Actually we have met some lovely people at the laundry mat. We all meet there every other Saturday bright and early ~ as in 6:30 am bright and early hah
Lionel, Maurice, Merrill are great guys and we just chat and chat while we wait. Fun to catch up.
Then hubby and I go enjoy a nice breakfast. Today I was in the mood for chocolate chip pancakes with strawberries. So good! I cut them in half and only ate 1/2 ~ tomorrow morning those will taste real good.
Then off to Harmon's with my coupons.
I love saving money.
This is the best polish. It has absolutely changed
my nails and the polish lasts forever.
Time to cash in our coins.
Have you used this at TD Bank.
Its fun and makes it so easy.
No more days of counting and rolling them yourself. PHEW
Then off to Treasure Island Jewelry store to
sell some jewelry I don't want.
They are wonderful they even take costume jewelry.
Love getting some extra money instead of just tossing
Then we stopped at Buddy's Small Lots.
More Coupons ! ! !
Love browsing through the store finding treasures.
How great is this taco bowler maker.
They had two for $5.00.
Can't wait to give it a try and make an awesome salad.
Then off to Kohls ~ more Coupons
Loving my pretty pink faced watch
Hubby scored a nice sweater and shirt for an after coupons
price of $ 2.56 LOL
Time to pick up something for dinner.
I have worked at my job for 30 years across the
street is a Poultry Farm. I can smell the delicious
My hubby decided he would not be able to make the trip this year to Lancaster PA with our church team. He was recently unemployed and even though it was all paid for well in advance he felt more comfortable staying home and keeping at the job search and to spend some time alone with the Lord for prayer and direction. (Oh I love my Godly man) blessed.
Fortunately, my Auntie Rose was ready to fill in hah
I was up early packed, bank and had uncle Mike check our tires. He works at a tire center. He put air in my tires and off we go.
We headed out to Lancaster PA. We were on route 195 in Lakewood and we hear this weird noise with the car. We thought for a minute it was the road. But it turned out we had a big time flat tire.
Oh my stars ~ I never had a flat tire before.
Time to call AAA.
It was scary as we were off the highway on the shoulder but the cars were flying by so fast we thought they'd crash into us. We both decided it was safer to get out of the car and walk away from it onto the grass area.
Well would you know we pulled over right next to a huge decaying dead deer. It smelled to the high heavens hah. Oh gosh it sure wasn't Bambie.
This trip was not starting out so well was it?
Thank God AAA sent a really kind young man and he arrived in about 20 minutes.
He put on our donut but we could not drive all the way to PA on it and clearly with the huge whole in my tire I needed to purchase a new one. (thank you Jersey potholes . . . but that is another story)
He told us if we took the next exit we could circle back two exits and find Pep Boys.
So that is what we did. Now the Pep Boys experience was one in itself. hah
They gave us a new tire almost immediately. So we are standing in the lobby with my flat tire and the new tire. Waiting and waiting and waiting. Finally I said I am going outside by the car to see if I can get their attention. I asked my aunt to stay by the new tire and watch it like a hawk. I was outside about 15 minutes and out comes my Aunt all happy and she says, "Okay we are ready to go"
I said, "What?"
She said, "We are ready to go, I paid for the tire and we can leave"
I said, "Leave, I still have the donut on my car, where did they put the new tire?"
Okay so now I am out of patience and almost ready to forget I am a Christian lady. hah I go inside and say to the counter Pep Boy.
"Where is my old tire and rim and where is my new tire?"
He says, " You have it, we changed it"
I said, "I have a donut on my car."
Get ready, are you ready: He replies, " Oh you wanted us to put the new tire on your car?"
All they did was put my rim on the new tire and were going to put it in my trunk evidently. I kid you NOT !
After I "ever so gently" explained life to these Pep Boys we headed out on my new tire.
We finally arrived in Lancaster and went to check into our hotel. We get to the front desk and the hotel clerk says, " I have good news and I have bad news." OH boy ! I said, "Give me the bad first." He said, "We a bad rain storm yesterday & your room got flooded and we have no other rooms available." "But the good news is our sister hotel right down the road will take your reservation at the same cost."
Okay a little frustrating as we like the location of our original hotel but figured at least we have a place to stay.
Well, we pull into the "new" hotel and words cannot really describe it. It was under major renovations. We are talking huge holes in the driveway, every room had workers stripping the walls etc . . . It was a bit scary.
We headed into our room and it looked like it had just been very cheaply renovated but it appeared to be clean.
It had no bar or hangers for your clothes, no dressers only two tiny night tables and one drawer
It had one small bed. Oh Lord, I booked a room for two beds. T~o~g~e~t~h~e~r~n~e~s~s. . Auntie came unglued a bit hah
She is a hanger upper and was worried about wrinkles. Now I am more of a Pioneer Women who leaves clothes in my suite case and doesn't notice wrinkles hah
She pulled herself together when she realized they had a iron. See how happy she is ! hah
WOW ~ Crazy trip so far.
We had to meet our friends for dinner at Good & Plenty at 4 pm.
They have incredible food there.
We had fried chicken, mashed potatoes, buttered noodles, ham, fish, apple sauce, coleslaw, bread, ice cream, pies . . . all home made and so good.
After dinner we all headed to Sight & Sound to see Moses !
Oh my gosh, it was amazing. The way they did the scenery and all the precious live animals. The parting of the red sea was just incredible.
My heart both broke and was encouraged by Moses mother, Jochebed, trusting God as she put her precious son in the basket and let him go.
The actor who play Pharaoh was amazing.
The burning bush scene was incredible.
Aaron & Moses trying to persuade Pharaoh to let the people go.
At the end they always include Jesus. So awesome !
The next morning we ate breakfast at Bob Evans. Then it was off for a day of shopping.
The trees were so beautiful- took this photo at night and it was still so vibrant and pretty.
Caution Shelf-ie alert hah
Beautiful red tulips
And God blessed us with a rainbow !
Lunch at Chic-fil-A. Love that chicken.
Dinner at Cracker Barrel and then we were off to a another show at The American Music Theater.
They had an awesome show with all the music from Andrew Lloyd Weber.
It was wonderful ! The Phantom is my favorite. I was torturing Aunt Rose as once I hear that song I just can't stop singing it . . . .
♫ the music of the night ♪
♫ the music of the night ♪
♫ the music of the night ♪
♫ the music of the night ♪
Next morning up early and breakfast at Jennie's diner then home to NJ . . .
To find this: A surprise from hubby my favorite Vietnamese food from NYC.
I'm a christian women. I've been married for 9 years to a wonderful godly man named Gary. Our precious fur-baby named Solomon is in heaven. He was the apple of my eye. We recently adopted two kittens. Judah & Percy. We just adore them. I enjoy reading, bible study, vacationing, journaling & blogging. I love snow, the mountains, chocolate, laughing and all things country. Desire to be a Proverbs 31 wife. One goal in life - to hear well done good and faithful servant !
1 Corinthians 13:12 Now we see things imperfectly as in a cloudy mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely. (NLT)