Today is my first weekend HOP walk. It was different from my weekday walks in a couple of ways. One, I could sleep in a bit later. Today’s wake up time? 7am. I know many folks won’t consider that to be luxury-sleep-in status, but based on my circadian rhythm and personal success philosophy, getting up early is the best way to start every day. I have slept in for years when I could and guess where it got me? So…
Monday through Friday, I get up at 6am. I cook breakfast for my husband and pack his lunch around 7:15am, that’s one thing I didn’t have to do this morning! Don’t get me wrong, I love being the cute housewife in my pink oven mitts, serving my husband fried eggs and sausage. Yet, I think I love yard sale shopping even more! 🙂
Second, just as I am beginning the incantation part of my HOP, (Today’s incantation is: “All the courage I need is within me now, All the strength I need is within me now..”) I turn the corner right into what was to be the first of 3 yard sales in a matter of 2 blocks!
Of course I must stop and check out the goodies. Immediately my eyes fall upon a small backpack and a carry-case. Just what I need for my smartphone and water while on my walks. I have been carrying my phone in my hand because I don’t like arm bands (possibly because my arms are too fat to fit them properly..ugh). I just drink the water when I get home. Parched.
Of course I left the house without any cash. So it’s a power walk back home. I tip toe past my darling sleeping hubby, ready to go shopping!
I stop at all three yard sales, chanting my incantations between each one, making sure to keep up the pace. I feel great as I slip my smartphone into the carry-case and it hangs perfectly around my waist.
By the time my Tony Robbins “Warm Down” audio plays, I have purchased 7 t items for $16.
1. A stack of old 45’s to create art with $1
2. Two purses for my decoupage purse art 4$
3. A full box (minus one) of percussion sticks to take to my weekly local drum circle $6
4. Small backpack and carry case $2
5. Label machine with tape still in it (batteries not included…lol) $3
Needless to say, I am grateful for: YARD SALES!