Hello Blogland!!! Happy Sunday!!! Has everyone been having a wonderful weekend??? I’ve gotten loads of sewing/alterations done and some “art”!!!
I’ve been asked to make a fancy basket for birthday cards so I decided to stop by the Goodwill after church to see if I could Find a basket. I plan on painting it aqua and glueing roses around the edge.
Couldn’t find a basket so I thought…since I’m already here…..I might as well look at clothes. I’ve not been thrifting in several weeks so I’ve got withdrawal!!
Anyhow, I was coming down an aisle of sweater when I encountered this lady with her cart blocking the aisle. There’s plenty of room for two carts to pass if you keep yours to the side. I waited a bit and then politely (my mama raised me right-LOL) said “Excuse me…could I pass by?”
The lady turned and looked at me and said ” You don’t need to come down this aisle. There’s nothing here that would fit you.” She then turned her head and ignored me.
WHOA!!!!! I just shook my head and said as sweetly as possible “I’m sorry for disturbing you, M’am. Have a blessed day” and walked back down the aisle. I caught the eye of an older lady an aisle over who had evidently heard the whole repartee. She just shook her head in disbelief.
I’m old enough, hopefully mature enough, and secure enough to let her hateful words slide off my back. I may be “fluffy” but she’s RUDE and I can fix the fluffy!! A hateful rude person is far uglier than a fat one–because their ugly comes from within!!
But what impact could it have made on some young teenage girl with body image issues?? It could’ve cut someone to the core with the slip of the tongue. You never know…and kindness matter’s. Sometimes the nice words you say, the compliment you give to the checker at the Walmart, may be the only kind words they’ll hear that day. Challenge yourself to spread a bit of kindness to strangers this week. We’d all be better off if people were more considerate of others.
The trip wasn’t a total wash. I spent a bit over $12 and came home with some awesome goodies!
And the piece de la resistance!!! Another caftan for my caftan collection (ok so it’s now only two!!) This is a vintage Saks Fifth Avenue label made in USA by union workers (how long has it been since we’ve seen that label)caftan!! The fabric is a puckery polyester. I am in LOVE!!!
I broke out some leopard today. This skirt originally was a strapless sundress. A bit of snipping and some elastic and now it’s a skirt!!
Gotta go get ready to watch some football!!! The AFC championship is tonite and our local team is playing. GO RAVENS!!! I’ll be linking up with the rest of the fab ladies for Visible Monday!
Chat with y’all Tuesday!!