It never ceases to amaze me how quickly time flies by. I spend the entire year looking forward to the summer months and then end up being so busy that I don’t get to enjoy them much. I cannot believe that we are already into June. The next two weekends are already booked up, then Zach’s birthday and party are at the end of the month. Before I know it we’ll be into July. I am looking forward to July, but it will be busy as well with a weekend trip to Springfield for the annual family 4th of July bash and then off to Alabama for a week to hang out with the in-laws. A week of swimming, relaxing, and limited internet connectivity will do me a lot of good though. I really want to find some time for a weekend getaway to the lake as well. Maybe in August?
This weekend left me totally exhausted and feeling a little ill. I was up until almost 1:00 a.m. Friday night getting things sorted and set out for the garage sale. Just as I was finally falling asleep, my nephew woke up crying. I jumped up to get him before he woke Zach up. I ended up putting him to bed with my mom (who was also staying over) and getting back to sleep just in time for Zach to wake up crying. I couldn’t settle him down so he ended up coming back to my bed with me. I think I might have gotten about 3 hours of sleep before my alarm went off at 6:00. As much as I wanted to stay in bed, I made myself get up. I still had to post sale signs around the neighborhood and pull the tables out of the garage for the early birds.
The garage sale wasn’t a huge success, although I guess it depends on how you look at it. I ended up making about $60, and my sister made about $40. Some of the bigger items that I thought would go pretty quickly did not go at all and some of the junk that I didn’t expect to sell was picked up right away. Go figure. I’ve still got two strollers, a TV, foosball table, guitar and amp, and an old computer sitting around that I would love to get rid of. I didn’t really expect the foosball table or the guitar to sell as I’m not willing to give them up without getting some money out of them, but I would practically give the TV and computer away if anyone wanted them. I was also really surprised that the baby items didn’t sell well. Those usually go pretty quick at garage sales. I’m thinking next time around I’ll just donate what I can and trash the rest. It was entirely too much work for the $60 I made.
What I did end up with after the weekend, was a massive sinus headache and a queasy stomach. I’m pretty sure that is the result of forgetting to take my allergy meds all weekend while digging around in a dusty basement and garage for two days. I’m not sure about the stomach thing, but with all of the sick kids I’ve been around in the last couple of weeks I could have caught anything. I’m feeling pretty miserable today but hopefully I can get some rest tonight and get myself back on track. The good news is that Zach seems to be getting over his illness, except for a bit of a lingering cough.
In between garage sale customers and during some down time Sunday night, I also got some knitting done. I finished up another baby blanket with plenty of yarn to spare, so now I’m trying to figure out what else I can make to go along with it. I’ll definitely be making a hat to match the blanket but I might decide to try something new as well. I’ve been really getting anxious to try something different with my knitting. The blanket ended up a bit shorter than the last one I made and is more of a square instead of a rectangle shape. I prefer the square shape and hope that the new mommy will love it too.