I didn’t find any dead people’s clothes.

Since I had the day off yesterday, I didn’t get out of bed until 8:00.  I did my blog post, started to straighten up a bit and then all of a sudden it was 10:00 and I hadn’t had breakfast.

This was amazeballs.  Two slices of homemade bread, 1 breakfast sausage, 1 cup baby spinach, 1/4 cup of egg whites, then 3/4 of an ounce of smoked sharp cheddar cheese.  Breakfast comes in at 464 calories, 21 fat, 35 carbs, 2.2 fiber and 33 protein.

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Then my Mom got here around 10:30.  We dropped her car off at our repair guy.  Her dealership and listed a laundry list of things that needed to be done, to the tune of $2400 dollars!

Then it was Goodwill time!  We lucked out because we are both members of good will, so we always get 10% off, but then they had a scratch off ticket for additional % off.


Long time readers will know that I haven’t shopped retail in over 15 years.  Tony thinks its gross that I buy used clothes.  He’s convinced that people pee in these clothes, then die, and then the family donates them to Goodwill.  I didn’t find any dead peoples clothes this trip, but I did find a great glass pitcher that fits perfectly in our fridge. Open-mouthed smile

Then it was time for lunch! 


While the service was super slow, lunch was delicious.  We weren’t in any hurry so we had a nice lunch catching up.


We each got a bento box – mine was teriyaki steak, she wanted salmon but they didn’t have any, so she got chicken.  I don’t know what they do to the rice, but its so good – slightly sweet.  I ate about 3/4 of this plate – have no idea how many calories!

As luck would have it, there was a new thrift store right near where we had lunch.  My mom found the cutest pair of Life is Good capri pants – neither of us knew that Life is Good made pants!

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I bought this shirt for myself, even though I am pretty sure it’s a man’s shirt – it was on the $1 rack – and I am a sucker for the $1 rack!  I’ll probably wear this shirt while grilling without a bra, because I am klassy like that.


And after a few more errands, we were on our way back home when Tony called to tell us that my Mom’s car was done!  Guess what?  $350!  The back brakes didn’t need to be replaced, or her sway bars – I think car dealership repair people are a-holes.

As luck would have it, it was dinner time so Momma stayed for dinner. Open-mouthed smile

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I could have sworn on a stack of bibles that I had boneless, skinless chicken thighs that I was going to grill with twice baked potatoes and zucchini on the side.  Could not find them to save my life – I have two refrigerators and a deep freeze (I know, its kind of ridiculous for just two people!), but no luck.

Plan B!  Grilled Italians sausage with pasta!

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Okay, here is a strange giveaway!!  I found this book at Goodwill.

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While I don’t pay attention to Jane Fonda’s political views, I do like her healthy living lifestyle that she’s continued throughout her life.  Even though this book is from 1996, I read through some of the recipes and actually liked a lot of them.  Better yet?

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It’s autographed!!  I googled her signature, and I am convinced its real.


So all you have to do to win this cookbook is leave me a comment telling me what you favorite cookbook is – and if you have a lot, maybe one cookbook you use more than any other.

I didn’t have any official workout yesterday, but I think my Mom and I walked at least a mile, but its not official, so I won’t count it towards my 100 miles in August.

Alright, I have to shut off the computer – big storms coming our way!!  We need the rain!

Make it a great day!  I’ll pick a random winner of the cookbook tomorrow. 

Thanks for spending the day with me Momma!  I love you!


29 thoughts on “I didn’t find any dead people’s clothes.

  1. I have WAY too many cookbooks…but still buy more..lol…I love Ronis Cookbook from Greenlite bites…and all my WW cookbooks…

  2. I have a LOT of cookbooks. I use a Taste Of Home Annual and a Southern Living Cookbook the most. But when I have to pull something out of my hat, I go to the Junior League/Church ladies cookbooks.

    I love that you thrift. We get better stuff at thrift and consign than we could afford at first run retail or even outlet prices.

  3. Love your recap of your day w your mom. She’s cute! I occasionally shop at our local thrift store and often find great stuff there. It’s the place to go for media cords and cables.

  4. Used clothes from Goodwill do not bother me….but used stuffed animals really creep me out.

  5. Sounds like a great day! Its so nice not to have to rush rush rush. The grilling shirt is cute. Very klassy without a bra. My favorite cook book? Oh gosh…can I pick? Better Homes and Garden Original

  6. Oh, picking a favorite is hard. Hmmm. I think I’d have to go with Silver Palate. My husband has the life is good “Licensed to Grill” shirt. You can come over and be twins 🙂

    If you were trying to scare off the thrift competition for clothes, it worked!

  7. I have a stack of Food Network magazines–they are my cookbooks now.

    With two young kids–thrift stores are great for buying and getting rid of toys! Just need some bleach water.

  8. I love love love church cookbooks! You know those recipes have to be good 🙂

  9. My fave cookbook is probably… Vegan With A Vengeance. Though I’m not vegan (or even vegetarian) I have never made something from it that I didn’t love!

  10. Glad you had a good day off with your mom! I am taking next Wednesday off for the first day off school, can not wait (yes, I did just get back from vacation). A mid-week day off is the best.

  11. I don’t know if I could pick one favorite cookbook. I have a cookbook addiction! lol Breakfast looks so good!

  12. I’m a cookbook horder…so to pick one is hard!

  13. I have way too many cookbooks, but Ina Garten’s “The Barefoot Contessa” is my favorite 🙂

    I’ll shop at Goodwill for clothes, doesn’t bother me at all–Ray won’t do it though.

  14. How cute is your mom!! You have one good lookin family, Biz!

  15. “He’s convinced that people pee in these clothes, then die, and then the family donates them to Goodwill.” <<< That line cracked me up Biz!! So funny…lol! My husband is a mechanic. He worked for a dealership for 10 years and when he had enough business at home he quit the dealership for their dishonest ways. They really do rip people off. He then opened his own business and (thankfully) has thrived because people know they can trust him and he knows his shizz 😀 He's been open almost 10 years now 🙂

  16. Andy and I went to Goodwill yesterday. I swear I have the worst luck there. Ours is always super crowded and picked over. Jealous you’ve had some good finds at yours!

  17. I love thrifting! And how cool to do that with your mom 😀

    (You don’t need to enter me in the cookbook drawing – I just purged a bunch LOL).

  18. Love that photo of your Mom! And her find is cute…but that t shirt you bought needs to go right into the trash LOL! Pretty sure some fat ass guy was sweating in that…
    Anyway, your eats look amazing as always. I don’t know how you just throw stuff together!
    I think my favorite is an old one from the 60’s, called Kids in the Kitchen. My brother and I loved it and made a ton of stuff from it. It’s got all kinds of technical notes in it from us, like YUCK and YUM, ha

  19. You shouldn’t make an old lady laugh so hard……… I might have to donate to Goodwill!
    What a fun day with your Mom, such good memories!
    My fave cookbook is the Moosewood cook.

  20. I very rarely shop retail either, we have so many amazing thrift store options around me it isn’t necessary!

    My favorite cookbook, that is really hard. For sentimental reasons I will just go with the cookbook I have that was my Mom’s. It is a PA Grange cookbook from 1976.

  21. Love Goodwill! Sometimes you can find some good gems!

    My favorite cookbook: nothing fancy, but I love my stained, used Better Home and Gardens cookbook 🙂

  22. Haha, I’m like tony on what i think of goodwill, pee and dead people clothes! Lol!

    Glad you had a nice day with your mom!

  23. I am with you on dealerships!! They always charge SOO much! I have this great car guy my whole family goes to. It’s so nice.
    That dinner looks quite delicious!! Love sausage.

  24. Hmm.. I don’t really use cookbooks so I don’t really know.
    Wonderful pictures!

    What they do is add some rice wine vinegar to sticky rice to give it a slightly sweet flavour.

  25. I love an old church cook book from when I was a kid. Sounds like you had a great day. Some one else said this but with 3 kids, I love looking and picking up toys, and clean them super good!

  26. My favorite cookbook is the Paula Deen Family cookbook… and it’s autographed! It was a gift from one of my third grade students a few years ago!! I have yet to be disappointed by any of her recipes, although it makes counting my Weight Watcher points challenging with all that butter. 😉

  27. I’m going to have to go with the Muffin Tin Cookbook. Take a look at it and you’ll discover why this has to be my favorite. Although I have many others, that is one that is extra special to me.

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  29. I was just saying how it’s rare I buy clothes retail or pay someone to color my hair (aka can’t remember the last time for either)

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