September 19, 2014
alot has happened in the past couple weeks, in which i'm able to cross more items off my 30 before 30 list:
>> not once, but TWICE i finally had a chance to see Garth Brooks perform live. i got tickets to see him opening night down in Chicago for his first night on tour in the US and then a week later went back down again to see him. i'd go see him a million times more if my bank account let me. :) such an awesome experience, i would have given anything to see him front row and be in on all the action. but he was just as i remember watching him live on tv, as i'd hurry in from helping my parents milk in the barn so i didn't miss it.
>> on wednesdays, it's notorious that i'm always thrifting. i can't seem to help it. scoring baby clothes for $.50 for three pieces, i just can't say no. well there was one afternoon, where an elderly gentlemen was at the checkout paying for his items. as he left, i pulled my cart up to the cash register and looked down. here i saw a $20 bill. it must have fallen out of his wallet. i notified the cashier and she ran the money out to him because i couldn't leave my son alone. a couple minutes later (because yes i bought like four grocery bags full of clothing items), he walked back into the store. handed me a $10 bill and said "thank you, please accept this" with a smile on his face. i didn't want to, but he insisted. i knew right then and there what i was going to do with his money. it was on a sunday morning and i driving after church starving because i didn't get a chance to eat breakfast before we left. i pulled into the drivethru and ordered my meal. i looked behind me and there was two cars, both had an older gentleman and then an older lady in them. this would be perfect time. i handed the cashier the $10 and asked to pay for the gentleman's meal behind me. it was only $4 and some change. i asked the cashier again after the lady was finished ordering, to use the rest to pay for her meal. it covered both of theirs. i pulled around to grab my meal and drove away quickly. such a beautiful feeling. i definitely plan on doing it again sometime soon.
>> lastly, my husband surprised me last week with rosetta stone. i've been wanting to continue to learn more spanish. my two years in high school have left a little in my brain that i can recall, and so i'm excited to learn, speak spanish to my baby and talk to my husband as i continue to expand my spanish vocabulary. :)