Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A Big Spending Day

Well I got the rear window on my van replaced for $200.... that was definitely $200 we could have really used for something else. Things seem to be breaking and going missing around here faster than we can afford to repair or replace them. But it had to be done... you can't drive around with tiny pieces of glass falling off your window.... and I sure didn't want to drive around with plastic trash bags taped to my van either.

After we got the window repaired we stopped into one of our favorite used book stores McKay's... they actually carry way more than just books... they have CD's, DVD's, Video Tapes, Computer Games, Video Games and even the systems to play them on. Some of their stuff can be a lil pricey for used... but we can always find some good bargains there too. Today Steffie got 7 paperback Disney books (Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree, Lady and the Tramp, Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan, Snaow White, Aladdin and Ariel and the Secret Grotto - .10 cents each!).... a Sesame Street book (Sesame Street Library from the Elmo's Neighborhood collection... she loves this set! - .60 cents).... Zinnia's Flower Garden and Big Sister Little Sister for .50 cents each.... and 5 Strawberry Shortcake books for .50 cents each ( Strawberry Shortcake is one of her favorites right now). Oh and a Fisher Price Little People video tape for .25 cents. Adrian got 6 cd's for $1 each... and I got a Loreena McKinnett cd for $1. Not a bad haul for $12!

Steffie loves books and has quite lil library of her own going. I've read to her since she was just a few months old so she has developed a great desire for books. I plan to teach her how to read this fall. She learned her alphabet when she was barely 2 and she already knows her phonics as well so learning to read should be a snap for her.

After all of this we did our grocery shopping for the next two weeks. In the middle of it all we had lunch.... a $1 Krystal Kids Meal for Steffie.... and a $5 Little Cesaer's pizza for us with canned drinks from the soda machine.... for a total of less then $8 for the 3 of us!

A Lil Enchanted,


Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

That sounds like our kind of day! We love used bookstores! :)

Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

Don't you just love when that happens:( That seems to happen to us much more than my pocketbook can handle too. Thank goodness for fun bookstores like that.