Saturday, June 07, 2008

Flying solo

Kevin's out of town this weekend at a church men's retreat so I'm here alone holding down the fort. We've kept quite busy so far--Bonnie Brae Ice Cream and a Veggie Tales movie from the library last night, the flea market this morning, and then it was off to Einstein's Bagels for lunch (for the Make-a-Wish Foundation fundraiser). Tonight I think we'll get a take-n-bake pizza for dinner and have ice cream cones at home.

Then sometime after church tomorrow morning, Kevin will be back. Yay! Tomorrow afternoon is our neice's 3rd birthday party, which we're really looking forward to, especially since I very unintentionally blew off my sister-in-law Rachel's surprise 30th birthday party last night. Imagine my surprise when I got up this morning, thinking the party was tonight, only to read about how it already happened last night. Ugh. Total brain-mixup.

Anyway, I ended up buying a couple of (probably-overpriced-for-a flea-market) things at the "A Paris Street Market" flea in Littleton this morning. Quote of the day, spoken by Anna, as we walked around the flea: "Why is everyone here peach?" Ah, the innocence of youth. I didn't want to spend my time at the market explaining about modern-day segregation, the differences between black and white culture, or white flight, so I tried to bypass it entirely by saying, "Well that is the skin that God gave all of these people." It worked. Whew! Anna also ended our time there in style by peeing in the parking lot. You can't say we Heldts aren't classy...(but at least she got to ride home in dry pants and a dry carseat!)

Here are my flea finds:

2 bird prints in 5X7 black frames. I thought they were so cute!

A magnetic message board and 3 magnets. Perfect for our breakfast/kitchen area! (I'm probably going to paint the frame. I say "probably" because I'm a flake.)

(*If you're still wanting to comment on this post about homeschool vs. public school, please feel free. I get all the comments sent to my email so I'll still see them, no matter how old the post.)


Mike and Rachel said...

Thanks for the blog shout out! I was going to publically chastise you on my blog, but decided against it:0 See you tomorrow!

Chrissie said...

Sounds like a fun weekend! I'm feeling your parking lot incident. At what age does indecent exposure become an issue?

Kristen Borland said...

great finds!!

and, i'm a dork, but what does white flight mean?

Brianna Heldt said...

kristen "white flight" is where middle-class white people move away from minority suburbs or city neighborhoods and into the white suburbs. it started after world war II. supposedly it accelerates urban decay.

so there is your history lesson for the day! :)

Kristen Borland said...

thanks for the schooling, brianna. i'm so behind in my slang. :)

Jeannett Gibson said...

Love the bird pics! And, I wouldn't paint the board...I think it looks cute all distressed!

Lisa Leonard said...

do not paint that magnetic board!! fun finds. totally drooling over your craigs list table! yay for bargains.

Brianna Heldt said...

okay you guys have convinced me not to paint the board! :) thanks for the advice. and also the kind ever buy stuff and wonder "is this cute...or just old and ugly? :) "


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