Today my mother and I wasted no time in taking care of important business.
We went junking.
I took her to Urban Renewals, otherwise known as Heaven on Earth, and lo, miracles happened.
When we first arrived at the store my mother mentioned that she's been searching through her local thrift shops in Prescott Valley, Arizona for a copy of James Micheners book Hawaii. I told her that I have never noticed it in my adventures, but that I would be sure to keep an eye out for it.
We browsed using an elaborate system which I have developed. I scour the perimeter first, then the furniture area, then childrens clothes, followed by books, toys, shoes, womens dresses and nightgowns.
While in the furniture section my mother talked me into getting an adorable table for which I have no use. It was 9.99. As we sometimes like to say around here, "Can't afford not to!"
Anyway, after the furniture and the childrens clothes we arrived at the book section. Guess what my mother found? That's right, sitting there on the shelf, as if it had been waiting for her to arrive was a brand new copy of Hawaii for .99.
That my friends is the miracle of junk.
I found a number of treasures.
You can't see much of the table. It's oval and chippy.
Those are real chips and grime!
Look at the bottom. It needed me.
The Readers Digest Family Songbook. I bought it for David. He's very musical.
I got two of these red pedestal shelves for 1.99! I can't wait to use them in my dining room.
This mixing bowl with handle and spout will come in very handy for making cupcakes.
I think that I have mentioned that I love old luggage.
Look at the interior of this suitcase.
I love the details around the handles.
After junking I took my mom to lunch.
We went into Brookline Village, were we lunched at Zaftigs.
Zaftigs is an amazing Jewish style deli and restaurant.
What makes it jewish style you ask? Traife! Traife is anything considered unkosher such as ham, bacon, shellfish and putting cheese on meat, all of which are offered.
The name of the restaurant should tell you something about this wonderful place. Zaftig is a yiddish word which originally meant juicy, succulent. It has come to refer to round and full women. Don't come here on a diet. It's succulence will be wasted on you.
You know that I don't believe in diets- so boring! I ordered the grilled cheese sandwich. Sounds tame, huh? Check it out!
Grilled challah slices with melted swiss and cheddar. I am drooling.
My mom got the pastrami sandwich.
She ate every bite. Readers, she even used her fingers to pick up the last little bits of pastrami.
I'll say it again, diets are for boring people.
We took home cupcakes. My mom and I brought home coconut cupcakes. I wish I had another one to nibble on right now...
It was a good day of food and junk and company.
On Sunday I will be blogging about a very special object which I inherited from my memere. Stay tuned!