Monday, May 17, 2010

The Lamp and Some Other Cool Stuff

I am just about finished with my first "stacked china" lamp. I am so excited, because I think it turned out really nice. The first shade I bought was too narrow, so I ran out yesterday and bought this one and I think it is just right. Pardon the plastic on the shade, but I want to leave it on there until I deliver the lamp to the consignment shop in Chicago.

It was a great day yesterday. Michael and Bernadette had given me a gift card for the Gap. I had a hair appointment at the salon at the mall, so I popped in the Gap to buy my favorite 1969 style jeans. I can't buy jeans anywhere except at the Gap. They just don't fit. Gap jeans are perfect for me. I have wore the same size there for a zillion years.

I went in and grabbed my jeans and ran into the fitting room. I only had a little time before my hair appointment. I pulled them on and......they were way too big! Tried another pair in my size....they were way too big! Tried a pair in a size smaller....and they were perfect! Holy crapola! Amazing what walking and a really good diet will do.

I get up to the checkout....and I cringe. I HATE spending $70 on jeans. The girl starts to ring them up and the store manager asks, "Did you get your scratch off coupon for those 1969 jeans?" Uh, no....didn't know anything about it.

The girl hands me a scratch off coupon. I scratch the thing off with my finger nail expecting it to say, "Sorry, you are not a winner," and instead it says, "$25 off your 1969 jeans purchase". How awesome is that? I almost started jumping up and down!

Then I went over to the new hair salon to have Tresa's stylist cut my mop. I just haven't been happy with my lady for a while so I thought I would try someone new. I was upset all day because I was about to pay double what I normally pay for my haircuts, but I am never happy with them. Tresa gets wonderful cuts that last so long and still look great that I thought I would give her girl a try. I even drove 45 minutes to get there.

Well, the girl was great and the hair cut is great. It was well worth the cost. We'll see how I do with it myself all week. I had her do it curly and I love it. I'll try it straight later in the week and see how I like it. I'll post some pictures too.

It was a great weekend. Michael even came over for his birthday...I cheated on my diet and we ordered pizza. Oh my gosh does that taste good when you haven't had it for months!!

How was your weekend? Anything exciting happen in your house?


Lanyardlady said...

Really nice job on the lamp. It wouldn't last at my house -- we'd break it!

Oklahoma Granny said...

Your lamp is fantastic! You are so creative. Congrats on the smaller jeans and smaller price.

Sherry said...

The lamp is grand, what a great idea!

And about those jeans....I could just feel the grin on your face. That's awesome!


Cathryn said...

That lamp is darling! Your talent astounds me.

Great news about the walking and the diet--it's working! *Sends you Zen Hugs in Congratulations!*

aLmYbNeNr said...

What an awesome day! Everything went your way! :-D

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

great news on the jeans! the lamp is beautiful.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Dang! Smaller jeans, awesome price and a fab haircut? What a weekend!

Mary said...

that's a day that deserves a big star on your calendar ;-) as for the plastic, often the shop will leave it on til it is sold to keep the shade clean ;-)

Angela said...

First of all, love the lamp!

But more importantly- I want to see the new hair!!! I spent a fortune when I got mine done but I am still happy with it so that counts for something! I also drove 45 minutes to my appointment...and when it is time for another cut, I will drive right back and spend a fortune again. I finally figured out it is worth it when you find a good person!

Shore Debris said...

I just love that lamp! It is such a great idea.

Joanna Jenkins said...

A scratch off coupon at the Gap! VERY cool.

And your lamp is stunning. I hope they prove to be very popular for you. I've never seen anything like it but it's a great idea.

Glad your day was so fun!


jdavissquared said...

love the lamp!
don't you just love unexpected deals? they're the best!

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