Why Lemony?
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August 30, 2004

garage sale!

After being avid garage sale shoppers for years, Billy and I got to be at the other end of one, but without all the work. It was the best of both worlds helping out at my mom and sister's garage sale this weekend. I was so pumped I could hardly sleep the night before, and it fulfilled all my expectations. There was a slow but steady stream of all kinds of different people and we just sat back, enjoying meeting and smiling at people and trying to be laid back but helpful sales people. I had such a good time doing a big project with my family. We brought some of our junk to add to their beautiful things, and we sold some of it- mostly the big stuff- hooray! Less stuff in the basement! Their neighbors all came over and shopped and talked and hung out too, including all the kids, so it was a great community event. Cousin Lucy runs with a group of kids in the neighborhood that are pretty much all older than her but she leads as often as the others. It was great for Georgia to join them and be in a group like that- we don't really have that here, especially with this busy street in front of us- nobody lets their kids run around in the front yard here. But these kids are being raised in a cul-de-sac and they are all over the street and back and forth to all the kids' houses. It's pretty cute. Amazing how traffic patterns can affect the social situation.

The drive went ok, but I can tell that I'm not going to want to go on any long car trips while I'm pregnant because it's irritating to my tummy (I get car sick easier) and I was having little contractions all the time.

Posted by Bahiyyih at August 30, 2004 09:35 AM

Hey, that's so cool to read your description of the garage sale! You are the greatest!

Posted by: layli at August 31, 2004 11:01 PM

My Biyyih,

Your good spirits lingered over the garage after you left. Layli sold more things on Monday . . . with the garage closed! So glad you guys were here. I actually got to spend some time with Georgia.



Posted by: Nana at August 31, 2004 11:10 PM

Wish Id been at the garage sale with you all. What a great time. I think I saw that zucchini that grew so big. Forgot to mention it to anyone. You are so brave cooking all the zucchini things. Ă…round here they wouldnt get eaten. unless they were exceptionally tasty which I assume they were. Love all the great pictures and doings of you all. Hope the job situation stabilizes so you can relax.

Posted by: Patty at September 11, 2004 07:02 AM