Graceful Chicken Garage Sale: Round 2!
Summer has officially begun for my family. Aidan had his first day out of school yesterday and by 9 a.m. I was already cursing the school system for thinking it actually needs summers off....sheesh. Now I know why so many parents think working outside the home is pretty darn awesome. And you know things have gone down the drain when the highlight of the day had to do with worm poop.
So, the 4 kids and I were in Target (yes, I am a glutton for punishment) and after grabbing 4 gallons of milk and a few edible items to get us through the next few days, we went to the garden section to find the right plant food for our new outside shrubs. Who knew it would be so hard to find 5-10-5 plant food (whatever that even means!) That is when I came across the organic plant food spray with the BOLD distinction of containing Liquified Worm Poop.
I am not kidding. I read it about ten times to make sure I hadn't made it up the first nine times in my head. Liquified Worm Poop! This item begs so many questions I hardly know where to begin! Like, WHO first decided to gather up worm poop to feed to their plants? And, HOW in the world do you even know you have harvested the poop of worms? And, ok, now call me ignorant but, from WHERE does a worm even poop? It had my mind rolling so fast (with images of scientists in their latex gloves squeezing worms over vials....) I failed to notice the collision of our cart that sent a gallon of milk flying out from the bottom. And even after Aidan got me to stop and gathered it back up, I didn't notice that we were dripping milk from the new, and unwanted, hole in the carton until we had stopped for a brief moment at the farthest other corner of the store and Madeline started freaking out that there was a puddle of milk behind us. Had I taken the time to follow it, I am guessing it would have lead us right back to the worm poop aisle and we'd've started the process all over again.
At any rate, I recovered from yesterday in time to take part in the neighborhood's garage sale today. I had all my stuff in boxes, was up until about 2 a.m. baking and getting ready (finding every excuse plausible to take a break every few minutes) and we were up and out there by about 7 a.m. By the time the sale officially "started" I had already spent about $16 on stuff from the neighbors garages and by about 9:30 a.m. I had already had two items stolen. I am not sure if it was just an oversight or outright theft but I would like to think it was a simple mistake by an honest person....may they rot in, oh wait, no, I'm just teasing...they are quite forgiven as I am glad to be rid of the stuff (shoot, in Graceful Chicken Style I'd have probably given it to them if they asked outright!)
Since Aidan ran the bake sale table, we actually broke even by about noon, assuming I don't give him any of the profits of course. I figure I did all the baking and bagging and given that he was trying to give a penny back to everyone who paid 50 cents for a 50 cent bag of cookies (obviously my kid), I don't think he really has a clue anyway.
So, our summer is off, and we are $11 richer than we started (which amounts to about a dollar an hour...I knew that college degree would start paying off eventually, hee hee.) Now, I'm thinkin' I might just have to go celebrate by gettin' me a bottle of that Liquified Worm Poop....