I have lived in poor situations, like when I only had a dollar to get a cup of coffee and a cream cheese sandwich on raisin bread for lunch, when working in NYC.
And I have lived in great abundance; feasting on caviar and champagne and going about in limousines and traveling to great places, meeting "important" people.
Now, happily I am somewhere in between. But when the pay check comes in, I get a kick out of getting my supplies at the dollar store. I have always looked at liquid soap as something for rich people. I know, I am behind the times. So getting some bottles for a dollar each thrills me. I am not hard to please. It makes me feel rich.
Growing up the eldest of ten children, I rarely had anything of my own. My father was in dental school; mother worked as a registered nurse. There was not much money in our family. Dinner was usually cooked by my Dad, as my mother would be on her shift.
Sliced fried spam, scrambled eggs and peas and carrots are what I remember. That and some sort of sandwich spread of salad dressing with pickles on wonder bread.
And for some reason, I craved the front yard dirt. I read now, that it has something to do with a mineral deficiency.
Clothing was handed down from my cousins, which we were happy to get. Once a year, mama would buy us each a dress and a pair of shoes. I hardly wore mine because I wanted to keep it "good". What a waste. But habits die hard. I still have a hard time wearing something new before hanging it and admiring for a while.
So you see, I am delighted to go to the dollar tree and have some riches for my own enjoyment. It makes me happy!
"for I have learned, in whatever state I am, to be content. I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound; in any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and want. I can do all things in him who strengthens me."
Paul: Philippians 4:11-13
Coffee Table Update
I hit a snag in my table redo. After painting and sanding, I got out the glaze and accidentally put in on without diluting it. It grabbed in certain places and I just didn't like the looks of it. So I sanded it back down and repainted.
See where it kind of settled in looking patchy?
I sure never thought that this would take that long but I guess sometimes it will. I am working on it today.
Hope you are having a good weekend! Take care.