I've been thinking a lot about patience lately. It is a virtue I greatly admire but sadly lack. I think many of my "life lessons" (if you believe in that sort of thing and I do) have been about patience. I'm constantly reminded that learning to wait well is not only a challenge but one worth conquering.
Yesterday I found myself with an inexplicable 2 hours of alone time. I hit my favorite shop and after 60 minutes of scouring with little more than a whisper of air conditioning, I walked out with nothing. Sweaty and defeated I realized that thrifting is all about patience.
Since you've been ever so patient with my rambling I"ll get to the good part. Long story short, (another virtue I lack) I went to a store I rarely visit and found the below treasures. Try, try again.
- Magnificent red bohemian decor that my husband instantly banished from our home. $7.99It's okay, I bought it with a very special couple in mind. Little do they know I am building their wedding gift to monstrous proportions. If only they'd get engaged!
- Books were buy one, get one free. I immediately spotted "In Defense of Food" by my boyfriend Mark Bittman and clawed my way through the throngs fighting for the New York Times bestseller.Then I was stuck because I obviously needed a second since it was free. I hunted and hunted but nothing jumped out. On my way to the register I spotted a book face down and grabbed it because I still needed a book. That accidental purchase ended up being a book that's been on my "to-read" list for more than a year - "The Weird Sisters." $2.99 for both!