  It was humid, and tough, but he finished it in 10 hrs, 46 mins.  Awesome job Alan!!  Long long run, long long day!


Q: Are you doing anything fun this weekend?

Looking forward to relaxing on Sunday and spending time with Alan!

Q: Have you ever found any good freebies that someone has put out?

Q: Do you prefer pancakes or cinnamon rolls for breakfast?

Just wondering what I should make tomorrow 🙂

7 thoughts on “Garage-sale-palooza and I’m baaaaaack!”
  1. Wow! When your husband says he is going on a long run, he really means it!!! And to think, I am debating whether or not to consider a full marathon in 2016… lol

    Wow!! You raked in the dough on the yard sale!!! AWESOME!!!!!!! All your hard work was worth it!!!!

    YUM! Ice cream!!!!! Always the best treat!!! 🙂

    Love the picture of your son walking and reading the book….. must be quite the captivating book!!!!! Hmmmmm, a must read?!?!

    You look great by the way!!!!! All the swelling and bruising gone!! YAY!!! And more so, YAY on the running!!!! Bet it felt great to be back out there!!!!! Awesome!!! ‘

    1. It’s the Ripley’s Believe or Not book. The kids love those things! Also any type of interesting/amazing fact books are great too. I remember reading the Guiness Book of World Records when I was a kid. Such odd stuff!!
      See, you just have to get the nerve up and commit to a full marathon. I think I have committed to a Fall marathon this year…
      And did you notice, I’m smiling with both sides of my mouth. Yeah full control of those muscles 🙂 🙂

    1. I was pleasantly surprised with the sale. Thought it was a super slow year, but I guess not! One of these years I’ll be more organized and actually get rid of some clutter around my house that belongs to the adults and not just the kid stuff!! I guess that will happen when the kids stop outgrowing their stuff.

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