Morning Meanderings… WIPED OUT and MOVING Forward


Coffee.  I mean… good morning. 🙂

I just finished a marathon week of prepping for a massive garage sale that I was heading for our church.  It has been a lot of accepting items and storing items and phone calls, and posting things on line, and meeting with people, and working with our staff to go through things we were going to sell as we are moving out of our current rented location to a place that we will own this fall.  Oh yeah… and do my regular work too 🙂

Then a team came in to help on Friday evening (the earliest we could get into the gym we were renting for the sale) and we hauled items to the gym from all the places we had stored it and we marked things until after midnight.

Saturday morning I got up at 5:30 am, slapped myself together… grabbed COFFEE and was in to position at the gym by 6:15 am to continue final preps.  The doors opened at 7:30 am and …


…. about 50 people poured in that had been waiting outside the doors for that initial starting rush

Yup. I have a picture.


When all was said and done at 7:30 last night (we closed the sale at 3 but re-opened it for after each service for people to come in and take what they want for free of they could leave a donation)…

The garage sale alone today made $4667.45
The Bake sale added in another $683.00
The items we sold pre-sale so far have come to $5,105.00
Putting us so far for the sale at $10,455.45

(We have two more services today to go through and then final clean up which I hope is going to be a snap.)


Ok… on to the books.


Thank you publishing houses that send me audio!  Seriously – I am just so thrilled to have great listens as well as great reads.


13 Suspicious Incidents – Lemony Snicket – audio


The Snow Queen by Michael Cunningham – audio


Delicious by Ruth Reichl — audio


We Were Liars by E. Lockhart – audio


Ruin Falls by Jenny Milchman- audio


Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgewick- audio


Mrs. Hemingway by Naomi Wood


The Miracle Thief by Iris Anthony


Miracle Man by William Leibowitz


That Night By Chevy Stevens


I am so excited about these reads and listens – and I am SO EXCITED that it is sunny today and maybe this afternoon I can have my first time in 2014 of reading on the deck.  Bliss awaits me!  😀

Have an awesome Sunday!


14 Comments on “Morning Meanderings… WIPED OUT and MOVING Forward

  1. That looks like a lot of work … Huge congrats on raising funds for your church!

    • Sure, it mainly starts out with building your reputation by reviewing books you have purchased or borrowed from your library. It takes a few months but by reviewing and being consistent you will start to get on publishers radar. Make sure you have a way to contact you that is easy to find on our blog…. you know what? I think I am going to write up a post about this. 🙂 Stay tuned….

  2. Congratulations! Your hard work paid off. Wow! You are one ambitious lady!

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