And not just because the children are in school!
Because at least two Monday mornings a month, the Matron experiences Nirvana, which arrives in the gritty form of ValuThrift.
Yes. That is Value without the 'e' and thrift, altogether. Clever, those folks!
The Matron has fawned and fainted over this store before. But after yesterday's travel marathon, ValuThrift became a necessity. You see, some frazzled Mamas eat ice cream or chips to blow off stress. Others might shop Retail. The Matron? She cruises ValuThrift. You get to BINGE with no adverse side effects!
Mondays are 25% off ValuThrift, which is an already base-rate thrift store, a for-profity entity with clean bathrooms, dressing rooms and not one employee who speaks English (The Matron has tested this observation and is completely fine with those statistics!).
Today, the frazzled Matron spent $22 for this $298. Coach purse -- in perfect, lush condition.
Altogether--between two pairs of capris for Scarlett, sweatshirt for Merrick, Tommy Hilfiger jeans and shorts for Stryker, Levi's for Stryker, FOUR Ann Taylor and Eileen Fischer ensembles for the Matron and a kick-ass JJ Jill dress, two pair of cheapo Merrick pants and the gem below -- the Matron spent $52.
And $48was the original cost of this:
Now, let us digress to the Matron's feeble photography skills. She staged this photo! Selected a black backdrop and -- planned! Managed light and sun and angle. You judge the result. And this desperate second shot?
So this is a stunning necklace with the Chico $48 price tag still attached that was part of the Matron's $52 haul. She spent FOUR more dollars than the original price of this necklace for all that stash. She understands her great good thrifty luck!! The photos do not do this justice.
But if she was in charge of photography? You'd be booking air fare for next Monday's 25% discount at ValuThrift.
Later, the Matron spent one hour in the rain watching Merrick's T-Ball game. This is not a sport event, but comic relief. Speaking of which, more on that, tomorrow.