Thursday, August 16, 2007

Fur and Feathers

This morning my "curly girls" went to the hair dressers'. Abrial rides up front because she gets carsick in the backseat. Yes, I know that's weird. What can I say. I'd rather stick her in the front than clean up doggy yuck in the back.

That meant Brooke was delegated to the back. She wasn't quite happy about it, but made the best of a bad situation.

I was going to spend the day cleaning my house and finalizing my layout for my scrapbooking class tomorrow night. Then my MIL called to tell me about this fantastic close-out place about 45 minutes away. I dropped everything, got the girls in the car, and away we went.

They had a huge shipment of Macy's close-outs that arrived. Our tally: two full size European goose down comforters for the girls' rooms (we have duvet covers for their new rooms, but no duvets), three goose down pillows, two Calvin Klein fiber fill pillows that are firm for shams, two contour pillows, a 7-piece bed set for our guest bedroom, and a throw pillow. Total price: $200.82. Full price on all the items would have come to over $1500! WOW!!! And we definitely needed pillows! I actually still need more and will definitely go back to this place. One of the goose down pillows was marked original price $200. For a pillow?!?!?! We got it for $8! I just love bargains!

Then it was off to the grocery store for essentials like bread, milk, and eggs. Next to the barn to clean stalls.

Punkin is doing much better. Right before we left, she also had a corneal ulcer, necessitating another vet visit, shots, eye staining, multiple eye ointments. And while we were GONE, my horse, Lady, was stung by a wasp and her neck swelled up! Ka-ching! Another vet visit, steroids, anti-inflammatory medicines. I'm going to have to put up one of those jars with the sad picture on it at local stores to pay for our horsie medical bills. Gee whiz!

Then to the groomer's to pick up the "girls." They looked so nice, all with bright pink bows that match their summery collars. :^D No pictures, though. When I got home, I hurried to mow at least a little bit before the sun went down. When I came in, it was too dark to get good inside shots of dark poodles. Perhaps tomorrow. But I'm sure bows will get lost before then.


Teeny said...

HEHE - our boys got groomed in Miami Beach, too...they didn't do too good of a job though :-/

Kathy in WA said...

Ginger, those are some amazing prices! What was the name of this wonderful store? Do they have one in western WA? I LOVE finding deals like that. Good job for dropping everything and getting to the store.

Ginger said...

The store was called "Dirt Cheap." They get stuff from Macy's that has been returned and cannot be sold. Evidently bedding cannot be resold in the store even if it was returned because it was wrong size or wrong color because of hygiene issues. Surely there is a store like this elsewhere in the country. This one is in a little Nowhere, Louisiana town. There is literally NOTHING to this town except as a truck stop along a stretch of interstate where there's nothing else.

Emily said...

Wow! That was a great deal you got at Macy's . . .I just love it when I run into deals like that!

Cynthia said...

Sounds like you scored on that shopping trip!