GNO & the morning after

Thursday night I had a great time hanging out with Melissa, Julie and Julie’s neighbor Myra.  We had a delicious dinner at Pure Taqueria where we got our mexican fix, and then it was off to see Sheryl Crow.   I really love the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.  It’s so close to home, it’s clean, new, easy to park…and the best part was, we paid for lawn seats and we ended up with REAL seats!  As we entered and had our tickets scanned, a uniformed employee approached us and asked us if we’d like to have real seats instead of lawn.  Yay!  Colbie Caillat opened for the pop star, and she was really good.  I have to admit that one of her popular songs is a little too bubbly for my taste, but she was much more chill live than she is on the radio.  Not bad for someone who got their start on myspace, of all places.  Sheryl put on a great show.  She had all of her classic hits that we all know and love, plus her bluesie new songs that definitely have a 70’s disco vibe.  There was one song that I really liked called Eye to Eye, that has a beach reggae beat to it (shocker right?).  So, that’ll be the next addition to my iTunes list for sure.  The crowd was a bit interesting.  I was the DD, so maybe I just noticed how funny the ladies were dancing because of my less than intoxicated mental state and I wasn’t tipsy enough to join in, but I’m pretty sure that fist pumping isn’t considered a formal Sheryl Crow fan dance move.  We had fun laughing at them for sure.  We didn’t see many men there, but I did smell the stench of cigar smell that permeated the air.  Well, that’s a different smell than the smoke I used to smell at the old concerts I would go to.  So, either I’m getting old, or I used to go to some crazy concerts back in the day…  I think, it’s a little of both.

The morning after I went to my favorite bi-annual consignment sale.  All 4 kids always has some incredibly reduced price merchandise.  With that in mind, I wiped the sleep out of my eyes and woke up bright and early after the late night out with the girls, slipped on my running shoes, packed my water, two hamper bags, and grabbed my purse and ran out the door barely looking presentable.  I got to Marietta (about a 40 minute drive) around 8:05, proud of how early I was since there were only two people in line, and proceeded to grab my stuff and head for the entrance.  Then I had a freak out session.  I looked through my purse to grab my wallet and it wasn’t there.  Cursing myself for all of the receipts, toys, baby shoes, and lip gloss I had scattered among my purse/diaper/life luggage/baggage bag I found a lonesome debit card.  Yes! Yes!!  I remembered that I took my debit card out of my wallet the night before because I considered not taking my purse into the concert, but decided to just take my purse…but in a rush, I didn’t put it back in my wallet.  Thank you Lord! So, I rushed up to the bank to withdraw some cash (in case they would ask for ID, which I didn’t have) and came back just in time for the sale at 8:15.  A little bummed because there were about 20 people ahead of me in line, but I was still able to score some awesome deals.  I got about 30 outfits for the fall in 12-18 month sizes, toys and books.  I love that I can buy someone else’s used toys and clothes that appear to be brand new for less than half the price.  It meets both my passions…recycling and thriftiness!

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