Nov 1, 2010

Awesome Day!

So I don't get to brag that much about clothes that I buy because I normally don't get screamin deals, but I did today, so I am bragging about it! Shade Clothing (my favorite clothing store) has gone out of business. I wear their Cap Sleeve shirts everyday under EVERYTHING! They are normally $15 a piece, which is what I have paid for years. I have only been able to buy 1 or 2 at a time, and on top of that they never have small's because they run out so quick (Yes, they're that amazing!).

I woke up this morning at 6 to make Dave some breakfast before school. I got him out the door and got on the computer. I was checking my email when I saw that Shade was having their closeout warehouse sale, and it's about 5 miles from my house! Well, of course I had to go! It opened at 10am and I was determined to get there. I got all cleaned up and showed up right on time. Right in the front of the store they had a huge sign that said "Everything $3.00" I was instantly overjoyed.

As I started going through every table, I was getting discouraged because they had nothing in my size. I went to the last table and to my surprise it had been labeled wrong. Everything on this table was a size small, and THEY HAD MY WHITE CAPS!! I got 7 new white cap sleeve shirts, 7 new white cami's, a night gown, and a pair of white shorts. I got to the cash register to check out, super excited to hear the price (that's a first!) and she looked up and said "$38.50" What?! That was $10 cheaper then I was expecting. I got $263 worth of Shade Clothing clothes for $38.50!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! Holy cow I haven't been that excited since I married Dave! In all my excitement I grabbed my bag and rushed home so excited to show all my treasures to my husband. All in all the morning was a FABULOUS morning! That wasn't the only great thing about this day though.

PART 2A girl came by my house about a month ago and put a flier on the door. She was advertising piano lessons. Well Lou and Paula just happen to have a GORGEOUS White Baby Grand piano just sitting in their home. They bought it because they thought it was pretty and no one in the family plays. So why not me, right?!

I was so giddy when I saw this flier because I have wanted to learn to play the piano since I was little. I had to wait for Nicole and Destrie to move out of the piano room, and the day they did I called Karlee. She was such a doll! She answered her phone and told me she was 17. She let me know that she had only taught someone up to the age of 25, so she would understand if I didn't want her to teach me. :) So cute! I laughed and told her that I didn't think there would be that much of a difference between the 25 year old and my little 26 year old self. So we set up out first lesson for today. She told me that it was $45 a month for one 45min. lesson a week. WOW! How could I not start lessons??!

Karlee showed up at 3:45 and let me tell you what a cutie she is. Not only is she beautiful but so mature, well spoken, and graceful. She sat down next to me and started teaching me the basics. She taught in a way that I totally understood, and I felt like I really caught on. I now know what the 5 lines that notes sit on are, I know what a note is and what it is called, and I know what a treble clef(?) and a clef that looks like an f, is. :) LOL I also know how many beats each note is, and I know how to hold my hands, how to sit, and I can play 10 notes already! Man, I rock! ;) It was so awesome! She gave me 2 piano books, note cards that she had made, and a little practice chart. She even said that when I fill out the chart she will bring me a treat because that is what she does for all of her younger students. Well who doesn't want a treat?! Overall a great lesson!

So my incredible shopping trip, and first piano lesson made this day awesome! I felt so accomplished in so many ways when I climbed in bed tonight. I had to brag about myself a little bit. Anyway, thanks for reading my pretty pointless but amazing story! I love you all and thanks again for reading my blog! *hugs* Jilly


Briana said...

Rock on! That sounds like a fantastic day!! I've been wanting to go to that Shade warehouse sale, but I just never remember to. LOL

Where is it at?

I'm so excited you're learning piano. I always regretted quitting lessons as a kid. I play the flute and a used to play the violin, but reading more than one note at a time like you have to on the piano is just SOOO over my head. LOL. Can't wait to hear you! :D

Jilly said...

Thanks Brie!! I love you so much girl! Okay the Shade Clothing sale is in Pleasant Grove. I don't know the address, but it's by the Kangaroo Play Place thingymabob. :) I know that wasn't very helpful, but that's all I got. It's on some back country road....take me a place....anyway yeah. Maybe you can look it up. I could explain to you how to get there just text me. I love you!

Mangelson's said...

Woohoo, got to love a good deal!! That is awesome.

Jilly said...

Thanks Donna! I was so excited I can't even tell you!! It was so good to see you yesterday! I just love you so much! You are such an amazing person!