Compacting and saving for the day — I took all of my odds and ends of gold and silver jewelry — the single earrings, broken chains, stuff from ancient-ex-boyfriends, etc, to the hock shop (aka Fort Knox) and got $20 for my gold and $18 for my silver. And a whole lotta room in my jewelry box, for stuff I really like.
I also had a silver locket and a triple strand of freshwater pearls that they did not want. Instead, I took them to my fave consignment store and that lady gladly took both necklaces to resell. I had $10.50 on my account, an I was debating whether to take the cash or to let it ride a bit longer and more stuff to sell…and I was merely looking at stuff on the racks to look like I would then spend there, not just take the money and run, which is all I really wanted.
Then I saw it…a beaded chain to keep one’s eyeglasses around one’s neck. Purple sparkly beads, silver findings, and cost = $4. And it was consignment, so not new, and with my account, it was “free,” besides being on sale and just $3.50 anyway. So I still have $7 on account there, plus new items to take in later.
Then: took valuable vintage items into my vintage consignment store — gloves, a hat, a costume brooch, a velvet belt/cummerbund (sp?), and a dress and sweater. Waiting to hear what they’ll give me for those.
Then: took half a dozen of my new books to local independent bookstore, where they will sell them for me, and we are planning an event in June, to which I am required to bring some 15 guests. I think I can make 15 people come. Just if I invite my own household, ha.
I parked and walked all over downtown for these errands, in a free parking space. I did not find a single coin on the ground, but I did find 2 cans and a bottle.
So…do you think I’m sexy with my new-to-me eyeglass chain and my found-in-the-gutter recyclables and my squint through outmoded prescriptions and my upcoming poetry reading? Because I’m beginning to think I ought to be locked up.
And please don’t tell my teenagers. They will lock me up for sure.
love, Granny Clampett
One Reply to “D’ya think I’m sexy?”
You have got to post a picture of the chain and granny glasses. Please!