Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Another TV Season in the Can--Let's Sell Some Junk!

The season finale of Glee was last night.  As usual, I waited until the kiddos were in bed and then went down to watch it in peace.  Have I mentioned how much I love my DVR?  I love my DVR.  It was such a good episode!  Some of the music was a little weak, in my opinion, but they did a nice job capturing the emotion of graduation.  I cried, but then I will cry sometimes because of a good commercial.  Sigh.

I can't stand season finale season.  I love TV, and knowing my shows are ending and my DVR won't be picking up any new episodes is a big bummer.  Hopefully I will do the responsible thing and fill my time with other, more important pursuits.  Like cleaning my house and actually putting clothes away once the laundry is done.  Although, my hubby is pretty good at finding series that we haven't been watching that we then need to start watching by DVD or Netflix.  Then we obsess over it and stay up until the wee hours of the night watching episode after episode.  This happened with the Sopranos, 24, Dexter, Breaking Bad, and Sons of Anarchy.  Hubby is not always a good influence on me.

I have been remiss in updating my lovely readers about my progress in my Weight Watchers.  Yesterday I  hit 8.8 pounds lost.  That's pretty good, actually.  Just over a pound more and I will have lost 10 pounds.  Sweet.  My motivation is still hanging in there, and after 6 weeks I think that's a success.  For me, at least. Now I have to get off my butt some more.  My progress feels good so far, though.  I'm feeling a little stronger and more confident, and certainly healthier.  I love how I feel when I'm eating healthy, but it really makes me kick myself for all the times I've let it go and fallen apart.  I really don't understand why I let it happen, when nothing about the trip UP the scale feels good.

I wanted to talk about an upcoming event.  Every year, in my brother's neighborhood, they hold this GINORMOUS garage sale.  Deserving of the all-caps, by the way.  It's seriously over 100 homes that participate.  It's like the State Fair of Garage Sales.  Hoarders plan their year around it.  Brother and SIL1 have made it really fun.  They live on a main corner of the neighborhood, and invite a bunch of other families they know to bring their crap over and sell it, and we make a big crazy day of it.

It's a one-day sale.  It starts, officially, at 8:00 a.m.  But by 6:00 a.m you have people coming over, sometimes rudely asking if they can come in your garage and look around at what you have to sell.  We have started putting a big sign down at the end of the driveway the night before that says "NO SALES UNTIL 8:00 AM!!!".  It doesn't always work.  These people are motivated and strange.

I go over there every year on Friday night and spend the night.  Trying to help with the clean up, pricing, and set up, but mostly chatting with SIL1 and being a guinea pig for brother's new cocktail recipes.  This year is going to be especially nice because with hubby's new schedule the kids can stay home and not come with me, so we'll get a lot done (ahem).

I have a crapload of junk to bring this year.  It's going to be a big one, I think.  Last year we didn't do the sale because we were all on my big 40th birthday trip to Vegas.  So people have a buildup of junk.  It's so cleansing to get rid of it all!  And this is an amazingly successful day.  It is such an event, there are seriously people who travel here every year from other states to walk around these sales.  Almost everything gets sold.  Most of the conversation of the day is a lively discussion about what sells and what doesn't.  We all drink bloody marys in the morning, and usually the beer starts being consumed before 9:00 a.m.  It's such a good thing this is only once a year.

Anyway, the sale is the first Saturday of June.  It's coming quick, and I have SO much work to do before then.  It's a good thing my shows are going into reruns.  I'm sure I'll be able to find a bin of junk from each room in the house, not to mention the truckloads we have in the outbuildings.  Lots of wiping down, pricing, and hauling over to the brother's house.

If any of you want to come to the craziness, drop me a note and I'll let you know the details.  It's worth seeing.  Bring your wallet and your camera.  There is the most excellent people watching!

I have to get my kids ready to catch the bus.

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